Ecommerce leaders from Facebook and Asda are among the keynote speakers at this year’s Internet Retailing 2011 Conference, it has been revealed.
Mark Hodgkinson, digital and financial services director at Asda will be headlining the sixth annual event, alongside Gavin Sathianathan, head of commerce partnerships at Facebook. A third keynote speaker will be announced in due course.
This year’s day-long conference, to be held on October 4 at the Novotel in Hammersmith, will include three conference streams, free workshops and an exhibition featuring 44 displays, of which 41 have already been booked.
This year’s conference streams are focused on The Customer, The Team and The Industry. Confirmed speakers hail from online retailers including Waitrose, Air Asia.com, Overstock.com, British Airways, Majestic Wine, Urban Outfitters, Lakeland, Thomas Pink, JD Williams and Naked Wines. The conference has capacity for 500 conference delegates, filled for five years running. It also attracts up to 750 additional visitors who have access to the display area and the schedule of eight workshops.
Ian Jindal, editor-in-chief of Internet Retailing, said: "Intense, inspiring and intimate. How better to spend a precious day out of the office than at InternetRetailing.
“We recognise the important of your time so in one compact venue we squeeze in 500 delegates, 40 exhibitors, three keynotes, including Facebook speaking for the first time to retailers about their B2B and partnership approach, then three parallel streams of retailer-led presentations.
“In one day you'll have a chance to learn from, network and share inspirations with senior peers in multichannel retail. Now in its sixth year, InternetRetailing is the must-attend day in the autumn calendar.”
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