5 Conferences Every CPG E-commerce Leader Should Attend in 2019
How important is e-commerce to the CPG industry? At this year’s South by Southwest, Walmart went so far as to declare itself a technology company. Just a few short years ago, a statement like that from the mass retailer would have been laughable, but that’s how quickly e-commerce is asserting its dominance in the industry.
With this aggressive transformation happening, CPG professionals should be asking themselves if they are equipped with the proper knowledge and skills to stay ahead in this dynamically changing digital environment. Whether you’re new to the industry or experienced in all aspects of CPG, attending a conference is one of the best ways to keep up with the latest insights and strategies, network with peers, and find valuable resources.
With so many great conferences this year, the only problem is deciding which will provide the most value for you. Here are OneSpace’s picks for the most important conferences for CPG e-commerce leaders to attend in 2019.
Digital Food & Beverage
Dates: July 15-17, 2019
Location: Austin, TX
Description: This event will bring together food and beverage-focused digital marketing and e-commerce professionals from the industry’s most disruptive brands. With changing consumer expectations and the growth of online sales, companies need to create digital initiatives that enhance the customer experience and boost revenue and loyalty. Topics will span the intersection between online and brick and mortar retail, help professionals address obstacles in this journey, and share best practices through disruptive content and unique session formats.
Don’t miss OneSpace CEO Stephanie Leffler’s keynote “Automating the Retailer Rulebook: How to Optimize Product Content for Multiple Retailers.”
For more information, visit the official Digital Food & Beverage 2019 event website.
Dates: September 15-18, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Description: This event brings together the industry’s community of leaders from across a wide range of job titles, including digital and e-commerce. The grocery industry is on the brink of change as the shift to digital technologies, combined with changes in consumer preferences, promise to reshape the sector going forward. You can expect to learn about the latest technologies, trends and business models as well as to collaborate with peers, startups, tech companies, investors, and others in an open, friendly environment.
For more information, visit the official Groceryshop 2019 event website.
Online & Digital Grocery Summit
Dates: September 2019 (TBD)
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: This event will bring together the leading retailers and CPG brands to understand the key actions to optimize your brand’s e-commerce strategies and increase your online sales. Some of the takeaways from this year’s edition will be mastering the digital path to purchase, online category management best practices, and what the future of e-commerce grocery is expected to look like and how your brand can leverage it.
OneSpace CEO Stephanie Leffler will also be presenting at this event (topic TBD).
For more information, visit the official Online & Digital Grocery Summit 2019 event website.
Edge by Ascential E^HACKATHON (Amazon)
Dates: September 24-25, 2019
Location: Seattle, WA
Description: Amazon is disrupting everything we know about commerce. This event is designed as a deep-dive masterclass summit, providing the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and work closely with insiders and experts on the latest best practices and strategies needed to succeed on the fastest growing e-commerce platform in the world. Additionally, insightful content and case studies from clients will provide the latest perspective on how to “win” with Amazon.
For more information, visit the Edge by Ascential Event page.
Edge by Ascential E^HACKATHON (Walmart)
Description: This event will allow you to come together with fellow industry trailblazers to learn and share knowledge about what it takes to “win” with Walmart.com. The Walmart e-commerce department continues to show impressive sales growth, while also constantly evolving with new improvements to their digital platform. CPG professionals will move beyond traditional e-commerce basics and dive deep into advanced “hacks” that create winning strategies, best practices and data insights. This conference is one that will surely advance your knowledge and skills to grow your business with Walmart.com.
For more information, visit the Edge by Ascential Events page.
See You There?
OneSpace is excited to be exhibiting and/or having our leadership present at each of the above conferences. If you will be attending one of these events, please contact us in advance to schedule a time to meet and discuss how we can help you optimize your digital shelf content.