Stay Ahead of the Game: Calculating Commerce Shifts in 2023

28th March 2023, London 18:00 - 21:30 GMT
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Event Location: The Sky Terrace, The Pavilion, Knightsbridge

Welcome to this exclusive Meet the Boss event in partnership with Shopify Plus.

Ecommerce growth has skyrocketed in recent years, and this trend is only going to continue. But, the economic climate in 2023 is already shifting and businesses and consumers are needing to adapt on the fly.

While some companies have taken steps to plan for recession, 41% have no strategy prepared at all according to a recent study by global strategy consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners.

So how do you stay ahead of the game - and inflation? In this intimate VIP dinner, we'll equip you with data and insights to help you navigate the economic downturn and make informed decisions on budget allocation.

From the entire team at Meet the Boss and Shopify Plus, we look forward to starting and facilitating the conversation to stay on course, every course.

Bon appetit!

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Why Attend

Closed door, tailored conversations to benchmark, share and get better equipped to solve complex transformation projects.

Experience shared learning

Meet industry leading like-minded executives tackling similar initiatives.

Benchmark with your industry peers

Discover and network to gain expertise and experience on how to best act and succeed

Accelerate your projects

Accelerate In-depth face time with the world’s leading tech companies pushing the boundaries to solve your challenges.

An engaged experience

An expert host facilitates conversations, with live polling, Q&As, and gamification to ensure focused conversation

Discover next-level ideas

Ensure project success with access to industry experts and cutting edge thought leadership

De-risk new projects

Gain a range of insights from peers and technical experts who are current with emerging business trends.

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Art DuRivage, VP Sales
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David Kidder, CEO & Co-Founder, Bionic
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Jason Mical, Cyber Security Evangelist, Devo
"It was a very qualified audience. It was exactly the level and the type of people we want to talk to. The dialogue, the nature of those one on ones gives you the ability to really understand what the client is seeking."
Hamp Hampton, Chief Revenue Officer, Cadalys

Discussion topics


How has e-commerce impacted the way your business operates, and what do you consider the biggest supply chain challenges facing your organisation


How has your business leveraged e-commerce to expand customer reach, increase revenue streams and overcome current economic challenges?


How have you as business leaders balanced the demands of e-commerce with the need to maintain a strong physical retail presence, and what strategies have you implemented to ensure the success of both?


What are the key trends and technologies driving commerce and how can businesses stay ahead of the curve by embracing these developments?

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Event Agenda

Day one

18:00 - 18:45

18:00 - 18:45

Welcome Reception & Cocktails

18:45 - 18:50

18:45 - 18:50

Introduction from Master of Ceremonies

18:50 - 19:10

18:50 - 19:10

Keynote Speaker

Jim Rudall Head of Revenue, EMEA , Shopify

19:10 - 19:40

19:10 - 19:40

Panel :
With Shopify, Vervaunt, We Make Websites & Jigsaw

Benjamin Lang Head of Partnerships for Northern Europe, Shopify
Josh Duggan Co-Founder , Vervaunt
Piers Thorogood Co-Founder, We Make Websites
Nicola Chattaway Project Manager & Business Analyst, Jigsaw

19:40 - 21:00

19:40 - 21:00

Three-course meal cooked by Tom Kerridge and roundtable Discussion

21:00 - 21:25

21:00 - 21:25

Wrap-up by ‘Table Champion’ Delegates

21:25 - 21:30

21:25 - 21:30

Closing remarks

Birk Angermann Head of Solutions Engineering, Shopify


Jim Rudall

Head of Revenue, EMEA
Jim has spent his entire career in the martech and ecommerce space, starting at Experian Marketing Services, find out more

Benjamin Lang

Head of Partnerships for Northern Europe

Josh Duggan


Nicola Chattaway

Project Manager & Business Analyst

Piers Thorogood


Birk Angermann

Head of Solutions Engineering

Renata Rocha

(Interim) Managing Director, EMEA and Head of Merchant Acceleration, EMEA, Shopify

About Shopify Plus

Shopify Plus is an omnichannel commerce platform where you can start, grow, and scale your business. Trusted by more than 14,000 of the world’s most innovative brands including Jigsaw, Huel and Gymshark, Shopify Plus helps supercharge your business with exclusive features including an average launch time of 90 days, and robust ecommerce automation tools to automate sales campaigns, promotions, and common tasks.

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