NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoptalk, the groundbreaking new retail and ecommerce event building the definitive community of commerce innovators, today announced that it has increased capacity to accommodate the overwhelming demand for its inaugural conference. Recently ranked as one of the top five U.S. Retail and Ecommerce conferences by The Robin Report, and on track to sell out at 2,750 attendees, Shoptalk is releasing 350 additional tickets.
"We've created an unprecedented platform for large retailers and brands, startups, tech companies and investors to come together for a critical dialogue on the evolution of commerce and the ongoing changes in how consumers discover, shop and buy any product, service or experience," said Anil D. Aggarwal, founder and chairman of Shoptalk. "To do that effectively requires reaching the right scale and mix of attendees, and we're delighted that with just over three weeks still to go and registrations continuing to pour in, we've already achieved that critical mass."
Shoptalk presents a unique large-scale opportunity for retailers and brands to discover the most important new business models and technologies, and network with the innovators responsible for shaping commerce. The event has already registered over 2,400 participants from more than 1,000 companies, including:
- 33% C-level executives, with more than 320 CEOs
- 34% retailers and brands
- 37% technology companies
- More than 100 venture capitalists
- 56% established companies and 44% disruptive startups
- Executives from more than 20 major retail markets around the world (including the U.S., Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, South Korea and the UK).
Attending venture capital-backed companies have raised more than $13 billion to disrupt commerce, both technology and direct-to-consumer.
Shoptalk will take place on May 15-18 at the Aria, Las Vegas. With more than 315 confirmed speakers and more than 100 sessions, Shoptalk's agenda explores a broad spectrum of innovative topics, trends and technologies. The event also incorporates a wide range of experiences and opportunities designed to facilitate open and friendly networking.
Shoptalk was founded by the creators of Money20/20—the world's largest consumer payments event with over 10,000 attendees. A list of current Shoptalk speakers can be found at http://shoptalk.com/speakers.php. The final agenda can be seen at http://shoptalk.com/agenda.php.
With 2,750+ attendees, including 300+ CEOs, from 1,000+ companies in its inaugural year, Shoptalk is one of the largest Retail and Ecommerce Events. Shoptalk attracts a senior audience with more than 30% C-level executives and 25% EVPs, SVPs and VPs. It's an unprecedented gathering of individuals and companies reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy. It provides a unique platform for large retailers and brands, startups, tech companies and investors to come together in an open and friendly environment. Shoptalk will be held on May 15-18, 2016 at the Aria in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.shoptalk.com. Follow @shoptalk. Like facebook.com/shoptalk.
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