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A few members of the Nextopia team had the chance to jet off across the pond to Birmingham, UK for the Internet Retailing Expo. Bringing together like-minded eCommerce entrepreneurs and developers, IRX 2017 offered insights on products and services essential in multichannel retailing.

Running from April 5-6, the show offered various workshops, conferences, and speakers. The Nextopia team had the opportunity to join retailers and other eCommerce experts from across the world as exhibitors at IRX 2017.

After a long flight from Toronto, the team didn’t waste any time once they landed. We had the great opportunity to attend the Connected Customer Breakfast hosted at Canada House in the heart of Trafalgar Square. Our team was given a tour of Canada House and the unique rooms inside, which are each designed and decorated to represent a different Canadian province or territory.

Ecommerce brunch

The breakfast was a huge success, and we would like to thank the organizers for extending the invitation to Nextopia to attend. We were even able to meet and talk with fellow Canadian partner representatives from Shopify Plus and Virtual Logistics.

The team hit the show Wednesday morning, and had the chance to converse with many current and potential clients and partners. We also met numerous retailers who were interested in learning more about the impact of on-site search on their online stores.

IRX 2017

After the first day of the show, Roddy, Derek, and Thomas headed off to the after-show party. They had a great time mingling and unwinding with the other exhibitors and partners. The party gave the Nextopia team the chance to catch up and have a long conversation with our partner, Brightpearl, as well as enjoy chatting with plentymarkets in their booth which was set-up like a lounge.

Although the Expo has only just finished, we’re already looking forward to next year. Many thanks to everybody who came by the booth to say hello!

Overall, the Nextopia team had a very successful trip! We want to extend a warm thank you to the organizers, speakers, and fellow industry leaders at the show for making it another successful year at IRX 2017!

Missed us at IRX 2017? See where the Nextopia team is headed next!

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