Launched in 1999, eTail is the premier online and multi-channel retail conference dedicated to supporting the growth of the retail industry by facilitating high-level networking opportunities and providing leading industry knowledge.
Every year, eTail brings together 2000+ senior-level eCommerce and marketing professionals from cross-industry, including but not limited to; Apparel, Accessories, Sporting Goods, Beauty, Consumer Electronics, Hard and Soft Goods, Home Furnishings, Books, Music, Luxury, Travel, Office Products, Department Stores and more to find solutions for their top challenges. Check out the eTail West 2013 agenda to see what will be discussed at the conference this year.
eTail is organized by Worldwide Business Research (WBR), the world's biggest large-scale conference company and a leader in providing strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. Our conference divisions consistently out-perform their industry sector competitors on the quality of the events we produce and the relationships we nurture with both delegates and sponsors.
"I judge an event based on the people I want to meet and those sitting next to me. eTail West was a GREAT event." Chris Brinkworth, Chief Marketing Officer, Tagman
What Makes eTail Unique?
The quality of the content covered at our events is what sets eTail apart from our competitors. We are committed to conducting research and developing the program year round by speaking with our Retailer Advisory Board and eCommerce/marketing executives from Top 500 retailers, to make sure the content covered at our conference reflect the latest trends and developments in the industry.
The eTail Program Advisory Board is comprised of senior retail executives providing strategic guidance on the content for program and help to steer the show content, ensuring the program is "built for retailers, by retailers" every single year. Special thanks to Advisory Board, which is comprised of the following executives:
- Angela Caltagirone, VP, eMarketing and eMail Marketing, Williams-Sonoma Inc.
- Jason Kang, CFO, Zazzle.com
- Michael Merhab, Frmr. VP E-Commerce, CBS Interactive-Sports
- Arnold Sookram, Frmr. General Manager, Gamehouse.com (Real Networks)
- Mark Deruyter, Frmr. Senior Manager Customer Acquisition, Musicians Friend
- Shari Rudolph, Co-Founder/CMO, Bonfaire
- Nick Sheth, Sr. Director Global Business Development, Gap Direct
- James Keller, CMO, Shoebuy.com
- Erick Barney, VP Marketing, Motorcycle Superstore
The "Vendor-Free" Networking Sessions: eTail is focused on providing as many retailer meetings as possible- whether it be in intimate workshops with peers from a similar sized organization, or a meeting about the latest technology to identify whether it will work for their business. And every year, we add more and more opportunities for retailers to find each other at the show. And this is all in a vendor-free environment.
The Venue: eTail is always held at a top tier resort versus a convention center. At lunchtime, you won’t be shuttled off to S’barros with a coupon (or no coupon!). You’ll receive a full, three-course sit down meal. You are treated as a VIP every minute, as opposed to a passenger at JFK on Thanksgiving.
Customer Service: Our staff onsite are knowledgeable about the event and the industry. They know what you need and where you can get it. We don’t hire temps and part timers to run the show, because the event is our business and delivering a great experience for you is imperative.
If cost is your only deciding factor, then eTail probably isn’t for you. But if you are interested in quality and networking with your retail peers, then attending eTail is the best investment you can make. Guaranteed.