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13th Annual IRCE Conference is the Largest in the eCommerce World. Featuring Must-Attend Presentations by Industry Leaders and Latest Products and Services From Top Vendors

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Sophia Weiss Lapat

CHICAGO, IL (March 8, 2017) – The 13th annual Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the world’s largest and most well-­known e-­commerce event, will feature a jam-­packed lineup of some of the biggest and brightest minds in the industry, as well as the most cutting-­edge products and services at Chicago’s McCormick Place West Convention Center, June 6-­9, 2017.

IRCE provides an estimated 10,000 conference-­goers with access to more than 200 expert speakers, 130 conference sessions, an exhibit hall filled with nearly 600 major solution providers, and a series of networking events, making it the must-­attend event of the year for professionals seeking the very latest strategies and solutions in the world of e-­commerce. IRCE is the flagship event for the ever-­changing e-­commerce industry, with attendees coming from over 40 countries around the globe, representing a range of industries in a variety of management levels, including representatives from up-­and-­coming startups to long-­standing retailers.

IRCE has attracted an impressive line-­up of Main Stage Speakers who will share their expertise and business know-­how. The Main Stage will be showcased on Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8 and kicks off at 8:30am with an interesting lecture on “How Sephora Uses Mobile to Deliver Experiential Retail” by featured speaker, Mary Beth Laughton, Senior Vice President, Digital, Sephora. Laughton will be followed by Barbara Corcoran, Shark Investor, “Shark Tank”;; who will present “Smarts Are Overrated – Take the Plunge”, from 9-­9:30am.

On Thursday, June 8th, George Hanson, Vice President North America E-­Commerce and Brand House Stores for Under Armour, will present a lively discussion on “Mobile, Performance + Wearables: Under Armour takes ‘Customer Connection’ to a Whole New Level”, from 8:15-­8:45am. Hanson will be followed by Miki Racine Berardelli, CEO, Kidbox, who will share her expertise on “How Art and Science Blend for Personal Best”, from 8:45-­9:15am.

IRCE is known for its second-­to-­none educational programming and workshops, and the 2017 edition is no exception. This year’s robust conference agenda features presentations from over 200 executives representing some of the world’s most well-­known companies and brands. Conference-­goers will have the opportunity to choose from multiple tracks, including one geared to CEO’s and top executives, one for marketplaces, and marketing tactics and new trends. Conference highlights include: Facebook, Coca-­Cola, Reebok, Tipsy Elves, Lonely Planet and Home Depot.

Nearly 600 exhibitors will take up more than 250,000 square feet of the McCormick Place West Convention Center, making it the largest display of services and technology in the e-­commerce industry. It is the best place for professionals to experience first-­hand the very latest technologies, products and services that are shaping the current e-­commerce industry. Exhibitors from a wide variety of services and technology offerings will be showcased, including Fulfillment/Shipping/Delivery, E-­Commerce Platforms, Marketing/Merchandising/Social Media, and Customer Support/Order Management/Payments. Top companies such as DHL, eBay, FedEx, PayPal, UPS, Shopify Plus, Magento Commerce, Newegg, MailChimp, Pitney Bowes and many others will be on site.


IRCE is the place to make connections and network with industry peers. Attendees have the opportunity to gather, share ideas, and exchange information at a number of networking events on the show floor.

The conference will kick off with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening, followed by a cocktail reception on Wednesday evening. In addition, attendees will enjoy a number of networking parties and events throughout the city, hosted by exhibiting companies.

Early Bird pricing is available through April 3. Registration is now open by visiting, Conference tickets include entry into the exhibit hall, lunch for each day registered, and cocktail receptions on the exhibit floor. Show hours are: Tuesday 8 am – 6:30 pm;; Wednesday 8 am – 6:30 p.m.;; Thursday 8 am – 5 pm;; Friday 8 am – 1:30 pm.

IRCE, a division of Emerald Expositions, delivers high value and industry-­leading content and industry resources at their flagship show in Chicago, IL.

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IRCE is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-­to-­business trade shows in the United States, with its oldest trade shows dating back over 110 years. The company operates more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Emerald Expositions’ events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy over 6.7 million NSF of exhibition space. The company has been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect industry leadership as well as the importance of its shows to the exhibitors and attendees they serve.

For more information, including updates on IRCE’s exhibitors and schedule, visit or call 800-­352-­IRCE.