Meet Magento Association Interview: Guido Jansen

Because of recently announced new roles of Meet Magento Association we decided to add some more MMA interviews. Let’s start with Guido Jansen, Vice President West Europe.

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Why it’s worth to become a partner of Meet Magento Association!

Do you remember our blog post about the new format of Meet Magento Germany where we also said that 2016 is a particular year for Meet Magento and of course for the Association? Since then things came thick and fast. Only a few weeks ago the Meet Magento Association was announced as official independent partner of Magento that will push the cooperation between Magento and Meet Magento to a new and official level. Of course this implicates a new strengthened position of the MMA in Magento ecosystem.
For all those agencies, that aren’t Magento partner yet, the Meet Magento Association partner program is just around the corner to show competence to your clients in Magento environment. Our advantage is that we have a personal relationship to almost all of our agencies and partners. So, the community represents common strength and support as well as friendship. As partner of Meet Magento Association you are playing in the big league. You’re a partner of a real worldwide grouping. And as partner of this umbrella organisation you can be a face behind Meet Magento events all over the world.

“As an ecommerce solution provider with strong focus on Magento we have a strong interest in driving the demand for the system world-wide. As part of that it is important to make sure the Magento brand is represented well and sometimes it has to be protected from different lobby groups. Magento as a company does a great job, but a world-accepted independent organization like the Meet Magento Association may be even better in this regard.
Certainly the partnership also means a huge boost in reach and communication of our services to the community and Meet Magento is a well-regarded channel within the community. We were very active in the open source community as well as in Meet Magento events worldwide – so it is obvious that we also support the Association.”
Michael Türk, CEO Flagbit GmbH & Co. KG – Meet Magento Association Gold Partner

With our new Vice Presidents and our Chief Innovation Officer who are real Magento veterans and are scattered all over the world we can guarantee support for any MMA partner worldwide.
So, have a look at our new partnership program! We would love to get to know you better and to welcome you on board of the Meet Magento Association to further extend the community together.

“As full-service agency it’s our task to support shop owners on all issues of their daily work. The partnership program of Meet Magento Association offers us as a service provider an ideal platform for this.”
Carsten Stech, CEO Splendid Internet GmbH & Co. KG – Meet Magento Association Bronze Partner

Your benefits at a glance

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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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Magento Case Study meinduft.de


In 2006 Heike Ackermann opened her store for well-assorted perfumes and cosmetics in the city center of Mainz, Ackermann Beauty. Only two years later she launched a webshop. Today meinduft.de is a well-known address for high-class fragrances, cosmetics, and beauty-products which is highly frequented by customers from everywhere in Germany and beyond.

The relaunch of the Magento webshop in July 2015 was realized by eCommerce agency Splendid Internet. The first steps in the process were the upgrade to Magento Community Edition 1.9 and the removal of old extensions completed by additional maintenance, repair and overhaul for a perfectly smooth operation of the shop in the future. This renewal of the technical infrastructure was followed by the installation of a high-quality responsive theme. The implementation of the new corporate design for meinduft.de and the intended improvements for SEO required profound and extensive adjustments in the user interface.

Since the successful relaunch meinduft.de can be handled intuitively on any device. It also provides a refurbished blog for a improved CRM and additional promotional spaces for better user guidance throughout the shop. Due to the highly elaborated hosting infrastructure using Google Pagespeed, Varnish and HHVM the webshop’s frontend loads in no time and thus provides a perfect cross-device user experience.

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Magento full service agency and hosting provider Splendid Internet created a custom-tailored high-speed hosting solution for meinduft.de and backs the team in Mainz with continuous Magento support to help them in perfecting the webshop’s usability.

Download the full Case Study (German Only)

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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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New global organization: The Meet Magento Association does the next step.

As at Meet Magento Germany some days ago announced the Meet Magento Association has set new roles. Now it’s time to give a special consideration to those new roles and to introduce them into the ecosystem.

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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 Association Interview Decathlon: Jan Monosov

After Meet Magento Germany 2016 in Leipzig was a huge success let’s carry on with the rest of Meet Magento Association team interviews. Today we will keep a close eye on Jan, who is responsible for Member Management in 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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