NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoptalk Commerce, the organizer of the groundbreaking U.S. retail and ecommerce event--Shoptalk--today announced the launch of Shoptalk Europe. Similar to its U.S. counterpart, Shoptalk Europe focuses on the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy, and brings together leaders from established retailers and brands, disruptive startups, leading tech and Internet companies, prolific venture capital investors and other key stakeholders. Encompassing the trends and technologies disrupting retail and ecommerce throughout Europe, Shoptalk Europe will also incorporate important global perspectives.
Shoptalk Europe will be held at The Bella Center in Copenhagen on October 9-11, 2017, following the Shoptalk U.S. event, which will take place at the Aria in Las Vegas on March 19-22, 2017. Each event will recur annually, approximately six months apart.
"The overwhelmingly positive industry-wide reception we continue to receive for Shoptalk demonstrates the demand for an event that brings together the entire commerce ecosystem and resets the conversation to focus on the rapid evolution of today's consumers," said Shoptalk Founder and Chairman Anil D. Aggarwal, a successful serial entrepreneur who sold his latest tech startup to Google and founded Money20/20, the world's largest consumer payments event, which recently held its own European event.
More than 2,000 attendees, including over 250 speakers and 200 CEOs, are expected at Shoptalk Europe's inaugural three-day event, which will provide an unprecedented platform for the ecosystem to learn, network, collaborate and evolve. Attendees will range from local and global leaders and startups to high growth companies looking to enter and scale in the European marketplace.
Some of the themes that will be covered at Shoptalk Europe include:
- Retail Experiences of the Future
- Physical Retail Goes Digital
- Delivery & Pickup Innovation
- Investment & Entrepreneurship
- Disruptive Startups & Pioneering Brands
- Cross-Border Commerce
- Marketing Evolution
- Measurement, Analytics & Insights
- Culture & Leadership
- Consumer Behaviour, Expectations & Demographics
- Regulations & Privacy
"We are excited to launch Shoptalk Europe in Copenhagen, which is currently one of the hottest European destinations," said Aggarwal. "Copenhagen and the Bella Center offer the perfect location for Shoptalk Europe, and provide a convenient environment for learning and collaboration. Copenhagen is an easily accessible city and the Bella Center is located less than 10 minutes from the airport. Attendees can stay at the Bella's onsite hotel or choose from a variety of hotels nearby in every price range."
"We are very pleased that Shoptalk Europe will be held in Copenhagen, a highly desirable European destination with tradition, history and culture but that is also a catalyst for innovation," said Copenhagen Lord Mayor Mr. Frank Jensen. "We look forward to contributing to the ongoing growth and development of the retail and ecommerce ecosystem."
Katy Fryatt, who previously launched Money20/20 Europe, which became the region's largest FinTech and payments event in just its first year, has been appointed to oversee the rollout of Shoptalk Europe over the coming several months.
Founded by the visionary creators of Money20/20, Shoptalk launched with unprecedented scale--more than 3,100 industry leaders and disrupters, including almost 400 CEOs, attended the inaugural 2016 event in Las Vegas. With over 250 speakers comprised of an unparalleled grouping of the greatest minds shaping commerce, Shoptalk attracts a senior audience with more than 30% C-level executives and an additional 25% EVPs, SVPs and VPs. As part of its growth, Shoptalk recently appointed Sucharita Mulpuru, renowned retail and ecommerce authority and long-time Forrester retail analyst, and announced that it will implement a new onsite networking program for 2017 to connect key industry stakeholders, enabling them to better realize growth opportunities and manage business challenges. A similar networking program will run at Shoptalk Europe under Sucharita's leadership.
Shoptalk organizes the world's most important events for retail and ecommerce innovation. Held annually in both the U.S. and Europe, Shoptalk events represent unprecedented gatherings of individuals and companies reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy. Each event provides a platform for large retailers and branded manufacturers, startups, tech companies, investors, media and analysts to learn, network, collaborate and evolve. The next Shoptalk will be held on March 19-22, 2017 at the Aria in Las Vegas, followed by Shoptalk Europe, which will take place on October 9-11, 2017 at The Bella Center in Copenhagen. For more information, visit www.shoptalk.com and www.shoptalkeurope.com. Follow @shoptalk. Like facebook.com/shoptalk.
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