Join us June 25 – 28 for the IRCE Conference in Chicago
A One-Stop Conference for the Future of eCommerce
The 2019 IRCE conference is being held from June 25th-June 28th at the McCormick Place in the beautiful city of Chicago. IRCE consistently puts together an impressive lineup of strategic educational sessions, presentations on relevant topics and trends of the utmost importance, featuring the largest exhibit hall in the industry with over 600 solution and technology vendors on the list to date, making it arguably the most sought-after event of the year. It’s sure to be another engaging and awe-inspiring conference, with thousands of keen minds coming together for the betterment of the eCommerce industry. DCKAP will be exhibiting at the event, showcasing our custom products and services with live demos, sharing relevant case studies, and handing out some very cool swag at booth #1158. We hope you’ll join us there!
Why Should You Attend?
Attending the 2019 IRCE @ RetailX conference will help open networking channels between retailers and potential vendors. These types of events are an especially great resource for eCommerce website retailers and wholesalers everywhere, as a place to highlight your experiences in the world of digital commerce and build strong relationships. You can talk shop and strategies with your friends and competitors, meet new people who can offer you new opportunities, and rub elbows with some of the smartest people in the room. The sky’s the limit! With the immense growth in the industry, knowledge and strategy is ever important for the modern retailer. According to the 2019 Internet Retailer Top 1000 Report, many of the top online retailers have seen upwards of 17% in growth during 2018. Events like IRCE offer an opportunity to learn how you can reach these kinds of heights, take the future into your own hands, and make the changes you need to reach your goals in 2019.
What Can You Look Forward To?
So much! There are seemingly endless opportunities to intermingle, network, and educate yourself on the future of the industry in this packed event. As the floor plan shows, there are going to be a lot of exhibitors to meet, as well as a loaded schedule. Here is just a glimpse:
Inspirational Keynote Speakers
Doug Stephens – Founder and President of Retail Prophet, one of the world’s foremost retail industry consultancies, will be taking one of the first spots of the event on June 25th. As a renowned futurist and insightful spokesman for the retail industry, you can expect mind-blowing topics from his speech, from the radical transformation of the retail industry and the entire shopping experience, to the implementation of virtual technology and the internet-of-things.Andy Dunn – Senior Vice President of Digital Consumer Brands at Walmart, will be the keynote speaker on the second day of the conference. He is expected to cover the struggles that traditional retailers have experienced in light of the boom in eCommerce and savviness of direct-to-consumer retail. Expect to be immersed in the ‘why’ as he discusses the growth of digital brands and the ‘how’ as he talks about the future of traditional shopping experiences. Susan Tynan – Founder and CEO at Framebridge, will speak on the last day of events at the Expo Hall on June 27th. With her experience in growing a fledgling company into a successful empire, she is sure to have some amazing insights for future growth and building that bridge to reach similar high-end success.
Opportunities for Socializing
The event will start on June 25th, with the official Welcome Reception and an Open Bar from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on the show floor in the Expo Hall. This is a great opportunity to break down barriers, socialize with your peers, and perhaps meet-up with some of the people you are hoping to speak with. It’s also a good way to ease into the long journey ahead.Just when you’re in the thick of it, feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the event, there will be another Open Bar on June 26th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on the show floor. Take the much needed break from walking the professional path with the opportunity to cheer with your fellow attendees, and get your second wind for the remainder of the event.
Everything the City Has to Offer
June is a month that offers more than just the best weather in Chicago. It is full of outdoor events and festivals aplenty. Come in early and take in the many sights, or plan a night of music with the famous Jazzin’ at the Shedd event. It runs every Wednesday night from 5:00 p.m. – 10 p.m at the popular Shedd Aquarium. If you’re extending your stay, you enjoy art and want a taste of the city, then try the nearby 2019 Millennium Art Festival. It runs conveniently just as the conference ends, from June 28th to June 30th. You can walk the rows of incredible art vendors and enjoy some amazing Mediterranean cuisine at the same time.
IRCE is coming soon! At DCKAP, we are looking forward to all the opportunities, speaking to retailers one-on-one about their quarterly and yearly goals, gaining a better understanding of each company’s hope for their future growth, and how we might be able to partner with them and support the journey to success.
Ready to go? Schedule a meeting with us! Let us know if you would like to meet up at IRCE this year, or just say hello, and find out how we can help you succeed in 2019 and beyond.