Attendance up as industry comes together for biggest eCommerce event outside London

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by David Prior

Over 2,650 attendees, 84 exhibitors and sponsors, dozens of inspirational speakers... if you had a connection to eCommerce, there was only one place to be this week.

A sector-encompassing array of companies, organisations and individuals descended on Event City in Manchester for the second edition of an event which is now undeniably the largest and leading gathering of its type outside the capital.

Attendees could choose from speakers, seminars, exhibitors and panels covering platforms, payments, analytics, security, marketing, hosting, logistics, mobile, psychology, hardware and innovation.

And the four theatres - Keynote, Magento eCommerce, Insights and Fashion Network - provided a constant stream of information to inspire, educate or simply entertain.

A huge thanks must of course go to our lead sponsor, UKFast, as well as our event partners Endless Gain, Dotmailer, Magento, Space 48 and Pimberly.


In contrast to London-based eCommerce events, the eCommerce Show North recorded an increase in attendance against last year, with 2,650 people including speakers and exhibitors, up from 2,250 in 2017.

Event director Martyn Collins said: "We could not be more pleased with how eCommerce Show North has developed since our inaugural exhibition last year. This year's event welcomed 2,650 attendees to benefit from the wisdom, expertise and experience of a whole range of eCommerce specialists.

"The sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendees all came from the top drawer of the eCommerce ecosystem and the networking, partnership and new business opportunities generated will make for very profitable futures for all involved.

"Thanks as always to our lead sponsor UKFast and our event partners Endless Gain, Space 48, Pimberly, dotmailer and Magento and everyone involved in helping establish eCommerce Show North as the premier eCommerce event outside of London."

On Tuesday night, the cream of the North's eCommerce talent was recognised at the second Northern eCommerce Awards.

We'll be revealing more about plans for next year's event in the coming days.

You can now register for our next expo, the Marketing Show North, which returns to Event City on February 27th and 28th 2019.

More pictures from eCommerce Show North 2018

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