Oli Applebaum
Oli Applebaum
eCommerce
October 12, 2022

The Top Australian Ecommerce Conferences in 2023

Scaling an eCommerce business is no easy feat. As with anything else, learning from leaders in the space can help you avoid costly mistakes & learn tricks to hit your goals quicker. In order to scale in a reliable and profitable manner, the Blend AI team are big believers in attending, learning & networking at conferences.

Below is a list of the top ecommerce marketing conferences that have been announced for Australia in 2023 (& a couple this side 2023!). As the list grows, we will continue to expand this list. 

iMedia B2B eCommerce Summit 2022

iMedia B2B eCommerce Summit Australia

Dates: 24-26 October 2022

Location: Gold Coast, Australia

Booking link here

Whilst not technically a 2023 event, the iMedia B2B eCommerce Summit is not to be missed if you work in the B2B ecommerce space. 

This is one of Australia’s biggest B2B ecommerce conferences. With the option to join over 25 keynotes & learn from business leaders behind some of Australia’s largest brands; iMedia is a great environment to immerse yourself in all things B2B ecommerce. 

Some of the key speakers that have been announced include: 

- Justin King - VP B2B, Chief Evangelist , Salsify

- Mark Brohan - Global Leader in B2B eCommerce Industry Research, Digital Commerce 360

- Chris Gourvelos - Senior Sales Manager - APAC, Spryker

- Jared Thomas - Co-Founder, Raizor

- Alice Fitch - Founder, Whola

- Motti Danino - Chief Operation Officer, Oro Inc

iMedia B2B eCommerce summit is not to be missed & is one of the last big eCom conferences in 2022.

eTail Australia 2023

eTail Australia 2023

Dates: 14-16 Feb 2023

Location: Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, 161 Elizabeth St

Booking link here

eTail Australia positions itself as “Your only opportunity to learn from and network with Australia’s leading eCommerce and digital marketing retail leaders at one time”. eTail Australia is broken into interactive roundtables, workshops & networking with some of the brightest minds in eCommerce & retail digital marketing. 

Some key names on the lineup of speakers set to speak this year include:

- Malin Gaertig - Head of Marketing, Hello Molly

- Joanna Robinson - Chief Marketing Officer, Chatime

- Mal Chia - Director, Ecom Nation

- Mangala Martinus - Managing Director, Payments Consulting Network

Sessions range from partnerships to marketing personalisation - led by marketers from some of Australia’s larger ecommerce brands; this is a conference not to be missed.

Retail Fulfilment Summit 2023

Retail Fulfilment Summit 2023

Dates: 22 - 24 Feb 2023

Location: Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia

Booking link here

As the name suggests, the Retail Fulfilment Summit is designed to give attendees access to the latest tools & information on the fulfilment side of ecommerce. Ensuring that you are ahead of the curve when it comes to fulfilment is essential for ecommerce businesses in 2023.

With potential wide ranging benefits from improving customer satisfaction & retention, warehouse efficiency & ultimately, bottom line earnings. 

The Retail Fulfilment Summit is set over 2 days & structured around helping guests improve their ecommerce, shipping & order fulfilment processes & strategies. Speakers from previous years events have come from companies such as WooliesX, Target, Microsoft, Baby Bunting & T2 Tea. 

Power Retail All Star Bash 2023

Power Retail All Star Bash 2023

Dates: 9 March 2023

Location: TBC

Booking link here

Whilst not a conference as such, this one night event celebrates the biggest & best ecommerce businesses in Australia.

With last year's event hosting over 1000 attendees & some of Australia's most forward thinking online retail brands, this event is a great place to network & learn about all things ecommerce from market leaders.

Retail Fest 2023

Retail Fest 2023

Dates: 28 - 31 March 2023

Location: Gold Coast Conference & Exhibition Centre

Booking link here

From the team behind Retail Global comes an online retail conference in a brand new format. Previous, Retail Global events have taken place over 3 days however.

In a new format, Retail Fest is a week long gathering for the Australian ecommerce & online retail community. The week will include an  Awards evening, Marketplace Meetups, Sponsored Parties, eCommerce workshops, Charity Gala along with the traditional 3-day Retail Global conference & exhibition. 

The 2023 list of speakers is yet to be announced however previous speakers have come from names like Booktopia, Kogan, Platypus & Naked Wines; if previous speakers are anything to by, the 2023 Retail Fest is not to be missed. 

iMedia Online Retail Summit Australia 2023

Dates: 3-5 May 2023

Location: Gold Coast

Booking link: TBC

iMedia is one of the most established eCommerce conferences in Australia. The lineup & agenda for the 2023 conferences hasn’t been announced yet, however events in previous years have featured leaders from Australia’s largest ecommerce brands & software companies. 

At the time of writing this post, the lineup & agenda for the Online Retail Summit Australia 2023 has not been locked in. We will be updating this post when details are shared by the iMedia team. Check back here to find out more about the 2023 agenda & list of speakers. 

With opportunities to network with a range of people in the Australian online retail space, sessions around the strategy & planning of ecommerce; the iMedia Online Retail Summit Australia 2023 is not to be missed. 

Online Retailer 2023

Online Retailer 2023

Dates: 19 - 20 July 2023

Location: ICC Sydney

Booking link: TBC

Online Retailer is the largest ecommerce conference in Australia. From what is already Australia’s largest ecommerce conference, the 2023 Online retailer conference is set to have 6 stages & 60 speakers; making it the largest Online Retailer event to date. 

Some of the features of this event shared by the team include: 

- 60+ speakers over 6 stages

- 36 track presentations including the NEW! B2B, CxO and Digital Payment Innovation tracks

- 17 Tech Talks  

- 130 exhibitors showcasing new tech and solutions

This two day event is set to include informative showcases, case studies from leading online brands, insights sharing sessions & panel discussions with speakers. With the speakers yet to be announced, this will be a conference to keep on your radar.

This sums up all the big ecommerce conferences in AU that have been announced so far. We will continue to add to this list with new Australian ecommerce conferences & expos in 2023. If there are any additional ecommerce conferences you would like to see on this list, let us know!


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