Catalyst Americas

M Resort, Las Vegas, NV, USA | April 29 – May 1, 2013

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It was a great conference, thanks to you—our sponsors, speakers and attendees!

You came, you saw, you met, you asked. You made every second count. You started here… and now you can go everywhere! We wish you the best year ahead and look forward to hearing more about your online journey next year. For now, enjoy the highlights from Catalyst Americas 2013!

3 days, 34 sponsors, 48 sessions, 62 presenters, 1 fabulous party...

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Case Studies From Our Clients

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Michael Coleman talks about how ChannelAdvisor helps Belk be seen and sell more on Google Shopping, which is now one of the highest performing paid shopping channels for the brand.

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Jason Bertrand shares how ChannelAdvisor helps Skullcandy be seen and sell more across international marketplaces.

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Ben Skigen shares how ChannelAdvisor helps Tool King be seen and sell more on multiple third-party marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Sears and more.

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What is ChannelAdvisor Catalyst?

Catalyst is an annual conference hosted by ChannelAdvisor that brings together some of the most innovative minds in the industry – executives, analysts, leading solution providers and other thought-leaders – to discuss current and upcoming trends, exchange best practices, learn about new products and other innovations, and receive expert-led training on ChannelAdvisor products and services.

This year's conference theme "Start here. Go everywhere." illustrates the impact that Catalyst will have on attendees as they take in 2½  days of educational sessions and opportunities to collaborate with and learn from some of the brightest minds in online retail.

Catalyst 2013 will empower online retailers who are serious about broadening their reach to expand business across channels, and into new and international markets — the possibilities are unlimited.

Agenda at a glance:

Monday, April 29, 2013
8:00am-3:45pm — Pre-conference Workshops
8:00am-3:45pm — AutoCommerce
4:30pm-6:00pm — Main Conference
6:00pm-8:00pm — Welcome Reception

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
8:00am-5:15pm — Main Conference
6:30pm-10:30pm — Catalyst Party

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
8:00am-1:00pm — Main Conference
1:00pm — Catalyst Concludes

Why should I attend Catalyst 2013?

With unprecedented access to executives from companies like eBay, Google, Amazon and more who are shaping and influencing the world of online retail, plus the caliber of leading online retailers who attend this show and are willing to collaborate and share information during the many networking opportunities, ChannelAdvisor Catalyst is regarded by event attendees as one of the most valuable online retail events of the year.

Thanks to great feedback from previous attendees, we've made major improvements to this year's program to make Catalyst 2013 even more valuable.  Updates include additional pre-conference workshops to help customers take full advantage of the ChannelAdvisor products they're currently using as well as learn about those that would complement existing e-commerce strategies; a new location for Catalyst that will maximize your ability to meet and network with other Catalyst attendees; and new and improved session tracks to provide a customized experience tailored to each attendee.

Attendees will:

  • Pick up new strategies to boost online sales
  • Connect with e-commerce industry elite
  • Get product answers from and strategize with ChannelAdvisor experts during rare 1:1 time
  • Hear about the industry's newest products and latest innovations
  • Exchange best practices with peers
  • Cultivate new leads and strengthen existing relationships

 

This year, we're making it even easier to connect with other Catalyst attendees like you. Now you can request meetings with other Catalyst attendees and begin expanding your network before the conference.

Questions about Catalyst 2013?

Please contact ChannelAdvisor US Events Manager Candace Velazquez
candace.velazquez@channeladvisor.com.

Presentations

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  • Main Conference
  • Pre-Conference
  • AutoCommerce

Monday, April 29, 2013 — Main Conference

4:30pm-6:00pm
Keynote: State of E-Commerce with Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor
View Video

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 — Main Conference

Accelerate TrackStart Here TrackGo Everywhere Track
8:30am-9:30am
Fireside Chat with Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor, Sebastian Gunningham, Senior Vice President of Seller Services at Amazon*
9:30am-10:15am
General Session: How Retailers Can Innovate to Take Advantage of Digital Disruption - presented by Forrester Research
View PDF
View Video
10:45am-11:30am
Ahead of the curve: Insights and Strategies for Google Shopping and Enhanced Campaigns
View PDF*
Launch Your E-Commerce Site: How to Drive Additional Revenue with Amazon Webstore and ChannelAdvisor - presented by Amazon*Maximizing your eBay Sales - presented by eBay
View PDF*
1:00pm-1:45pm
Designing Your Marketplace and Fulfillment Strategy to Grow Your Business- presented by Amazon*Understanding Cross-Border Trade: A Big Picture Look at International Commerce - presented by eBay
View PDF*
Go It Alone or Go Through a Provider? Understanding the Integration Requirements for Marketplaces
View PDF*
2:00pm-2:45pm
People First: Social Marketing Strategies to Build Your Brand and Drive Revenue - presented by Facebook*Grow Your International Sales: what retailers need to know about Cross-Border Trade - presented by eBay
View PDF*
Roadmap to Marketplaces Success: Scale your Online Reach Through Marketplaces*
3:30pm-4:15pm
How to Be in 100+ Places at One Time: Manage Your Inventory Across Multiple Channels

View PDF*
How to Scale Your Online Business: From Inventory Management to Warehousing and International Expansion
View PDF*
Making Sense of New Business Models: Find the Best Fit for Your Business
View PDF*
4:15pm-5:15pm
Keynote Session with eBay to be presented by Devin Wenig, President of eBay Marketplace, eBay
View Video

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 — Main Conference

Accelerate TrackStart Here TrackGo Anywhere Track
8:30am-9:15am
Tips and Tricks from the Experts: Search, Comparison Shopping and Marketplaces Lessons from the Trenches*Anatomy of a Deal: How to Boost Sales with Daily Deals
View PDF*
Gain Visibility on Amazon.com: Learn how to Promote Your Product Listings with Amazon's New Sponsored Products Program- presented by Amazon*
9:30am-10:15am
The Modern Shopper in the Online Habitat: Understand Your Audience to Generate Leads
View PDF*
The Fast 15: 15 Online Retailer Strategies You Should Implement Tomorrow*Grow your business with two powerful additions to eBay's Seller Toolkit: Fast 'N Free and Sales Maximizer- presented by eBay
View PDF*
10:45am-11:30am
Mobile Mayhem: Harness the Power of Mobile to Empower Your Multichannel Strategy - presented by eBay*Speeding up the Purchase: How Autoplicity grew its business, simplified the customer experience, and reduced operational overhead with Amazon Payments - presented by Amazon
View PDF*
E-Commerce Rock Stars Wanted: How to Recruit, Hire and Retain Top E-Commerce Talent*
11:45am-12:30pm
Google Shopping: Partnering with Retailers to Build a Multi-Screen Shopping Experience- to be presented by Google*
12:30pm-1:00pm
Catalyst Wrap Up with Scot Wingo*

Monday, April 29, 2013 — Pre-Conference

Track 1Track 2
9am-9:45am
Beyond eBay and Amazon: Expanding Your Reach
View PDF*
Getting Started: Marketplaces
View PDF*
10:00am-10:45am
Amazon Strategies: Winning the Buy Box and Leveraging Repricer
View PDF*
Keywords 360: Mastering Your Keyword Strategy
View PDF*
11:00am-11:45am
eBay Strategies: Deep Dive On eBay Changes
View PDF*
Launch-Day Preppers: Google Enhanced Campaigns
View PDF*
1:00pm-1:45pm
Under the Hood: Google Shopping
View PDF*
Behind the Curtains: The ChannelAdvisor Customer Success Team
View PDF*
2:00pm-2:45pm
Bridging the Gap: The ChannelAdvisor Partner Ecosystem
View PDF*
Success Stories: ChannelAdvisor Customer Panel*
3:00pm-3:45pm
ChannelAdvisor Product Roadmap
View PDF*

Monday, April 29, 2013 — AutoCommerce

Track 1Track 2
9am-9:45am
State of the Industry: Keynote Address with eBay Motors- to be presented by Bryan Murphy, Head of eBay Motors*
10:00am-10:45am
Rev Up Your Engines with Amazon*Expand Your Business Through the Newegg Marketplace.
View PDF*
11:00am-11:45am
DCi and ChannelAdvisor: Data to Drive your Business.
View PDF*
Automating Multi-Warehouse Fulfillment - presented by CollisionSync*
1:00pm-1:45pm
Enabling Cross Border Trade with eBay Motors*Bundle and Kit Your Way to Success.
View PDF*
1:45pm-2:00pm
Break*
2:00pm-2:45pm
Grow your Business with National Parts Warehouse.*Fitment Management for the Online Retailer
View PDF*
3:00pm-3:45pm
Ask the Experts: Parts and Accessories, Powersports and Performance Retailers Panel.*

The 2013 Catalyst Americas agenda features three dedicated tracks, running across 2 days, that allows you to tailor the conference to your needs. The three tracks are Accelerate, Start Here and Go Everywhere.

The 'Accelerate' track contains topics that provide information on industry trends that all retailers should be aware of. The 'Start Here' track covers topics that provide emerging retailers with information they need to build a solid e-commerce foundation. The 'Go Everywhere' track covers advanced topics that will help retailers take their e-commerce strategy to the next level.

Attendees can also register to attend either AutoCommerce or Pre-conference, which both take place on Monday, April 29th from 9am-3:45pm.

AutoCommerce is a full-day of sessions focused exclusively on topics for automotive and powersports retailers. Pre-conference offers a full-day of more tactical, workshop-style sessions that will be led by ChannelAdvisor subject matter experts.

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  • Main Conference
  • Pre-Conference
  • AutoCommerce

Monday, April 29, 2013 — Main Conference

4:30pm-6:00pm[+]
Keynote: State of E-Commerce with Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor

Listen in as Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor, shares his insight into the state of e-commerce.

6pm-8pm
Opening Reception sponsored by Newegg

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 — Main Conference

Accelerate TrackStart Here TrackGo Everywhere Track
7:30am-6:30pm
Registration Open - sponsored by Ingram MicroLogistics
8:00am-8:30am
Networking Breakfast - sponsored by Shopbot
8:30am-9:30am[+]
Fireside Chat with Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor, Sebastian Gunningham, Senior Vice President of Seller Services at Amazon

Attend this session to hear Amazon's Sebastian Gunningham and ChannelAdvisor's Scot Wingo for this Fireside Chat as they discuss the latest trends in e-commerce.

9:30am-10:15am[+]
General Session: How Retailers Can Innovate to Take Advantage of Digital Disruption - presented by Forrester Research

Speaker: Shar VanBoskirk,Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Digital is disrupting competitive advantage for companies across industries.  But this can spell opportunity, not concern for retailers who arm themselves for innovation.  This session will outline how retailers can innovate to take advantage of digital disruption by providing: 1) A framework for innovation; 2) Guidance on how to harness the converging functions of search and comparison shopping engines; and 3) A look ahead at critical developments in the future of digital marketing.

10:15am-10:45am
Networking Break - sponsored by Shipworks
10:45am-11:30am[+]
Ahead of the curve: Insights and Strategies for Google Shopping and Enhanced Campaigns

Speaker:  Link Walls, VP of Product Management, ChannelAdvisor

Google Shopping created a substantial shift in the e-commerce ecosystem, having the biggest impact on online retailers since the introduction of Google AdWords. And the landscape is changing once again with the introduction of Enhanced Campaigns. This session will take a look back at historical comparison shopping and search engine data to help retailers understand and benchmark their performance on the channel. Attendees will learn best practices to get the most out of Google Shopping and Enhanced Campaigns going forward.

Launch Your E-Commerce Site: How to Drive Additional Revenue with Amazon Webstore and ChannelAdvisor - presented by Amazon

Speaker:

The Tribune Photo Archives recently launched their own eCommerce site (www.tribunephotos.com) as a new channel for selling original historical photographs used in newspapers. By building their site on the Amazon Webstore platform, they've been able to increase revenue by expanding their multichannel business, while easily and automatically syncing their inventory across their other marketplaces with ChannelAdvisor. Learn how they got their new site up and running — and making sales — with Amazon Webstore.

Maximizing your eBay Sales - presented by eBay

Speakers:

Attend this session and learn how to take advantage of the increased use of mobile buying by using clear large photos and other best practices, and how to receive greater search exposure and display the Top Rated Plus seal by offering the services today’s online shoppers want most.

11:30am-1:00pm[+]
Networking Lunch - sponsored by Shopbot and Birds of a Feather Roundtable Discussions

Birds of a Feather: What You Need to Know About Cross Border Trade and Taxation
Birds of a Feather: Getting to Know Rakuten.com Shopping
Birds of a Feather: Share Tips, Tricks and Lessons Learned on Google Shopping
Birds of a Feather: Understanding the Canadian Market Opportunity
Birds of a Feather: Optimizing CRM and ERP Systems for Online Retail
Birds of a Feather: Taking Advantage of the Marketplaces Revolution
Birds of a Feather: Using Your Business Rules to Enhance Your Product Data

1:00pm-1:45pm[+]
Designing Your Marketplace and Fulfillment Strategy to Grow Your Business- presented by Amazon

Speakers:

In this session, Amazon will discuss how marketplaces and integrated fulfillment services have become enablers for global e-commerce growth, and will share key strategies that you can use to scale your business. We will provide an overview and real-life examples from merchants Selling on Amazon using the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service around the world.

Understanding Cross-Border Trade: A Big Picture Look at International Commerce - presented by eBay

Speaker:  Ryan Kaiser, Head of North America Cross-Border Trade, eBay

If you're ready to dip a big toe in international waters, this session is for you! Come and learn how you can expand your international reach without investing in local storefronts. Attendees will gain an understanding of eBay's Global Shipping Program and how this program can be leveraged to establish a foothold in certain international theaters. This session will also touch on taxation and other key issues critical to international success.

Go It Alone or Go Through a Provider? Understanding the Integration Requirements for Marketplaces

Speaker:  Amanda Lecher, Marketplaces Services Campaign Manager, ChannelAdvisor

Join this session if you're at the crossroad between building in-house solutions or outsourcing your marketplace integrations to a 3rd party. While every organization is different, there are common inflection points in every retailer's lifecycle that lend themselves to one model or another. Attendees will learn what to look for in a partner, or what they can expect to manage in-house -- we'll cover everything from inventory juggling to repricing, feed management, order management, refunds and more.

2:00pm-2:45pm[+]
People First: Social Marketing Strategies to Build Your Brand and Drive Revenue - presented by Facebook

Speaker:  Nicolas Franchet, Head of Retail & eCommerce - Global Vertical Marketing, Facebook

Attend this session to hear the most successful approaches to driving results in a social world, and how to scale and measure these efforts as part of your overall e-commerce strategy.

Grow Your International Sales: what retailers need to know about Cross-Border Trade - presented by eBay

Speaker: Ryan Kaiser, Head of North America Cross-Border Trade, eBay

Expanding your sales strategy internationally can open up a great new revenue stream, but only if you take the time to build a solid foundation. Attend this session to find out from a panel of experts what you need to know before getting started, including understanding international cultures and markets, how to sell into them, what to do about translation and other important considerations. Attendees will gain an understanding of the business operations and tactics required for success.

Roadmap to Marketplaces Success: Scale your Online Reach Through Marketplaces

Speaker:  Andy Hoar, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research

Are you leveraging marketplaces to grow your business, or thinking about it? Attend this session to understand the ideal roadmap for marketplace expansion. Attendees will learn why selling on eBay and Amazon, as well as emerging marketplaces such as Newegg, Sears, Rakuten.com Shopping, Walmart and others must be an essential part of any e-commerce strategy going forward. This session will also address how to build the business case for deploying third party marketplaces as well as how to drive successful outcomes.

2:45pm-3:30pm
Afternoon Networking Break - sponsored by Shipworks
3:30pm-4:15pm[+]
How to Be in 100+ Places at One Time: Manage Your Inventory Across Multiple Channels

Speaker:  Woody Anderson, VP of E-Commerce, Recellular

Selling your inventory across multiple channels can be extremely challenging. if not managed properly, it can lead to unwanted overselling scenarios. In this session, you will learn best practices for listing your inventory on multiple online channels for optimal exposure and increased sales.

How to Scale Your Online Business: From Inventory Management to Warehousing and International Expansion

Speaker:  Tim Parry, Senior Content Manager, Multichannel Merchant

Challenged to figure out which processes you should focus on to grow your online business? Attend this session to learn what you need to know to successful scale your online business.

Making Sense of New Business Models: Find the Best Fit for Your Business

Speaker:  Chris Fralic, Partner, First Round Capital

New business models are emerging that may make sense for you to consider for your own online strategy. Attend this session to hear about some of the latest offerings and what the considerations, implications and success factors are for each.

4:15pm-5:15pm[+]
Keynote Session with eBay to be presented by Devin Wenig, President of eBay Marketplace, eBay
7:00pm-10:00pm
Catalyst Party at the Marquee inside The Cosmopolitan- sponsored by eBay Inc.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 — Main Conference

Accelerate TrackStart Here TrackGo Anywhere Track
7:30am-1:00pm
Registration Open - sponsored by Ingram MicroLogistics
8:00am-8:30am
Networking Breakfast
8:30am-9:15am[+]
Tips and Tricks from the Experts: Search, Comparison Shopping and Marketplaces Lessons from the Trenches

Moderator:  Don Davis, Editor in Chief, Internet Retailer

Panelists:

Want to hear from top online retailers what they're doing in search, comparison shopping and marketplaces to be successful and lessons they have learned along the way? Attend this session to learn actionable tips and tricks that you can implement into your online strategy to increase your success.

Anatomy of a Deal: How to Boost Sales with Daily Deals

Moderator:  Jordan Weinstein, Director of Business Development, ChannelAdvisor

Panelists:

You've witnessed the momentum behind online deals, now go behind the scenes and learn how deal publishers work, what makes a 'good deal' and what you need to know to be successful on deal sites.

Gain Visibility on Amazon.com: Learn how to Promote Your Product Listings with Amazon's New Sponsored Products Program- presented by Amazon

Speakers:

Amazon Sponsored Products is an advertising program that helps you promote the products you list on Amazon.com. Targeted ads help you boost the visibility of your products when shoppers search for keywords you bid on. In this session, learn how ThinkFastToys has used Sponsored Products to grow its business on Amazon.

  • New Users: See how you can gain more visibility for your products through targeted campaigns
  • Existing Sellers: Learn how to leverage Sponsored Products effectively with different product strategies
9:30am-10:15am[+]
The Modern Shopper in the Online Habitat: Understand Your Audience to Generate Leads

Speaker:  Wendy Liebmann, CEO and Chief Shopper, WSL Strategic Retail

As technology changes, so do your customers' expectations. Consumers are becoming more sophisticated as they shop across multiple channels. You need to know how they are making decisions and the best ways to meet their changing needs in order to connect with them effectively. This session will help make sense of the consumer and how to ensure they keep coming back by delving into the specifics of buying behaviors on different channels and through different devices.

The Fast 15: 15 Online Retailer Strategies You Should Implement Tomorrow

Looking for tips to improve your online marketing strategy and impact your bottom line right away? Our panel of ChannelAdvisor subject matter experts will cover 15 practical ideas that you can apply to your business immediately. Forget high level theory and strategy — these are actionable tactics from the best in the business that you can use to make more money TODAY!

Grow your business with two powerful additions to eBay's Seller Toolkit: Fast 'N Free and Sales Maximizer- presented by eBay

Speakers:

Attend this session to learn about two powerful additions to the eBay's Seller Toolkit:  Fast 'N Free and Sales Maximizer.

Fast 'N Free: Buyers look for fast, free shipping and often won't buy without it.  eBay's Fast 'N Free logo appears automatically next to qualified seller listings that ship free and arrive within an estimated 4 business days.   Fast ' N Free can increase sales up to 11%, and getting started is easy.  Come and learn how.

Sales Maximizer: Leading retailers increase basket sizes and sales by bundling the right combination of products and accessories, like cameras with lenses, cases and more memory; and by using promotions like buy one get another half off, or free shipping and dollars off  when you buy X plus Y. Now, eBay is giving you the tools and know-how to make product bundling, cross selling, and special promotions work for your business and  specific listings.  Get on track to using Sales Maximizer.

10:15am-10:45am
Morning Networking Break
10:45am-11:30am[+]
Mobile Mayhem: Harness the Power of Mobile to Empower Your Multichannel Strategy - presented by eBay

Speakers:

As more and more consumers embrace mobile adoption, you need to ensure that you're reaching potential buyers anywhere and everywhere on their mobile devices. Attend this session to learn how you can harness the power of mobile to empower your multichannel strategy.

Speeding up the Purchase: How Autoplicity grew its business, simplified the customer experience, and reduced operational overhead with Amazon Payments - presented by Amazon

Speakers:

Amazon Payments makes it easy for customers to pay with the secure information stored in their Amazon accounts by providing a trusted and convenient payment option. In this session, leaders from this seller and Amazon Payments will present how Amazon Payments helps optimize the customer experience on this site.

  • See how this seller maintained control of their brand and customer experience with Amazon Payments
  • Learn how Amazon Payments has contributed to this seller’s success with high customer adoption, fraud protection and support
  • Get your questions answered during Q&A
E-Commerce Rock Stars Wanted: How to Recruit, Hire and Retain Top E-Commerce Talent

Speaker:  Anthony Laudico, Spencer Stuart

Finding and assembling your e-commerce dream team can be a difficult task -- sometimes an impossible task. E-commerce experts are few and far between. In this session, online retailers will discuss how they recruit, hire and retain e-commerce masters to manage and improve their online businesses.

11:45am-12:30pm[+]
Google Shopping: Partnering with Retailers to Build a Multi-Screen Shopping Experience- to be presented by Google

Speaker:   Vineet Buch, Product Management for Shopping Search, Google

Hear how retailers have succeeded with the new Google Shopping commercial experience.  Get insights into Google's vision for Shopping and learn about how Google is helping retailers connect with consumers in a multi-screen world.

12:30pm-1:00pm
Catalyst Wrap Up with Scot Wingo
1:00pm
Lunch

Monday, April 29, 2013 — Pre-Conference

Track 1Track 2
7:30am-6:30pm
Registration Open
9am-9:45am[+]
Beyond eBay and Amazon: Expanding Your Reach

Speakers:

Ready to expand your marketplace reach beyond eBay and Amazon? During this session, we'll explore the specific opportunities presented by other marketplaces, discuss how you should prioritize available marketplaces, review first steps and data preparation to get started and set realistic expectations.

Getting Started: Marketplaces

Speakers:

We'll take a deep dive into the marketplaces you should consider as you embark on your marketplace expansion strategy. We'll look at the differences between the various marketplaces to help you determine which marketplaces offer the best opportunity for your products. We'll incorporate a discussion of ChannelAdvisor's software platform and how it can help you automate many of the on-boarding processes so you can quickly monetize your investment.

9:45am-10:00am
Networking Break
10:00am-10:45am[+]
Amazon Strategies: Winning the Buy Box and Leveraging Repricer

Speakers:

Each Amazon product listing page has an area called the Buy Box that Amazon awards to one seller at a time. This piece of real estate has proven to be an invaluable asset to sellers and a strong contributor to increased sales. Attend this session to hear four strategies to help you win the Buy Box. Attendees will also learn how ChannelAdvisor's Repricing feature can help you deliver more competitive pricing on Amazon.

Keywords 360: Mastering Your Keyword Strategy

Speaker:  Jackie Jenkins, Product Manager, ChannelAdvisor

Keeping a close eye on your keyword performance is critical to your success on search engines. During this session, we'll explore the multiple levers that impact keyword performance, as well as tips and tricks for optimal exposure.

10:45am-11:00am
Networking Break
11:00am-11:45am[+]
eBay Strategies: Deep Dive On eBay Changes

Speaker: Matt Snyder, Campaign Manager, ChannelAdvisor

Hear from ChannelAdvisor subject matter experts what you should know about eBay changes including the Global Shipping Program (GSP), current business policies, one day shipping and step-by-step implementation of non-allocation.

Launch-Day Preppers: Google Enhanced Campaigns

Speaker: Frank Andolina, Manager of Search Services, ChannelAdvisor

Join our subject matter expert to gain an understanding of the mechanics of Google Enhanced Campaigns, how to calculate a mobile bid multiplier and other key tips as you prepare for this transition.

11:45am-1:00pm
Networking Lunch
1:00pm-1:45pm[+]
Under the Hood: Google Shopping

Speaker: Jim Dechow, Product Manager, ChannelAdvisor

We'll take a close look at ChannelAdvisor's Google Shopping technology that was created to overcome the challenge of managing and optimizing Google's Product Listing Ads (PLAs), which are the foundation of Google's new commercial marketing program.   We'll discuss how combining the power of ChannelAdvisor's feed management software with reporting and optimization technology specific to PLAs is providing retailers with a unified platform to manage this important channel.

Behind the Curtains: The ChannelAdvisor Customer Success Team

Speaker: Greg Ives, Director of Global Services, ChannelAdvisor

Join us to learn how you can leverage the ChannelAdvisor Customer Support team to help drive your success. We'll offer a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how we work, our current offerings, and provide a sneak peek at the new offerings that are coming soon. You'll also get to meet some of the faces behind the names you have come to know and trust!

1:45pm-2:00pm
Networking Break
2:00pm-2:45pm[+]
Bridging the Gap: The ChannelAdvisor Partner Ecosystem

Moderator:  Jordan Weinstein, Director of Business Development, ChannelAdvisor

Panelists:

Partners can integrate to ChannelAdvisor via the API or a Flex Feed. Partners offer a variety of solutions for functions such as fulfillment, inventory management and product recommendations. This session will provide retailers, manufacturers and prospective partners with an overview of the partner landscape. We'll also hear from a panel of partners about their experience integrating with ChannelAdvisor and working with sellers.

Success Stories: ChannelAdvisor Customer Panel

Moderator:  David Monterroso, Senior Solution Consultant, ChannelAdvisor

Panelists:

Hear from some of the ChannelAdvisor customer family as they discuss their growth strategies and the success they have experienced since joining ChannelAdvisor. They'll reveal the channels they're pursuing, their on-boarding experience and the outcomes they've measured to date.

2:45pm-3:00pm
Networking Break
3:00pm-3:45pm[+]
ChannelAdvisor Product Roadmap

Monday, April 29, 2013 — AutoCommerce

Track 1Track 2
7:30am-6:30pm
Registration Open
9am-9:45am[+]
State of the Industry: Keynote Address with eBay Motors- to be presented by Bryan Murphy, Head of eBay Motors

Join this session to hear from Bryan Murphy, Head of eBay Motors, as he discusses the State of the Automotive Retail Industry

9:45am-10:00am
Break
10:00am-10:45am[+]
Rev Up Your Engines with Amazon

Speakers:

Join this session for an open dialogue with Amazon. Discuss how to sell on Amazon, and the market potential it represents.  An Amazon Automotive Executive will guide this discussion and answer your questions about unlocking the potential of this prolific marketplace.

Expand Your Business Through the Newegg Marketplace.

Speaker:  Thuy Dang, Marketplace Business Development Sr. Manager, Automotive, Newegg

Many retailers are finding success by expanding their marketplace efforts. Attend this session to learn how to unlock a new source of demand with Newegg, a fast-growing marketplace that's attuned to the automotive sector.

10:45am-11:00am
Break
11:00am-11:45am[+]
DCi and ChannelAdvisor: Data to Drive your Business.

Speaker:  Rob Eberhart, Director of Internet Solutions, DCi

DCi, the automotive industry's largest creator and provider of SEMA product data, is working exclusively with ChannelAdvisor to enable retailers to list automotive specialty products quickly and seamlessly on marketplaces. Attend this session to learn how to quickly grow your sales with almost 300 of the automotive aftermarket industry's leading brands and greater than 1.5 million part numbers linked to more than 60 million combinations of year, make, model, trim and engine type.

Automating Multi-Warehouse Fulfillment - presented by CollisionSync

Speaker:  Christian Hassold, CEO, CollisionSync

Fulfilling orders from multiple ship points provides for broader product offering and lowers freight costs.  The challenge for scaling with multiple warehouse partners is taking full benefit of profit opportunities by easily connecting disparate systems and automating the order process.  In this session, we will examine common challenges in multiple warehouse environments and solutions that make it easy for sellers and warehouses to communicate seamlessly.

11:45am-1:00pm[+]
Lunch and Birds of a Feather Roundtable Discussions

Birds of a Feather: Creating an efficiently automated shipping process
Birds of a Feather: Exploring shipping options and which works best for you
Birds of a Feather: Understanding the Ahwooga Marketplace
Birds of a Feather: Diving into Pricing, Category Research and Trend Analysis to Drive More Sales
Birds of a Feather:  Understanding the Sears Marketplace
Birds of a Feather: Maximizing Keystone's Warehouse Distribution to Increase Your Sales

1:00pm-1:45pm[+]
Enabling Cross Border Trade with eBay Motors

Speaker:  Brian Servatius, Business Development Manager, eBay Motors

Join this eBay Motors session to hear about the state of the online Parts and Accessories market from the experts.  Attendees will specifically learn about the opportunity to increase sales through cross border trade and the exciting programs eBay has developed to make international selling easier than ever.

Bundle and Kit Your Way to Success.

Speaker: Jon Jessup, CEO and Founder, Cloud Conversion

Marketing and selling your products as kits/bundles or as completely separate kitted SKUs is a great way to increase the exposure of your inventory and average order values. However, managing your products and related components is a time-consuming and error-prone process. Join this session to learn key strategies to successfully execute on this strategy as well as success stories and best practices.

1:45pm-2:00pm
Break
2:00pm-2:45pm[+]
Grow your Business with National Parts Warehouse.

Speaker:  Tyson McPherson, Director of Information Technology, National Parts Warehouse (NPW)

Join this session for an overview of National Parts Warehouse (NPW). Learn firsthand how NPW's e-commerce processes can help expand online businesses. Attendees will discover how to scale their online presence and drive revenue with the seamless integration among NPW, DCi and ChannelAdvisor.

Fitment Management for the Online Retailer

Speaker:  Adrian Klingel, Managing Partner, MyFitment

Vehicle Application Cataloging, or Fitment, is a concept that has been around for decades in the Automotive Aftermarket. While manufacturers of parts and accessories understand that their items are sold by application lookup (year, make, model, etc.), sellers have been slower to adopt the management of this information. Barriers to entry include a basic lack of understanding of the importance of fitment to sales, as well as cumbersome or expensive data management tools.

eBay’s launch of fitment for Motorcycles and Boats following its successful roll-out of Automotive compatibility puts the ball backing the sellers court when it comes to vehicle application data management. In this session, attendees will learn how to approach the complex problem of application fitment and how to treat application fitment data as a real business asset that directly impacts the bottom line. The presenter will also give a live demonstration of MyFitment, a supplemental tool designed to help
online sellers manage fitment and compatibility information against multiple standards and integrate those compatibilities with their online listings."

2:45pm-3:00pm
Afternoon Networking Break
3:00pm-3:45pm[+]
Ask the Experts: Parts and Accessories, Powersports and Performance Retailers Panel.

Moderator: Curt McDowell, Enterprise Sales Manager, Automotive, ChannelAdvisor

Panelists:

Join this session to hear from retailers who have been in the trenches and have lessons to share. Hear directly from these peer organizations what has worked and failed in their online marketing strategies. Be sure to submit your questions!

Speakers

Each year, the Catalyst agenda is filled with online retail visionaries, leaders of key industry cornerstones and top online retailers who are paving the road to online retail success. Don't miss your opportunity to draw on the knowledge and experience of these online retail pioneers.

 

  • Speakers
  • Past Speakers

Current speakers include:

  • Sebastian Gunningham
    Sebastian Gunningham, Senior Vice President, Seller Services, Amazon Services

    Sebastian Gunningham is Senior Vice President of Amazon Seller Services, an integrated set of services designed to help any and all merchants sell their products online by offering access to Amazon’s technology infrastructure and to Amazon’s more than 200 million active customer accounts.

    Prior to joining Amazon in March of 2007, Gunningham held positions at Apple Computer Inc., Peace Software and Oracle Corporation.

    At Peace Software, Sebastian served as Chief Executive Officer where he led the turnaround and sale of the company to First Data.

    At Apple Computer Inc., he served as Vice President for Apple’s Worldwide Enterprise Sales for the hardware and software lines.

    Prior to Apple, Sebastian spent 13 years at Oracle holding titles from Product Manager to Senior Vice President.  His numerous responsibilities have included leading consulting and sales organizations to running the operations of various countries and regions of the world.

    Sebastian holds a Mathematical Sciences degree from Stanford University.

     

     

  • Bryan Murphy
    Bryan Murphy, Head of eBay Motors

    Bryan Murphy is head of eBay Motors. He previously served as managing director of WHI Solutions, Inc., an eBay Inc. company, and senior director for eBay Motors. Prior to eBay’s acquisition of WHI in April 2012, Murphy served as WHI’s CEO from 2002 to 2012 and COO from 1999 to 2002.

    In his current role, Murphy is responsible for leading eBay’s vehicles, parts and accessories, and WHI business units, helping to deliver the best commerce solutions for parts and vehicle sellers and buyers.

  • Sameer Samat
    Sameer Samat, VP Product Management, Google

    Sameer is a Vice President of Product Management, leading the Shopping team at Google.  Prior to Google Sameer founded two vertical search and text mining companies, raising venture financing from several firms including In-Q-Tel (venture fund of the Central Intelligence Agency), and completing successful acquisitions of both to public companies.  Prior to Google, Sameer served as Executive Vice President of Products at Kofax, a publicly traded software company in the Content Management space, where he was responsible for engineering, product management and product marketing.  Sameer holds a BS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

  • Shar VanBoskirk
    Shar VanBoskirk, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

    Shar serves Interactive Marketing professionals. She is a leading expert on how businesses can leverage interactive marketing channels and technologies to drive sales and deepen customer relationships. During her 12 years with Forrester, Shar has been instrumental in the development of many of the company's interactive marketing program evaluation methodologies, training courses, and marketing planning tools and has also been part of Forrester's sales and consulting organizations. Shar's research focuses on overall interactive marketing strategies; crafting efficient, effective interactive programs; organizing for interactive marketing; and integrating interactive channels into the rest of the marketing mix. Specific subjects addressed in Shar's research include email marketing, online advertising, search engine marketing, ad serving and targeting, interactive budgeting and forecasts, and interactive marketing organizational models.

  • Devin Wenig
    Devin Wenig, President of eBay Marketplaces, eBay

    As president of eBay Marketplaces, Devin Wenig leads the eBay, classifieds and StubHub businesses globally. He brings a strong combination of global operating experience, deep leadership skills and understanding of global technology platforms to eBay.

    Devin joined the company in September 2011 after more 18 years at Thomson Reuters, the global media organization, where he served as CEO of its largest division, Thomson Reuters Markets, from April 2008 to August 2011. In that role, he led the global financial services and media businesses, which provide information, analytics and technology services to professionals in the financial services, media, and corporate markets globally, as well as to individuals through its consumer media arm.

    Prior to serving as CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets, Devin was chief operating officer of Reuters Group PLC, a provider of financial market data, from 2006 to 2008. In that role, he led Reuters’ consumer media and Internet strategy as well as all of the company’s data, information, and analytical products, the sales force, information technology, and global marketing, among other functions.

    Devin received a BA from Union College, and a JD from Columbia University Law School. Devin serves on the boards of March of Dimes and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders.

  • Scot Wingo
    Scot Wingo, CEO, ChannelAdvisor

    CEO of ChannelAdvisor, Scot Wingo leads the company in its mission to provide retailers and manufacturers with the software and services needed to successfully sell their products via online sales channels. In tandem with his work at ChannelAdvisor, Scot is an industry thought leader, contributing regularly to several ChannelAdvisor blogs and speaking often at industry events.

    Scot received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Computer Engineering degree from North Carolina State University. Scot has received numerous awards including Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Triangle Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40.

Session Speakers

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    Woody Anderson, VP of E-Commerce, Recellular
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    Frank Andolina, Manager, Search Services, ChannelAdvisor

    Frank Andolina, Manager of the Search Services team at ChannelAdvisor works with customers to maximize revenue through the strategic optimization of search campaigns. With more than six years of experience in paid search, he brings guidance and ongoing training to his team members as they navigate the frequent changes of the space to deliver peak results for a wide-range of top tier retailers.

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    William Baiden, President, Shop Eddies / Vice President, S&B Keswick Motors

    Canadian resident and Master Mechanic, William Baiden has been leading the Ontario Auto industry for over 25 years.

    William has been a paramount player in growing S&B Keswick Motors into the award winning Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealer it is today!

    His quest for a challenge brought him to the online world taking a start-up in the arts and crafts business and growing in a major competitor in the e-commerce world in just 4 years.

    His latest venture, “Shop Eddies” has seen exceptional sales growth patterns within a very short timeframe.  It’s known as your one stop, one shop, spot for all things automotive.

    William contributes a lot of this success to his years in the automotive industry coupled with leveraging programs such as Channel Advisor, and Salesforce, both, he believes will aid in the estimated $327 billion dollars, expected through online sales by 2016 (noted by Forrester Research).  A 62% increase!

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    Jason Bertrand, Senior Manager of Customer Acquisition, Skullcandy

    As Senior Manager of Customer Acquisition for Skullcandy and sister company Astro Gaming, Jason Bertrand is responsible for all paid traffic driving initiatives to Skullcandy.com and Astrogaming.com. Prior to this role, Jason served as Customer Acquisition Manager at Under Armour, where he launched the affiliate, shopping engine, and re-targeting channels and helped propel Under Armour's e-commerce business from $30MM to nearly $100MM annually in under five years. Jason has worked extensively in the realm of revenue attribution having helped launch the Shop.org Attribution Special Interest Group, dedicated to standardizing attribution methods and strategies for e-commerce organizations.

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    Michael Contino, COO, Costume SuperCenter, LLC
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    Linda Cornelison , Sr. Manager, Top Rated Seller Program, eBay

    Linda joined eBay in 2003, managing Policy Compliance at PayPal.  She moved to eBay Marketplaces in 2006, managing Listing and Selling Practices, and later managing several Trust initiatives on the Seller Standards team.  Linda currently manages the Top Rated Seller program, which helps eBay sellers remain competitive in ecommerce by delivering the customer experience buyers have come to expect when shopping online.

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    Thuy Dang, Marketplace Business Development Sr. Manager, Newegg

    Thuy Dang - Marketplace Business Development Sr. Manager, Automotive, Newegg
    With over 15 years of e-commerce and management experience in the entertainment and automotive industry, Thuy has helped organizations enhance their e-commerce capabilities and branding in their respective space. He has also worked with media partners including Warner Bros., Dateline NBC, the History Channel and USA Today to provide co-branded motorsports content for their broadcast, home video, print and online programming.  Thuy also earned an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California at Irvine.

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    Will Daugherty, Vice President, External Payment Services, Amazon

    Will Daugherty oversees External Payment Services at Amazon, the business unit that provides payment services to online customers, sellers, and developers.  When an e-commerce seller implements one of these services, any customer with an Amazon account can sign in and pay on that seller's site with the information stored in her/his Amazon account.  Will is responsible for the strategy, product management, software development, and general management of the External Payment Services worldwide.  Will has been with Amazon since 2011.

    Prior to Amazon, Will was President of Destination Services and Expedia Local Expert at Expedia, Inc.  He also served as a Vice President at AT&T/Cingular Wireless and as a partner at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

    Will received an M.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Princeton University.

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    Don Davis, Editor in Chief, Internet Retailer

    Don Davis is Internet Retailer’s editor in chief, responsible for the editorial content of Internet Retailer magazine, the IRNewsLink daily newsletter and InternetRetailer.com.

    Before joining Internet Retailer in April 2007 he was group editor of SourceMedia’s Payments Group. He previously held reporting and editing positions at The Associated Press in Montgomery, Ala., and Atlanta; Manufacturing Systems magazine; and The Springfield Union, a daily newspaper in Massachusetts.

    A native of New York City, Davis graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in political science and economics. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son.

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    Jonathan Davis, Sales Engineer, ChannelAdvisor

    JD joined ChannelAdvisor in 2001 and has helped successfully launch and manage numerous marketplace businesses on Amazon, eBay and Rakuten Shopping. He recently transitioned to the ChannelAdvisor Sales Engineering Team to identify efficient and scalable opportunities for our partners using the ChannelAdvisor system.

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    Jim Dechow, Product Manager, ChannelAdvisor

    Jim Dechow is a Product Manager for ChannelAdvisor's including Comparison Shopping and Flex Feeds. He works to improve these advertising solutions, which enable retailers to distribute high-quality feeds to numerous shopping engines and commerce partners worldwide from a single set of data.

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    Gina DeFrank, Business Analyst, ChannelAdvisor

    Gina DeFrank is a Marketplaces Product Owner and Business Analyst for ChannelAdvisor, responsible for research and product direction for third-party marketplaces such as Amazon and Rakuten.  She works closely with the marketplaces, retailers, and ChannelAdvisor teams to keep up to date with channel developments and to optimize existing features for ChannelAdvisor customers.

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    Amy Dren, Launch Manager, ChannelAdvisor

    Amy Dren is a Launch Manager with the Customer Success Team and has been with the company since 2010.  With a background in customer support analysis, she has deep knowledge of the platform and acts as a product specialist and team mentor for emerging marketplaces such as Rakuten, Sears and Newegg.

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    Rob Eberhart, Director of Internet Solutions, DCi

    Rob Eberhart is the Director of Internet Solutions with DCi, an electronic cataloging and eServices company whose services include providing turnkey websites and custom data exports to sell performance parts and truck accessories online.  Rob has many years of experience in wholesale distribution, website development, internet marketing and ecommerce in the automotive aftermarket.

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    Len Eschweiler, Head of North American Sales & Services, Amazon Webstore

    Len is responsible for helping retailers best leverage Amazon Webstore to drive online success. Len has been a leading executive in eCommerce since the early days of selling online, and a founding team member of several Internet technology, media, and service companies. He is an expert in helping retailers capitalize on the evolving eCommerce landscape by addressing the marketing, operating and technical requirements for enabling a successful website.

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    Stu Eisenman, President and CFO, eRevolution Ventures, Inc.

    Stu Eisenman is President and CFO of eRevolution Ventures, Inc., (formerly Kites Tails & Toys, Inc.). He and his team continue to grow their four ThinkFast brand websites, brick and mortar stores, and multi-channel sales. As CFO he is responsible for managing the company's key credit and financial relationships.
    In 2012 eRevolution Ventures was recognized as an INC 5000 company with three- year sales growth of 228%.  The company, founded in 1986, has never had an unprofitable year.

    Eisenman has appeared as a kite expert on NBC's Today Show and has served on various merchant advisory boards for The Rouse Company, a premier retail real-estate developer . He previously served as Marketing Director and later Managing Partner for the world's largest specialty kite retailer.

    Eisenman is a graduate cum laude of the Maryland Institute College of Art and holds a BFA in fine and applied arts.

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    Shakeel Farooque, Head of Deals, North America, eBay
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    Chris Fralic, Partner, First Round Capital

    Chris Fralic is a Partner at First Round Capital and based in their New York office.  He joined the firm in 2006 and has focused on a number of the firm's investments in areas such as Advertising Technology including Invite Media (acquired by Google) and Demdex (acquired by Adobe), Social Media including CoTweet (acquired by ExactTarget) and myYearbook (acquired by QuePasa), eCommerce, Gaming, Mobile and more.  Chris has 25 years of technology industry experience, with significant Internet business development roles since 1996. Chris was VP of Business Development at social bookmarking and tagging company del.icio.usthrough the Yahoo! acquisition.  Chris was also one of the early employees and VP of Business Development at Half.com starting in 1999, and after the eBay acquisition spent six years with eBay in a variety of entertainment, business development and media roles.   Chris earned his BS in Finance from Villanova University and his MBA from St. Joseph's University.

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    Nicolas Franchet, Head of Retail & eCommerce – Global Vertical Marketing, Facebook

    Nicolas Franchet joined Facebook in 2012 as Head of Retail and e-Commerce on the Global Vertical Marketing team. At Facebook, Nicolas is responsible for developing category-level marketing strategies that benefit both online and offline retailers of all sizes around the world.

    Prior to Facebook, Nicolas spent over 7 years at eBay, the world's largest online marketplace. At eBay, he led the Marketplaces Strategy team, and later was a General Manager for eBay Motors and more recently eBay Fashion. Nicolas started his career in Paris as a consultant for Arthur Andersen, and later worked for the boutique consulting firm Mars & Co. in San Francisco, where he helped Fortune 100 companies with strategic planning. Nicolas is based in Facebook's Menlo Park Headquarters.

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    Michael Franklin, Product Strategy & Execution Lead, Retail Innovation, eBay
    Michael Franklin is the Product Strategy & Execution Lead for the Retail Innovation group at eBay, Inc.  Retail Innovation is focused on bringing the eBay, Inc. technology platform into physical retail spaces around the world.
    Michael joined eBay in 2013 after working for The Blackstone Group's Alternative Asset Management division in New York City.  He is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania and is from Washington, DC.
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    Brian Gibson, President and CEO, Riders Discount
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    Jono Glanville, Sales Manager – Automotive & Powersports, Amazon Services

    As a Sales Manager for the Automotive & Powersports business, Jono manages the Sales team responsible for recruiting new sellers on Amazon.  Jono’s team works with Automotive, Powersports, RV & Marine sellers to help them achieve their business goals by adding Amazon as an additional sales channel.

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    Dennis Glavin, Principal Product Manager (Sponsored Products), Amazon

    As principle product manager at Amazon, Dennis Glavin leads the Sponsored Products business.  An established leader in launching new businesses, Mr. Glavin has previously held leadership roles in product management and marketing in digital advertising and mobile experiences at Microsoft, Motorola and other entrepreneurial technology companies.

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    Nathan Gordon, CIO, Christmas Central

    Nathan Gordon is the CIO of Christmas Central.  In 2012, Nathan was listed in Buffalo Business First as one of the area’s most successful 30 people under 30.  While still earning his management and economics degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and The Wharton School of Business, Nathan launched Gordon Companies’ first e-commerce division in 2001. By 2004 he became the company’s CIO, where today he manages the largest online Christmas decoration company in the country, which has been recognized as one of the fastest 5,000 private growing companies in the United States by INC magazine three years in a row.

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    Christian Hassold, President and CEO, CollisionSync

    Christian Hassold is President and CEO of CollisionSync, a tech company that provides product content management and commerce automation solutions to customers in automotive and industrial markets.  CollisionSync’s customers include O’Reilly, Carquest, Uni-Select and National Oak, the largest P.B.E. distributor in the U.S. Christian has more than fourteen years experience driving customer and revenue growth by creating products that resolve asymmetric information problems and increase sales opportunity through improved communication. Christian holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and attended London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Connect with Christian on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/hassold

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    Jon Hedges, President, Hedges & Company

    Jon founded Hedges & Company in 2004 to serve the automotive aftermarket, powersports and motorsports industries with Internet marketing, database marketing, and market research services. Since then Hedges & Company has served clients in the U.S. and Europe including online retailers, event marketers and Fortune 100 companies, as a full-service marketing agency.

    Much of his career was spent in charge of marketing and merchandising at Summit Racing Equipment, during that company’s explosive growth from 1988 to 2001 as it became one of the first online retailers in the automotive aftermarket. Jon has also worked at other aftermarket retailers including Stylin’ Concepts and Speedway Motors.

    Jon has been a speaker at industry conferences, racetrack operator meetings, and the annual SEMA Show. Hedges & Company is listed by DM News Magazine as one of the top direct marketing agencies. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska.

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    Andy Hoar, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research

    Andy serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. He focuses primarily on B2B and B2B2C eCommerce, as well as issues related to enabling channel partner businesses for manufacturers. Andy's current research areas include multichannel retailing, mobile couponing, affiliate marketing, and enabling manufacturers to sell online.

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    Jenny Hock, Senior Strategic Partnership Manager, ChannelAdvisor

    Jenny Hock is a Senior Strategic Partnership Manager on the ChannelAdvisor’s Business Development Team. Jenny manages the relationships with key partners such as Sears, Newegg, Rakuten.com Shopping, Groupon Goods, Shop.com, Magento and Demandware. Her role involves advocating for ChannelAdvisor sellers on these channels, identifying opportunities for growth and ensuring seller satisfaction.

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    Greg Ives, Director of Global Services, ChannelAdvisor

    Directing the Global Customer Success team since 2006, Greg Ives aims to ensure that ChannelAdvisor’s Services teams stay true to the mission to maximize product and company satisfaction by delivering consistent support at the highest possible standard to a global base of clients. Throughout his tenure at ChannelAdvisor, Greg’s management has supported the company in securing accolades including multiple Stevie and Best in Biz awards, and Triangle Business Journal’s Best Place to Work in 2011 and 2012.

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    Mike Jackson, VP of E-Commerce, World of Powersports

    Mike Jackson, VP eCommerce at World of Powersports, was one of the first adopters to the Amazon Automotive Marketplace and an early adopter of the eBay Automotive Part Listings program.  With Mike's leadership, World of Powersports developed a robust fitment table for many OEM brands which enables them to power and drop ship for over 300 retailers online channel.  World of Powersports was named a Top 100 Dealer for 2011, Best eCommerce, and Best Promotion accolades, and again in 2012 they achieved a Merit award for being the Best eCommerce Dealer.

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    Jackie Jenkins, Product Manager, ChannelAdvisor

    Jackie Jenkins manages ChannelAdvisor’s Paid Search product and has been in the field for six years. She seeks to understand and develop solutions to customer pain points with a primary focus on the Paid Search solution. When she’s not working, Jackie enjoys time with her husband, two daughters and American Bulldog.

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    Jon Jessup, CEO and Founder, Cloud Conversion

    As the CEO and founder of Cloud Conversion, Jon Jessup brings over 15 years of on-demand software experience to the company’s objective of innovation and success in the cloud. Having worked with Salesforce.com for over 5 years, Jon is passionate about helping eCommerce companies streamline key business processes, improve CRM/ERP/customer service operations and better understand their customers.

    Prior to Cloud Conversion, Jon spent 5 years at Oracle Corporation working on the eBusiness Suite. Jon graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University, with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree in Computer Science.

     

     

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    Ryan Kaiser, Head of North America Cross-Border Trade, eBay

    Ryan Kaiser is the Head of North America Cross Border Trade at eBay.  He manages the North America CBT business focusing on growing international sales for Sellers/Merchants and delighting eBay’s global buyers.  Ryan and his team develop and manage solutions that enable Merchants to scale their businesses internationally.

    Prior to leading the North America CBT business, Ryan joined eBay in the Marketplaces Strategy group after eight years at the management consulting firm Monitor Group.  He is based in eBay’s San Jose Headquarters.  Ryan holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

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    Adrian Klingel, Managing Partner, MyFitment

    Adrian Klingel is a 14-year veteran of the Automotive Aftermarket and is the founder of MyFitment, LLC. He is also the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Illumaware, LLC, where he helps brands such as Delphi, Ford Motorcraft, Brembo, Bilstein, and over 70 others manage their automotive catalog data online.

     

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    Anthony Laudico, Spencer Stuart

    Anthony Laudico leads the firm’s search efforts in the e-commerce sector within Spencer Stuart’s Technology, Media, & Telecommunications Practice. He is also a member of Spencer Stuart's North American Board & CEO and Private Equity practices.

    Bringing to Spencer Stuart more than 20 years of international experience in the digital media and technology industries, he focuses on executive-level and board searches in the e-commerce ecosystem, which include top digital general managers and digitally oriented chief marketing officers and chief technology officers. His clients have included Wal-Mart, Neiman Marcus, Barnes & Noble, Rue La La, Coach, Saks, TJ Maxx, Provide Commerce, Zipcar, Michaels Stores, OfficeMax and many others.

    Most recently, Anthony was the operating partner for software and technology for SV Investment Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. In this capacity, he assisted in the purchase of IDS, the leading provider of software to the leasing industry, and served as the company’s interim chief operating officer and chief executive officer. He also served on the IDS board of directors.

    Anthony has a B.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia University and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.

     

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    Amanda Lecher, Marketplaces Services Campaign Manager, ChannelAdvisor

    Amanda Lecher, Marketplaces Services Campaign Manager, has been a member of the ChannelAdvisor team since 2010. Initially a part of the Customer Success group, Amanda helped self-service customers successfully integrate with ChannelAdvisor. She currently works with the majority of our enterprise-level clients, building their inventory, order and fulfillment integrations within the ChannelAdvisor platform.

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    Joel Lederhause, Founder and CEO, Discount Ramps

    Joel Lederhause founded DiscountRamps.com in 2001 as a part time venture while Joel was a full time firefighter/EMT. The company has experienced double digit growth every year and made the Internet Retailer Top 500 list for the last 5 straight years. In 2006 Joel left his career as a firefighter to become CEO of his company. DiscountRamps.com sells over 11,000 products in the loading, hauling and transportation area and operates multiple Ecommerce websites. DiscountRamps started using ChannelAdvisor to manage their ebay listings in January of 2006 and today utilize ChannelAdvisor to manage their marketplaces, ebay, CSE’s and PPC campaigns.

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    Wendy Liebmann, CEO and Chief Shopper, WSL Strategic Retail

    Wendy Liebmann is the Founder, CEO and Chief Shopper at WSL Strategic Retail, the world's leading authority on shopper behavior and retail strategy. Recognized as one of the innovators of shopper insights, Ms. Liebmann works with clients across multiple retail sectors (consumer packaged goods, fashion, beauty, health, home, food & beverage, pets, financial services, etc.), arming brands and retailers with the strategies required to stay ahead of the market and motivate shoppers to purchase. WSL’s unparalleled research and How America Shops® reports make it the go-to source for up-to-the-minute intelligence on shopper attitudes, emerging trends, channels and categories, as well as the most avant-garde retail concepts from around the world. Ms. Liebmann is a highly respected speaker and thought leader who frequently shares her insights on the shopper and the state of retail at such prominent media outlets as CBS, ABC, CNN, BBC, MarketWatch, NPR, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Women's Wear Daily, and at retail conferences throughout the world.

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    Amy Lubell, Director of Managed Services, ChannelAdvisor
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    Curt McDowell, Enterprise Sales Manager, Automotive, ChannelAdvisor

    Curt McDowell, Enterprise Sales Manager for the Automotive and Powersports categories, has worked in IT, Supply Chain, Process Engineering and e-commerce for more than 20 years. Curt leverages this experience at ChannelAdvisor to continually develop the streamlined processes for automotive and powersport clients, reducing costs and increasing revenues.

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    Tyson McPherson, Director of Information Technology, National Performance Warehouse

    As Director of Information Technology at National Performance Warehouse, Tyson is responsible for all data and voice technology which interconnects ten warehouse locations across the United States and Canada. Additionally he has an excellent focus on data management and process improvements.

    Recently NPW’s growth from five locations to ten has provided Tyson with the opportunity to develop and implement technology driven tools and applications which allow NPW customers to have immediate access to $22 million of inventory via a fully automated drop-ship order fulfillment and management system.

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    Sean McWherter, Co-Founder, Autoplicity.com

    Sean McWherter co-founded Autoplicity.com in 2011. Autoplicity is a fast-growing website with one of the world’s largest inventories of auto parts. He runs the data side of the business, overseeing the millions of parts and vehicles that Autoplicity serves. Sean’s day-to-day responsibilities include oversight of new product additions to the site, vendor integration management, pricing strategies, and paid search marketing.

    Prior to Autoplicity, Sean founded several other ecommerce companies. Early in his career, he worked at a large pet retail site, where he developed the skills he would later use to start his own businesses. Sean also consults for a variety of Internet Retailer 500 sites, assisting them with their internet marketing and business development.

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    Rachael Miller, US Manager, Customer Success, ChannelAdvisor

    As Manager of the US Customer Success team, Rachel Miller works with her group of launch and customer success professionals to implement ChannelAdvisor solutions for retailers with the goal of establishing a path for long-term, continued success and growth using the ChannelAdvisor platform. Rachel brings more than 10 years of industry expertise to her team and clients, positioning her to strategically guide her team in helping clients achieve business goals.

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    David Monterroso, Senior Solution Consultant, ChannelAdvisor

    David Monterroso is a Senior Solutions Consultant on the ChannelAdvisor Global Sales Engineering team. David researches areas of opportunity for retailers, recommending strategies to improve existing e-commerce programs and looking at potential initiatives to expand to additional online channels.

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    Eric Moore, Masterpiece Marketing Group, LLC

    Eric Moore owns and manages Masterpiece Marketing Group, LLC, a niche marketing firm in the Kansas City area that focuses on monetizing photographic archives.  He started MMG with his partner (another Eric) and a single archive in 2005.  Today, MMG is actively managing six archives with a total inventory of over 1.6 million photos.  In addition to overseeing daily operations, Eric is the system architect of MMG's internal inventory management system and provides IT support for MMG's 6 local and 9 home-based employees.

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    Andres Parada, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, FBA Business, Amazon

    As Sr. Marketing Manager at Amazon, Andres leads product marketing strategy and execution for the Multi-Channel Fulfillment and Global Selling businesses.  Andres works with a wide variety of online businesses helping them grow with Amazon’s fulfillment capabilities and expand internationally.  Andres has over 12 years experience working technology and consumer goods companies in topics of branding, consumer communications and international business.

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    Tim Parry, Senior Content Manager, Multichannel Merchant

    As senior content manager, Tim handles the day-to-day operations of the trade publication Multichannel Merchant's website, magazines, social media and special projects. Tim is a frequent speaker at retail industry events, and has been quoted in several business and mainstream publications. Multichannel Merchant exclusively serves B2B and B2C merchants, manufacturers and wholesale/distributors, who sell goods via a variety of digital and offline direct selling channels.

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    Jay Patel, Product Category Manager, Groupon Goods
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    Sumip Patel, Business Initiative Manager, eBay Motors

    As Business Initiative Manager at eBay Motors, Sumip is responsible for managing eBay’s Cross Border Trade programs for Parts & Accessories sellers, among other initiatives. To make international selling easier and more lucrative, eBay has developed exciting new programs such as the Global Shipping Program and the International Selling Program. If you are interested in learning more about these programs, please reach out to Sumip at sumpatel@ebay.com.

     

     

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    Vincent Payen, Buyer Experience Lead for First Purchase Flow & Promotions, eBay

    Vincent joined eBay in 2007. He works in the North American Business management team, which focuses on identifying opportunities and driving projects to improve the buyer experience on eBay. He currently oversees the development and adoption efforts of our new promotion engine as well as the first purchase experience.

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    Prashanth Rao, Sr. Manager, Delivery Experience, eBay

    Prashanth joined the shipping team at eBay in June 2012, after having interned with the same team in the summer of 2011. He works within Delivery Experience team, which focuses on improving the buyer experience of receiving an item bought on eBay. He currently manages the Fast 'N Free program, which provides personalized Delivery Estimates to the buyers and accentuates the value of low ship cost and ship time. Prashanth earned his B-Tech from National Institute of Technology Warangal, India and MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he graduated as an Edward Tuck Scholar. Prior to Tuck, he was working as a Technology Consultant primarily focusing on internet applications.

  • [+]
    David Reeder, President, Captain Dave Inc.

    David Reeder, known to many as “Captain Dave,” is the founder and president of Captain Dave, Inc., an online army navy and outdoor adventure store catering to outdoorsmen, military and law enforcement personnel, and the prepping community. The company is ranked among The Internet Retailer's Second 500.

    Dave launched his first online store in 1998 and has been an Amazon third-party merchant since
    2004, an eBay seller since 2005, and recently started selling on Sears.com, Buy.com and NewEgg. The company has used Channel Advisor to support its multichannel sales efforts since 2006 and currently operates two Channel Advisor premium stores.

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    Lesley Schwartz, Global Business Development, Amazon Services

    Responsible for Global Business Development, Lesley is a leading expert on out-of-country seller expansion and develops strategy to enable retailers to expand their business internationally.  She covers issues such as business modeling and international shipping and logistics.

  • [+]
    Marc Sebes, Senior Product Manager, ChannelAdvisor

    "Marc Sebes is a Sr. Product Manager for ChannelAdvisor, responsible for product strategy involving all third-party marketplaces including eBay, Amazon, Sears, Rakuten and more. He works closely with marketplaces, retailers, and ChannelAdvisor teams to add new channels and optimize existing channels for ChannelAdvisor customers.

    When he's not working, Marc enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, playing tennis and rocking out to Metallica. Follow him on twitter at @eCommerceMarc. "

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    Jahan Shafizadeh, PhD, Head of Trust Factors , eBay

    Jahan has been at eBay since 2004 working within and leading various teams including Search, Developers Program, and Catalog Infrastructure.

    He is currently managing the Trust Factors Team, which focuses on identifying and improving bad buyer experiences across the site and working through process, product and policy solutions to deliver an exceptional ecommerce experience to our community.

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    Martin Smiley, Marketplace Manager, Cooking.com

    Marketplace Manager - Martin Smiley, joined Cooking.com in 2012 and manages several key partners in the marketplace including Amazon, Ebay, and Rakuten.  Martin also oversees growing email membership efforts for Cooking.com along with all Cooking.com"Powered By" partners such as The Food Network Store, The Rachael Ray Store, The Paula Deen Store, and The Calphalon Store to name a few.

    Prior to Cooking.com, Martin built a career in the digital space over 10 years, including stints overseeing digital ad sales forGeekNation.com, integrated sales for CBS Interactive, as well as over five years with the Los Angeles Times.  Elected to the Los Angeles City Neighborhood Council in 2010, Martin is also active within his community, currently serving a four year term as his district's elected Business Representative.

  • [+]
    Matt Snyder, Campaign Manager, ChannelAdvisor

    Matt Snyder, Campaign Manager, Marketplaces Services, runs the eBay, Amazon, Rakuten.com Shopping, Sears, NewEgg and Walmart campaigns for many of ChannelAdvisor’s gold and platinum tier fully managed clients. Keeping one ear always attune to the ever-evolving world of third party marketplaces, he ensures that customers not only secure a successful kickoff but continue to strategically grow post-launch.

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    Brian Tremblay, Senior Software Developer & Architect, Scout SoftwareScout

    As Chief Developer and software architect at Scout Software, Brian leads development strategies that enhance topShelf Cloud-based inventory management system. He focuses specifically on integration, ensuring that topShelf works seamlessly with e-commerce, CRM, and accounting applications. Most recently, Brian developed the topShelf platform for Channel Advisor integration. He regularly contributes to supply chain best practices.

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    Brett Tuson, Business Development Manager – Automotive & Powersports and Industrial & Scientific, Amazon Services

    A 9 year Amazon veteran, Brett leads the teams responsible for new seller recruitment into the Selling on Amazon program for the Automotive & Powersports and Industrial & Scientific categories.

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    Mike Waltman, Enterprise Business Development, Milo & eBay Local

    Mike Waltman is on the Enterprise Business Development team for eBay Local.  eBay Local is working with retailers to help drive forward eBay's vision of consumers shopping whenever, wherever they want by enabling local product search, in store pick up, and same day delivery on eBay.

    Mike joined eBay in 2011 after working for an electric car network start-up, and for Bain & Company prior to that.  He is an alumnus of Duke University.

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    Jordan Weinstein, Director, Business Development, ChannelAdvisor

    Jordan Weinstein is Director of Business Development at ChannelAdvisor.  Responsible for managing and growing ChannelAdvisor’s partner ecosystem in the US and internationally, he strives to give sellers access to a diverse set of channels through which to grow their global and regional sales footprints.

Past speakers have included:

  • Doug Mack
    Doug Mack, CEO, One Kings Lane

    As CEO, Doug is helping to create one of the most exciting online brands today. An e-commerce and consumer-industry veteran, Doug was CEO and co-founder of Scene7, the leading rich media platform for e-commerce, powering websites for more than 1,000 retailers worldwide, among them Nike, QVC, Macy's, and Williams-Sonoma. After completing the successful sale of Scene7 to Adobe in 2007, he joined the Adobe executive team, where, as vice president and general manager of digital imaging and dynamic media, he provided leadership for flagship properties such as Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Flash Media®. Previously, Doug served as executive vice president of the Home Division for Broderbund Software, where he oversaw the growth of such leading consumer properties as Print Shop and 3D Home Architect. A graduate of Boston College, Doug began his career at General Electric and later joined McKinsey & Company. Doug and his family live in a warm, Tuscan-style home in the San Francisco Bay Area. When he’s not busy at One Kings Lane, he can be found on the sports fields of the Peninsula with his kids, cheering for their every kick, shot and swing.

  • Mark Mahaney
    Mark Mahaney, Internet Sector Managing Director, Citigroup Investment Research

    Mark S. Mahaney is a Managing Director covering the Internet sector at Citigroup Investment Research. Mark has been ranked #1 in the Institutional Investor Poll for the Internet Sector (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011). He has also been ranked #1 in the Greenwich Institutional Investor Poll for the Internet sector, as well as the #1 Earnings Estimator and the #1 Stock Picker in the Internet Retail segment by the Financial Times and StarMine. Mark has been covering Internet stocks since 1998. Prior to Citigroup, he worked on both the sell-side and the buy-side, including with American Technology Research and Morgan Stanley. Mark holds an MBA from Wharton Business School (1996), an MA from Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (1990), and a BA from Amherst College (1987). Prior to Wall Street, Mark worked in management consulting with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Senate, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. In another life, Mark was the bassist for Monkey Funk.

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jones, Vice President of Merchant Development, eBay

    As Vice President of Merchant Development Michael is responsible for the growth of eBay's merchant business. Previously, Michael was responsible for building relationships between eBay and leading brands and retailers. Prior to eBay, Michael was the Chief Revenue Office of ChannelAdvisor where he was responsible for revenue, corporate development and acquisition strategies.

  • Stefany Moore
    Stefany Moore, Research Analyst, Internet Retailer

    Stefany Moore is a research analyst with Internet Retailer, where she oversees data gathering and analysis for the Second 500 Guide. She also writes for Internet Retailer magazine and InternetRetailer.com. Previously, she has covered renewable energy, the industrial construction industry, the police beat for The Boston Globe and national politics for United Press International. She has a B.S. in journalism from Boston University and lives in Chicago.

  • Zia Daniell Wigder
    Zia Daniell Wigder, Vice President and Research Director, Forrester Research

    As vice president and research director at Forrester Research, Zia serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals and is a leading expert on web globalization. She works with a wide variety of online businesses expanding internationally, with a particular focus on online retailers. In her research, she covers issues such as international shipping and logistics, website operations, payments, customer service, and the translation and localization of global websites. Her research also analyzes online consumer behavior in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Sponsors

For sponsorship options, pricing and availability, please contact:
Candace Velazquez, US Events Manager, at: candace.velazquez@channeladvisor.com.

2013 Sponsors

Title Sponsor
  • eBay is the world's largest online marketplace, connecting buyers and sellers worldwide. Through PayPal, individuals and businesses quickly, easily, and securely send and receive online payments. We also reach millions through specialized marketplaces such as StubHub and eBay classifieds sites. By giving consumers the online and offline tools to shop anytime, anywhere, any way, eBay is expanding its growing base of worldwide loyalists. eBay’s global traffic of 112 million buyers demand 24/7 access to the best deals on the best brands wrapped up in a trusted shopping experience. That’s why most shopping searches start on eBay.

  • Newegg is an ideal solution for reputable sellers interested in reaching a devoted and broad customer base. With over 18 million customers, Newegg offers a compelling shopping experience and attractive marketing of our sellers’ products. Enjoy low commission rates, free promotional marketing, and a hands-on support staff. Take advantage of our award-winning reputation that shoppers know and trust. Let Newegg be your virtual storefront.

Platinum Sponsor
  • If taking your business to the next level includes selling online, or improving your existing online business, getting to know Amazon Services could make all the difference in your success. Imagine having Amazon, with its world-class technologies, as an ally in meeting your business goals. Think how much simpler things could be if you could leverage the power of Amazon tools and services for your business. Take advantage of our eCommerce expertise by using Selling on Amazon, Amazon Webstore, Amazon Payments, Amazon Product Ads, and Fulfillment by Amazon to help make your business better, fast.

Gold Sponsors
  • Cloud Conversion is recognized by ChannelAdvisor as the premier provider of eCommerce CRM. Connecting your business to the award winning Salesforce.com platform, Cloud Conversion boasts a fully featured suite of customer service, inventory management and RMA management solutions.

  • Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.

  • Ingram Micro Logistics (IML) is a leading third-party logistics provider delivering the world’s most scalable multi-channel fulfillment solutions. Our end-to-end supply chain services include: supply chain analysis, warehouse and facility management, reverse logistics, assembly and packaging, order management and fulfillment services, transportation and financial services, kitting and etching, and IT partner integration.

  • i-parcel is a combination technology company and international logistics company whose sole focus is assisting internet retailers by enabling their value proposition for cross-border e-Commerce. Through its cloud based technology and low cost international delivery network, i-parcel empowers internet retailers with a superior and low cost buying experience.

  • Meridian Global Services’ core business is focused on providing a range of international VAT compliance and consulting services to over 15,000 clients worldwide. Our long lasting client relationships lay testament to why we are repeatedly chosen by the world’s most successful organisations. We utilise our global footprint, our deep industry expertise and our leading edge technologies for optimal results. We have built a large base of e-commerce clients who have expanded into multiple markets rapidly. It is our expertise in International VAT that our clients value.

  • Piqora is the complete marketing suite for Pinterest which includes Pinterest promotions, visual landing pages, analytics, audience data, and content management tools. Over 300+ retailers including Sephora, Etsy, Zappos, Z Gallerie, and Steve Madden are actively using Piqora to drive more traffic, acquire new customers, and uncover insights.

  • Rakuten.com shopping(formerly Buy.com) is proud to offer our merchant-centric marketplace platform providing powerful seller tools, potential global footprint and millions of customers.  Worldwide sales from Rakuten exceed 15 billion dollars with market dominance in multiple industries besides ecommerce, such as travel, golf, sports entertainment, electronics, online video streaming, payment and banking.

  • RetailOps by GüdTech is Retail Operations Simplified. Seamless tools for back-office operations built for retailers by retailers: Purchasing, Catalog, Photography, Marketplace, Order and Warehouse Management. A unified system that frees you from the hassle and expense of integrations. Build customer satisfaction through clean execution. Increase accuracy, decrease cost.

  • Scout's topShelf is a web based inventory management application that can be used to manage online order fulfillment, using barcode scanning and printing.  Some features include pick/pack/ship, cycle count, integrated shipping, and real time reports. Integrates seamlessly with Channel Advisor and other CRM and accounting applications.

  • Sears Commerce Services offers end-to-end commerce solutions that fit the needs of any seller. Build, expand and grow your business online by leveraging Sears expertise and scale in retail, ecommerce and fulfillment.
    Join the thousands of seller who've found success with Sears Commerce Services. Let Sears work for your business.

  • ShipWorks® helps online sellers ship more in less time by eliminating manual processes and automating post-sale tasks.  ShipWorks supports batch processing with FedEx, OnTrac, UPS, USPS (Endicia, Express 1, Stamps.com) and DHL Global Mail, eliminating copy/paste with direct downloads from leading e-commerce systems. Your first month’s on us at www.shipworks.com.

  • Shopbot.ca is Canada’s premier comparison shopping engine. Launched in 2004 and specifically tailored to efficiently link discerning Canadian consumers and merchants in the rapidly expanding online retail market.  Shopbot utilizes its own award-winning product search technology to surface the most relevant results for customers and the lowest prices.

Silver Sponsors
  • SkuVault, an Agile Harbor application, is a warehouse management system that integrates with ChannelAdvisor, Shipworks, and Teapplix. Complete with barcoding and jam packed with other cool features to help eCommerce retailers prevent out of stocks, improve warehouse efficiency, and reduce human error. Use SkuVault to unlock your inventory.

  • Brand Retailers Social Shopping Cart is the one e-commerce software that goes everywhere your customers are.  Our software integrates with all the marketplaces and social communities that drive your internet sales.  Brand retailers also offers a state of the art distribution center for same day scan driven order fulfillment.

  • eAccountable has been providing performance marketing and affiliate program management services for Internet Retailer Top 500 merchants for more than a decade.  We implement the latest online tools to help our clients maximize their ROI across all of their digital marketing channels.

  • eBay Commerce Network is a leading commerce advertising platform offering merchants direct response solutions across a network of leading publishers. This robust network allows us to target consumers at any stage of their shopping experience, from awareness to purchase and fulfill our mission of connecting consumers to the world's advertisers.

    Corporate URL:  www.ebaycommercenetwork.com

  • Gengo is the leading provider of people-powered translation at scale. Ecommerce, Travel and Media customers can dynamically translate their content, including product descriptions, user reviews, comments and tweets using an integratable translation API. Gengo's translation service represents a huge leap in quality versus machine translation, bringing retailers a measurable ROI. Clients include YouTube, TripAdvisor, Rakuten, and Vestiaire Collective.  http://gengo.com/how-it-works/

  • Globegistics Inc. is a premier mailing logistics and distribution organization to large-volume mailers and e-commerce companies. We provide cost effective and efficient delivery of mail publications and parcels throughout the United States and to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Our advanced approach to global distribution will benefit both you and your recipients.

  • Hedges & Company is a leading Internet marketing, database marketing and market research agency, serving the automotive aftermarket, motorsports and powersports industries. It delivers over 10 million emails per year for clients. Headquartered outside of Cleveland, Ohio, the firm is a member of SEMA, AAIA and the Marketing Research Association.

  • Kabbage has pioneered the first financial services data and technology platform to provide funding to small businesses in less than 7 minutes. Kabbage leverages data generated through business activity such as seller channels, social media, shipping data, and other sources to understand performance and craft financing options for small businesses.

  • Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc., based in Exeter, Pennsylvania is the leading distributor and marketer of aftermarket automotive equipment and accessories in North America. During our 40+ year history, we have grown from a single auto parts store to become the largest warehouse distributor in our industry.

  • Selling products online just got a lot easier with the Kole Imports Dropship Program.  Our application allows users to get information on over 6000 products quickly, efficiently and 100% free.  Whether it’s your own website or any other online marketplace, Kole Import’s dropship program is a great fit for your business.

  • Magento offers customizable, scalable and feature-rich eCommerce solutions.
    We offer a range of resources, support, and consulting services along with a global community of partners and developers.
    Magento is owned by eBay Inc., a global leader in commerce technology. We look forward to helping you succeed online.

  • NetSuite SuiteCommerce enables B2C and B2B merchants, manufacturers and distributors to transform their approach to commerce with an infrastructure that unifies POS and ecommerce with your core operational systems—inventory and order management, CRM, merchandising, marketing and financials.

  • Industry leading manufacturer of Photography Workflow Automation Solutions for the eCommerce businesses. Ortery’s software controlled solutions allow anyone to efficiently capture, create and process professional grade still, 360° and 3D product images in-house. Solutions include a wide range of product photography studios & turntables that are perfect for any business of any size.

  • Parcel Insurance Plan offers deeply discounted rates on shipping insurance. In business since 1966, PIP is the largest company in the country specializing exclusively in small package insurance. All policies are underwritten by "A" rated Fireman's Fund.  Ship with the carrier. Insure with Parcel Insurance Plan.®

  • PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online, via mobile devices and in store. The service allows people to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With more than 123 million active accounts in 190 markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global commerce. PayPal is an eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) company. PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and its international headquarters is located in Singapore. More information about the company can be found at www.paypal.com.

     

  • PriceGrabber is a leading online shopping site with more than 26 million unique shoppers monthly. At PriceGrabber, savvy shoppers can instantly find and compare over 80 million unique products and services across 25 categories with more than 12,000 merchants. Compare products side by side to find the right retailers at the best prices within popular categories, such as Digital Cameras, TVs, Electronics, Computers, Clothing, Books, and much more. PriceGrabber provides shoppers with the right product from the right merchant at the best price anytime, anywhere.

  • SLI Systems offers Full-Service, Customized, solutions for Site Search, Merchandising, and Navigation and User Generated SEO. SLI Systems’ hosted solutions empower businesses to enhance customer satisfaction while increasing sales, reducing costs and yielding valuable customer information. Unlike traditional search software, SLI Systems’ patented technology continuously “learns” from user behavior over time to improve the user experience and deliver more relevant results.

  • TheFind is a leading shopping search engine and a mobile, tablet and social commerce innovator. With patented search and discovery technology, TheFind makes it easy to shop for anything you like, in every store, all at once.

  • Transportation Impact, LLC specializes in contract benchmarking, distribution analysis and carrier negotiations. We help companies negotiate world class and market competitive contracts with small parcel carriers which results in savings on average of 18%.  Transportation Impact also provides an audit recovery service which continuously checks for late deliveries and billing inaccuracies, optimizes your parcel shipping, streamlines processes, recoups expenses, and provides you with actionable data.


 

Did You Know:

  • Catalyst offers the greatest opportunity to network with executives of more e-Commerce leading companies than any other industry conference.
  • Catalyst attendees can stay at the World Class M Resort for only $140/night with no resort fee, but rooms are limited.
  • Newegg is a title sponsor for Catalyst Americas.
  • Catalyst allows you to meet with leading industry suppliers who can help you grow your business.
  • Catalyst brings you up-to-date with the latest e-commerce trends.
  • Catalyst provides unparalleled networking opportunities with peers and industry thought-leaders.
  • Catalyst brings together leading channels such as eBay and Amazon under one roof.
  • With over 20 sessions, across three tracks, there are topics relevant to every attendee.
  • Catalyst is two and a half days of e-commerce education.
  • Over 800 people attend Catalyst Americas each year.
  • Catalyst provides you with new ideas and perspectives to help you enhance your performance.
  • Catalyst is a hub of marketplaces, leading retailers and industry-analysts.
  • Catalyst takes place annually in London and Las Vegas.
  • You can have one-on-one consultations with e-commerce experts at Catalyst.
  • Pre-conference workshops are offered Monday, April 29, 2013 from 8am-3:45pm.
  • AutoCommerce will take place on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 8am-3:45pm.
  • Catalyst Americas will take place on Monday, April 29th from 4:30pm-6pm, on Tuesday, April 30th from 8am-5:15pm and on Wednesday, May 1st from 8am-12:15pm.
  • The Catalyst Americas Welcome Reception will take place on Monday, April 29th from 6pm-8pm.
  • The Catalyst Americas Party will take place on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30pm-10:30pm.
  • Catalyst is an annual conference hosted by ChannelAdvisor that brings together some of the most innovative minds in the industry.
  • Catalyst will give attendees a forum to discuss current and upcoming trends, exchange best practices, learn about new products and other innovations, and receive expert-led training on ChannelAdvisor products and services.
  • This year's conference theme and program focus "Start here. Go everywhere" illustrates that online retailers who are serious about expanding their reach will start at Catalyst and take the business anywhere they want to go--across channels, into new international markets, onto new marketplaces, the possibilities are unlimited.
  • ChannelAdvisor Catalyst is regarded by event attendees as one of the most valuable online retail events of the year.
  • Catalyst gives attendees unprecedented access to executives from companies like eBay, Google, Amazon and more who are shaping and influencing the world of online retail plus the caliber of leading online retailers.

Attendees at Catalyst will have many opportunities to tailor their experience to meet their individual needs. Whether you want to attend Pre-Conference workshop sessions catered to ChannelAdvisor solutions, AutoCommerce sessions for auto and powersports parts & accessories retailers, or the world-class main conference sessions, all the details you need are below.

Catalyst 2013 will officially kick off on Monday, April 29th, at 4:30pm with an Opening Keynote Address by Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor. Catalyst sessions will take place on Tuesday, April 30th from 8:30am-5:15pm and on Wednesday, May 1st from 8:30am-12:15pm.

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

On Monday, April 29th, Pre-Conference sessions will take place from 8am-3:45pm. Attendees will have the option to register for these more informal, workshop-style sessions led by the ChannelAdvisor subject matter experts on the latest topics in the world of search, shopping, marketplaces and more. This is a great opportunity to benefit from their wealth of knowledge and hear tips and tricks, best practices and advanced ways to use the ChannelAdvisor solutions to their full potential.

The cost to attend the Pre-conference sessions is $149/person.

AUTOCOMMERCE

On Monday, April 29th, AutoCommerce will also take place from 8am-3:45pm.  Attendees will have the option to register for this one-day conference developed exclusively for retailers in all categories of automotive and powersports.  Attendees will learn from dynamic sessions focused on today's most essential online marketing and e-commerce topics including how to master top channels like eBay, Amazon and Buy.com and how to tackle back office challenges — while networking with all the major players in automotive and powersports.

The cost to attend AutoCommerce is $199/person.

The cost to attend Catalyst will depend on the date of registration

$725After 03/16/2013

Registration provides access to all main conference sessions and networking events, and includes food and drink for all networking breakfasts, breaks and lunches April 29-May 1, 2013 as well as the welcome reception on April 29 and the Catalyst party on April 30. Special dietary requests can be made on the registration form.

There is no registration deadline; however, the conference has limited capacity and attendance sells out every year; we encourage you to sign up promptly to reserve your spot and take advantage of "early-bird" discounts on registration and lodging:

  • Sign up by January 15, 2013 and receive $100 off the regular registration fee
  • Register 3 or more people from your company at the same time, and automatically receive a 25% discount on the registrations processed during that transaction
  • A limited number of single- and double-occupancy rooms are being held by the M Resort until April 2, 2013 at the significantly discounted rate of $140 + tax

Catalyst Europe

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London, UK | June 3 – June 4, 2013

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Case Studies From Our Clients

TrueShopping
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Peter Lilley shares how ChannelAdvisor helps TrueShopping be seen and sell more across international marketplaces.

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Belk
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Michael Coleman talks about how ChannelAdvisor helps Belk be seen and sell more on Google Shopping, which is now one of the highest performing paid shopping channels for the brand.

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Jason Bertrand shares how ChannelAdvisor helps Skullcandy be seen and sell more across international marketplaces.

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Ben Skigen shares how ChannelAdvisor helps Tool King be seen and sell more on multiple third-party marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Sears and more.

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Why attend Catalyst Europe 2013?

ChannelAdvisor Catalyst is regarded by event attendees as one of the most valuable online retail events of the year. In fact, an impressive 99 percent of last year's participants said they'll be returning, and the majority of them considered it the best conference in the industry.

Attendees will:

  • Connect with more than 500 industry influencers and decision-makers
  • Stay on top of current and upcoming industry trends
  • Strategise with ChannelAdvisor experts during one-on-one sessions and get answers to any product questions
  • Take advantage of comparison shopping engines, paid search, marketplaces, rich media and social media strategies to help boost online sales
  • Exchange best practices with peers
  • Cultivate new leads and strengthen existing relationships

 

This year, we're making it even easier to connect with other Catalyst attendees like you. Now you can request meetings with other Catalyst attendees and begin expanding your network even before Catalyst begins.

Agenda at a glance:

Monday, 3 June
A mix of insightful keynotes and educational workshops, plus Strategy & Support, exhibition and networking party

Tuesday, 4 June
Tailored keynote, workshops and open exhibition area

Thanks to great feedback from previous attendees, we've made a few improvements to this year's program that make this the most exciting Catalyst EU to date. Among the changes, we're including tiered workshops catered to the "Advanced" and "Foundation" knowledge levels, extended hours for Strategy & Support Roundtables and a seated networking space.

Presentations

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Monday, 3rd June, 2013

Accelerate (Industry Track)Start Here (Emerging Retailer Track)Go Everywhere (Established Retailer Track)
9:30am-10:15am
Keynote Session: State of E-Commerce with Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor.
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10:15am-11:00am
Keynote Panel: CBT from 30,000 Feet: Understanding the Big Picture of Cross-Border Trade. Hosted by Andrew McClelland, IMRG.
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11:30am-12:15pm
Keynote Session: Tanya Lawler, VP of UK Trading, eBay*
12:15pm-12:45pm
Keynote Session: Nick Landon, MD Parcels, Royal Mail: Delivery Matters*
1:45pm-2:30pm
The Convergence of Search and Shopping: How Retailers Should Approach The Blurring Lines in Traffic-Driving Channels. Presented by ChannelAdvisor. *The Top Seven: Tips For E-Commerce Warehouse Management And Order Fulfilment. Presented by PeopleVox.
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Mastering Mobile: How to Leverage the Power of Mobile Devices. Presented by Fantastic Mobile.
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2:30pm-3:15pm
Grow your Business with Amazon: Marketplace Expansion and Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). Presented by ChannelAdvisor
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International Expansion With eBay. Presented by eBay*Payment Wars: The Future of Retail Payment. Presented by WorldPay. *
3:45pm-4:30pm
Understanding Marketplaces: Key Insights and Analytics. Presented by IWOCA.
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Customer Delivery Experience - The Real Catalyst to Growing Your Business. Presented by MetaPack.
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Roadmap to Marketplaces Success: Scale Your Online Reach Through Marketplaces. Presented by ChannelAdvisor.
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4:30pm-5:15pm
Keynote Session: Nick Wheeler, Founder and Managing Director of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts*
5:15pm-7:30pm
Catalyst Drinks Reception*

Tuesday 4th June, 2013

Accelerate (Industry Track)Start Here (Emerging Retailer Track)Go Everywhere (Established Retailer Track)
9:30am-10:15am
Keynote Panel: Success Stories: How To Be Successful On Multiple Channels. Hosted by Ian Jindal, Founder and Editor in Chief, Internet Retailing. Panel includes: James Davey, Director, Joules Direct, Helena Ridsdale, Head of Online, Littlewoods Clearance and Ashley Payne Head of Digital Operations, Debenhams Direct.*
10:15am-11:00am
Fireside Chat with Ian Jindal, Founder and Editor in Chief, Internet Retailing and Chris Poad, Director, Seller Services, Amazon.*
11:30am-12:15pm
Keynote Session: How Multichannel Retailers are Responding to Changing Consumer Behaviour. Presented by David Oliver, Partner, Retail and Consumer Goods Consulting Practice, PWC
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12:15pm-1:00pm
Keynote Session: Insights And Strategies For Google Success, John Gillan, Industry Retail Leader, Google.
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2:00pm-2:45pm
CBT ASAP: What Retailers Need to Know to Get Started with Cross-Border Trade. Presented by InterCultural Elements.
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Rakuten: Marketplace insights and business growth. Presented by Rakuten.*Ahead Of The Curve: Insights And Strategies For Google Shopping And Enhanced Campaigns. Presented by ChannelAdvisor.
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2:45pm-3:30pm
Social Climbing: Leverage Social Media to Build Your Brand and Drive Revenue. Presented by Blueclaw and HootSuite.
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How To Be In 100+ Places At One Time: Manage Your Inventory Across Multiple Channels. Presented by ChannelAdvisor.
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Beyond Google: How To Get The Most Out Of Comparison Shopping Engines. Presented by ChannelAdvisor
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Agenda

"Start here, go everywhere" is the theme of the 2013 ChannelAdvisor Catalyst conference. Whether your business' aim is to expand globally, sell on more online channels, or simply to increase revenue; this year's conference is designed to help you put your business on the path to success.

This year's agenda features three dedicated tracks, running across 2 days, that allows you to tailor the conference to your needs. Whether you need tactical, strategic or technical guidance, there will be a session to cater to your needs. We'll cover essential e-commerce topics such as; cross-border trade, marketplace expansion, data and analytics, Google Shopping, social, mobile, maximising the ChannelAdvisor platform and much more.

After attending Catalyst, you'll leave the event with the strategies you need to expand your e-commerce plans and take your business to the next level.

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Monday, 3rd June, 2013

Accelerate (Industry Track)Start Here (Emerging Retailer Track)Go Everywhere (Established Retailer Track)
8:00am-5:30pm
Registration Open
9:30am-10:15am
Keynote Session: State of E-Commerce with Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor.
10:15am-11:00am[+]
Keynote Panel: CBT from 30,000 Feet: Understanding the Big Picture of Cross-Border Trade. Hosted by Andrew McClelland, IMRG.

Cross-border trade is becoming an important growth strategy for many retailers today. Come and learn from a panel of seasoned experts about how you can expand your international reach and trade across borders, without investing in local storefronts. This session will also touch on taxation and other key issues critical to international success.

Panel Guests:
Fred Bassnett, UKTI Retail Sector Specialist
Derek O'Brien, Group Marketing Manager, Meridian Global Services
Chris Webster, Director, EU Cross Border Trade, eBay
Sarah Munro, Head of International Sales & Marketing, Royal Mail

11:00am-11:30am
Networking Break
11:30am-12:15pm
Keynote Session: Tanya Lawler, VP of UK Trading, eBay
12:15pm-12:45pm
Keynote Session: Nick Landon, MD Parcels, Royal Mail: Delivery Matters
12:45pm-1:45pm[+]
Networking Lunch - Birds of a Feather, Roundtable Discussions


For those who are interested in discussing a particular topic in a group setting, you may take part in the Birds of a Feather Networking Lunch. Please refer to the floor plan on page 11 of the brochure for more information.

  • Getting to Know ebay Marketplaces
  • Same day Delivery – the service & the business benefits
  • What you need to know about Cross Border Trade and Taxation
  • Design optimise your ideal online store
  • Mobile - the future of retail?
  • Fulfilment from warehouse to store in eCommerce
1:45pm-2:30pm[+]
The Convergence of Search and Shopping: How Retailers Should Approach The Blurring Lines in Traffic-Driving Channels. Presented by ChannelAdvisor.

The e-commerce landscape is evolving, bringing together two important channels; comparison shopping and paid search. Join this session to learn how these two important sources of traffic are converging and how this will impact your business. Presented by Link Walls, Vice President of Product Management, ChannelAdvisor.

The Top Seven: Tips For E-Commerce Warehouse Management And Order Fulfilment. Presented by PeopleVox.

The aim of this workshop is to give you the insight and knowledge needed to start seriously challenging the way you are operating your warehouse. Presented by Jonathan Bellwood, Managing Director, PeopleVox.

Mastering Mobile: How to Leverage the Power of Mobile Devices. Presented by Fantastic Mobile.

The anytime, anywhere aspect of smartphones and tablets have transformed the way customers browse and shop online. This session will discuss the latest mobile trends, how to optimise your mobile performance and how to leverage mobile properties to convert browsers to shoppers. Presented by Richard Jones, Operations Director, Fantastic Mobile.

2:30pm-3:15pm[+]
Grow your Business with Amazon: Marketplace Expansion and Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). Presented by ChannelAdvisor

Amazon offers a number of opportunities to grow your business and ChannelAdvisor's goal is to help retailers access these services quickly and seamlessly. Attend this session to learn about opportunities to expand your business to new Amazon marketplaces, use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) to improve access to the Amazon Buy Box and utilise the FBA Export Programme to reach new buyers. Presented by Gina DeFrank, Product Manager - Marketplaces, ChannelAdvisor

International Expansion With eBay. Presented by eBay

Expanding your sales strategy internationally can open up a great new revenue stream, but only if you take the time to build a solid foundation. Attend this session to find out what you need to know before getting started, including understanding international cultures and markets, how to sell into them, what to do about translation and other important considerations. Attendees will gain an understanding of the business operations and tactics required for success. Presented by Chris Webster, Director, EU Cross Border Trade, eBay.

Payment Wars: The Future of Retail Payment. Presented by WorldPay.

Shopping has really never been easier; you no longer have to leave your house or take out your credit card to buy a product. The recent advancements in retail payment systems offer a streamlined process for retailers and shoppers alike. This session will outline all you need to know to understand and implement new payment methods. Presented by Peter Wickes,  VP Business Development, WorldPay.

3:15pm-3:45pm
Networking Break
3:45pm-4:30pm[+]
Understanding Marketplaces: Key Insights and Analytics. Presented by IWOCA.

Our panel gives its insight and thoughts on the e-commerce landscape. Join this session and learn the latest topics and how to drive your business using this growing channel. Presented by Christoph Reiche, CEO and Co-Founder, IWOCA. Panel members include:
John Townsend, Lotnabox
Simon Taylor, E-Bedding
Martin Young, Positive Noise

Customer Delivery Experience - The Real Catalyst to Growing Your Business. Presented by MetaPack.

Good Delivery Management is key to growing e-commerce and winning that all-important repeat purchase. Offer a great Customer Delivery Experience and the world is your oyster; do it badly and you’ll soon feel the wrath of the uber- juries of Twitter and Facebook.  And now, delivery has just got a whole more complex than just offering a variety of delivery services to your customers or communicating with them effectively once the initial purchase has been made. Sellers are expected to fulfil orders internationally and provide easy returns mechanisms. Presented by Shiran Liyanage, Head of Marketing, MetaPack.

Roadmap to Marketplaces Success: Scale Your Online Reach Through Marketplaces. Presented by ChannelAdvisor.

Are you leveraging third-party marketplaces to grow your business, or thinking about doing so? Attend this session to understand the ideal roadmap for marketplace expansion. Attendees will learn about on-boarding with eBay and Amazon as well as emerging marketplaces. This session will also address the critical measures that will help you build a business case for deploying third-party marketplaces. Presented by Michele Maginty, Account Manager and Michelle Blenkharn, Campaign Manager, ChannelAdvisor UK Ltd

4:30pm-5:15pm
Keynote Session: Nick Wheeler, Founder and Managing Director of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts
5:15pm-7:30pm
Catalyst Drinks Reception

Tuesday 4th June, 2013

Accelerate (Industry Track)Start Here (Emerging Retailer Track)Go Everywhere (Established Retailer Track)
8:30am-3:30pm
Registration Open
9:30am-10:15am[+]
Keynote Panel: Success Stories: How To Be Successful On Multiple Channels. Hosted by Ian Jindal, Founder and Editor in Chief, Internet Retailing. Panel includes: James Davey, Director, Joules Direct, Helena Ridsdale, Head of Online, Littlewoods Clearance and Ashley Payne Head of Digital Operations, Debenhams Direct.

A panel of leading retailers will discuss how they are successful across multiple channels. From click-and-collect to mobile, in-store experience to online retailing; join this session to learn the latest multichannel trends and how you can effectively implement them in your business.

10:15am-11:00am
Fireside Chat with Ian Jindal, Founder and Editor in Chief, Internet Retailing and Chris Poad, Director, Seller Services, Amazon.
11:00am-11:30am
Networking Break
11:30am-12:15pm[+]
Keynote Session: How Multichannel Retailers are Responding to Changing Consumer Behaviour. Presented by David Oliver, Partner, Retail and Consumer Goods Consulting Practice, PWC

As the retail industry evolves, so do your customers' expectations and requirements. Consumers are becoming more sophisticated as they shop across multiple channels. You need to know how they are making decisions and the best ways to meet their changing needs in order to connect with them effectively. This session will discuss the modern consumer and how to ensure they keep coming back by delving into buyer behaviour trends across different channels and through different devices.

12:15pm-1:00pm[+]
Keynote Session: Insights And Strategies For Google Success, John Gillan, Industry Retail Leader, Google.

Google remains a major player in the search landscape, and retailers of all sizes are using this channel to drive their online sales. Join Google for this keynote session and you will discover the latest industry trends and how to get the most from the web.

1:00pm-2:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00pm-2:45pm[+]
CBT ASAP: What Retailers Need to Know to Get Started with Cross-Border Trade. Presented by InterCultural Elements.

Expanding your sales strategy internationally can open up a great new revenue stream, but only if you take the time to build a solid foundation. Attend this session to find out what you need to know before getting started, including understanding international cultures and markets, how to sell into them, what to do about translation and other important considerations. Attendees will gain an understanding of the business operations and tactics required for success. Presented by Scott Galvao, Managing Director, InterCultural Elements.

Rakuten: Marketplace insights and business growth. Presented by Rakuten.

Global marketplace Rakuten, who owns Rakuten’s Play.com, gives its insight and thoughts on the current e-commerce landscape and their exciting and unique marketplace model.  Join this session and learn how to diversify your sales and drive growth through this channel. Presented by David Rimmer, Trading Director, Rakuten.

Ahead Of The Curve: Insights And Strategies For Google Shopping And Enhanced Campaigns. Presented by ChannelAdvisor.

The announcement of Google Shopping and Enhanced Campaigns caused a ripple across the industry and forced retailers to rethink their online strategies and advertising spend. In this session, we will discuss trends, the effectiveness of the feature, how to optimise your campaigns and best practices moving forward. Presented by Sheridan Orr, Product Marketing Manager, ChannelAdvisor.

2:45pm-3:30pm[+]
Social Climbing: Leverage Social Media to Build Your Brand and Drive Revenue. Presented by Blueclaw and HootSuite.

Attend this session to hear what's new in social media, and what you should be focusing on to build and maintain social momentum as a part of your overall e-commerce strategy. Hear from experts and find out what they are doing (and not doing!) to be successful. Presented by Sean Walsh, Head of Social Media at Blueclaw and Shain Shapiro, UK Community Manager of HootSuite.

How To Be In 100+ Places At One Time: Manage Your Inventory Across Multiple Channels. Presented by ChannelAdvisor.

Selling your inventory across multiple channels can be extremely challenging. If not managed properly, it can lead to unwanted overselling scenarios. In this session, you will learn best practices for listing your inventory on multiple online channels for optimal exposure and increased sales. Presented by Jenny Hock,  Senior Strategic Partnership Manager, ChannelAdvisor.

Beyond Google: How To Get The Most Out Of Comparison Shopping Engines. Presented by ChannelAdvisor

Everyone knows you need to be on Google, but is that the only place you need to be? This session will help you understand buyer journeys and how comparison shopping engines factor into the consumer purchase path. We will also discuss strategies and best practices for getting the most out of these tools. Presented by Link Walls, Vice President of Product Management, ChannelAdvisor.

Speakers

Catalyst EU's speakers offer some of the most valuable elements and opportunities for attendees. Each year, we fill the Catalyst EU agenda with online retail visionaries, captains of industry and top online retailers. Don't miss your opportunity to attend this unparalleled event and learn from these leading experts.

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Keynote Speakers

  • Scot Wingo
    Scot Wingo, CEO, ChannelAdvisor

    CEO of ChannelAdvisor, Scot Wingo leads the company in its mission to provide retailers and manufacturers with the software and services needed to successfully sell their products via online sales channels. In tandem with his work at ChannelAdvisor, Scot is an industry thought leader, contributing regularly to several ChannelAdvisor blogs and speaking often at industry events.

    Scot received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Computer Engineering degree from North Carolina State University. Scot has received numerous awards including Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Triangle Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40.

  • Tanya Lawler
    Tanya Lawler, Vice President of UK Trading, eBay

    Tanya Lawler is Vice President of eBay’s UK Trading. In her role, she is focused on the strategy and growth of  eBay’s retail brand business.

    As eBay further evolves as one of the world’s largest online marketplaces and a key online shopping presence for multichannel retailers, Tanya is responsible for ensuring that the eBay experience meets the demands of the modern shopper. Tanya also will oversee growing eBay’s existing partners — businesses on the platform, including leading brands such as Superdry, Bench, House of Fraser, LK Bennett and Argos, as well as bringing new high street brands to eBay.

     Prior to joining eBay, Tanya worked at Sainsbury’s where she was Director of Digital and Cross-Channel. Prior to her work at Sainsbury’s, Tanya worked as Group Commercial Director at Argos and was Vice President of Retail at CapGemini.

  • Nick Landon
    Nick Landon, Managing Director, Royal Mail Parcels

    Nick was appointed Managing Director, Royal Mail Parcels in October 2011. Previously, Nick was the Customer Experience Director for Royal Mail, and Sales and Marketing Director for Parcelforce Worldwide. Nick has the responsibility for developing and deploying our group parcel strategy. Nick has worked in the Royal Mail Group since 1993 in a number of senior roles, has a degree in Industrial Design (BA Hons) a Masters degree in Marketing (MSc) and is a Chartered Marketer.

  • John Gillan
    John Gillan, Industry Retail Leader, Google UK

    John Gillan has been for Google for +5 years and is currently the head of their retail multi channel division for Google UK. The UK is currently Google’s primary retail market outside the US and his responsibilities include leading a team who work closely with agency’s and the main UK retailers in helping them drive their eCommerce sales.  He has a number of years experience in online marketing and has +10 years retail experience from working supplier side in various sales and marketing roles.

  • Nick Wheeler
    Nick Wheeler , Founder and Managing Director of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts

    Nick Wheeler is Founder and Managing Director of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts, the leading mail order clothes company.

    Nick founded Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts in 1986 at the age of 21, while in his second year studying geography at Bristol University. After two years with Bain & Co, strategy consultants, he went “full time” in November 1989. In 1997 he opened his first store in Jermyn Street, a location synonymous with offering the finest quality menswear, and number 98-100 is now the home of its flagship store.

    Charles Tyrwhitt sells shirts for men, women and children through mail order, retail (since 1997) and the Internet (since 1998). The company philosophy has always been to “surprise, delight and excite colleagues and customers” and to make it impossible to buy a better shirt.

    The company has grown rapidly in the UK, the USA and Germany and is gaining a reputation as one of the fasted growing UK retailers in terms of annual profits. The brand has seen sales rise from £60 million in 2008 to £129 million — with half of revenues now from overseas.

    In 2012 Nick opened his 21st store in Glasgow and was named consumer entrepreneur of the year by Ernst & Young.

    Nick is a non-executive director and shareholder in The White Company, a leading mail order and retail company selling household goods, owned by his wife.

  • Chris Poad
    Chris Poad, Director, Seller Services, Amazon

    Chris Poad leads the team that helps third-party merchants grow their businesses on the Amazon platform through a suite of programmes: Selling on Amazon, Fulfilment by Amazon, Amazon Webstore, Checkout by Amazon and Amazon's enterprise relationships. Chris was previously a category director within Amazon's retail organisation. Before joining AmazonChris was Head of E-Commerce for a global catalogue business and has prior experience in consulting and business development for an internet search engine. Chris studied at University College London and the London School of Economics.

  • Chris Webster
    Chris Webster, Director, EU Cross Border Trade, eBay

    Chris joined eBay in 2011 to lead eBay’s European Cross Border Trade.  He is responsible for driving eBay’s cross border P&L and creating a seamless, simple end to end experience for customers, making it as easy to buy and sell internationally as it is domestically.

    Before eBay, Chris has a track record of leading and developing teams to deliver profitable growth and loves to get inside the minds of customers, to enable his team to develop great propositions to meet their needs.  He started out as a management consultant for McKinsey and Co before joining John Lewis in 2002 where he held a variety of commercial, operational and marketing roles.  Initially joining as Commercial Manager, he soon became Head of New Business Development where he was responsible for developing  and delivering the Greenbee turnaround and JL services strategy.

    In his spare time Chris loves nothing more than discovering new recipes, exploring new parts of the world or playing any number of sports.

  • Ian Jindal
    Ian Jindal, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Internet Retailing UK

    Ian Jindal is a consultant, publisher, and advisor, working in e-commerce and multichannel retail. Operating at Board level, Ian's clients include House of Fraser, Austin Reed, Westfield, The British Council, CoutureLab.com and Above Magazine. Ian co-founded InternetRetailing, the magazine, portal and conference for Europe's etailers and multichannel retailers. Previously he was Group E-commerce Director for Littlewoods Shop Direct Group where he grew online revenues to 400m per annum. Before that, Ian was Head of Online Operations at the BBC, establishing the team that built over 400 BBC websites. Ian founded the European eCommerce Forum (www.europeanecommerceforum.org) and authored the UK's first MSc in Internet Retailing (http://econsultancy.com/training/qualifications/retailing). When not tending his olive tree, Ian can be found at www.innoparticularorder.com.

  • Derek O'Brien
    Derek O'Brien , Group Marketing Manager, Meridian Global Services

    Derek has been with Meridian for 12 years and is responsible for all marketing and strategic relationships globally. Meridian has been providing support and guidance on VAT to businesses large and small all across the globe for over 20 years. When a business crosses borders it invariably has to make decisions on how it should be handling the VAT associated with that activity and ensure that they maintain a compliant status in all relevant jurisdictions. Meridian currently manages the compliance on over €5 Billion of cross border sales for on-line retailers and this continues to grow at a staggering pace. Over the past 12 years Derek has acquired a lot of experience on the issues faced by businesses when it comes to VAT, when they get it right and when they get it wrong and looks forward to sharing some of that experience with you at Catalyst 2013.

  • Andrew McClelland
    Andrew McClelland, Chief Operations and Policy Officer, IMRG

    Andrew has a background spanning IT, Telecommunications and Distribution in commercial, strategic and marketing roles. In addition, spending several years trading agricultural commodities domestically and internationally, Andrew has a keen interest in trends, forecasting and industry development. Having been with IMRG for over 8 years, Andrew has witnessed the rapid growth of e-retail first hand and has responsibilities including coordinating IMRG regulatory response activities, events, forums and projects. Areas of interest include legal, e-crime, e-payments, international market development, interactive marketing and industry reporting. These activities include presenting to a wide variety of interested parties on the development of e-retail.  Responsible for key partnership arrangements, Andrew is currently participating in / managing a variety of projects involving major industry players, Government and stakeholder groups.

  • James Davey
    James Davey, Director, Joules Direct

    As a director of the country lifestyle brand Joules, James is responsible for shaping the company’s Customer, digital and direct marketing strategies to deliver both effective and dynamic multi-channel experiences that keep customers engaged with the brand and returning year after year to sample their unique range of fun, colourful clothing for all the family.

    Prior to joining Joules, James worked for some of the biggest high-street brands in the UK, including New Look, B&Q & Aviva. During his time at these companies, James was responsible for digital and direct marketing functions, including CRM and customer experience both in the UK and internationally. His vast experience in the marketing space enables James to deliver compelling digital marketing that drives impressive growth and bridges the gap that makes Multi-channel a reality for Brands and their consumers.

    James regularly speaks at digital marketing events, looking particularly at how brands can build effective multi-channel communications strategies that drive engagement and conversions.

  • Peter Lilley
    Peter Lilley , Director, True Shopping

    Pete Lilley is Director and Co-owner of Trueshopping Ltd, a leading B2C Digital Retailer that sources and retails a wide range of products direct to consumers via 18 websites, 9 brands and into 10 different countries. He is also founder of PhysioRoom.com, one of the UKs biggest sports medical retailers.

    Pete has worked in the online and mobile industry for almost 15 years and has huge experience in Digital Marketing, Multi-Channel eCommerce and Cross Border Trade. He has also gained extensive experience in building and transforming key business functions that are required to grow, scale and underpin a multi-channel, global Digital Retailer.

    Pete is also a regular contributor to talkSPORT radio as well as featuring on Sky Sports News and BBC 5 Live in his capacity as founder of PhysioRoom.com.

  • David Oliver
    David Oliver, Partner, Retail and Consumer Goods Consulting Practice, PwC

    David specialises in multichannel, helping clients to exploit opportunities created by digital change. David's areas of expertise include customer experience, operating model design, business/technology alignment, consumer behaviour and customer analytics. With over 20 years consulting experience, David has worked with a range of leading retail clients in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, the USA, China and India. He has an MBA (with Distinction) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, BA Economics, Durham University and is a Chartered Accountant (FCA).

  • Helena Ridsdale
    Helena Ridsdale, Head of Online, Littlewoods Clearance

    Helena joined Littlewoods Clearance, the well-known digital department store’s stock clearance section, in 2011. She is responsible for driving the outlet’s online agenda through its dedicated e-commerce site, Bargaincrazy.com, as well via marketplace channels including Ebay and Amazon. Overseeing and developing a strong team of talented online and customer service experts, Helena’s remit incorporates marketing, stock management and after sales service.

  • Ashley Payne
    Ashley Payne, Head of Digital Operations, Debenhams Direct.

    Ashley is responsible for digital development, operations and production of the digital estate at Debenhams, covering desktop websites for UK, Ireland and Germany, mobile website, apps, and in-store self-service kiosks.

    Prior to joining Debenhams, Ashley was a consultant for The Javelin Group, implementing e-commerce projects for brands such as Asda Direct, New Look, B&Q, Lakeland and Gala Coral. Ashley also spent six years with Tesco.com working on the development of groceries online and the launch of Tesco Direct.

  • Fred Bassnett
    Fred Bassnett, UKTI Retail Sector Specialist

    Over the last twelve years, Fred has worked as a senior business development executive  with UK Trade & Investment the UK Governments International Trade organisation, initially a an Export Promoter and then as a Specialist Market Advisor focused on the North American Market, and now currently is the UKTI Retail Sector Specialist in the Strategic Trade Group in London

    During this time for some eight years Fred was Chairman of the UKTI North American Scholarship Board ( Kellogg Graduate School in Chicago and the Richard Ivey Business School in Toronto) overseeing the selection of hundreds of senior business executives for the programme

    In the 25 years prior to working with UKTI, he had extensive International experience in markets including Europe, the Middle East , Far East and North America and held a number of senior executive and board level appointments in the Retail,  and  Distribution Sectors concentrating on consumer goods in the Luxury, Fashion, Furniture and Food & Drink sub Sectors, with such companies as Debenhams, House of Fraser , Allders and Furniture Village.

    During  his Retail career, his responsibilities included Store Operations, Sales & Marketing and the Buying and Merchandising functions, such roles included Buying and Merchandise Director at Allders International Ltd who at that time operated the World's second largest Duty & Tax Free Retail Business across four Continents

     

  • Sarah Munro
    Sarah Munro, Head of International Sales & Marketing, Royal Mail

    Sarah Munro is Head of International Marketing & Sales for Royal Mail Group, working across both Royal Mail and Parcelforce to develop and delivery strategy and growth for international mail and parcels.  Prior to this role, Sarah held a variety of roles within the Royal Mail Group, most recently as the Head of Travel services for Post Office Ltd. With the growth in global B2C eCommerce, Sarah is keen to understand how Royal Mail can better support companies grow their international business.

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Session Speakers

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    Christoph Reiche, CEO and Co-Founder, IWOCA

    Christoph is CEO and co-founder of iwoca, a Fintech start-up providing funding for eBay and Amazon businesses. He is responsible for strategy, finance and managing the Operations Team at iwoca. Prior to co-founding iwoca, Christoph was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, where he advised corporates and institutional investors on asset and liability management strategies.

    Christoph studied Management at London School of Economics and HEC Lausanne.

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    Scott Galvao, Managing Director, InterCultural Elements

    Scott is a co-founder and a Managing Director of InterCultural Elements (ICE), a Leipzig, Germany based company.  A ChannelAdvisor partner since 2007, ICE goes well beyond just e-commerce-targeted translation to offer our clients individualized e-commerce consultation, foreign language email customer service, returns collection and even marketing translations — all from your ChannelAdvisor account.  Mutual ChannelAdvisor clients will tell you our goal is simple: offer an A-Z service which overcomes all challenges sellers face when expanding abroad.

    In his life before InterCultural Elements, Scott was a ChannelAdvisor UK Implementation Manager for more than 6 years, where he gained vital know-how of both ChannelAdvisor and the international e-commerce landscape.  But interculturalism isn’t just limited to work; he holds a degree in both Intercultural Communication and Geography from the University of New Mexico, is a dual American/Portuguese citizen, and his better half and son are both German.

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    Richard Jones, Director, Fantasic Mobile

    Having achieved success as a director with multi-channel marketing agency Fantastic Media™, Richard has turned his attention to the rapidly evolving world of mobile, and now commands the mobile specialist agency Fantastic Mobile.

    Well established in all areas of digital marketing, Richard has previously enjoyed ventures with companies such as Price Waterhouse Cooper and Rolls Royce.  However, his most prolific competences are related to e-commerce. Richard has assisted some of the country’s leading retailers, such as Bon Marche and Card Factory, in the successful development of their online and m-commerce offerings.

    Richard now lends his experience to developing the technical strategies and offerings of Fantastic Mobile, to ensure that clients efficiently and profitably exploit the latest and most exciting retail channel.

    Co-presenting with Richard will be David Ford,  Head of Mobile. With vast experience in creative and technical execution, David has grown and developed Fantastic Mobile. Over the past years, David has completed an array of successful mobile projects and now focuses on finding innovative approaches to mobile first strategies and developments, as well an ensuring that clients receive the highest level of service.

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    Shiran Liyanage , Head of Marketing, MetaPack

    E-Commerce veteran and MetaPack’s UK Marketing Head, Shiran Liyanage,  brings you up-to-speed with the latest advancements and expectations of delivery by the consumer , how to implement them and what exactly is this “Customer Delivery Experience” anyway.

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    David Rimmer, Trading Director, Rakuten’s Play.com
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    Sean Walsh, Head of Social Media at Blueclaw

    Sean is Head of Social Media at Blueclaw in Leeds. Sean joined Blueclaw in 2012 from Freestyle Interactive, having worked on Social Media campaigns for international brands like BUPA, Lloyds TSB and Lufthansa. Sean's particular areas of expertise include Social Media Crisis, Community Management and Social Media monitoring/analytics.

    Sean is also the founder of Digiootball.com, which Mashable recently declared “the leading source on the intersection between football and social media”.

     

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    Shain Shapiro, UK Community Manager of HootSuite

    Shain Shapiro is the UK Community Manager of HootSuite.  He does this through his London-based  consultancy, Sound Diplomacy.  Through HootSuite, Shain manages events and workshops throughout the UK.  HootSuite has worked with The Hub, University of Glasgow, Futureproof Liverpool, Boohoo, Save the Children and others in this capacity.

    Shain is also a PhD candidate at Birkbeck, writing a history of popular music funding in Canada and teaches at universities in the UK, Spain and Germany.

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    Peter Wickes, VP Business Development, World Pay
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    Jonathan Bellwood,
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    Gina DeFrank, Product Manager - Marketplaces, ChannelAdvisor
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    Michele Maginty, Account Manager, ChannelAdvisor
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    Michelle blenkharn, Campaign Manager, ChannelAdvisor
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    Jenny Hock, Senior Strategic Partnership Manager, Channel Advisor
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Past speakers have included:

  • Angus McCarey
    Angus McCarey, UK Retail Director, eBay

    Angus has been at eBay since 2007, in a variety of UK and European roles including running the motors business and setting up eBay’s first sales and business development team for retailers and brands. In his current role Angus is responsible for seller strategy and proposition in eBay’s markets across Europe.

    Before eBay, Angus spent time as a management consultant at Bain & Company in London and several years in commercial and marketing roles in the UK business of the financial services company Capital One. Angus graduated top of his INSEAD MBA class in 2005 and has an MA in English Literature from Cambridge.

  • Natalie Berg
    Natalie Berg, Global Research Director, 4C Planet Retail

    Natalie Berg is the Global Research Director and jointly heads up the Research Team with Robert Gregory in London. Natalie has been analysing global trends in the food sector since 2003 and specialises in Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour. She is a sought-after speaker at industry events throughout Europe and the US and frequently features in print and broadcast media. Natalie's areas of expertise include retail globalisation, private label trends and channel strategies. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international business from the University of Connecticut and studied at École Supérieure de Commerce in Grenoble, France.

  • David Oliver
    David Oliver, Partner, Retail and Consumer Goods Consulting Practice, PwC

    David specialises in multichannel, helping clients to exploit opportunities created by digital change. David's areas of expertise include customer experience, operating model design, business/technology alignment, consumer behaviour and customer analytics. With over 20 years consulting experience, David has worked with a range of leading retail clients in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, the USA, China and India. He has an MBA (with Distinction) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, BA Economics, Durham University and is a Chartered Accountant (FCA).

  • Chris Poad
    Chris Poad, Director, Merchant Services, Amazon

    Chris Poad leads the team that helps third-party merchants grow their businesses on the Amazon platform through a suite of programmes: Selling on Amazon, Fulfilment by Amazon, Amazon Webstore, Checkout by Amazon and Amazon's enterprise relationships. Chris was previously a category director within Amazon's retail organisation. Before joining Amazon Chris was Head of E-Commerce for a global catalogue business and has prior experience in consulting and business development for an internet search engine. Chris studied at University College London and the London School of Economics.

  • Tanzil Bukhari
    Tanzil Bukhari, Head of Buyer Relations, Google Double Click

    A rare long-time pioneer in the programmatic buying space, Tanzil has spent the last 5 years increasing awareness of programmatic buying and real time advertising across Europe. Tanzil currently heads the commercial relationships for Google's ad exchange in EMEA. Pre-acquisition, he served as the international lead of the DoubleClick Ad Exchange, and post-acquisition, he's developed, grown and increased the relevance of the exchange solution across EMEA. Tanzil also works closely across the online community to help navigate and maximise strategies in this fast-emerging, real-time advertising space.

  • Peter Briffett
    Peter Briffett, LivingSocial UK, Ireland & Netherlands

    Peter oversees LivingSocial’s UK, Ireland and Netherlands markets, communicating LivingSocial's core strategy and overseeing growth as the next great consumer brand. Based in London, Peter is responsible for LivingSocial’s numerous markets in the UK and has developed a strong footprint in the UK & Irish group-buying space.

    Prior to LivingSocial, Peter held senior positions at Microsoft and Thomson Reuters. He has also successfully built and managed a number of technology startups including VoIP company Howler Technologies, Gissing Software, and iView Multimedia where as CEO Peter oversaw its acquisition by Microsoft. He also founded Biometric Distribution, supplying fingerprint readers and iris scanners to leading companies before being acquired by Kyotec Securities.

    Peter graduated from Bristol Business School with a degree in Business Studies.

Sponsors

The annual Catalyst conference offers the year's best opportunity to engage with top players in the global e-commerce market.

Last year, eBay, Languagewire, Ukash, Amazon Arvato, and other industry leading providers mingled with more than 600 leading online retailers to make Catalyst the most valuable e-commerce conference of 2012. This year is proving even more successful — with more big names in e-commerce, more attendees and more opportunities to be seen by the best and brightest in the business.

With a range of sponsorship options available for the conference, Catalyst EU offers your company an excellent opportunity to align your key messages with this exciting agenda and gain valuable exposure for your brand.

To download our sponsorship document, click here.

AS A CATALYST EU SPONSOR, YOU RECEIVE:

  • Unparalleled access to high-profile retailers, key marketplaces and industry analysts
  • Valuable insight into the needs and expectations of the global e-commerce community
  • An opportunity to position yourself and your business as an industry leader while heightening brand awareness
  • The chance to market your products, services and solutions to a new audience
  • The venue from which to build strategic partnerships

For sponsorship options, pricing and availability, please contact:
Isabella Panattoni, Events Manager,EMEA at: isabella.panattoni@channeladvisor.com

"The return from qualified leads and general success from exhibiting at Catalyst proved to be the best event Ukash had attended all year"

- Ukash, 2012 Catalyst Sponsor

2013 Sponsors

Title Sponsor
  • About eBay in the UK

    • Founded in 1999, eBay.co.uk is the UK’s largest online marketplace, providing a platform for over 17 million unique visitors per month to buy and sell items.
    • There are around 60 million live listings on the site
    • One in two UK online buyers visit eBay .co.uk every month.
    • eBay.co.uk receives around as many visitors per month as London’s Oxford Street.
    • Nearly twice as many people visit eBay.co.uk every month than visit the UK’s four leading shopping centres.
    • One of the most visited UK retail sites, with about 15% of total UK online shopping visits.
    • 190,000 registered businesses are currently trading on the site.
Gold Sponsors
  • At Royal Mail, we deliver around to 29 million UK addresses, six days a week.  With a tradition of service dating back 360 years, our national network and extensive local presence means we are at the forefront of home delivery.  We offer a range of Guaranteed, Tracked and Standard delivery and return services for business customers.  Business can now access our contract services from as little as 1,000 parcels per year.  With our new Business Parcel Portfolio sending parcels is as easy as 123. 

Silver Sponsors
  • We support success. Fast access to finance can give you the edge in an ever more competitive online market. We provide short-term, small business loans to eBay and Amazon sellers. Fast. Up to £20,000 for up to 6 months. No hassle, no paper pushing. Full flexibility, no hidden fees and the customer service you deserve.

  • InterCultural Elements, a ChannelAdvisor partner since 2007, goes beyond e-commerce targeted translation to offer a complete, customised solution of e-commerce consultation, customer service & returns collection — all from your ChannelAdvisor account.  Mutual ChannelAdvisor clients will tell you our goal is simple: offer an A-Z service which overcomes all challenges sellers face when expanding abroad.

  • SLI is the leading SaaS-based site search provider and trusted brand to the Internet Retailer Top 500. Today, SLI Systems’ hosted search offerings serve more than 400 e-commerce sites, including Wickes, Boden, Harrods and Next.

    SLI Systems provides site search, navigation, merchandising, and user-generated SEO. Our learning-based technology empowers retailer’s to enhance customer satisfaction by helping site visitors find the products they seek quickly and efficiently, increasing conversions and average order value.

  • SEKO SYNERGY is a leader in e-commerce fulfilment

    • 9pm cut-off for next day delivery
    • Fully integrated with Channel Adviser and other multi channel platforms
    • Increase sales, improve feedback and speed to market
    • Real time online stock and dispatch information
    • Expert returns management
    • Huge expertise in fashion and lifestyle merchandise

    We are bang on trend for all things e-commerce.

    Pop by our stand or check us out at www.sekosynergy.co.uk

     

  • About Meridian Global Services

    Meridian Global Services’ core business is focused on providing a range of international VAT compliance and consulting services to over 15,000 clients worldwide. Our long lasting client relationships lay testament to why we are repeatedly chosen by the world’s most successful organisations. We utilise our global footprint, our deep industry expertise and our leading edge technologies for optimal results. We have built a large base of e-commerce clients who have expanded into multiple markets rapidly. It is our expertise in International VAT that our clients value. www.meridianglobalservicescom/partners/channeladvisor/UK

     

  • As the world’s leading eBay design company their designs are proven to increase sales by up to a massive 30% or more!

    They’ve proudly designed for such clients as House of Fraser, Timberland, Calvin Klein and many more exciting brands; so whether you’re looking for a Channel Advisor webstore design or eBay design they know exactly how to create a powerful design and what makes them world-class.

    Frooition are the only Certified eBay Provider that specialise in design; established in 2005, they have over 164,000 clients and have over 15 million customer feedback!

  •  PeopleVox Warehouse Systems for eCommerce' PeopleVox can ensure you never mispick an order again. Have 100% accurate live stock in ChannelAdvisor. Revolutionise your warehouse fulfilment from just £50 per month.

    PeopleVox system is designed to help ChannelAdvisor customers run their warehouses efficiently. What’s more, it can be set up in days to reduce order related customer service calls by 50% and pick twice as many orders with the same number of people.

    Clients include Cath's Watches, Craft Superstore, Viakeys, Surfdome and Watch Warehouse.

    http://www.peoplevox.co.uk/

  • MetaPack transforms your delivery service into a competitive advantage by reducing costs and improving service levels. We ensure that the complexity of using a multi-carrier network across channels, which gains delivery efficiencies and optimisation, is made simple through automatic carrier allocation. New carriers can be added easily with no integration hassle and standardised label printing is automatic. We allow for proactive customer care through email notification, SMS messaging and complete tracking and reporting for all shipments in a centralised view. We provide delivery management services to over 50 of the top 100 retailers as well as hundreds of SMEs. http://www.metapack.com/

  • Sellers can take advantage of Amazon’s know-how and technology to grow their online business and extend their reach to millions of customers across Europe and worldwide with minimal outlay.  Over 2 million active sellers generate billions every year Selling on Amazon.  With Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) Amazon picks packs and delivers products and takes care of customer service and returns handling on its sellers’ behalf for both on and off Amazon orders and throughout the whole EU leveraging one of the most advanced fulfilment networks in the world.

    Online brand-building is made simple with Amazon Webstore, built on Amazon's scalable and secure ecommerce platform. Online retailers can build their own Webstore leveraging Amazon's experience and infrastructure and get started instantly with no capital investment.

    Checkout by Amazon, a payment service provided by Amazon Payments Europe, enables millions of Amazon customers to purchase securely and easily on another retailer's website using their Amazon account credentials. Checkout by Amazon helps sellers increase conversion, gain new customers and lower costs.

    With Amazon Product Ads sellers can advertise their products on Amazon.co.uk and drive traffic to their website.

    Learn more about Amazon’s seller programmes or come and see us at Catalyst 2013.

  • Fantastic Mobile is a specialist division of the full service marketing agency, Fantastic Media™. Providing comprehensive “mobile first” solutions to businesses through design, build, management of mobile websites , m-commerce and apps .

    Compatible with all mainstream mobile devices, and powered by bespoke software.

    If what you’re doing isn’t FANTASTIC then what are you doing!

  • Blueclaw is an award-winning internet marketing and web development agency specialising in search engine optimisation, paid search marketing and ecommerce web development using the Magento platform. Our client list includes blue-chip multi-national businesses, FTSE 250 companies as well as ambitious local companies and start ups. Our team of over 40 people is based in Leeds and London. The company was founded in 2007.

    www.blueclawsearch.co.uk

  • Mobile commerce specialists MoPowered provide online retailers of all sizes with end-to-end, fully transactional mobile commerce systems. We offer a quick-to-market, cost effective and fully secure mobile solution. Our advanced platform technology is designed to make the process of creating a mobile site straightforward and “hassle-free” for the retailer. The finished result is an easy-to-mana ge mCommerce site that is fully secure and compatible with the retailer’s existing payment system.

    Our services enable merchants and business owners to effectively showcase their goods and services to mobile shoppers, leading to increased sales and deeper engagement. Consumer trends continue to show huge increases in the adoption and use of smartphones to shop and spend online, despite an uncertain economic climate.

    Retailers can benefit significantly by taking advantage of the vast growth opportunities offered by mobile, which enables them to engage customers in a fresh and unique way meeting shoppers’ needs with a fully-integrated, mobile shopping experience. www.mopowered.co.uk

  • Rakuten’s Play.com is the 3rd largest online Marketplace in the UK, with over 15 million customers. The highly successful model enables Merchants to invest in developing their own proposition to maximise sales – the more a Merchant invests the higher the potential rewards. We have exciting expansion plans throughout 2013 and beyond, to deliver continued growth for businesses on our platform.

  • Gengo is the leading provider of people-powered translation at scale. Ecommerce, Travel and Media customers can dynamically translate their content, including product descriptions, user reviews, comments and tweets using an integratable translation API. Gengo's translation service http://gengo.com represents a huge leap in quality versus machine translation, bringing retailers a measurable ROI. Clients include YouTube, TripAdvisor, Rakuten, and Vestiaire Collective. Learn more gengo.com/how-it-works/

  • WebInterpret is the easiest and most affordable way to take your international business to the next level. It is the provider of the leading e-commerce localisation software, a recommended eBay partner and powered by Amazon web services. It has grown rapidly since it's launch in 2007 and is already powering the international growth of thousands of eBay and Amazon sellers as well as over 200 large scale merchants.

    WebInterpret takes the complexity out of managing your international business. It gets your inventory:

    • Seen on the top international eBay and Amazon sites
    • Listed in the buyer’s native language
    • Optimised for search to help increase your sales.

    We would love to talk to you in more detail about how we could help you grow your business by accessing new markets. So please come and see us. We will have a team of Cross Border Trade experts located near the eBay stand.

     

  • eBay is a main sponsor for Catalyst EU.
  • Catalyst allows you to meet with leading suppliers who can help you grow your business.
  • Catalyst brings you up-to-date with the latest e-commerce trends.
  • Catalyst provides unparalleled networking opportunities with peers and industry thought-leaders.
  • Catalyst brings together leading channels such as eBay and Amazon under one roof.
  • With over 20 sessions, across three tracks, there are topics relevant to every attendee.
  • Catalyst is two days of e-commerce education.
  • Catalyst EU Is a dedicated e-commerce event in the heart of London.
  • Over 600 people attend Catalyst EU each year.
  • Catalyst provides you with new ideas and perspectives to help you enhance your performance.
  • Catalyst is a hub of marketplaces, leading retailers and industry-analysts.
  • Catalyst takes place annually in London and Las Vegas.
  • You can have one-on-one consultations with e-commerce experts at Catalyst.

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