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The 14th Annual IRCE Conference Experiences Strong Attendance and Receives Rave Reviews by Exhibitors, Speakers & Attendees

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Sophia Weiss Lapat

CHICAGO, IL (June 20, 2018) – The 14thannual Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the industry’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 5-8, 2018. 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 that drew record crowds including Dave Gilboa, Co-Founder, Co-CEO of Warby Parker, Seth Godin, Author, “What To Do When It’s Your Turn”, Alon Cohen, President, Co-Founder of Houzz, and Mariah Chase, CEO of Eloquii. The presentations were filled to the brim and covered a number of important topics on Brand Development, Digital Innovation, Content Marketing, and Online Data Science.

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 New Recruit Bootcamp and a Brand Building Track were led by some of the most successful executives in the industry.

The Exhibitors agreed, IRCE is the place to be if you’re in the e-commerce world:

“IRCE is a collection of the most innovative and passionate companies influencing e-commerce today. We at goTRG were proud to exhibit our SaaS and Supply Chain solutions at the event. We also enjoyed listening to the speakers and making strong connections with the amazing attendees.” Sender Shamiss, CEO, goTRG.

"Once again, IRCE managed to exceed our expectations. The conference helped us connect with multiple merchants, current clients, and other partners that help us continue to grow our agency. We also had the opportunity to have the eCommerce industry share in an opportunity to give something back to Big Brothers, Big Sisters via our Big Llama. It was an epic year!" Greg Goodale, Director of Sales and Marketing, Classy Llama.

“We had the pleasure of attending IRCE for the 3rd year in a row. Each year, it seems that IRCE continues to get better and better. For us, it’s a must-attend event – a great way to connect with existing clients and partners and make new connections. We’re proud to participate in IRCE’s contribution to advancing the eCommerce industry.” Ronald Dod, CMO, and Cofounder, Visiture.

“This year’s IRCE event was a huge success, which drew nearly 10,000 conference-goers looking for educational content and business know-how from the best of the best in the industry,” said David Southworth, Vice President and Show Director, IRCE. “We featured 130+ sessions spread over four days, 600 exhibitors with solutions to meet our attendees’ e-commerce needs and Main Stage speakers with insightful and crucial takeaways. We look forward to expanding IRCE at RetailX next year!”


RetailX will bring together three distinct shows, IRCE, GlobalShop, and RFID Journal LIVE! Retail to create an intersection of e-commerce, store design, and innovation. The event will take place June 25-28, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago.


Since 2005, IRCE has been the flagship event of the e-commerce industry. IRCE delivers high value and industry-leading conference content – boasting over 130 sessions and 200 speakers – and produces the largest and most diverse trade show in the industry. IRCE welcomes thousands of attendees every year to Chicago. More information about IRCE can be found at or by calling 800-352-IRCE.

IRCE is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

More information about IRCE can be found at or call 800-352-IRCE.