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Nextopia’s Guide to IRCE 2014

By June 4, 2014Conferences
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Participating for our 7th year, Nextopia is excited to be returning to the Internet Retailer Conference & Expo(IRCE) this June 10-13 as a Silver Sponsor. We will be exhibiting at Booths 329, 810, and 837, so please feel free to stop by and meet Nextopia’s team of eCommerce experts. Here’s our guide to our favorite event of the year:

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Entering its 10 year anniversary, the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE), is the largest e-Commerce event in the world. Bringing together over 200 industry experts, the event guarantees a roster full of experienced and diverse guests. Featured speakers include Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Wayfair.com, Niaj Shah, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, Chief Executive Officer and President of eBay Inc., John Donahoe, and Chairman and Founder of Joyus, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy.
In addition to the speakers, the event provides workshops focused on marketing, merchandising, global markets, social media, and an extensive list of many more eCommerce topics. The 250,000 square foot show floor hosts more than 600 different companies ranging from site search and navigation experts to eCommerce platforms, to payment and shipping solutions, and just about anything else an online retailer would be anxious to see.
IRCE brings together some of the biggest and brightest names and companies in the industry, but that doesn’t mean the conference and exhibition is all work and no play. This year, IRCE will be hosting three different cocktail networking events. In the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, June 10, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. the IRCE Welcome Reception will take place. The welcome Reception includes complimentary beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres. The following afternoon, Wednesday, June 11, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., there will be a Cocktail Reception which will provide all IRCE 2014 guests with complimentary beer and wine. Later that evening is the IRCE 10th Anniversary Party. The evening will include live entertainment from a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, as well as snacks and cocktails. IRCE’s 10th Anniversary Party will take place Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. at The House of Blues in downtown Chicago. The much anticipated event only hosts 1,800 guests, with tickets being sold at $45 for full conference attendees and $95 for exhibit hall-only attendees.
For those of you who are looking to unwind without missing out on a chance to meet a variety of successful individuals within your industry, these events could be just what you’re looking for. Don’t miss your chance to connect with industry professionals at the IRCE Welcome Reception and IRCE Cocktail Reception, and if possible, grab your ticket for the 10th Anniversary Party before they’re all sold out. In addition, there will also be Internet lounges, massages, the new golf zone, and a luxury car raffle. IRCE 2014 is sure to be an event all attendees will remember.

Entering its 10 year anniversary, the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE), is the largest e-Commerce event in the world. Bringing together over 200 industry experts, the event guarantees a roster full of experienced and diverse guests. Featured speakers include Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder ofWayfair.com, Niaj Shah, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, Chief Executive Officer and President of eBay Inc., John Donahoe, and Chairman and Founder of Joyus, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy.

In addition to the speakers, the event provides workshops focused on marketing, merchandising, global markets, social media, and an extensive list of many more eCommerce topics. The 250,000 square foot show floor hosts more than 600 different companies ranging from site search and navigation experts to eCommerce platforms, to payment and shipping solutions, and just about anything else an online retailer would be anxious to see.

IRCE brings together some of the biggest and brightest names and companies in the industry, but that doesn’t mean the conference and exhibition is all work and no play. This year, IRCE will be hosting three different cocktail networking events. In the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, June 10, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. the IRCE Welcome Reception will take place. The welcome Reception includes complimentary beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres. The following afternoon, Wednesday, June 11, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., there will be a Cocktail Reception which will provide all IRCE 2014 guests with complimentary beer and wine. Later that evening is the IRCE 10th Anniversary Party. The evening will include live entertainment from a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, as well as snacks and cocktails. IRCE’s 10th Anniversary Party will take place Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. at The House of Blues in downtown Chicago. The much anticipated event only hosts 1,800 guests, with tickets being sold at $45 for full conference attendees and $95 for exhibit hall-only attendees.

For those of you who are looking to unwind without missing out on a chance to meet a variety of successful individuals within your industry, these events could be just what you’re looking for. Don’t miss your chance to connect with industry professionals at the IRCE Welcome Reception and IRCE Cocktail Reception, and if possible, grab your ticket for the 10th Anniversary Party before they’re all sold out. In addition, there will also be Internet lounges, massages, the new golf zone, and a luxury car raffle. IRCE 2014 is sure to be an event all attendees will remember.

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