How We’re Building The World’s Largest & Most Important Commerce Event

The Big Industry Problem We’re Fixing With Shoptalk’s New Networking Program: 1-2-1 Meetings Done Right

Jan 23, 2017 by Sucharita Mulpuru

Anil Aggarwal, the entrepreneur behind the already very successful Shoptalk, asked me to join Shoptalk last year to help him implement new initiatives that improve in-person interactions among retail and ecommerce industry stakeholders. These include retailers, brands, startup direct-to-consumer businesses, established and early stage technology vendors and Internet companies. Our goal is to help everyone build important partnerships more quickly, efficiently and accurately at a time of deep structural transformation.

Creating The First Large Pan-European Event For Innovation In Retail & Ecommerce: Shoptalk Europe

Jan 22, 2017 by Anil Aggarwal

Retail and ecommerce are changing globally. New technologies, trends and business models are rapidly transforming the way people discover, shop and buy all of their physical goods, from grocery to fashion and everything in between.

The Origins of Shoptalk’s Heretics Program

Dec 12, 2016 by Anil Aggarwal

We’re thrilled to launch the Shoptalk Heretics Program, which recognizes individuals from established retailers, brands and other select organizations, who champion disruptive innovation, ranging from groundbreaking partnerships and technologies to new consumer propositions. These individuals boldly go against the status quo to get through processes to innovate.

Announcing 150+ Shoptalk Speakers & Last Week to Save on Registration in 2016

Oct 31, 2016 by Zia Daniell Wigder

With just over four months to 2017’s Shoptalk, we’re thrilled to announce our first 150+ speakers. And once again, it’s the industry’s best speaker lineup, comprised of 50% CEOs and 22% other C-level executives. About 62% of our speakers are from consumer brands and retailers, of which 55% are venture-backed startups and 45% are established companies. The startups speaking at Shoptalk have raised almost $5 billion in funding to disrupt traditional retail and ecommerce.

Introducing Shoptalk’s Spark Networking Program

Oct 4, 2016 by Sucharita Mulpuru

When I joined Shoptalk in September, we mentioned that I would be leading a new networking program to take place at our upcoming March 2017 event. In just the few weeks since then, hundreds of companies--including retailers and brands--have reached out to learn more about the program, including how they can participate.

Announcing SHOPTALK EUROPE to be Held on Oct. 9-11, 2017 in Copenhagen

Sep 20, 2016 by Anil Aggarwal

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Shoptalk Europe today. Similar to its U.S. counterpart, Shoptalk Europe will cover the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy, and bring together leaders from established retailers and brands, disruptive startups, leading tech and Internet companies, prolific venture capital investors and other key stakeholders. Shoptalk Europe will focus on the trends and technologies disrupting retail and ecommerce throughout Europe, but also incorporate important global perspectives. Shoptalk Europe will be held at The Bella Center in Copenhagen on October 9-11, 2017, following the Shoptalk U.S. event, which will take place at the Aria in Las Vegas on March 19-22, 2017.

Why I Decided To Join Shoptalk

Sep 6, 2016 by Sucharita Mulpuru

A few weeks ago, I resigned from the job I had for the last 10+ years as an industry analyst at Forrester Research. It was a great run and while I could easily have seen myself at Forrester for years longer, I was ready to try something new. For years, I’ve been talking about the end of the store as we know it.

Sucharita Mulpuru Joins Shoptalk Executive Team to Lead New and Unprecedented Networking Program

Sep 5, 2016 by Anil Aggarwal

We’re thrilled to announce that prominent retail and ecommerce authority, Sucharita Mulpuru, has joined Shoptalk’s executive team as Chief Retail Strategist. Sucharita will lead our groundbreaking new networking initiative, the Shoptalk Networking Program, which we’re excited to launch today and that will be held onsite during Shoptalk.

What’s New for Shoptalk 2017: Registration Now Live!

Jul 19, 2016 by Anil Aggarwal

2016’s Shoptalk took place just eight weeks ago and since then, we’ve been hard at work putting together our next event. Shoptalk 2017 is scheduled for March 19-22, 2017—that’s two months earlier in the year to avoid overlapping with Q1 earnings season.

Shoptalk Demographics: A Look At Who’s Coming

Apr 20, 2016 by Zia Daniell Wigder

We just put out a press release today outlining the current Shoptalk attendee demographics—we also announced we’re expanding our capacity to include an additional 350 attendees at the event, bringing our total to 2,750 people in our first year.

Introducing Shoptalk Startup Pitch

Apr 12, 2016 by Zia Daniell Wigder

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be showcasing a series of exciting early-stage companies as part of Startup Pitch this year. Startup Pitch will be held from 10:00am-12:10pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

Shoptalk Final Agenda Released & 225+ Speakers Announced

Mar 7, 2016 by Zia Daniel Wigder

Today we reached an important milestone—we released the final Shoptalk agenda and announced our latest round of new speakers (see press release). With less than 10 weeks until Shoptalk kicks off in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15th, we wanted to share an update.

90 Days To Shoptalk And Counting

Feb 17, 2016 by Zia Daniell Wigder

We're counting down days until the big event, and this week we hit the milestone of 90 days until Shoptalk kicks off. A quick summary of where we stand.

Shoptalk Update: The First 60 Days Since Launch

Nov 23, 2015 by Zia Daniell Wigder

Having launched Shoptalk to the public just two months ago, we wanted to provide an update on our progress as we embark on a mission to build a groundbreaking new event for nextgen commerce.

Announcing My New Venture

Oct 3, 2015 by Anil Aggarwal

While Shoptalk is the seventh business I’ve started, it’s more than just another company. It’s a much-needed platform and catalyst—in the form of an annual event—for the commerce ecosystem, enabling key stakeholders to evolve as consumers fundamentally transform how they discover, shop and buy almost everything.

Building The Next Generation Of Commerce

Sep 21, 2015 by Zia Daniell Wigder

Today we launched Shoptalk, a new event that will explore the next generation of commerce. After over seven years at Forrester looking at global commerce trends, I’m thrilled to have joined Shoptalk to head up content for the show.