Welcome to Meet Magento Fall – Part 1.

This October is bringing six Meet Magento events in a row to our Magento Community. Let’s start with the first three of them. New York, Athens and Ho Chi Minh, different parts of the World, different cultures and lifestyles, but still they all have one important thing in common – Magento passioned communities. And if you are a part of them, then you should definitely spare some days in October for our stunning events.

And we will go one by one.

Organized by Atwix and Interactiv4, Meet Magento New York, will open our October series on the 5th of October. For MM16NY was chosen a very elegant and extraordinary venue – City Winery New York. With its unique, intimate atmosphere, so you can enjoy the networking with your Magento Pals having a perfect glass of wine.

Meet Magento New York is always been a business oriented event and the agenda is promised to be full of useful and valuable topics. You can expect to hear from Ignacio Riesco, Interactiv4, and Viacheslav Kravchuk, Atwix,  who will open the conference. Paul Boisvert, Vice President of Product Management – Magento, Ryan Thompson, Head of Sales & Marketing and Business Development – TaxJar, Colin Stuart Co-Founder & CTO – Betabrand, those only few business leaders who will have their talk at the MM16NY stage.

There are two kind of available tickets, which you still can buy: General Ticket for $299.00 and Merchant Ticket for $129.00. Both tickets include full access to the venue, presentations and marketplace during the event, breakfast, lunch, wine tasting and of course networking dinner and after-party.

Greece go next.

On the 12th of October Athens will open its doors for the second Meet Magento Greece. Our local organizer, Converge SA, Magento Professional Solutions Partner, has attracted best speakers, business leaders, merchants and, of course, Magento developers, so you can get all the necessary information about latest trends in eCommerce.

Just check the Agenda – Thomas Goletz and Sofoklis Kyriazakos from Meet Magento Association, Vincent Brach & Kathleen Claes from Magento Commerce, Tomasz Karwatka, CEO of Divante, they all will share with you their knowledge and experience. Ben Marks, Magento Evangelist, will talk about  “How & When it is feasible to upgrade your e-shop to Magento 2.0”.

Venue for MM16GR is the same, as last year –  Radisson Blu Park Hotel. Perfectly situated in the city center, which give you a simple access to places like Acropolis, Plaka, Monastiraki, as well as to the major attractions of the city. And do not forget about delicious greek cuisine which you can enjoy at the afterparty. Already convinced to buy your ticket? Tickets are available in multiple variations: Students can buy their ticket only for €30.00, General Ticket costs €90.00 and a Group Ticket for Merchants – €100.00 (valid for 4 persons).

Asia is calling.

After a huge success in 2015, Meet Magento Vietnam is taking place second time in Ho Chi Minh City. Over that 1000 attendees and 300 retailers will gather on 15th of October for MM16VN. SmartOSC, our local organizer, did their best to made this event even better, than last year. Is it possible? 

Sure. You will be impressed with the speaker list, business leaders and technical gurus from all over the World will come to Ho Chi Minh to have their talk. The Agenda is divided into 3 sessions rooms: Opening Room, Technical and Business rooms. You will able to hear about  e-commerce trends in general and the Magento ecosystem in particular. Potential topics covered include B2B commerce, digital marketing, payment & shipping methods, and the evolution of Magento 2.0.

Do not miss a chance to visit Ho Chi Minh City, one of the most fast-growing cities in Asia, and to find new opportunities for your business in Asian market.

Normal tickets are available for a price of $81 till 30 September, also you can buy the Networking Night Ticket for $54, it gives you a chance to join a gorgeous buffet at The Log – a rooftop restaurant of GEM Center.

No matter what event you will choose, maybe all 3, why not :) ?  We sure that each Meet Magento event will be unforgettable and it will bring you new knowledges, business connections, positive emotions and just good friends.

Join our Magento community and feel its power!

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Meet Magento goes to Indonesia.

The last summer event in this year, but not the last premier for Meet Magento. On 29th of August Jakarta is launching its first Meet Magento event. Thanks to our local organizer I.CUBE, who made Meet Magento Indonesia possible.

Nowadays Indonesia presents a variety of unique opportunities in becoming one of the largest e-commerce spaces. With an estimated annual growth rate of 50 percent Indonesia is predicted to be third market in Asia (after China and India).  And of course the Magento community could not ignore such a promising e-commerce market.

Jakarta is a city where new technology and ancient history are interwoven together. It will meet you with its exotic landscapes and an unique atmosphere. Our venue was chosen not casually, Ritz Carlton Mega Kuningan immerses you in the world of luxury and sophistication.

The agenda formed mainly from local professionals, merchants an e-commerce experts. But there are some special guests also, already two Vice Presidents of Meet Magento Association. Thai Son Nguyen, Internet Entrepreneur, General Director & Co-founder SmartOSC will open the event and our second Vice President, Guido Jansen, Senior Conversion Specialist from Dutchento, will also held a session. So don’t miss the opportunity to hear latest news from the most experienced e-commerce leaders. And of course, Ben Marks will visit #MM16ID as well, he will close the session part of the event.  Also don’t forget to visit the Technical room where four workshops will take place.

So, let’s get the party started! Of course all attendees are welcome to the legendary Meet Magento afterparty for networking, meeting with new people and having fun.

If you decide that Jakarta became more attractive for you, you still have a chance to buy your ticket for a regular price of $150. More than 250 attendees already made their decisions, so it’s your turn now.

Jakarta is waiting!

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E-Commerce EXPO Berlin 2017

First E-Commerce Berlin EXPO took place on 27 of April 2016. With over 2.000 visitors, 60 exhibitors and lots of international speakers it was a great success. We supported the event as media partner and were also on site as an exhibitor and answered many questions about Magento at our busy booth.

We are happy to announce that we will also support the 2017 edition of the E-Commerce Berlin EXPO. The event will be held at STATION Berlin on 2nd February 2017. It will again combine a trade fair with a series of knowledge sessions. Meet Magento Association will be again on site as an exhibitor and we will also design and moderate a panel with Magento case studies. Stay tuned for more information!

Entry for visitors is free and registration is already open. So take the chance and get your ticket for the first e-commerce event in 2017.

About E-commerce Capitals
E-commerce Berlin EXPO is organized by the E-commerce Capitals company, the organizer of e-commerce events such as E-commerce Poland Trade Fair, the biggest E-commerce venue in Poland.

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Meet Magento Association Interview Decathlon: Diana Richter

Let’s continue with the number crunchers of Meet Magento Association.

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Meet Magento Award 2016 – Who’s got the best Magento Online Shop?

10th edition of Meet Magento Germany came along with lots of new impressions. Besides the date in July and the new event venue, one of the main changes has been the Meet Magento Award that got celebrated for the first time this year.

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Developers Paradise Summer Edition 2017 is looking for a new location.

After one fantastic event came to the end, there is always starts preparation for the next. Only one week ago, the entire Magento community was in Leipzig at the annual Meet Magento DE event. Now the Meet Magento Association do not have time to sit still – not far off the new release of Developers Paradise Summer Edition.

Back to the origins.
As you already know the first summer edition of Developers Paradise was in 2010. This event was established for Magento community and completely focused on developers, developers, developers…
The very first event in Mallorca gathered about 100 international attendees. And for those who joined that was a really massive approach in networking, getting new knowledges and skills in Magento. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, great people and “lots of code and fun in the sun” – these are main reasons why people from all over the world attend in  Developers Paradise.

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Next events in 2011 in Ibiza and in 2012 in Mallorca as well, brought more than 120 attendees each from over than 20 countries and it was clear that event should be annual.
Developers Paradise has become a legendary and must-visit event for entire Magento community. Netresearch App Factory was the main organizer and inspirer of all events.

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What has changed?
In 2016 our croatian partner Inchoo took an initiative to become the host and the main organizer of Developers Paradise Summer Edition. New place, new organizer, new agenda, new goals plus an old motto :) should have been like a new breath for those, who attend in the conference each year. But even we did not expect such success.
Inchoo made their best to attract best speakers with hot topics into Opatija. The agenda was very saturated, the location is perfect and each announcement of the upcoming Developers Paradise 2016 day by day convinced #RealMagentoFolks that they just cannot miss it.

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They did it!
And just like that Inchooers set a new record with 235 delegates from over 30 countries. And that was not just “european event”, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Australia also sent their representatives to Developers Paradise this year. 23 speakers had their sessions on the Developers’ Paradise stage, among them two Magento 2 Core Team members and one Magento Evangelist (of course, without Ben Marks it is not a Magento event). Inchoo fully loaded those 4 days with community activities: Workshops, Hackathon, Magerun and in best tradition of Developers Paradise –  party everyday. Even bad weather could not stop them to make this event epic.

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Developers paradise 2017 – who is next?
After Inchoo’s great success we decided to look for new organizer and new location every year. We believe that international approach and support of our partners can help to make Developers Paradise better and better from year to year. That’s why we are open for your proposals and looking forward for the next Developers Paradise. Are you ready to accept this challenge and to host all Magento community? If that`s so you should definitely apply by sending a request to info@meet-magento.com or directly to Annemarie Hache, Meet Magento Association, Marketing & Events.
See you in 2017!

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Meet Magento Germany 2016 – new perspectives!

There is less than a week left till the most expecting and eventful Meet Magento in this year. The 10th edition of the event  is taking place in Leipzig again. This year is a very special for the Meet Magento Association since it`s became independent. The brand-new Meet Magento Germany 2016 is going to be even more saturated and eye-opening than ever before.

On 4th and 5th of July Leipzig will sparkle with concentrated eCommerce energy. Over 650 attendees will gather at the new outstanding venue – Pentahotel Leipzig in the center of the city.  Our inspiration is taking place from all over 30 countries, where Meet Magento already presented. We learned from the best to bring you the most exciting eCommerce event in this year.

We have a lot of innovations in our agenda for you. There are two floors at the Pentahotel with 3 presentation rooms and 2 workshops rooms for developers and merchants, and a big booth area for sponsors and partners. We have set up round tables and separate areas for partners and merchants, where they can have discussions and private talks.

Speakers from the leading German and International companies will cover the most demanded topics and trends in eCommerce area:

  • B2B eCommerce, ERP, PIM or supply chain management and their integration.
  • Magento 2.
  • Internalization. Cross Border Trade.
  • Omnichannel.
  • Marketing in eCommerce.

Over 17 workshops in different areas are available for your participation. You will get an access from tech gurus to all know-how in using PayPal PLUS module in Magento, Tips and Tricks about Magento CE/EE and more. The best marketing specialists will share their knowledge in Video Marketing and how to use Snapchat for your online business. Just don’t forget to pick the most interesting workshops for you and register.

You can already start creating your own session plan using official Meet Magento app, provided by our sponsor Snowdog. It was designed to help all participants to be aware of the most important speeches and workshops.

Another big premier at #MM16DE is a combined format with FuckupNights Leipzig. World famous event, where people can share their failure stories on their way to success. On 4th of July we are welcoming all attendees to join this fast growing movement and who knows, maybe you can learn something new from others’ mistakes.

Check our nominees for the Meet Magento DE Award. This year the best German Online Web Shop will be awarded with the Meet Magento Award 2016 honor. And also the winner will receive the Meet Magento winner badge for the online shop. Do not miss the awards ceremony on the 5th of July.

There are a lot of different activities during Meet Magento Germany where our participants can have fun, the most exciting one is our Race Simulator.

So get ready folks, we will have a real racing battle at MM16DE! The best drivers from different countries will compete for the MM16Cup at the Meet Magento World this year.

And of course we cannot hold MM16DE without the famous after show party! At the end of the first session day, 4th of July, all attendees are welcome in the Moritzbastei, the legendary Leipzig’s cultural center. You can just relax and enjoy interesting talks and networking in informal environment. What can be better at the end of such eventful day?

There is still a chance to join Meet Magento Germany 2016 and  become a part of unforgettable event. We have only few tickets left for the “last minute” price of 245 €.

We are looking forward to welcome all MM16DE participants in Leipzig!

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Get ready #RealMagentoFolks the fifth MageStackDay is coming!

On 17th & 18th of June Magento professionals from all over the World will gather to answer questions on magento.stackexchange.com and Magento community forum.
This online hackathon was started in 2014 and received a great sucсess in Magento community. Now it is an annual event whose goal is to improve the Magento platform.

This is an unique chance to get answers on the most demanded questions, to share your experience and get a deserved reward for that. For your active participation, MageStackDay prepared great giveaways which will extremely surprise you. We offer a fantastic opportunity to meet all Magento gurus live at the most well-known Magento community event absolutely for free! The Meet Magento Association has sponsored 2 entree tickets for a Meet Magento event of your choice. And you can be that lucky guy, (or girl) :) !

So, all you need is to register, open your laptop and enjoy the power of the community. And do not forget to connect with all Magento pals via Slack channel or follow #Magestackday hashtag on Twitter.

All Magento addicts are welcome!

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What can an eCommerce Manager learn from The Next Web Europe 2016?

After some general summaries of The Next Web Europe 2016 (Day 1, Day 2), the time has come for some inspiring thoughts. As we deal with eCommerce every day, these aspects certainly interest us the most. A true must-read for all eCommerce Managers and not only them!

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Next big thing:  Meet Magento World Conference – Connecting people all over the world!

Spain, The Netherlands, Argentina, Vietnam or Germany are only some countries where the Meet Magento conferences are taking place today. What´s about one international event for bringing the best speakers, the most interesting sessions and the special spirit from each country to all of us? Sounds crazy? You don’t believe it? So join us. The Meet Magento Association will make it real.

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