Meet the biggest Names of E-Commerce in Berlin!

The biggest names of e-commerce will meet at E-Commerce Berlin Expo on February 2. The event will host a range of top representatives of the main e-commerce companies worldwide. Pro tipp: Listen to Karl Wehner from Alibaba Group talking about the international expansion on the Eastern markets.

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Magento Case Study: Still at the Helm

Shop relaunch: imcopex sets the course for the future with Meet Magento Association partner atlantis media.

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What do customers expect when it comes to online purchases?

Which is the personalization level expected by consumers? Do brands instill the “luxury feeling” during the entire purchase process?

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Meet Magento World – join your local community.

The main concern about attending an online conference is that you are not able to meet with people live or face to face. From our side we did our best, so you guys can meet, chat and network online on 6-8 December at the first online conference Meet Magento World 2016.

But we have great news for those who really want to spend these 3 days among their Magento friends and co-workers. You can join your local community and watch Meet Magento World together at our special Viewing Spots. Some of our partners and sponsors have already supported us in organizing these spots and we are sure that other partners will join soon.

What you can expect from MM16WOLRD Viewing Spots ?

First, we will give you a discount on our Regular Tickets, if you want to watch conference at  the local spot you can buy your ticket at the price of $200, instead of $300. Not bad, eh? All you need to do is to send an email to info@meet-magento.com and we will provide you the ticket link!

Of course our organizers will take care about the comfortable area for watching Meet Magento World broadcasting. Snacks, drinks, the one and only meet magento spirit, friendly atmosphere and who knows what else :) – are waiting for you!

You’ll be able to meet with others live, your magento friends and people who just want to become a part of community will be there to share this event with you.

Why this initiative is important for our organizers and for attendees as well?

Once you were a host of Meet Magento event, you’ll never miss a chance to do it once again. To take part in new activities always was the hallmark of the Magento Community and we are highly appreciate our partners for their support.

“As there was no plan for a Meet Magento Switzerland this year, I decided to organize a local viewing in Zürich of the Meet Magento World. It will take place on 7th December at the Coworking Citizen Space. We would like to provide a different approach and opportunity to the people to meet and share each other about Magento. The idea behind is to give access to a one day event and giving to the attendees the chance to ask questions and share experience directly with the other attendees. Like the Meet Magento World event itself, it’s the first time we do that, so we hope that the idea will be welcome and will attract few people. By taking a ticket, the attendees can also watch the conference online the day before and after the local viewing date.”

Sylvain Rayé, Founder at Diglin GmbH

“We love Magento community and will be happy to host other developers and Magento users who want to attend the conference together in our venue.  It’s unique way to organize local 3-days long meet-up to discuss all types of Magento ideas and experiences between daily work.”

Kuba Zwolinski, Founder at Snowdog

Become a Viewing Spot for your local community

We are open to add more viewing spots on the Meet Magento World map. If you feel that this is going to be awesome 3 days (as we do) and you are able to provide a great viewing location for your local community – just contact Annemarie Hache, Marketing & Events at Meet Magento Association. We will provide you with the information, tips and tricks you need to make an awesome event.

“It’s a big honor to be a part of the greatest eCommerce community in the world. The main power of Magento ecosystem is in collaboration between magento developers, experts and evangelists. We’re struggling to improve networking in Ukrainian Magento community. So we decided to become a watching spot for Meet Magento World – the first online Magento conference. Such format saves time and travel costs but it has restrictions related to communication. In our comfortable space you can watch the conference in real-time during all 3 days with Magento friends.”

Sergey Lysak, CEO at Eltrino

We believe that the Magento Community is always open to new experiences and opportunities. And we are aiming to use all possible approaches to deliver you only benefits from your participation. So it`s up to you whether you want to experience Meet Magento World at home sitting in your comfortable couch, in the office with your colleagues, or to join a local community and to share this event with them. No matter what you choose, you can expect a massive Meet Magento effect which is always accompanies all our events.

Check out the VIEWING SPOT MAP here >>

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Meet Magento World 2016 – Navigation Tour

Only one month left to the first online conference Meet Magento World 2016. As you already know our virtual conference is aim to gather developers, merchants, Magento experts and true eCommerce gurus from all over the World in one place – at our online broadcasting channel.

Now we want to navigate you at our virtual venue, so all our attendees can be sure that an online conference is not inferior to our live events.  

So, let’s take a look a bit inside #MM16WORLD.

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All participants after they logged in will enter the Foyer, where they can watch a small video tutorial, which is explaining how the virtual platform is working. Also here you can see the navigation bar, so you can get access to the Information desk, Exhibition Hall and Auditorium.

You are able to see the number of attendees and can also connect with every attendee via chat. Every attendee has an virtual business card which can be handed over in chats.

And good news for our partners, each of you can have a virtual booth with even more features than the real one. At the Exhibition Hall attendees can choose a booth which they want to visit and have a chat with representatives of the company.

Every exhibitor can deliver a video of his company which is played automatically when you visit the stand. Also our participants can download flyers and other information at each stand. In case just chat is not enough participants can use video meeting groups for one to one or group meetings.

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At the Auditorium you are able to watch our live video sessions, you can decide whether you want to pay more attention to the presentation or to the speaker, these screens are configurable for you needs.

During live panels there is also available chat room where you can discuss with others participants current session. After their sessions our speakers will be able to answer all your questions in the Networking Lounge. In case you need support or help you can appeal to the Information desk.

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This just a small tour guide to Meet Magento World 2016. We hope you’ll enjoy your participation and new experience. If you are excited about our first upcoming online conference as much as we are – there are still tickets available for you.

The Regular ticket gives you access to the live event. You can follow all the sessions live at the time displayed in the program. The Regular ticket + Video Copy gives you the extra possibility to download the video recordings and extra materials that will be published after the event. So go ahead and get yours!

Three days full of networking, over than 50 totally new sessions from the best speakers, chance to present you company worldwide and to discuss eCommerce trends with experts from different industries.

6 to 8 December 2016 Meet Magento World – you just cannot miss it!

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Meet Magento World – Agenda.

It is time to lift the curtain and bring in a few new facts about the Meet Magento World – the first and only Magento Online conference.

On December 6-8 the fully online Magento conference will get together attendees, speakers, sponsors, merchants and all Magento addicted from all over the world in one place. Isn’t it amazing?

Our main goal is to connect people, attendees from Vietnam to Canada, from Brazil to Germany, from Poland to Indonesia  – the whole Magento community will be able to share, to meet and to get a very strong international connection. You will have a chance to attend sessions, that are really relevant for you, without any traveling costs. Stay at home or at your office and just turn on the Meet Magento World live broadcasting from our studio in Amsterdam.

Guido Jansen, inspirer of MM16WORLD and Vice President at Meet Magento Association, has already shared some features, details and format of the event. Now we are ready to introduce the agenda of Meet Magento World.

First our hosts, David Manners, CTO at Sitewards and Jon Woodall, Founder of space48 and host of Magetitans UK. Get ready for their tricky questions and a generous portion of charm.

We will have all new Magento sessions, that have been never presented at local Meet Magento events. On the first day, December 6, Mark Lavelle, CEO Magento Inc., will open the conference – well, that`s a promising start. Also you can expect sessions from Vinai Kopp – Netzarbeiter, Nils Preuß – Polo Motorrad und Sportswear, Alan Kent – Magento Inc., and Tom Robertshaw – Meanbee. On next two days, 7th & 8th of December, you will hear sessions from Anton Kril – Magento Inc., Ivan Chepurnyi – Ecomdev, Ray Bogman – SupportDesk BV, James Cowie –  Magento Inc., Phillip Jackson – Something Digital, Sofoklis Kyriazakos – Converge,  Michael Türk – Flagbit. Also at the second conference day you can join to the special panel discussion on Magento 2 Performance and address your questions directly to Magento Inc. representative.

The final version of agenda is in progress and we are expect that even more “best of the best” will join to the speakers list during next days. Do not forget that we will have around 10 talks not related to Magento, people from different industries will share their experience as well as Magento gurus.  

There are available two types of tickets. Regular ticket + Video Copy at the price of $400. This ticket gives you access to the event and all video recordings, so you won’t miss anything for sure. And a Regular ticket at the price of $300, which only gives you access to the whole event.

Just pick your ticket, find a perfect location for watching and enjoy the show! We will take care of the rest.

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E-Commerce Forum Karlsruhe with Magento, Spryker, SAP Hybris and Oxid

Meet Magento Association partner Flagbit is breaking new grounds with the 27th edition of E-Commerce Forum Karlsruhe on November 10, 2016. After the attendee numbers increased during the past years, the Forum will take place at a new location for the first time: the Alte Färberei (event hall) of the Kesselhaus, directly located near the Flagbit HQ. Such big scope deserves big speakers and a great topics: Ben Marks (Magento Community Evangelist) is coming from the US, Moritz Zimmermann (Board of Directors SAP Hybris) from Munich, Pierluigi Meloni (Product Manager Oxid) from Freiburg and Boris Lokschin (CEO Spryker) from Berlin. Together with Michael Türk (Key Account Manager Flagbit), they’re creating the E-Commerce Forum Karlsruhe with sessions and panels regarding “Future of E-Commerce – between disruption and evolution“.

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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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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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