Here is a list of the most important e-commerce events in the Deutschland, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) region. Fairs are very popular in DACH region right now, where the biggest events currently take place, despite various statistics claiming that the UK is the biggest market.
Websummit may be one of the biggest fairs in Europe, for example, but Dmexco is close to that size too. Besides those two conferences, there are other amazing events like Internet World, OMR, E-commerce Berlin Expo and K5.
05/02/2019 – Savant eCommerce Berlin 2019
The 5th edition of this DACH focused annual event. Top-level speakers, including industry-leading executives, came together for discussions about the latest trends, networking and to build meaningful relationships.
16/02/2019 – Net&Work 2019
Consisting of 4 theme worlds, Shopsystems & Tools, Marketplaces & Payment, Logistics & Internationalization and Online Marketing, in which service providers presented themselves and interacted with online retailers who could gain a direct overview of the various service providers and obtain detailed information on the respective topics. Within the worlds there were subject-specific workshops that dealt with the trends, tips and tricks on the topics.
9-11/03/2020 – eTail Germany 2020
A 2-day conference on business, trade and (e-)commerce, bringing together the top minds from DACH’s most innovative retailers to help traders increase their e-commerce business through the adoption of omnichannel strategies and plan retail strategies for growth in 2019 and beyond. Opportunities for face-to-face meetings were also available with those retailers who are driving the future.
16/03/2019 – Plentymarkets Online-Händler-Kongress 2019
The 12th Plentymarkets Online Dealer Congress offered traders the opportunity to join the Glocal Heroes of the E-Commerce alliance at over 50 International multi-channel trading, modern exhibitor’s stalls. Participants could forge future plans and receive extensive advice from Plentymarkets experts in all areas of system setup and optimisation.
28/03/2019 – Handelskraft Konferenz 2019
The Conference Force is an annual conference on e-commerce and digital trends and is one of the leading events for industry experts. It is an interactive and innovative event with exciting lectures and excellent networking opportunities.
05/04/2019 – OMKB
The fourth Online Marketing Conference in Bielefeld was a GmbH-organized event with exciting presentations on the latest topics in the online industry. The all-day conference in the Bielefeld Stadthalle offered a wide range of topics for both newcomers to online marketing and experienced marketing managers.
10/04/2019 – Digital Commerce Day
The 6th edition of this “day” was a 2 day event in 2019, where attendees could learn which current strategies, tactics and methods they can follow to make their company successful in ecommerce. DCD provided a platform for 450 decision-makers in the ecommerce industry to exchange their experiences and insights, with speakers from the field having faced the same challenges as many attendees and explaining exactly how they were able to handle these challenges.
03/05/2019 – Merchantday 2019
Apparently the biggest Amazon conference in Germany, this event offered expert lectures, knowledge exchange and networking with the industry. 800 people were expected to attend this edition, while the previous year featured 660 participants, 20 speakers and 22 exhibitors.
17/05/2019 – e-Commerce Day
An event that featured over 100 well-known exhibitors, 30 lectures and networking opportunities. This annual event is hosted by German hypermarket Real and receives over 1,500 visitors every year.
14/05/2019 – ECD
The 6th Engage Connect Digitize conference in 2019 brought together stakeholders and e-commerce experts in a unique congress format under the “Play Digital” slogan. Representing brands, retailers and marketplaces, the ECD turns the platform business into a people business and gives pioneers of the “Digital Value Chain” time and space for intensive networking. 530 visitors, 400 meetings and 30 lectures are planned for the 2020 edition.
14-15/05/2019 – EHI Omnichannel Days ’19
Describing itself as “the industry event for decision makers in connected retail” and with 350 participants in 2019’s 9th edition, the EHIODs are among the most important events for the integration of stationary and digital business. Traders and brands from both online and offline worlds reported and discussed strategies, challenges and trends during practice-oriented lectures, intensive talks and workshops that provided in-depth insights and interaction with companies.
20-22/05/2019 – SCi Week
The Supply Chain Industry Week is your path to end-to-end intelligent supply chain efficiency, visibility and agility. Taking place at the Hotel Palace Berlin, #SciWeek19 introduced a new concept of industry-specific vs cross-industry learning.
23/05/2019 – Shopware Community Day 2019
The Shopware Community Day at Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord informs eCommerce enthusiasts from across Europe annually about the future of online commerce. Attendees in 2019 embarked upon a journey to discover which technological, scientific and social trends were driving digital commerce and which solutions were already being developed to shape the business models of tomorrow – including the presentation of Shopware 6.
26-27/05/2019 – K5
An annual event set in the Estrel Congress Center in Berlin hosted by the company K5, who believe that networking is what animates the industry, rather than digitisation alone. Two of the most respected authorities in Germany have therefore launched this e-commerce conference to initiate an intersectoral forum for perspectives, innovations and growth strategies that forms the bridge to networking between dealers and service providers in a family atmosphere. The resulting conference is the place to be for making curated exchanges, building relevant partnerships and discovering the latest trends and innovations in the industry.
16-17/07/2019 – eLogisticsWorld Conference 2019
This 2-day event, taking place every year in Munich, was the place to be to learn from experts and practitioners about how to master logistical and fulfilment challenges or to learn about the latest trends and innovations from exciting speakers. There were also opportunities for networking, sharing experiences, making useful contacts and meeting those speakers who implement logistics daily and who happily answered individual questions.
28-29/08/2019 – topsoft Fachmesse 2019
Experience the digital reality live and learn how to profitably apply it in practice at the topsoft IT trade fair, an event where digitization and business are the focus. Attendees can expect a full 2-day program at the Swiss Environmental Arena in Spreitenbach, featuring thematic clusters, workshops, presentations, solutions and technologies, as well as networking and expert discussions.
30/08/2019 – JTL-Connect 2019 (EGN Patronage)
The 5th JTL e-commerce show will take place at the Mitsubishi Electric hall in Dusseldorf, where visitors can expect to witness exciting product revelations and get to know the software solutions of JTL in live operation. Exchange ideas with well-known partners and other dealers, whilst benefiting from a concentrated knowledge of speakers during exciting lectures.
6/09/2019 OMT 2019
Visit this conference in Wiesbaden to learn from 21 professionals with expert knowledge in the online marketing industry about how to get your website ranked # 1 in search engines, chase after your competitors and set trends, There will be a live analysis by 8 experts of a website in the OMT website clinic, while lectures will provide insights into current work and there will be opportunities for networking:
Attendees of the Digital Marketing Expo & Conference 2019 will experience two days of inspiration in media and marketing at the Koelnmesse GmbH In Cologne. The exposition will host 1,000 market leaders, global players and newcomers from over 35 categories and 40 different countries to present all dimensions of digital marketing. This is where marketing and media professionals, creators and visionaries, the creative and tech enthusiasts meet. The conference features 9 seminars and 550 speakers on 18 stages, including the 1600-seat Congress Stage at the heart DMEXCO where leaders of the international digital industry will present their milestones, innovations and visions and discuss future trends. There is also a Debate Stage, which is characterised by passionate discussions around the challenges of the digital economy, an Experience Stage that stands for inspiration, work labs, a demo arena and much more!
19/09/2019 – OMK
1500 visitors to the Leuphana University in Lüneburg will witness more than 50 speakers delivering over 40 presentations on 7 stages at this online marketing, e-commerce and digitisation conference. Experts from science and industry, business, social media and psychology will meet to share their knowledge on current trends in online marketing and take a look at digitization from all angles:
26-27/09/2019 – Amazon Konferenz
Amazon’s independent special advertising 2-day conference and deep-dive to drive sales will be held at the Maritim Conference Hotel in Darmstadt. 200 participants will learn from 7 expert speakers the key success factors of taking Amazon Advertising to the next level and building more profitable e-commerce businesses.
30/09/2019 – Allfacebook Marketing Conference
The AFBMC makes the bcc in Berlin the place to be for social media marketing, with over 50 speakers on 5 stages and great breaks for networking during the course of the day. More than 1000 attendees will meet fellow industry players, exchange ideas and come home with new ideas, strategies and concepts.
23-24/10/2019 – Internet World Congress 2019
Top experts on cross-border commerce, China Commerce, pricing strategies, omnichannel, AR/VR for better customer experience and much more will be speaking at this 2-day congress for digital commerce at the IHK in Munich.. Attendees will be able to network, exchange experiences and make contacts with people who are facing the same challenges as themselves.
10/10/2019 – A-Commerce Day 2019
“The e-commerce experts conference” is held at the Metastadt in Vienna and is another event that is presented by plentymarkets. 700 participants from the DACH region are expected to continue their education and expand their e-commerce & multichannel horizons by listening to 24 experienced online retailers and industry experts share their experiences, networking with industry colleagues on current topics & trends, and by meeting 50+ exhibitors.
11/10/2019 – Tag des Onlinehandels 2019
Learn how to kickstart your brand and create a unique product that gives you market dominance plus healthy profits at this 1-day event in “Von Greifswald”, Berlin. Experience a day full of workshops with select eCommerce professionals,
contests, state-of-the-art catering, innovative start-ups and policy contacts, whilst networking with merchants and service providers to learn from those who are already one step ahead of you.
17/10/2019 – Shop Usability Award 2019
This is one of the most well-known e-commerce awards in Germany and has been awarded annually since 2008, attracting more than 700 applications per year. Award winners are the best-known e-commerce software solutions in the German market and are chosen by a large jury consisting of the most well-known personalities in the industry, with this year’s award gala being held at the Gloria Palast, Munich.
17/10/2019 E-Commerce-Tag 2019
The E-Commerce-Day at the Continental Arena in Regensburg offers expert knowledge on all relevant topics – such as SEO & SEA, Payment & Conversion Rate or AI and Cyber Crime in (International) E-Commerce – in order to be commercially successful in (digital) future trade and the chance to meet successful retailers and e-commerce experts to discuss the opportunities and risks of digitizing retail. For the first time in this edition, retail start-ups show innovations for the trade of the future and discuss trade in 2030, then success stories from e-commerce practice round off the event.
06-07/11/2019 – Payment Summit 2019
As part of Fintech week, this 2-day conference in Hamburg delves into the future of payment in retail, where 30+ top experts will speak about the topics of credit check, risk management, payment portfolio, security in payment transactions, collection – and much more. Learning new solutions for helping with daily business, getting to know new tools and techniques that make payment processing even more effective and secure, whilst exchanging experiences and making contacts are all part of this event.
19/11/2019 – OMX
This event at Brandboxx in Salzburg brings over 1000 minutes of pure knowledge by top speakers from the online marketing scene, sharing hands-on tips and trends of the future without sales pitches, over 3 tracks and 28 sessions.
Around 1,000 conference participants can make valuable contacts in a cosy atmosphere during breaks, whilst 10 intensive seminars investigate problems that require more time and depth over this day and the next – when an SEO conference also takes place at the same venue.
09-12/12/2019 – IT-TAGE 2019
IT-Day 2019 at the Frankfurt am Main is an event for software development, architecture, databases and management with 13 sub-conferences on
Architecture, Development, Databases, Java, .NET, Agile, DevOps, Security, AI, Big Data, Streaming, Cloud and Decision Makers. The entire spectrum of developer, architecture, databases, operating, admin and management topics will be covered over the course of 220 sessions, during which renowned experts will impart their practical knowledge in lectures, workshops and labs.
13/02/2020 E-commerce Berlin Expo
Over 7000 participants, and almost 200 exhibitors, will attend this B2B Expo & Conference for e-commerce service providers, retailers and C-level managers at Station Berlin.
It’s going to be the sixth edition of well-known Berlin Expo. Each year, it’s been gathering increasingly more e-commerce enthusiasts to learn and talk e-commerce and retail!
Thinking about exhibiting and accessing thousands of potential leads to convert them into deals? Interested in listening to e-commerce and retail insights from the industry stars? (Google, Facebook, Zalando, Idealo – just to name a few).
Join EBE20! -> https://ecommerceberlin.com/exhibit
10-11/03/2020 – Internet World Expo 2020
Building on the long, successful history of this trade fair, the 2020 IW EXPO – an anchor event of the Commerce Week Munich – will develop into an internationally relevant platform for all topics relating to digitization in retailing. Exhibitors can present to a specialist audience of over 20,000 visitors at open arenas in the fair, and industry experts will share their knowledge in areas such as payment, omnichannel, online marketing and more, whilst specialist knowledge about the point of sale, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Co. is also provided by specialist congresses.
02-05/03/2020 – CCW 2020
Attendees of the 22nd International Convention Fair for Innovative Customer Dialogue at the Estrel Congress Center in Berlin will be inspired by more than 40 top-class thinkers and lateral thinkers, discussing all aspects of the customer needs of the future with interactive presentations during 4 congress days. The 3-day trade fair, hosting an expected 270 exhibiting companies and 8,000 visitors, will offer an exciting program covering the latest developments and innovative solutions for customer dialogue in the digital age.
10-12/03/2020 – LogiMAT 2020
This 18th International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process, taking place in Stuttgart, sets new standards as the largest annual intralogistics fair in Europe. It is the leading international trade fair offering a complete market overview and competent knowledge transfer, with the necessary technologies for intralogistics solutions and process management being the focus.
18/19/03/2020 – SMX Munchen
The largest conference for search marketing (SEO and SEA) in the DACH region., held at the International Congress Center in Munich, is backed by no provider and no agency but a neutral editorial team. There is no generic marketing waffle but cutting edge tactics and strategies from the top experts from around the world, providing solutions to marketing challenges and inspiring brand-new ideas.
26/03/2020 – Digital Sales Summit 2020
Returning for its 2nd edition, the DSM takes place in an extraordinary location, the Astor Grand Cinema, Hanover. Attendees will benefit from the top current know-how of top-class speakers, an excellent catering service and a cosy get-together to exchange views in a relaxed atmosphere.
31/03-01/04/2020 – D3Con
At the largest conference on the future of digital advertising. 500 advertisers and agencies will meet on the 1st advertising day and 1,500 visitors will attend the 2nd conference day. They will all meet together with leading experts, service providers and publishers who will address issues and challenges concerning Programmatic Advertising. Marketing Automation and Marketing AI, which are the trends that will make the complexity of the new marketing world manageable in the future.
12-13/03/2020 – OMR20
The Online Marketing Rockstars Festival in Hamburg hosts a swathe of international stars of the digital marketing scene, up-and-coming players and hidden champions of the industry. At the same time, there will be a solid mix of absolute experts with profound insights and engaging personalities, who one wouldn’t typically associate with marketing at first glance.
OMR20 will feature more stages than ever before: the absolute biggest names in the industry on the Conference Stage – where Industry a-listers, CEOs, movers and shakers from the world’s biggest companies deliver exclusive insights to the 7000-person strong audience – in-depth analysis of relevant digital marketing trends on the Expo Stages and several thematically clustered special stages. Masterclasses, Guided Tours, Side Events and epic parties round off the festivities..
08/05/2020 – merchantday 2020
Developed from a small Stammtisch in Hanover with 20 participants, this one day conference with several hundred visitors has become one of the largest and most important e-commerce and Amazon Marketplace conferences. All speakers – delivering presentations to convey practical knowledge, success stories and e-commerce insights without promotion – are experts in their field and established pros from Amazon SEO, Performance Marketing, Google Shopping, Social Media or Branding: Learn.
23-24/06/2020 – Online B2B Conference
Visitors to this 2-day event in Munich will learn from lectures and practical examples of how to implement the trends of community building, content marketing or influencer relations, which are relevant in B2C marketing and are increasingly gaining importance in B2B too. The conference offers plenty of time and space for networking and exchange between participants and speakers, who are looking forward to talking to attendees after their presentations.