4 Reasons We’re Thankful for Catalyst

November 24, 2015



As Thanksgiving approaches, we begin to reflect on the people, work, relationships and events we’re most grateful for and the ways they’ve improved our lives.

Here at ChannelAdvisor, as we shop for turkeys and prep for Black Friday, we’re also in the throes of organizing the next Catalyst Americas conference. We’ve done this for a few years now, so we should be seasoned vets, yet the excitement and buzz around the annual event never abates. The conference returns in April 2016, and we’re already looking forward to a dynamic event focused on the future innovations coming to our industry. As the 2016 conference comes together, we can’t help but list our top reasons why we love hosting (and why people love attending) Catalyst.

  1. Opportunities to rub shoulders with e-commerce gurus. Brilliant business minds. User experience experts. E-commerce pioneers and titans from companies like Google, Amazon, Jet, eBay, Newegg and more. They all come together for this one event. Who knows who you might run into while grabbing a muffin at the networking breakfast, or who you might sit next to during a track session, but one thing is for sure: There’s endless opportunity for meaningful encounters.
  1. Access to all your favorite solution providers. Including the ones you didn’t even know existed. Struggling to find a solution to your greatest e-commerce headaches? One of the best things about Catalyst is the ability to compare options, features, support and even pricing among a variety of vendors. All in one place. Which brings us to the next point….
  2. Vegas, baby, Vegas! With Catalyst’s return to the ARIA Resort & Casino, attendees get to experience the splendor of Las Vegas in a premier location — with sweeping views of the Strip. Its convenient location, exquisite design and luxurious amenities make it an ideal venue to participate in the conference while soaking up the energy of the city.
  3. Personal connections that last a lifetime. There’s nothing better than seeing people come together in an industry they all love, to meet and mingle in ways that enrich their careers, their knowledge and their relationships. The glitz of Vegas and the glamour of the newest e-commerce technologies are thrilling to experience, but it’s the people at Catalyst who really make the event meaningful each year.


We’d love to see you there. Before you stick that turkey in the oven — or put the final touches on your plan to manage the holiday shopping rush — be sure to take a moment to register. It won’t take long, and you can enjoy that piece of pumpkin pie knowing that you’ll be a part of the biggest e-commerce event of 2016.