Looking Ahead: What's Next for ECommerce in 2022 | December 9

Free
Wednesday, 8 December, 2021
10 11 pm EST
Sydney (Online)

About This Event

This event is part of Looking Ahead 2022, a free one-month long series to prepare you for what’s ahead. Join us and hear from the key thought leaders and experts across diverse verticals on how you can stay relevant, competitive, and resilient in 2022 and beyond! Head to ga.co/ahead2022 to see the full schedule.

Despite overall slower economic activity as a result of the pandemic, it has been incredible to see the growth of the ecommerce industry, with more people choosing to buy online from the comforts of their home. The industry has truly been flourishing and is now the go-to platform for everyone's needs.

In fact, retail ecommerce sales are expected to continue to grow by double digits through 2023. So regardless of whether you are a homegrown start-up, a large business or simply an individual seller, if you are not fully harnessing the power of ecommerce you are definitely missing out! But fret not, we are here to help!

Come join us for this session where we will understand the factors leading to the abundant growth of this field and explore future business opportunities that are being made available. Learn how you can swiftly adapt to new challenges in the arena such as emerging players, changing consumer behavior, surging competition, increasing ad rates and so much more. And of course take note of the top ecommerce trends to look out for in 2022!

About the Instructor

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Head of Partnerships, SEA (Shopify Plus), Shopify

Neel Bhatt has been passionate about eCommerce for over a decade. Hailing from London, now in Singapore, his work in Asia began with Rakuten Ichiba and continued with the likes of Alibaba and PayPal, where he drove sales, partnerships and program operations. Now as Southeast Asia Head of Partnerships at Shopify Plus, Neel is supporting the top eCommerce agencies in the region to better service Shopify Plus’ growing and complex user base.

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Head of Digital Commerce - APAC, Middle East & Africa, Kellogg's

Reuben has over 12 years of experience across LAZADA, ZALORA, 2 startups of his own and now at Kellogg's where he is building the eCommerce business across APAC, Middle East and Africa. Reuben believes in building products and business solutions which create social impact at scale. He loves everything to do with basketball - be it being on the court or watching Lebron/Kobe/Jordan or pretty much any NBA game! He lives in Singapore with his Wife Megha and 2.5 yr old girl Rebecca - who also happens to share a birthday with him (both on the 3rd of July). During his free time, Reuben loves to doodle, meditate or listen to music.

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Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Overdose

Marketing, technology and digital commerce veteran with over 20 years of agency and start up experience gained working across a wide range of industry sectors and geographies. Currently leading Overdose's expansion into Southeast Asia after following stints with Unlimited Group, Isobar, R/GA and The Mission Group in London and Singapore.

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Associate Director of Global Ecommerce Platform, Razer

Mandy is a consummate technology professional with a passion for ecommerce and creating the best customer experience. His background of growing up in the mixed market that is Australia, coupled with his track record of working in the UK and Southeast Asia exposed him to the different consumer behaviors in multiple markets and drew best practices. Today, he’s leading Platform and Innovations at Razer.

About Our Partners

Shopify is a leading global commerce company, providing trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Shopify powers over 1.7 million businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, Heinz, Staples Canada, and many more. For more information, visit www.shopify.com.

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