The 2014 Catalyst Agenda is Here

December 18, 2013

Stop the presses! The wait is over.

Forget the months of idle whispers overheard at the watercooler, the excited late-night texts and the misleading email gossip… Speculation can now be confirmed: The official 2014 Catalyst Americas agenda has arrived. And it’s fantastic.

The Catalyst planning team has emerged from their secretive strategy sessions and lifted the intel embargo to present a jam-packed, highly informative two days of e-commerce delight that is sure to both inform and inspire.


With more than 20 information sessions broken down across three tracks (Fundamentals, Expansion and Vision), in addition to the dynamic general and keynote sessions, there’s literally something for everyone at this year’s Catalyst event. 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.

The award-winning Catalyst conference will be held March 10-12, 2014 at the Wynn Las Vegas. This year’s theme is “E-Commerce. Accelerated,” and each track and corresponding sessions are specifically designed to help accelerate your online growth, no matter the current size of your business.

Topics such as rapid access to new sources of demand, global expansion, performance-based analytics and more will leave attendees with a comprehensive understanding of current and upcoming trends, best practices, new products and innovations in the e-commerce industry.

The Fundamentals Track

Crafted for the emerging retailer, this track walks you through the process of building a strong e-commerce foundation in detail. Sessions include:

  • Your Blueprint for Online Growth

  • How to Build a Webstore that Converts

  • Building a Successful Search Marketing Strategy

  • Making the Leap from Small Biz to Mid-Market

  • Improving the Findability of Your Products

  • And more…

The Expansion Track

This series of sessions are targeted toward the more established retailer who is looking for ways to expand their e-commerce success, whether that is through adding new marketplaces, rethinking cross-border trade strategy or cracking the social media code. Sessions include:

  • Marketplace Madness: Your Next Steps for Amazon, eBay & Emerging Marketplaces

  • Social Success: Digging Beneath the Hype to Discover What Works

  • Agile Cross-Border Trade, Parts 1 & 2

  • Visual Commerce: Managing Your Images in a Visual World

  • Channel Mix: How to Own the Google Search Page

  • And more…

The Vision Track

More forward-thinking in nature, this track includes topics that cover a broad range of industry information and big-picture trends. Sessions include:

  • Big Data-Driven Commerce: Your Guide to Next Generation Analytics

  • Distribution Digest: Your Inside Track to fulfilment

  • Hiring Wars: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

  • 20/20 Hindsight: Sharing Lessons Learned the Hard Way

  • Inside the Mind of the Consumer

  • And more…

And this is to say nothing of the networking breaks and keynote addresses that help make Catalyst the most sought-after industry conference all year. It is a one-of-a-kind gathering of the best online retailers, thought leaders and industry analysts in the world—formally and informally exchanging ideas, shaping the world of e-commerce and charting its future. Your business can’t afford to not be there.

For the full agenda, along with detailed session descriptions, visit the official Catalyst webpage here.

So now that you know exactly what will happen in Vegas in March, you have no more excuses. Register now. And for a limited time, use the promo code “extendvip” to receive the discounted early bird special on the conference and hotel rate. Hurry—it won’t last long!

At Catalyst Americas, there’s not just something for everyone, there’s plenty for everyone.

“E-Commerce. Accelerated.” Indeed.

 Blog post by Bradley Hearn, ChannelAdvisor Copywriter