10 Reasons to Sign Up for Catalyst Before Early Bird Ends

November 22, 2013

Haven’t signed up for the 2014 Catalyst Americas Conference yet? What are you waiting for? With only eight days left before the end of the discounted early bird registration, it’s time to start planning.

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If you’ve attended Catalyst before, you already know it’s one of the most valuable online retail events of the year. But if this is your first time considering the award-winning conference, held March 10-12, 2014 at the Wynn Las Vegas, below are ten reasons to get excited, get registered and get packing:

1. It’s in Las Vegas, and Las Vegas is fun.

Las Vegas speaks for itself. The beautiful weather, endless shopping, fine dining, lively casinos and vast array of top-tier performances provide the perfect backdrop for Catalyst’s upbeat energy. Catalyst annually draws more than 1,200 attendees — online retailers, industry experts and thought leaders — all ready to generate and exchange great ideas to successfully navigate the ever-changing e-commerce landscape.

2. It’s the best value of all the e-commerce conferences.

Not only will your Catalyst trip be financially justified many times over in the actionable strategies and practical tactics you take away, it’s already the best value of any of the large e-commerce conferences. Additionally, with the discounted hotel rates and early bird registration special, you’re saving even more money to play the slots with.

3. It’s an opportunity to network with other leading online retailers.

Get your company’s name out there. With a variety of networking meals, breaks and social events throughout the conference, you’ll have ample time to mingle and network with executives from more leading e-commerce companies than any other industry conference.

4. It’s filled with informative sessions on e-commerce.

With more than 20 sessions across three tracks, there’s something for everyone at Catalyst. Whether you’re a mid-market retailer, industry analyst or solution provider, you’ll gain valuable insight from any and all of the information sessions.

5. You’ll get rare one-on-one time with e-commerce experts.

In the “Ask the Expert” room, as well as in the ChannelAdvisor booth, our top pros will be available to answer any question relating to your online business and how it can grow efficiently and effectively.

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Devin Wenig, eBay president, talks with Scot Wingo during the 2013 Catalyst Americas

6. It’s held at the award-winning Wynn Las Vegas.

Have you seen this place? The Wynn Las Vegas currently holds more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards than any other casino resort in the world. With its luxurious shopping, an award-winning spa, numerous pools and the only golf course on the Las Vegas strip that’s actually attached to a resort, you might just end up extending your stay an extra few weeks.

7. You’ll get unparalleled access to top industry leaders.

You won’t get an opportunity like this all year. Executives from companies like eBay, Google, Amazon and more — thought leaders who are shaping and innovating the world of online retail — will not only lead informative sessions, but will also be available in person throughout the conference. Forget voicemails, emails or unacknowledged tweets. They’ll be there in person. And so should you.

8. Scot Wingo’s keynote address

In a conference full of highlights, ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo’s keynote address — often billed as a “state of e-commerce address” — frequently steals the show. The thought leader takes stock of where the industry is and projects where it might be moving next. Where were you during Scot Wingo’s keynote address last year? Anyone who was there knows exactly where they’ll be come 2014.

9. E-Commerce. Accelerated.

The theme of this year’s conference is more than just an empty tagline. Each event is specially designed to accelerate your business into new markets and achieve maximum online success. If you’re not attending, your competition will be.

10. What happens in Vegas … matters.

Forget the old adage. What happens in Vegas this March will resonate further than you can imagine. Attending Catalyst will not only bring you up to date on all the latest online shopping trends, best practices and new products, it will keep you ahead of them. Let the industry’s most innovative thought leaders and experts show you exactly what your company needs to expand into new marketplaces and reach more customers. What happens in Vegas…will soon echo around the world.

Stay tuned in the coming months as we unveil more details and additional reasons to look forward to Catalyst. The early bird registration discount lasts until November 30, so it’s time to sign up and start getting excited.

Don’t miss this opportunity to accelerate your e-commerce success. Register today!

Blog post by Bradley Hearn, ChannelAdvisor Copywriter