Cross-Atlantic Commerce

08:20 - 11:30
UK
26.4.2017
Conference

Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DY

London

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Cross-Atlantic Commerce

London

Conference

April 26, 2017

Summary

Localising for North America

At our informative mini-conference focused on ‘Cross-Atlantic Commerce’ we heard from industry leaders as well as peers. The event was designed to re-visit the opportunities for UK and European brands & retailers in the vast North American market(s), remind everyone what truly effective optimisation for the U.S looks like, and leave all in attendance with a selection of solutions and ideas that will drive their online business forward in this key market.

Research has shown that almost half of retailers who are targeting or planning to target U.S shoppers with their existing UK website offering do so without any localisation. Out of these companies, another 35 per cent are currently targeting, or plan to target U.S shoppers through a dedicated U.S offering. Throughout this event we looked at how retailers are giving thought to their expansion tactics, and specifically addressing the challenge of optimising for this unique market – including the local competition offerings, taxes and payment issues.

Despite thinking that we “know” America – the small quirks and behavioural traits of North American consumers need to be recognised fully if the opportunity is to be truly maximised... We found out how others have tackled these issues as we heard our panellists and speakers talk about their own experiences.

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  • Localised payment methods, delivery options and transparent pricing
  • Content, branding, and tweaks you can make to get a seamless international experience with/without a large investment
  • U.S regulations and how this affects foreign merchants
  • The BREXIT & Trump effect(s)
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Gerald Maidment

Gerald Maidment

Head of Business & Customer Development

Practicology

Gerald is currently Head of Business and Customer Development for Practicology and he has been involved in setting up successful international projects for customers in the UK, US, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia for clients including American Eagle Outfitters and Ted Baker. He's worked with retailers in the US (when he was living in North America) and the UK for more than 20 years.

Practicology is a boutique omnichannel consultancy where all of the consultants have genuine retail experience in digital marketing, omnichannel and eCommerce roles. Practicology’s digital retail research and thought-leadership is delivered to conferences and events across the globe.

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Anastasia Roumelioti

Anastasia Roumelioti

Board Member

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Simon Birkenhead

Simon Birkenhead

Managing Director of Europe

L2 Inc.

Simon Birkenhead is Managing Director of Europe at L2 Inc., the global authority amongst the world’s top brands on benchmarking digital performance. L2 was recently acquired by Gartner. Simon has been working in digital marketing for over 23 years, having held global business leadership roles at Google, 3M and Telefónica. Prior to joining L2 in January 2016 he was CEO of Axonix, a mobile advertising technology company. Simon has presented his digital marketing thought-leadership on stage at many marketing conferences, including Web Summit, Mobile World Congress, Ad:Tech and Festival of Media, and at numerous client events. He has an MBA from London Business School and an MA from the University of Cambridge.

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18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Gerald Maidment
Anastasia Roumelioti
Simon Birkenhead
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes
18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Guest Speaker
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes
08:30
Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:15
Welcome from Commerce Futures
09:25
Ryan Clark, STATSports & Jim Hingston, The Gym Group
Keynote
10:10
Hollie Weatherstone, Muc-Off
Keynote
10:35
Break
10:55
Multi-brand panel – Decathlon, Ellis Brigham, Helen of Troy
Keynote (Main Stage)
Speed dating for delegates
(Breakout Room)
11:50
George Huxford, Apidura
Keynote
12:15
Break
13:15
Rich Philip, Contested
Keynote
13:40
Marc Guisti, Veloforte
Keynote (Main Stage)
David Hanney, Alpkit
(Breakout Room)
14:35
Networking
15:00
Closing Remarks from Commerce Futures
18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Guest Speaker
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes
18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Guest Speaker
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes

AGENDA

We will be starting our mini-conference at Hotel Café Royal at 08:20.

09:00
Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:30
Welcome & Partner Introductions
09:40
Panel Discussion with Q&A
Gerald Maidment
Anastasia Roumelioti
Simon Birkenhead
10:20
Networking Break
10:40
Workshop at tables
11:00
Group Discussion - Moderated
11:20
Final Comments & Networking
11:30
Event Closes
Gerald Maidment

Gerald Maidment

Head of Business & Customer Development

Practicology

Gerald is currently Head of Business and Customer Development for Practicology and he has been involved in setting up successful international projects for customers in the UK, US, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia for clients including American Eagle Outfitters and Ted Baker. He's worked with retailers in the US (when he was living in North America) and the UK for more than 20 years.

Practicology is a boutique omnichannel consultancy where all of the consultants have genuine retail experience in digital marketing, omnichannel and eCommerce roles. Practicology’s digital retail research and thought-leadership is delivered to conferences and events across the globe.

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Anastasia Roumelioti

Anastasia Roumelioti

Board Member

Kodak
Simon Birkenhead

Simon Birkenhead

Managing Director of Europe

L2 Inc.

Simon Birkenhead is Managing Director of Europe at L2 Inc., the global authority amongst the world’s top brands on benchmarking digital performance. L2 was recently acquired by Gartner. Simon has been working in digital marketing for over 23 years, having held global business leadership roles at Google, 3M and Telefónica. Prior to joining L2 in January 2016 he was CEO of Axonix, a mobile advertising technology company. Simon has presented his digital marketing thought-leadership on stage at many marketing conferences, including Web Summit, Mobile World Congress, Ad:Tech and Festival of Media, and at numerous client events. He has an MBA from London Business School and an MA from the University of Cambridge.

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Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DY

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