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Execs from, & The Park Group to speak at eCommerce Show North


We can today reveal more of the confirmed speakers for the Keynote Theatre at eCommerce Show North, which takes place over October 11th and 12th 2017 at EventCity in Manchester.

David Pert, head of ecommerce at, Ross Matthews, chief marketing officer at, and Sebastian Dubois, head of user experience at The Park Group, are three Market Leaders who will be sharing their industry-leading expertise at the brand new event.

We’ve already announced that the Theatre will also feature keynotes from senior representatives from Google, Microsoft, Finch, Rakuten,, Missguided, and Kellogg’s – with more still to be announced across themes including ‘Harnessing the Power of eCommerce’, ‘Logistics’ and ‘Innovation and the Future of eCommerce’.

Registration is open and you can secure your place here – we are expecting around 4,000 attendees alongside the 120 exhibiting businesses.

Here’s more information about the three superb speakers announced today:

David Pert, Head of eCommerce, DWSports.comEvolving eCommerce, one omni-channel step at a time

DW Sports Ltd is in a hugely exciting period of change. Significant investment is being put behind the people, processes and technologies which will revolutionise eCommerce growth as part of a customer centred, omni-channel strategy. As Head of eCommerce David is responsible for the customer experience and trading across all digital channels and (perhaps more importantly) how those digital channels add value to the customer experience in the 80 DW Sports Gyms and 90 DW sports retail stores.

Ross Matthews, Chief Marketing Officer, – Our Journey from Analogue to Digital

Ross joined holiday price comparison as CMO in January 2015 having previously worked in a variety of ecommerce and digital roles across the travel sector.  He is responsible for the development of the comparison proposition and marketing strategy with the aim of becoming the UK’s leading holiday price comparison portal. was recently awarded Best Companies to Work For status and won Best Travel Blog at the Travolution Awards 2017.

Sebastian Dubois, Head of User Experience, The Park GroupPark’s journey of digital transformation – The X Factor

Sebastian Dubois, Park Group’s Head of User Experience has been working within the ecommerce sector for over 20 years and plays a lead role in continually optimising multi-channel digital experiences for Park’s varied audiences. Sebastian and the digital marketing team at Park Group collaborate with all departments in the business to ensure big data analysis is harnessed, customer feedback and user testing is continually monitored, cutting-edge technology is explored, new payment methods are embraced, business / user needs are continually prioritised and fulfilment methods are enhanced. Park Group continue to deliver on their mission of building robust, scalable ecommerce businesses ready for the current and future needs of their B2C and B2B

Sebastian has worked previously on large-scale digital projects for a wide-variety of businesses including Tesco, The Football League, 32Red, Arsenal FC, PlayTech, Waitrose and NetJets.

Packed programme of leading speakers

The latest big-name speakers add to a programme that already includes key industry experts from the likes of Rentalcars, AO, Prezzybox, Kellogg’s, Virgin Trains, Park Group, Missguided and Icelolly.

Manchester-based hosting company UKFast is the headline sponsor of the event and CRO specialists Endless Gain, eCommerce website experts Space48, Magento agency Digitl and email marketing automation business dotmailer are all on board as event partners.

Theatre sponsors to have committed to the event so far include leading global ecommerce platform Magento, business support network Business Growth Hub, international payments company WorldFirst, creative and data-driven digital agency twentysix, B2B marketing specialists SteinIAS and global advertising company Finch.

Here’s a full list of the 80-plus eCommerce companies already involved in eCommerce Show North

The event will feature leading exponents of eCommerce with businesses specialising in the full range of available services and solutions, including platforms, payments, analytics, security, marketing, hosting, backbone, logistics, mobile, hardware and innovation.

There will also be a huge range of industry presentations and specialist businesses talks, conference sessions and seminars.

Find out more

eCommerce Show North will be an unmissable event for all those with a connection to the eCommerce sector, from CEOs, CMOs and MDs to heads of digital, developers and technical managers.

There’s still time to get involved as an exhibitor, sponsor or partner – please contact Martyn Collins on 07764 406873 or by emailing

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