The internet offers powerful tools for accomplishing almost any goal: from managing teams, to sharing new ideas, to networking, and making sales. But even considering everything that can be accomplished from behind a computer screen, getting out of the office and traveling to a conference is still one of the best investments you can make in your company and in yourself. Featuring over 600 exhibitors and over 10,000 attendees, the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) is the place to be for any organization with an e-commerce presence. Here’s why:


Forming real-world connections is especially important for online business owners and marketing managers. IRCE is a place to meet future clients and build relationships within the community of online sellers. Interested to see exactly who’s going? Check out the IRCE 2018 floor plan for a complete, real-time list of exhibitors.


Hundreds of influential speakers, dozens of specialized workshops, and endless opportunities for conversing with industry leaders: these are just a few of the factors ensuring that you will walk away from IRCE better prepared to tackle the challenges facing your business. Knowledge is power — and IRCE 2018 is your ticket to growth.


Why waste time and energy searching for generic answers to your questions on Google, when you can get custom solutions from industry leaders? There are plenty of big names attending IRCE 2018: Shopify, Square, Groupon, and Amazon Pay, to name just a few. And IRCE also offers the opportunity to get in touch with rising stars with innovative ideas you haven’t yet heard of. Some of the biggest “overnight sensations” of 2019 are going to be at IRCE 2018. Will you?


Any company that offers B2B services relevant to the online world owes it to themselves to attend the world’s largest e-commerce show. From online wallets like Paypal and Payoneer, to e-commerce apps developers like Bold and Klaviyo, to web writing services like us here at Content Cucumber — IRCE offers tremendous diversity, so you are sure to find decision makers interested in what you have to offer.


Conferences such as IRCE aren’t just for courting potential clients — they also offer a valuable opportunity to witness the competition in action. What products, services, offers, and marketing tactics are they using? What strategies should you be using to compete? What are you doing better than anyone else, and how can you further develop that niche? These are just a few of the questions that IRCE 2018 can help you answer.


Last but certainly not least, the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition offers a unique chance to leave behind the daily grind and live immersed in a world of innovation and opportunity. By the time you’re packing up and leaving the Windy City, you’re guaranteed to have more than just a pocketful of new business cards — you will have a head full of new ideas, and the energy and drive to turn those visions into an exciting reality for yourself and your organization.

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