Africa’s leading eCommerce event, dedicated to all aspects of selling online is set to double in size, in only its second year running. The eCommerce Africa Confex takes place 17 – 18 February 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
With eCommerce forecasted to grow by 40% annually, the two-day conference is designed to introduce the latest trends, technologies and industry developments and to facilitate networking, education and inspiration for eCommerce leaders and peers.
“This event is a great place for people in the industry to learn about trends and to meet peers,” says Emilian Popa, Principle, Digital Growth Africa & Middle East.
Following the success of the first eCommerce Africa Confex in 2015 where more than 800 attendees came from all over Africa: Nigeria, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The eCommerce Africa Confex will showcase over 50 solution providers and bring together the regions’ leading merchants, major retailers, brands, developers, designers and eCommerce experts. It welcomes business owners, directors and CEOs as well as managers involved in marketing, merchandising, customer service, operations and supply chain management.
The event will feature over 65 speakers, keynotes, panel discussions, technical demonstrations, networking opportunities, cocktail functions and an exhibition showcase; all hosted by industry leaders.
Terry Southam, Managing Director of Kinetic Events, the organisers of the eCommerce Africa Confex adds, “we have an exciting line-up of industry experts and an equally-strong collection of sponsors and exhibitors for 2016.”
Leading the extensive speaker line-up are the following:
- Ronnie Apteker, Founder, Internet Solutions, who will examine how to approach the business world with a lighter, more creative touch to help people engage with their customers.
- Emilian Popa, Principle of Digital Growth Africa & Middle East, who will discuss the macro-level of the industry and how it has evolved from 2015-2016.
- Joe Falter, CEO and Founder, Hellofoods.com, who will examine the Hellofoods journey as a case study in overcoming the obstacles in a new territory.
This year the agenda will focus on four key themes: the e-volution of e-commerce, understanding the customer, the three P’s of eCommerce: Payments, Protection and Processes, and agile omni-channel eCommerce.