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Meet high-profile ecommerce experts at Commerce Summit 2017

by Kristof Maletzke, 12.09.17



Next week we welcome you to join the Commerce Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Our international event is shaping-up to become Europe’s leading small business ecommerce conference. Tickets are limited, but some are still available.

High-profile speakers from companies such as Google, eBay, PayPal, IBM Watson and 1&1 join us at Curio-Haus Hamburg on 21 & 22 September to explore the future of ecommerce.

A key highlight of the Commerce Summit will be the unveiling of ePages’ next generation software for SMB ecommerce.

Join the Commerce Summit

The event provides a platform of inspiring keynotes and sessions focused on SMB ecommerce. It also promises great networking, with senior level experts from across an entire ecosystem of hosting providers, telcos, payment and logistic providers, marketplaces, ISVs and many more. Ambitious merchants will also join the Commerce Summit for the first time to take part in valuable educational workshops.

Meet our speakers

The Commerce Summit 2017 has attracted strategic thinkers from all aspects of the online retail spectrum – exploring the evolving technologies, shopping trends, marketing and social shifts. Attendees will hear from expert speakers from around the world. Below are extracts from topics to be explored within the agenda:

Stephan Schambach “Retailers have seen a huge increase in mobile traffic, yet conversion rates for many remain low. This means mobile has much untapped potential for retailers, large and small. Learning how and why to capitalize on the m-commerce revolution is now critical even to SMB success.”
Stephan Schambach, Ecommerce Pioneer & Founder of Intershop, Demandware and NewStore
 Robert Hoffmann “The principle ‘survival of the fittest’ not only applies in nature but also in the digital environment. SMBs need to rethink their business and constantly adapt it to the high expectations of their customers. To achieve this, they need a strong partner that ensures a suitable technical environment.”
Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet  
 Theo Priestley “Big tech shifts are happening – from artificial intelligence, chatbots, voice recognition, big data, micro services etc. But how can small retailers get a piece of the action? Which of these innovations hold the greatest promise for SMBs – let’s explore the reality of tomorrow.”
Theo Priestley, renowned Futurist and Technology Evangelist
 Hiro Tsukahara “Online identity and visibility are key considerations for retail success. There is clearly nothing worse than having a beautiful online shop that struggles to reach its audience. Let’s explore what smaller retailers must do to ensure they stand out confidently in today’s crowded Internet.”
Hiro Tsukahara, CEO of GMO Registry, Japan
 Prof. Dr. David D. Loschelder “For many SMBs, the missing link to success is the pricing strategy for their goods and services. An understanding of the science of pricing can equip entrepreneurs with a confidence and clarity to achieve pricing sweet-spots and increase profit margins in their target markets.”
David Loschelder, Professor at Leuphana University

Further high-profile additions to the agenda include Niklaus Waser, Head of IBM’s Watson Internet of Things division, Michael Jaeschke, Head of Channel Sales DACH at Google Marketing Solutions, and Thennarasu Ponnusamy, Senior Principal Engineer at eBay.

The Summit’s Technology track, to be attended by developers, technicians and product managers, will explore the direction of development for ecommerce, and what impacts and opportunities elements such as micro-services architecture and cloud ecosystems offer.

See the next generation ePages software in action

The Commerce Summit comprises the date for ePages to launch the next generation of its popular cloud-driven ecommerce software. We will set out both our technical direction and roadmap for software and offer hands-on demonstrations to attendees.

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