Best eCommerce Events in 2018

31st January 2018
Best eCommerce Events in 2018

The online retail industry is constantly changing and evolving, and it’s more important than ever to keep your finger on the pulse. So here is a list of the best ecommerce events in Australia for this year.

Conferences and events are the best way to remain ahead of trends & stay connected with industry peers. You might also have a bit of fun along the way.

So lets dive in!

iMedia Online Retail Summit

30 April – 2 May 2018

iMedia Online Retail Summit is an invite-only event that provides an intimate environment for senior online retail executives. The event focusses on conversation and education via debate and discussing the major issues facing online retailers today!

It is an excellent opportunity for 150 of the industries best and brightest to get together and build relationships and discuss the big topics!

Check out the video below on last years iMedia for a taste of what is to come this year.

Retail Global Gold Coast

23 – 25 May 2018

It would be careless of us to not mention our own event, Retail Global Gold Coast.

Now in it’s 12th year, Retail Global is the longest running eCommerce conference in Australia and is tailored for online retailers of all shapes, sizes and niches. Retail Global offers a series of workshops, expertly curated content, and keynotes from industry leaders both local and international. There are 10 content streams to choose from over 3 days, so there is something for every type of seller! Join 1500 like-minded online retailers on May 23-25 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre and take your online store to that next level.

This year, Retail Global Gold Coast has a special focus on helping Australian eCommerce adapt to Amazon. Amazon’s arrival in Australia opens many avenues of opportunity for Australian online sellers. Learn how to make the most of those opportunities and open up another revenue stream.

Online Retailer, Sydney

25 – 26 July 2018

Online Retailer Sydney boasts an extensive exhibition hall and offers Aussie retailers a powerful learning opportunity with a focus on technology & disruptive retail models, right in the heart of Sydney.

Now in it’s tenth year, Online Retailer offers a smooth conference experience with a variety of engaging speakers. Online retailers who want to learn about trends in technology, build relationships with other retail professionals, and take home inspiration and knowledge to fuel their coming year should definitely consider attending.

This year, Online Retailer Sydney is focused on the theme of “Where Future Meets Retail.” With a large exhibition of over 100 different brands and two full days of content, the event an educational and inspirational opportunity for online retailers of all sizes.

Online Retailer is definitely one the best ecommerce events for the year, and you can learn more about them here.

ORIAS (Online Retail Industry Awards)

26 July 2018

No discussion of the best ecommerce events for Australian eCommerce professionals would be complete without a mention of industry awards. At Retail Global, we are particularly impressed by the professionalism and quality of the ORIAS Online Retail Awards.

Recognising leaders and game-changers in any industry sets the standard for the future and gives us the opportunity to celebrate the wins of our peers! Check the highlights reel below to get a little taste.

All Star Bash (Power Retail)

15 Feb 2018

The All Star Bash by Power Retail is an enormously enjoyable event for professionals in the online retail space. Held just last month, the All Star Bash offers not only an enjoyable night of dancing, dinner, and entertainment, but recognition for the leadership, innovation, and accomplishments in the eCommerce space.

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Meetups for Australian Online Retailers

One of our primary goals as both online retailers and eCommerce event hosts is to foster a strong community of eCommerce professionals. That’s why we’ve designed Retail Global to offer unparalleled networking opportunities and why we vet our speakers to ensure our attendees leave with actionable tips and lessons to improve their sales and operations. Since Retail Global only happens twice a year, we have also created and sponsor local ShopTalk Meetups to further the conversation all year long.

The ShopTalk Meetups for online retailers are held quarterly (dates vary by location) and offer attendees a free opportunity to learn from a featured industry expert panel and meet their peers. The evening begins with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, then segues into the industry panel with follow-up audience Q&A and wraps up with another cocktail hour.


You can learn more about your local ShopTalk Meetup and register for the next event on its Meetup page.

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