ChannelAdvisor Hosting Annual Catalyst Europe in Manchester in May 2017

After hosting Catalyst Europe in London for 8 years, ChannelAdvisor has chosen to change things up for its 2017 edition. The annual e-commerce event will take place on 16 May 2017 at The Principal Hotel, Manchester.

Catalyst Europe was created to inspire retailers and branded manufacturers, and help them keep pace in an industry that is constantly evolving. True to its theme “Smart Brands. Strong Retailers. Connected E-Commerce”, Catalyst Europe 2017 will offer a mix of insightful presentations, educational workshops, exceptional networking opportunities as well as access to the industry’s top channels.

“It’s becoming increasingly complex for retailers and branded manufacturers to stay ahead of the latest e-commerce trends. The industry is constantly evolving and the pace of change is unrelenting. Our aim with Catalyst is to help both retailers and brands prepare for upcoming trends and successfully navigate their e-commerce journey,” said Mike Shapaker, managing director, EMEA at ChannelAdvisor.

The first undeniable value of Catalyst Europe lies in the thought-provoking keynotes from industry experts and visionaries, focused on bringing light to the future of e-commerce and how to improve online businesses. Indeed, the Catalyst 2017 agenda will include forward-thinking, insightful sessions such as: “Understanding the e-commerce trends of tomorrow”, “Creating the optimal customer experience from brand to retailer”, “Expanding internationally through cross-border trade” and “Reaching customers on mobile, social and next-generation devices”.

Catalyst Europe 2017 will feature exclusive keynotes by the biggest names in e-commerce, starting with ChannelAdvisor’s CEO David Spitz, retail expert Mary Portas, marketing guru Mark Andeer and Google’s Tim Woollias.

Catalyst is also the perfect opportunity to slow down, take notes and feel creative. In this fast-paced industry, the full day event allows e-commerce decision makers to take the time to get clever tips and tools from the world’s top retailers and brands, learn emerging trends and be inspired by successful strategies.

Discovering the heart of the sporting capital of the UK is also a perk for attendees, along with the unparalleled potential for meeting industry peers. Indeed, Catalyst Europe puts a large emphasis on networking. Hosting regular networking sessions during the day, from breakfast briefings to networking drinks, the event ensures everyone has enough time to meet with peers and connect with key players from the e-commerce industry.

Catalyst Europe is attended by top industry leaders from marketing managers and marketplace specialists to sales directors, senior analysts, CEOs, presidents and company owners.  The event is also sought after by founders and executive directors from the industry’s smartest brands and strongest retailers.

A great opportunity to regroup and think, Catalyst Europe attracts professionals from all sides of e-commerce, who gather to share and discover what’s next for the industry. With an average of 400 leaders (and more) attending each year, ChannelAdvisor’s Catalyst Europe event is one of the premier e-commerce events of the year.

Catalyst attendees can enjoy discounted rates at the prestigious Principal Hotel in Manchester, using the code CHAN150517 when booking a room.