Global Commerce

Hotel Cafe Royal , London, England, W1B 4DY, United Kingdom (Directions)

Global Commerce

Whilst it’s still proving to be incredibly difficult for retailers to achieve global distribution, more and more mechanisms are becoming available to test new markets before a full-scale launch.

For many brands and retailers, marketplaces/pop-ups/localised social and International test-beds are becoming an essential component of a wider strategic international plan. No longer is the choice “where”... but how efficiently can you penetrate this new market given the awareness of your brand - and your ability to invest.

At Global Commerce we will hear about the experiences from brands and retailers who are increasingly seeking growth opportunities globally.

Topics we will cover...

At  Global Commerce we will discuss the following:

  • How to tackle the brand challenge with selling your products through new international marketplaces
  • Testing the water ahead of a permanent investment with the use of 3rd party relationships, social channels and pop-up shops
  • Top Tips for scaling your entry - from social to own stores and stand-alone digital
  • The strategic opportunities and challenges with global eCommerce expansion

Who should attend?

  • Founders, CEO's and Owners
  • Directors of International, Marketing, eCommerce, Digital, Customer Experience, Operations, Finance, Logistics  
  • Heads of International, Marketing, eCommerce, Digital, Customer Experience, Operations, Finance, Logistics  


Marie Drago

Marie Drago

Founder, Gallinée

Marie Drago is a Doctor in Pharmacy and a member of the Societé Francaise de Cosmetologie with 15 year experience growing brands in the beauty industry.

In April 2016 she launched Gallinée, the first beauty brand to focus on the skin microbiome. The products are based on her patented thesis, and are available in Harvey Nichols, Le Printemps and pharmacies. Originally launched in the UK, the brand is growing fast across selected international markets.

Marie’s LinkedIn
Gallinée Website

Antony Comyns

Antony Comyns

Head of eCommerce, Hawes & Curtis

Antony Comyns is the Head of eCommerce at Hawes & Curtis – a leading heritage menswear and womenswear brand. In 2007, Antony took the position to run the Hawes & Curtis eCommerce business in its second year of trading. Since then, he has taken it from a small localised business to a successful international eCommerce site with four websites, serving more than 80 countries.

Originally from New Zealand, Antony’s first job in the UK was at Liberty of London where he was in charge of mail order and subsequently Muji, where he spent five years. Following that, Antony worked for Jake, a women’s fashion mail order business, where he used his experience from Liberty.

Antony’s expertise in mail order took him to GUS where he worked for McCord’s (furniture and homeware) and Innovations (gadgets and innovated products).

Antony’s LinkedIn
Hawes & Curtis Website



Registration & Networking Breakfast 


Welcome -  Commerce Futures


Keynote 1 - Speaker to be announced shortly 


Keynote 2 - Speaker to be announced shortly 


Coffee Break & Networking


Panel Q&A
Moderated by Jamie Hancox, Founder of Commerce Futures, with appearances from;

Marie Drago - Founder at Gallinée
Antony Comyns - Head of eCommerce at Hawes & Curtis


Keynote 3 - Speaker to be announced shortly


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Tacit Knowledge, a Newgistics company, is the digital commerce consultancy that delivers Silicon Valley innovation to retailers around the world. Since 2002, Tacit engineers have worked with nearly every enterprise-class retail technology on the market, implementing packaged applications, building custom software and providing application support, web development, integration and content management for global multichannel retailers. Its flagship product, ncommerce, combines technology from the most trusted and innovative companies in retail technology to deliver a stable, modern, affordable and infinitely scalable platform that’s easy to deploy and manage so retailers can focus their energy on the art of retail. When combined with Newgistics’ fulfillment, parcel delivery and returns management solutions, ncommerce offer a truly end-to-end commerce solution, from device to doorstep.

Tacit Knowledge is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, New York, Sydney, Mexico and Moldova.

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CyberSource is a payment management company and provides a complete portfolio of services that simplify and automate payment operations. Customers use CyberSource and Authorize.Net brand solutions to process online payments, streamline fraud management, and simplify payment security. Born during dawn of the eCommerce in 1994, CyberSource was one of the pioneers in online payment and fraud management services for medium and large-sized merchants. In 2007, CyberSource acquired the leading U.S. small business payment services provider, Authorize.Net, thus expanding their market footprint to cover businesses ranging from the smallest sole proprietorships to the largest global brands. In 2010 CyberSource was acquired by, and operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Visa Inc. Today, over 400,000 businesses worldwide use CyberSource solutions. The company is headquartered in Foster City, California, with offices throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, and the United States.

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Q: Is there a fee for attending the Commerce Futures event?

A: Events are priced individually, they range from £0 - £50.00. We take great care in how we curate the audience, the event is invitation only and you must register in advance to attend. If you have not received an invitation but would like to attend, please register via the website and your place will be confirmed subject to approval.

Q: Can I bring a colleague?

A: Additional places will be subject to availability. Please ask your colleague to register via the website.

Q: Who else will be there?

A: Senior professionals in eCommerce, entrepreneurial brand owners, marketing leaders including directors and leaders of international, omnichannel, multichannel, digital marketing, brand, social, strategy, customer experience (CX) and content.

Q: What is the address of the venue?

A: Hotel Cafe Royal, 68 Regent Street, London, England, W1B 4DY, United Kingdom

Q: Is there a dress code for this event?

A: There is no formal dress code. Please come dressed in comfortable attire e.g. business casual. 

Q: Who is Commerce Futures?

A: Commerce Futures is an independent online community for retail leaders and Commerce professionals. We provide a round up of the latest news and information relating to the key challenges in Commerce today, as well as insights into future trends and technologies that are shaping the online retail landscape. And because we believe it's important to learn from our peers, the regular Commerce Futures event series brings in expert speakers from leading brands to share case studies and industry know-how. 

Since 2012, thousands of professionals have attended our events and engaged with our content. We survey them regularly to understand what problems they are wrestling with now and tailor content to help them solve those concerns.

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