Those who follow the internet retail industry are well-aware of the potential marketplace Amazon presents to both high-volume vendors and first-time business owners. Though there are many ways–including webinars, blogs, news sites, and peer forums to stay educated on the latest issues and concerns for Amazon sellers–the sheer amount of information and sources can be difficult to parse.
Conferences are an essential way for vendors to stay up to date on the latest trends and gain mastery of the techniques necessary to refine their strategies and expand their sales. More specifically, these events feature Amazon-led workshops, Amazon Sellers networking sessions, and specific tools and tips for growing your online business.
While live conferences have temporarily paused due to the pandemic, you still have many virtual conferences to choose from. This can actually be an advantage because you no longer have to splurge on travel expenses nor waste time in transit. You can attend conference sessions from the comfort of your own office, whether they’re in Boston or Berlin.
Here are the best Amazon seller conferences to attend:
1. The Prosper Show
When: July 13 – 15, 2021
Where: Las Vegas, NV
What sets the Prosper Show apart is that it’s one of the few ecommerce conferences that is exclusive to Amazon vendors. Billed as a “continuing education conference for established Amazon sellers,” the content is curated for those with intermediate or advanced experience.
Aimed at online sellers seeking to improve their business on Amazon, this conference features several ex-Amazon leaders and CEOs/General Managers from leading Amazon marketplace solution providers using workshops and seminars to help sellers learn how to build better online businesses. The point, according to organizers, is to lead with education first, while also providing sellers with access to dozens of leading solution/service providers in the Amazon ecosystem.
2. ASD Roadshow
When: March, Early and Late April (Exact Dates TBD)
Where: Southeast, Southcentral, and Southwest USA
If you’re in the market for new Amazon products, the ASD Road Show has got you covered! While not an Amazon Selling Conference proper, the Road Show boasts over 200+ different vendors across 19 merchandise categories, and stellar wholesales prices offer the opportunity to grow your profits up to 300%.
At the event, you’ll meet other Amazon sellers and product vendors that can offer advice or helpful collaboration on how to make the most selling on Amazon!
3. IRCE 2021
When: Aug 24 – 25, 2021
Where: McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois
The Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) is among the largest events of its kind. Open to businesses of all sizes and on a host of platforms, it attracts thousands of industry experts, exhibitors, and vendors each year.
Still, IRCE is an excellent option for Amazon vendors. Past conferences have included panels and advanced workshops on Amazon listing tactics, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) seminars, and training on whether to operate as a first or third-party seller on the platform. IRCE also offers introductory tutorials for those business owners just wading into the world of Amazon.
4. Amazon World Convention
When: March 9th to 10th
At Amazon World, Amazon sellers and resellers get first-hand insight into the success many have achieved with the platform. Usually held in Germany, the new virtual event is open to all, so sellers across the globe can share experiences.
If you’re looking to gain valuable tips and tricks, all while attending seminars, workshops, and trainings on performance, marketing, sales strategies, and campaigns, then Amazon World is the perfect conference for you. Discussion topics will include virtual e-commerce, tools for Amazon sellers, content optimization, performance marketing, off-Amazon advertising, and how to increase sales on Amazon.
5. Midwest E-Com Conference
When: July 23rd – July 24th
Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
This still-growing ecommerce event is partnering with Amazon’s Self Service Performance Advertising (SSPA) team, inclusive of Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) for vendors and sponsored products (SP) for sellers.
This conference helps Amazon vendors to understand the rules of selling and provides them with new strategies to grow their businesses. This event brings together a host of expert speakers and is open to novice and experienced sellers alike. For example, look forward to topics on Amazon growth advice, and how to build a brand and rank on Amazon.
Midwest E-Com promises great learning and networking opportunities, and you can get updates and start networking before the event via their Facebook group.
When: January 27th – 29th
SellerCon (formerly the “Amazing Seller Summit”) is one of the most well-known events in the space. It’s put on by the folks at Amazing, an Amazon learning hub for sellers. This year, they will bring together over 40 of the world’s top Amazon, ecommerce, and marketing experts–all while streaming live.
“You may only know a few people who sell on Amazon. You may know even fewer who sell A LOT on Amazon. At SellerCon, you’ll be virtually learning alongside thousands of Amazon’s top sellers.”
Not only have they had heavyweight speakers such as Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, and Brian Smith, the founder of Uggs, but also successful Amazon sellers and consultants. This conference is well known for its avoidance of hype and inspirational talks. Attendees use words like “easy-to-follow strategies” and “practical,” which means you’ll come away with tactics you can implement tomorrow.
7. Shoptalk 2021
Unfortunately, Shoptalk’s in-person 2021 event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will return on March 27-30, 2022 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
For 2021, Shoptalk is introducing 3 new online events called Retail Meetups. These collaborative meetings and events bring the retail industry together for curated trainings and small group peer discussions.
Connect online with both new and familiar faces, in a fun, friendly, and open environment. And, they’re incredibly efficient–fit in 3 months worth of meetings in just 3 half-days! After 2022, Retail Meetups will continue to be held online at the same time of year each year and are timed to supplement their respective in-person Shoptalk and Groceryshop counterparts.
8. IRX 2021
When: 17th – 18th March
Where: NEC Birmingham, UK
The IRX 2021 conference is free to all and will celebrate all of 2020’s successes. During the event, you’ll learn more about fascinating case studies and next-gen tech with real-life, COVID-19 tested examples. For any retailer looking to grow their online sales, it is a to-do!
Every year, IRX speakers come from a range of backgrounds. Retailers who have worked in eCommerce for many years, to industry experts who have created innovative technologies used by retailers, to thought-leaders and podcasters. This year, the InternetRetailing Expo will even feature three current Amazon Shipping executives as highlighted speakers.
- Gordon Finlay, UK Operations Lead – Amazon Shipping
- Sebastian O’Keefe, Head of New Business Development – Amazon Shipping
- Nilhan Onal, Global Head of Amazon Shipping – Amazon Shipping
9. Ecommerce Expo
When: Virtually from March 2nd – March 4th, and in-person September 29th – 30th
Where: Online and London, UK
The eCommerce Expo is the leading UK and European-market event dedicated to the eCommerce industry. The Expo brings together over 8,000 industry leaders and decision-makers with the providers of the newest technologies. Enjoy 60+ seminars, 50+ speakers, and over 25 hours of great content.
The upcoming virtual March event will focus heavily on the key challenges and opportunities that have emerged from COVID-19. Expect timely seminars for sellers, workshops, and trainings!
10. eTail Virtual Summi
When: February 23rd – February 25th
At the eTail Virtual Summit, you’ll hear from 45+ leading expert retail speakers on where the future of eCommerce and digital marketing is headed.
Join 30+ sessions over three days with multiple tracks and formats to choose from. From 1-to-1 meetings, workshops, matchmaking sessions, roundtables, town halls, lunch and learns, virtual happy hours and much more. Discover new tech that can help you maximize your online revenues or network with Amazon seller masterminds!
11. European Seller Conference
When: March 18th – March 19th
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Over 200 successful Private Label Amazon sellers in attendance. A small, selected group of international speakers will be sharing their expertise at the 2-Day European Seller Conference. With limited space for attendees, this is a rare opportunity you don’t want to miss. Meet, network, and gain more knowledge from other Amazon sellers in March 2021 in Prague.
The event content will cover SEO, social media, Amazon FBA compliance, emerging markets, PPC campaigns and more. And if you want to check out the exclusive talks from last year’s conference, you can purchase all the Amazon conference content here.
While thorough, this list is not meant to be comprehensive. As the volume of Amazon vendors continues to grow, there will undoubtedly be more conferences and workshops for sellers announced over the coming months.
We’ll be sure to update this page as more events arise and details are adjusted due to ongoing COVID19 concerns. If you’re looking for something on a smaller scale or closer to home, be sure to check out the top Amazon Seller Meetup groups near you.
12. Tinuiti Live: The Future Reimagined
When: On-Demand (available now)
I’d be remiss if I didn’t promote our own ecommerce tradeshow, Tinuiti Live. Our biggest online event is chock-full of thought leadership presentations, peer-to-peer discussions, networking opportunities, and strategic insights. We cover foundational topics, as well as subjects concerning growth and innovation. Our conference has temporarily shifted to an on-demand model, and all sessions including keynotes will be available to all registrants. Stay tuned for more info on future Tinuiti events in 2021.