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13th Annual IRCE Conference Drew Strong Attendance and Rave Reviews by Exhibitors, Speakers and Attendees

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Sophia Weiss Lapat

CHICAGO, IL (June 19, 2017) – The 13th annual Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the world’s largest and most well-­known e-­commerce event, featured 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. Nearly 10,000 conference-­goers gathered at IRCE to listen to expert speakers, sit in on 130 conference sessions, and connect with nearly 600 major solution providers in the
Exhibit Hall.

IRCE attracted an impressive line-­up of Main Stage Speakers including Mary Beth Laughton, Senior Vice President, Digital, Sephora; Barbara Corcoran, Shark Investor, “Shark Tank”;; George Hanson, Vice President North America E-­Commerce and Brand House Stores for Under Armour, and Miki Racine Berardelli, CEO, Kidbox. The presentations were filled to the brim and covered a number of important topics from Experiential Retail to Customization that educated and inspired conference-­goers.

This year’s robust conference agenda featured presentations from over 200 executives representing some of the world’s most well-­known companies and brands, and highlighted the latest e-­commerce topics geared towards CEO’s and top executives, one for small retailers, and marketing “how to’s” and “must haves”. New track and workshop categories including Fashion, Marketplaces, Direct to Consumer and Design & Usability were led by some of the most successful executives in the industry and were a hit among conference-­goers.

Nearly 600 world-­renowned brands, encompassing 250,000 square feet, provided attendees with the largest display of services and technology in the e-­commerce industry. The Exhibit Hall was the place for attendees to learn about the latest services and technology offerings, including Fulfillment/Shipping/Delivery, E-­Commerce Platforms, Marketing/Merchandising/Social Media, and Customer Support/Order Management/Payments from top companies such as Adestra, DHL, eBay, FedEx, PayPal, UPS, Shopify Plus, Magento Commerce, Newegg, MailChimp, and many others.

"For over a decade, IRCE has been bringing the top companies and vendors that drive the retail industry and this year did not disappoint. Marketers continually are looking for innovative strategies to meet consumers evolving needs and Adestra is proud to participate in IRCE's contribution to compelling content and solutions."
-­ Ryan Phelan, Vice President of Marketing Adestra

“Each year, IRCE gets better and better. For us, it’s a must-­attend event, and we’re proud to be title sponsors and thrilled to have taken part.”
-­ Carolyn Sparano, general manager at Oracle + Bronto

“This was an incredible year for IRCE, as we experienced tremendous keynote presentations and a full exhibit hall with the best e-­commerce products and services in the world all in one place,” said David Southworth, Vice President and Show Director, IRCE. “We’re constantly looking for ways to improve the experience for conference-­goers and our exhibitors, and with a new networking tool (Connect) and workshops spurred by trends we see taking shape among the most innovative e­retailers, we were able to accomplish that. We are thrilled that our audience base is expanding and that IRCE continues to be the very best conference and trade
show for e-­commerce professionals throughout the world.”

IRCE 2018 will be held at Chicago's McCormick Place West June 5-­8, 2018. For more information, please visit

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 most of our shows dating back several decades. 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 more than 6.5 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

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