Third annual BigCommerce Make It Big conference

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The 3rd annual BigCommerce Make it Big conference runs from today through until Thursday. The event is free and features numerous guest speakers on key topics. If you’re a retailer, entrepreneur or ecommerce professional looking to fuel your next stage of growth, Make it Big is for you. Unlock your full potential with proven success strategies, expert tips and actionable advice from global thought leaders.

The conference sessions will teach you how to create, refine and expand upon your ecommerce strategies to accelerate growth, stay competitive, and future-proof your business in an ever-changing ecommerce landscape. You’ll unlock exclusive access to detailed tips and tactics on topics like increasing organic traffic, selling across channels, and B2B — all crafted to build, innovate and grow your business. There is also a a global line up of speakers to share their stories, so you can learn first hand from BigCommerce customers, partners and industry experts from around the world.

Speaker slots are unlocked each day at 12 midday. Here’s what you can expect over the next three days:

Tuesday, Oct. 6: Scaling Your Business While Lowering Costs

  • Keynote: The Commerce Paradigm Shift and Becoming Your Own Media Company
  • Ryan Deiss, chief executive officer – DigitalMarketer

  • No Coding Required: How Non-Techies Can Build a Beautiful (and Successful) Ecommerce Store
  • Matthew Coles, account director – Modelic

  • How a UK Retailer Expanded Into Ecommerce to Scale Their B2B2C Business — Neil Bruce, ecommerce manager
  • Toolstop

  • How a Female-Founded Fashion Brand Launched Their Online Business Amidst a Global Pandemic
  • Ethan Giffin, chief executive officer and founder – Groove Commerce

  • Protect Your Brand: How to Combat Fraud To Scale Your Brand and Improve Your Customers’ Experience —
  • Cathy Liu, head of fraud protection – Bolt

  • An Advanced Toolkit For Ecommerce Growth: AI Search and Merchandising
  • Mark Adams, chief executive officer – Attraqt

  • How to Build a Growth-Minded Ecommerce Team
  • Kevin Buechler, director, learning and organizational development – BigCommerce

Wednesday, Oct. 7: Future-Proofing Your Business Strategies

  • Keynote: How Legacy and DTC Brands Are Redefining the Next Era of Ecommerce
  • Tony Hou, founder, and Laura Doonin, partner and director – Moustache Republic

  • The Future of CBD: What’s Coming and What to Expect — Josh Garellek, chief executive officer
  • Arctic Leaf

  • Offline Retail Isn’t Dead: How to Build An Effective Offline and Online Strategy
  • Vaughan Fergusson, founder – Vend

  • A 2020 Trend That’s Here to Stay: Sustainability
  • Saloni Doshi, chief executive officer EcoEnclose

  • Why and How B2Bs Should Adopt a B2C Mindset
  • Ken Cowan, head of product partnership – Salsify

  • An Investor’s Outlook on What Makes a Successful Online Brand
  • Jeff Richards managing partner – GGV Capital

  • How COVID-19 Has Transformed The Ecommerce Industry
  • Meghan Stabler, vice president, global product marketing and communications – BigCommerce

Thursday, Oct. 8: Building an Engaged Community and Customer Base

  • Keynote: The Secret to Building and Developing an Engaged Customer Community
  • Jaclyn Johnson, chief executive officer and founder – Create & Cultivate

  • Sell Where Your Customers Are With a Social Commerce Strategy
  • Nathan Lam, business product marketing lead – Facebook

  • How to Create Holiday Magic During Retail’s Busiest Season
  • Richard Lindner, president and co-founder – DigitalMarketer

  • How Eterneva Reimagined Grief Wellness and Became a Shark Tank Success
  • Adelle Archer, chief executive officer and co-founder – Eterneva

  • Content is King: How to Optimize Your Strategy for Growth
  • Richard Mogendorff, chief executive officer and founder, and Alex Tovey, chief growth officer – Like Digital

  • How To Personalize Your Acquisition Efforts (and Achieve Unlimited Spend)
  • Ryan Garrow, director, partnerships and client solutions – Logical Position

  • How To Create a User Experience Your Customers’ Will Never Forget
  • Buck Sleeper, director – ePAM Continuum

Registration is free and will remain open throughout the conference at You can also join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #MakeItBigConf.

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