Shoptalk delivered a groundbreaking 2016 experience following an unprecedented launch with exceptional buzz and incredibly high expectations. The event attracted an amazing group of more than 3,100 attendees, including over 1,000 C-level executives, almost 400 CEOs and in excess of 100 investors. Shoptalk instantly become one of the largest retail and ecommerce events in the U.S.
More than 320 individuals spoke at Shoptalk in 2016, over 90% of whom were at a VP level and above, and 50% of whom were CEOs. You can watch videos of many of our 2016 general session speakers by clicking here. Shoptalk 2016 also included 125 tech, mainstream and trade media as well as leading Wall Street analysts. Over 100 announcements were made onsite. The event was covered widely by the press, ranging from CNBC and WWD to Re/code and TechCrunch—it was also covered in a wide variety of retail and ecommerce industry publications and blogs.
Shoptalk 2016 was universally acknowledged to have forged a much-needed commerce dialogue and created the new community of commerce innovators. Shoptalk also played a critical role in helping the industry move away from today’s siloed and fragmented conversations that fail to address the needs of changing consumers.