BigCommerce have announced registration is now open for its global Make it Big 2022 Conference which will be held virtually on the 13th to the 14th of September. Registration is free and will stream daily on-demand at 3pm BST (9 am CST).
Make it Big’s theme, The Future of Ecommerce is Now, will emphasise mid-market and enterprise merchant growth and innovation while keeping small business merchants on a forward-thinking track to build, manage and grow their online businesses.
Make it Big keynote speakers include Whole Foods Market Co-Founder John Mackey, Rent the Runway Co-Founder Jenny Fleiss, Best-selling Author Seth Godin and Founder and CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence, Kate Ancketill. All speakers will share compelling how-to perspectives and experiences across retail trends, modern marketing and business sustainability.
It’s such an exciting time to be shaping the future of ecommerce. The Metaverse has great potential to become the new third channel for retail, giving fast-growing online businesses the opportunity to innovate now on how they deliver shopping experiences and drive revenue for what’s to come. I look forward to participating in this year’s event and getting inspired together.– Kate Ancketill, CEO and Founder, GDR Creative Intelligence
Attendees can expect a variety of new session formats such as interactive workshops, the first-ever Make it Big live podcast interview and several panels on emerging trends making it easier to discover, engage and walk away with actionable insights.
Additional presenters include Ty Haney, Co-Founder and CEO of Try Your Best, John Merris, CEO of Solo Stove, Hana Ben-Shabat, Founder of Gen Z Planet, “SmallBizLady” Melinda Emerson and Founder and CEO of Resilia, Sevetri Wilson. Topics are designed to ignite growth and range from cross-border selling, international expansion and scaling to choosing which digital investments to make now for the future, how to build a global brand from the ground up and tapping into a growth-driven mindset.
I am looking forward to this year’s conference and for sharing insights on the next generation of consumers and how they are changing everything we know about commerce. Gen Zers expect the immediacy of Amazon deliveries, the frictionless experience of Uber and the personalization of services like Netflix everywhere they shop, and they are going to raise the bar for retailers, large and small, online and in stores.– Hana Ben-Shabat, Founder, GenZPlanet
Make it Big 2022 Customer Awards
BigCommerce will also honour and reward the best B2C and B2B customers in the industry with its Make it Big Awards program. Participants will compete for a $4,000 per winner prize package, or donation to a charity of choice. Categories this year are: Design, Innovation, Emerging Brand and Global Strategy. Submissions are currently open and will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST on the 29th of July. Winners will be announced during the Make it Big event on the 14th of September.