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November 4, 2020 - By Hawke Media

9 Ecommerce Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2020

We know it can be tough to find the right conferences. There are hundreds out there, and many of them are missing what makes conferences great in the first place.

That’s why the ones listed below offer you a perfect way to stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices, create new and exciting partnerships, and get hands-on experience with new tools and resources.

That being said, here are 9 of the best eCommerce conferences you should attend in 2020:

1. NRF Retail’s Big Show

January 12-14, 2020 @ New York, NY

Source: NRF Retail’s Big Show

NRF Retail’s Big Show is the largest retail conference and expo in the world! The event brings together 38,000 attendees, 16,000 retailers, 800 exhibitors from 99 countries. NRF Big Show occupies a massive space at New York City’s Jacob Javitz Center. There really is nothing out there like it on this scale.

NRF Retail’s Big Show is hosted by the National Retail Federation, which has been around for over 100 years and offering insights into the industry for just as long.

2. West Coast eCommerce

January 28-29, 2020 @ Los Angeles, CA

Source: West Coast eCommerce

While considerably smaller than NRF Retail’s Big Show, West Coast eCommerce offers a much more intimate environment that is tailored specifically to ecommerce business with representation from some of the biggest names in the industry like FabFitFun and Dollar Shave Club. Join the likes of over 400 of your peers at this highly specialized conference to help eCommerce retailers succeed.

3. ShopTalk 2020

March 22-25, 2020 @ Las Vegas, NV


ShopTalk is a weekend filled with forward-thinking engagements attended by over 8,000 industry players. An event that’s only been around for five years, but has a presence that’s dedicated to making waves.

In an unprecedented move to spur the industry toward progress, ShopTalk will host an all-female speaker list to bring awareness to issues with representation and inclusion.

4. RetailX

June 9-11, 2020 @ Chicago, IL


RetailX is lauded as an event where physical and digital meet to share solutions and expertise. Their approach is to make a collaborative space with integration and synchronization as a goal, boasting attendance of nearly 20,000, including a large presence from retail heavyweights.

5. eTail West/East

February 24-27, 2020 Palm Spring, CA | August 10-13, 2020 @ Boston, MA


Created in 1999, eTail is where the top minds at America’s most successful retailers meet and learn. With the most disruptive ecommerce content and a focus on technology, eTail is designed to help you optimize the profits from your business. From travel, beauty, arts, electronics and much more – eTail is for retailers that want world-class ecommerce.


Fall 2020 @ Long Beach, CA

In their own wordz: WORLDZ is a global summit and community that unites tomorrow’s leaders with CEOs, CMOs and cultural icons to create the world of tomorrow. In our own wordz: it’s a truly can’t-miss event! Check out the video to learn more!

7. Hawkefest

TBD Fall 2020 @ Los Angeles, CA

Of course, we have to toot our own horn!

Hawkefest is an incredible day-long “anti-conference” that features the best and brightest in the ecommerce industry. Instead of stuffy expo halls and a pocket full of business cards, Hawkefest is all about having fun while learning and collaborating with other all-star entrepreneurs and executives.

Now in its fourth year, guests will enjoy immersive entertainment, keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and more.

8. Retail Global

September 2020 @ Las Vegas, NV


With desert sunshine and a thriving city, Retail Global is shaping up to be an amazing conference for the year.

Boasting an exciting agenda with an impressive roster of speakers, we can’t wait to see the turnout and explore what opportunities they share with attendees.

9. Klaviyo:Bos

TBD 2020 @ Boston, MA

Klaviyo Boston is the ultimate experience to take your ecommerce marketing to the next level.

It’s where the brightest industry leaders, fastest-growing brands, and expert product specialists come together to share real-world examples and actionable strategies that’ll help you own the entire customer experience and grow your brand. Plus, our very own Erik Huberman is speaking at the conference!

Stay Educated and Get Involved

Any of these events is a great way to challenge yourself as a business professional and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in your field.

If you’re ready to improve your skills and network with others around the country, get involved ASAP. Hawkefest is the perfect place to start! Click here to get your ticket and be a part of the movement.