We’re into the first Quarter of the New Year, which means it’s the perfect time to look ahead to what will be the absolute must-attend conferences for Amazon Sellers in 2019.
Here in the States we just went through a Polar Vortex, we may be in for a Heat Vortex come summer — all sorts of things are likely in store, but no matter the weather one thing’s for sure:
This year promises to be a Knowledge Vortex for anyone selling on Amazon.
Great stuff is on the way.
Let’s review our top Amazon conference picks.
The Big Daddy
There has to be a Big Daddy, right? The King Conference of them all?
There is, and it’s called SellerCon.
When: June 21-23, 2019
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Held each year, SellerCon is the largest dedicated Amazon Seller event you’ll attend. It’s put on by Amazing.com, the same folks that have helped over 30 thousand people create one or more businesses on Amazon, businesses which went on to collectively generate nearly $9 billion in sales. These guys are the undisputed experts, and their flagship convention is as amazing as you might imagine.
SellerCon features an all-star line-up of speakers, along with learning tracks for Sellers of all levels, access to the latest trends, strategies, tactics to grow your sales, tips for expanding your brand, an all-access party and more.
Network with thousands of your fellow Amazon Sellers, discover what’s working now on Amazon, what’s changed, and how to build a thriving global presence.
At SellerCon you’ll get actionable strategies. Learn how real Amazon sellers have doubled, tripled, even 10X’ed their sales, all while you absorb targeted, vital knowledge from 3 full days of sessions, presented by people who’ve sold a ton on Amazon (and beyond), ensuring you come away with exactly what you need to boom your business.
Yes, we’re a little excited about this one.
ManageByStats will be there. If you own your own brand of physical products and want to sell more on Amazon, you’re in the right place. Join us live at SellerCon for the event of the year.
See the SellerCon site for more.
Other upcoming conventions hold similar promise. Two in particular will be big for Amazon Sellers, and are worth your serious consideration.
The Prosper Show
When: March 17-19, 2019
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Another show dedicated to Amazon Sellers, the Prosper Show is not as large or dynamic as SellerCon, but if you sell on Amazon this conference will be hyper-focused on you.
Prosper is an annual event concentrated on sharing best practice education and providing significant networking opportunities for established Amazon sellers.
The organizers describe it this way: “This conference is ideal for the established Amazon online seller seeking to learn how to build (their) business more profitably while meeting leading solution and service providers that can help sellers scale their businesses more efficiently.”
Members of the ManageByStats team will be there, at Booth 145. We’d love to see you.
When: June 25-28, 2019
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Not exclusively an event for Amazon Sellers, IRCE will nevertheless boast tons of great stuff for those who sell on the retail giant. Truth is, even retail businesses that aren’t selling exclusively, or even primarily on Amazon, maintain a presence there, making Amazon a big factor in their online strategies.
IRCE caters to Sellers, while at the same time being an event for all E-tailers. It’s a large conference, offering over 130 strategic educational sessions on key topics and trends, with in-depth workshops covering multiple tracks.
The exhibit hall at IRCE features nearly 600 top solution and technology vendors, the largest in the industry.
MBS will have a booth at this year’s event.
Not, perhaps, on the same scale as the conferences already mentioned, these are nevertheless key events and well worth your consideration.
When: May 15-17, 2019
Where: Miami, Florida
Billed as an intense, 2-day ecommerce workshop, the organizers of the Sellers Summit say this is not your ordinary feel-good event.
The 2019 Sellers Summit will offer a curriculum-based experience where attendees can expect to learn practical, up-to-date and ready-to-apply ecommerce strategies that actually work. Attendees will also have access to successful entrepreneurs who are deep in the trenches and proficient at their craft.
ECOM 2019 (JOD)
When: March 8-10, 2019
Where: Los Angeles, California
The creators of this event, JOD (Just One Dime), have this to say about ECOM:
“Imagine sitting in a room with Amazon Brand Registry (yes, Amazon), Seth and Just One Dime coaches, experts in Etsy, Instagram, and Pinterest, multi-million dollar sellers, sourcing experts from China, Amazon PPC ninjas, arbitrage sellers, and ecommerce legal experts, learning how they do it, every day, step by step.”
This is a training-intensive conference, more intimate and hands-on than some of the larger events. ManageByStats is a sponsor.
When: May 29-31, 2019
Where: Gold Coast, Australia
If you can make it Down Under for this one, it’s one of the hottest worldwide events for retail.
(Note, they also do one in the States in October, with specific dates and location to be announced. Check their US site for more on that one.)
If you’re selling on Amazon, or Ebay, your own website or another marketplace, and you’re ready to take your business to the next level … Retail Global is the conference to help you do it.
Offering rich content and learning experiences, networking opportunities and representation from the best solution providers in the industry, Retail Global is designed to help you achieve your business goals and sell more online.
MBS went to last year’s show in Vegas. If you can’t make the Australian conference this year, take a look at the one in the States, as soon as dates and location are available.
Orange Hat Summit
When: September 24-25, 2019
Where: Montreal, Canada
These guys claim to be the guardians of the legal Amazon selling secrets.
Orange Hat is a smaller, more personalized event, and there’s also a Mastermind opportunity. The Summit was created with one thought in mind, to open the veil on the tactics used by million-dollar sellers to exponentially grow their sales.
These are the most lucrative tactics that dive into the meat of what makes money on Amazon, and nothing less.
Get Your Networking / Knowledge / Etcetera On
Networking, synergy, knowledge, tips, fresh insight — there’s so much to be gained from joining hundreds, if not thousands, of your fellow Amazon Sellers at one of these events.
ManageByStats will be at several of the conferences we mentioned; others we’ll be sponsoring, even if we can’t attend. These are the conferences we believe should be highest on your list.
We decided to write this article for a reason. MBS delivers a comprehensive suite of software to help Amazon Sellers boom their business, but we believe tools are just one part of the equation. Amazon presents unique challenges. Amazon is, in fact, its own, unique playing field, which means it takes a unique sort of business savvy and understanding to master it. One reason why, in addition to the right tools, we encourage constant learning.
Conferences are the foundation of that.
Raising the Bar
Competency requires knowing your field. Trends that were hot yesterday may not be hot today. Tactics that worked before may not work now. New, previously unknown strategies may be available. Better ways to do things. Faster routes to success. How do you find them? How do you master them? How do you raise your level of competence?
Conferences are where the most successful Sellers gather to share and to learn.
Pick a conference (or two or all) from the list above and make plans to attend. If you’re a seasoned conference-goer, you know exactly how valuable this is. If you’ve never been to one …
Prepare to be blown away.
A good conference can lead you to a brighter future; one more amazing than you might ever have dreamed possible.
To Your Success,
Your ManageByStats Team