With every major ecommerce conference cancelled this year, the good news is that the global virtual event – Linn Academy 2020 – has gone online and will be presented as a virtual conference on the 20th – 21st of October. Whilst it’s sad that we won’t be meeting up in person, this is one conference you won’t want to miss as there is the now customary superb line up of speakers and education. Best of all Linn Academy 2020 Virtual is totally free to attend so book your ticket today.
It’s never been more important to stay ahead of the curve and be prepared for change and this Q4 is promising more change than ever before. As if living with the pandemic wasn’t enough, the UK’s Transition agreement with the EU expires at the end of the year and how we trade with much of Europe will change forever on the 1st of Januray. Linn Academy 2020 Virtual will bring you future-proofing advice and tips from industry experts, marketplace insiders and online retailers, online workshops and real time interviews with the key players in retail.
You’ll find Linn Academy 2020 Virtual split into three key themes with channels for the Future of eCommerce, Operations, and Marketplaces. Pick the sessions you want to attend live as, although all sessions will be available to watch later, you can only download speaker slides, handouts and other resources during the live sessions.
Linn Academy 2020 Virtual Agenda
The full agenda is now available to view online or download although there are still some last minute surprise speakers due to be announced in early October. To give you a flavour of what to expect, read on:
‘Future of eCommerce’ Channel
Day One kicks off with Linnworks CEO Callum Campbell exploring Total Commerce, and how connecting with the customer where they spend their time is changing the retail landscape. Callum will look at industry data, trends disrupting ecommerce and how Linnworks will be the technology driving this shift into 2021. Having a website and running search engine ads plus ticking the marketplace channels might have been enough in the last decade, but today customers are connecting with retailers on social such as Instagram, Facebook Shops and Google is getting in on the act enabling consumers to purchase from retailers directly in Google Shopping without even visiting your website.
On Day Two you won’t want to miss the “10 Steps Retailers and Brands can take today to get ahead of the Game” session which is followed by a deep-dive into the challenges and opportunities Source BMX has navigated through 2020 including preparations for Brexit, expansions into new markets and ensuring a resilient tech stack.
It should be no surprise that Amazon Shipping kick off Day One of the Operations Channel with Amazon Shipping Country Leader Ines Van Gennip presenting the need-to-know best practises to maintain customer experience and meet customer demands during the most challenging peak season online retailers will face.
Focussing on Shipping, Payments and building a resilient supply chain, Day Two concludes with a Cross Border in 2021 a panel discussion taking an honest and open look at the looming Brexit deadline and how this will impact retailers both selling in to and out of the UK in areas such as shipping, tax and resource.
As you would expect, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Fruugo, and Google Shopping all feature in the packed two day agenda. Sessions with the marketplaces will be supplemented with the latest key findings from Internet Retailing’s Marketplaces report and a deep-dive into the challenges and opportunities Turtle Wax has navigated through 2020 including preparations for growth, expansions into new markets and ensuring a resilient tech stack.
Book your Linn Academy 2020 Virtual ticket
Don’t think that just because this is a virtual event you can simply dip in on the day and not miss out. Reserve your ticket now and start planning the sessions you wish to attend live as places for each speaker slot are limited to 1,000.
Top Tip: Log in early for key sessions to ensure you get in to ensure access to speaker slides, handouts and other resources.