[Updated May 11, 2020]
In your daily grind of optimizing listings, answering questions, and managing all the other aspects of your Amazon account, it’s easy to become glued to your screen. We get it. But to stay ahead of the competition, you need the latest resources, methods, and strategies used by expert Amazon sellers from around the world.
While there are several ways – including blogs, webinars, ebooks, and seller forums – to stay educated on the latest trends and technologies for Amazon sellers, the sheer amount of sources and advice can be challenging to parse.
Fortunately, you can always attend an Amazon Seller Conference to gain practical knowledge of what works and what’s now outdated.
At the end of the day, what’s better than attending an event where several of your industry’s thought leaders gather to inform, advise and educate?
No matter what the size of your business, there’s an opportunity to learn from the best and grow your sales throughout the year.
So, what are the best Amazon Seller Conferences to attend in 2020?
To help you as much as we can, we’ve compiled a list of the best Amazon Seller Conferences happening all over the globe. Review the details below and be sure to put them on your 2020 event calendar – you’ll be glad you did.
The Top Amazon Seller Conferences for 2020
1. Prosper Show
This conference, which was founded by two Buy Box Experts partners, will feature several ex-Amazon experts and General Managers/CEOs from top Amazon marketplace solution creators. They offer presentations and workshops to help sellers learn how to develop proper online businesses. Exhibitors include service providers for Amazon sellers, such as shopping cart hosts, financing/lenders, shipping services, inventory software developers, review/feedback managers, and more. It’s an ideal conference to attend if you’re looking to build a more profitable business because you’ll be introduced to leading providers who can help you scale more efficiently.
Date: Aug 31 – Sept 2, 2020
Venue: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
This conference is designed to help you find merchandise that will set your Amazon store inventory apart. From general stores to fashion boutiques, this is the wholesale buying event where any small to large sized ecommerce retailer can find unique stock for their business. What’s more, the conference is also the home to the SourceDirect exhibition, a B2B show for wholesalers, retailers, and distributors to purchase wholesale products directly from foreign manufacturers.
Date: August 2–5, 2020
Venue: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The objective of Cross Border Summit is to bring together top ecommerce business leaders from around the globe to share their expertise about team work, strategy, marketing, and other tactics to stay ahead in today’s cutthroat landscape. This years’ speaker list features Will Tjernlund, CMO and CoFounder of Goat Consulting. Attend this conference to learn from people who’ve helped businesses grow from startups to publicly traded firms and to discover how to tap into the maximum benefits of selling on the Amazon marketplace.
Date: TBD 2020
Venue: Cartagena, Colombia
Date: June 9-11, 2020
Venue: Chicago, Illinois, USA
This event claims to be the guardian of Amazon and ecommerce “underground insiders” who’ve agreed to share the modern-day working strategies that have already generated them millions in the past year alone. Though Orange Hat Summit is a more personalized conference with a smaller number of attendees, it also offers a Mastermind opportunity. Attending the event should help you get familiar with the most lucrative ways to make money through ecommerce, and nothing less.
Date: June 26-27, 2020
Venue: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
SellerCon is the biggest Amazon seller event of 2020. This conference is known for not only featuring successful Amazon merchants but also other influential figures in the ecommerce industry. In the past 6 years, over 15,000 Amazon sellers have attended SellerCon to learn how to grow their business. This conference can teach you how to increase Amazon sales, create funnels that generate profits in the background, and more.
Date: July 16-18, 2020
Venue: Austin, Texas, USA
The event helps vendors on Etsy, eBay, Amazon, and other platforms to learn new ways to market their listings, find out what’s new in the world of ecommerce, and scale their operations. Midwest also features a host of notable features and is open to seasoned and novice merchants alike. You can get more information at the Midwest e-Com website or the organizers’ Facebook group.
Date: July 17-18, 2020
Venue: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
One of the highlights of this event is the opportunity to learn innovative Amazon selling strategies from a team that designed the best selling course on the topic. You’ll also get information on how to partner with the organizers on proven items you can list on Amazon, as well as insight on how their partnership with one of the world’s top producers/authors (“The Shack’s” Brad Cummings) benefits you as a part of their community. Those living outside the US can also attend the conference to learn how to sell on Amazon.com, while those residing there would get to learn how to sell their items internationally.
Date: July 21-23, 2020
Venue: Boca Raton, Florida, USA
8. eTail East
eTail is set up to help you increase the revenues from your business. The conference is all about your learning and growth. Over 175 speakers representing the top personalities from innovative startups, internet disruptors, and big retailers will educate you on the biggest opportunities and challenges in ecommerce. Attend to take advantage of over 30 hours of Tonight Show sessions, discussion groups, networking activities, roundtables, and more.
Date: October 13–15, 2020
Venue: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
9. PPC CONGRESS
PPC CONGRESS will feature the collective presence of PPC Consultants, agencies, PPC software companies, and Amazon sellers who’ll discuss Amazon pay-per-click ads for two consecutive days. Attend to meet over 100 consultant agencies and software and even someone you can recruit to manage your company’s Amazon advertising budget. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to optimize your keywords, improve your click-through rate and ultimately increase sales.
Date: September, 2020
Venue: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paris Retail Week 2020 is the only ecommerce conference that will touch upon the eight biggest issues faced by online sellers and retailers: marketing innovation, B2B marketing, supply chain, marketplaces, omnichannel ecommerce, data optimization, new means of payments, and agile customer experience. Each of them will be presented by an expert, chosen for their knowledge on the subject. Attend to discover the latest trends and explore the latest innovations in the ecommerce industry.
Date: September 15-17, 2020
Venue: Paris, France
11. eCommerce Expo
This event takes place in the UK and is a must-attend for every person involved in Amazon, eBay, and other B2C ecommerce. Attending eCommerce Expo will let you access 12 conference theaters and more than 250 sessions across three shows providing you with workshops, round tables, case studies, and aspirational content – real-world stories of ecommerce experts creating actionable strategies. 2020 will also see the return of the “Marketplaces Theatre,” a dedicated theatre that will demonstrate expertise from sellers and brands who’ve found their way, all alongside the tools that augmented their journey.
Date: September 30-October 1, 2020
Venue: London, UK
At the Amazon World Convention organized as part of the INTERNET WORLD EXPO, you’ll learn about the new solutions being leveraged by sellers and vendors on Amazon. Also, top speakers will share the strategies you can use to get higher conversions, more sales and better product listings on the marketplace. The 2019 AmazonWorld event attracted 19,000 visitors and over 250 conference exhibitors. Past topics discussed at the event include Amazon advertising, automation, and how to win the buy box.
Date: October 13-14, 2020
Venue: Munich, Germany
Whether you sell on Amazon, Shopify, Walmart or your own online store, you’ll learn a lot of new strategies by attending ecomChicago. The conference features three jam-packed days of leading ecommerce speakers, vendor presentations, and tactics you can implement to streamline, organize, or grow your web store. Organizers have even made arrangements with software creators to give demos of their offerings. As a result, you’ll discover new tools that can help you automate some of your tasks or new ways to grow your ecommerce sales.
Date: October 14–16, 2020
Venue: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ASGTG’s annual event has grown from one focused on sellers in a single zip code (11201, Brooklyn, NY) to one that draws a diverse international crowd. This one-day event includes seminars, keynote speakers and discussions by leaders in the Amazon and wider ecommerce industries. It’s presented by Ed Rosenberg, a sought-after expert on Amazon issues.
Date: January 15, 2020
Venue: Brooklyn, New York, USA
15. Ecom 2020 London
Hosted by Just One Dime, an agency that trains Amazon sellers in over 100 countries. The Ecom 2020 conference is designed to help sellers build a scalable Amazon business that works for them instead of them working for it. The tactical training at this conference will help you find a profitable product that is not easy for competitors to copy, source your product and negotiate attractive terms with your supplier, launch your product to get it ranking on Amazon fast, run an effective PPC campaign that converts into high-profit sales, and grow your product’s brand into something buyers love.
Date: January 17-18, 2020
Venue: London, England
Every year, Savant organizes its ecommerce conferences in major European cities including London, Stockholm, and Barcelona. The events facilitate high-level gatherings for some of the globe’s most innovative ecommerce companies to discuss the key challenges facing today’s business owners. You get an exciting opportunity to network with innovators, trendsetters, and leading executives aiming to share their wisdom and knowledge of online retail. Speakers will be covering some of the most exciting topics around digital transformation, customer experience, and data-driven electronic commerce.
Date: January 28-29, 2020
Venue: Berlin, Germany
17. IRCE @ RetailX (canceled for 2020)
IRCE promises to deliver educational sessions on the subjects that matter to you the most. What makes these sessions unique is that they’re curated, which implies that IRCE’s speakers are not only well-informed but prepared with actionable, insightful presentations for attendees to learn from. Past events have included advanced workshops on FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon), Amazon listing strategies, and whether to work as a third or first-party seller on the website.
Date: June 9-11, 2020
Venue: Chicago, Illinois, USA
18. Linn Academy (canceled for 2020)
There’s a lot more to the Linn Academy than just being a gathering place for the ecommerce community. This single-day event offers exciting opportunities to connect with over 800 industry leaders and online retailers and learn from some of the most successful businesses in ecommerce. With discussions around various ecommerce subjects, ranging from marketplace selling to business growth right through to international selling, every single presentation, workshop and activity will provide you with unique insights that you can leverage right away.
Date: September 22, 2020
Venue: Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
19. Resonate (canceled for 2020)
Resonate will feature a variety of speakers to help Amazon sellers build their business and network with other advanced sellers. It’s for advanced Amazon sellers with at least $1 million in sales looking to take the next step in their business and achieve exponential growth. The content at Resonate is created using the design thinking process, and is aimed at helping sellers understand the mindset, skills, and tools they need to take their business to the next level. It’s hosted by Seller Labs, an agency that provides software and services for Amazon sellers.
Date: September 15-16, 2020
Venue: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
20. Brand Accelerator Live (canceled for 2020)
Brand Accelerator invites you to become a member of an incredible group of entrepreneurs who’re ready to take their companies to the next level. Attending the event will help you learn how to automate the moving parts of your business, how to create a real brand and generate a constant flow of leads via digital marketing, and how to expand your venture so that its success doesn’t depend on one channel, such as Amazon.
Date: TBD, 2020
How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Attend a Conference
While these Amazon seller conferences are a fantastic opportunity to invest in your professional development, it can be difficult to get your company’s approval when he/she fixates on dollars lost and time spent away from the workplace. When it comes to getting your boss to send you to a conference, it’s best to do your homework and provide details about the ways the conference would benefit both you and your career.
Not sure how to communicate with your boss? The best way is to write a “request to attend seminar/conference” letter. Here’s a template you can replicate:
To: [Name of Your Boss],
From: [Your Name]
Re: [Conference Name] Proposal
I’m writing to request your approval to attend the [Conference Name, Date, Venue].
The theme of the event is [Conference Theme], and it is a popular gathering for [your industry] professionals. 2020’s agenda focuses on [Insert Details] that are very relevant to my professional expertise.
The conference will also feature several motivational speakers, industry thought leaders and workshops that will significantly benefit my development. I also plan to meet the key vendors at the event [Vendor Names] to see how they can help us with [Company Goals].
Please check out the event website at [www.conferencename.com]. I’ve been following their Facebook page for quite some time, and there’s a lot of buzz about this conference! The total cost per attendee will be the ticket price of [Ticket Price], hotel [Insert 2-3 Day Accommodation Cost], travel and food expenses [Provide an Estimate].
I also wish to participate in the Mastermind Group with an after-event industry leader as it will be a great learning and networking opportunity. It’s optional and comes with an additional cost of [Insert VIP Event/Mastermind Cost).
The total cost for the event is [Insert Total SUM]. If you approve my request to attend the conference before [Insert Date Before Early Bird Pricing Ends], I can get the early bird ticket and save our company [Insert Savings].
I’m confident you will find this to be a worthwhile investment. Please let me know if you need more information about the event. At the end of the day, I see myself leaving with a goldmine of knowledge and confidence that will help me excel at my job.
Amazon seller conferences will remain a key venue for discovering new techniques, gaining relevant skills, and staying ahead of the competition.
Highlight these ROI components and tie them into your company goals wherever possible. This way, you’ll have a better chance of getting your request approved by your boss, with all expenses paid!