90 Days to Shoptalk and Counting
Submitted by Zia Daniell Wigder on Wed, 2/17/2016
We're counting down days until the big event, and this week we hit the milestone of 90 days until Shoptalk kicks off. A quick summary of where we stand:
We're up to almost 175 fantastic speakers. In the past few weeks, we've signed on dozens of amazing speakers. Some of our recent additions include the Chief Product Officer of eBay, the Worldwide Director of Prime Now at Amazon, the President of Ecommerce at Best Buy and the CEOs of disruptive venture-backed retailers like Laurel & Wolf, Le Tote and Poshmark as well as innovative technology companies like Slyce, MindMeld and Sols.
We've posted our full schedule of sessions. We recently posted an initial schedule of sessions: we'll open with a reception on Sunday, May 15, 2016 and start the official content first thing on Monday morning, May 16. The event will continue through mid-day on Wednesday, May 18 when we'll conclude with a series of track sessions. We encourage attendees to make the most of their trip by arriving on Sunday and staying until Wednesday afternoon.
Our sponsorships are over 75% sold out. We've taken a very different approach to sponsorships as compared to other events. We've foregone all pay-for-play speaking options, creating a definitive line between speaking and sponsoring. Additionally, we won't have a large Expo Hall filled with sponsors aiming to close their next deal— instead, we've minimized the number of companies with a larger presence and created a format we call ‘Main Street’ that will feature a streetscape filled with over 100 innovative companies.
Our attendee spots are over half gone. We knew that an attendance goal of 2,000 would be ambitious for a first-time event, but it's been exciting to watch as our attendee numbers have shot up and we're now tracking to sell out.
We'll soon be posting a final agenda complete with the list of speakers and moderators that you'll be hearing from at every session. We hope you'll join us for what is shaping up to be an amazing event!