London, UK – 06 February 2012
–ChannelAdvisor, a global e-commerce software provider that helps retailers sell more across online channels, today announced that Amazon’s Director of Merchant Services Chris Poad is to deliver a keynote presentation at Catalyst Europe 2012
. This year’s Catalyst conference will be held on the 28th and 29th of May, 2012, at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London, and will host the industry’s boldest and most-respected e-commerce leaders and companies.
Chris Poad leads the team at Amazon focused on helping third-party merchants grow their businesses on the Amazon platform through a suite of programmes: Selling on Amazon, Fulfilment by Amazon, Amazon Webstore, Checkout by Amazon and Amazon's enterprise relationships. Chris was previously a category director within Amazon's retail organisation.
Amazon joins the impressive line-up of speakers for Catalyst Europe that includes Facebook, eBay, LivingSocial, Ann Summers, Ukash and Criteo. “We are excited to be announcing Amazon as a keynote speaker at this year’s event,” commented Seamus Whittingham, ChannelAdvisor’s managing director for EMEA. “With Amazon growing three times the rate of e-commerce as a whole, many of our customers are looking for ways to get a slice of the action. Chris’ presentation will be really beneficial for retailers who want to take their Amazon sales to the next level.”
NewCommerce will be the focus of this year’s Catalyst Europe. NewCommerce will focus on emerging trends such as social media platforms, cross-border trade, widespread tablet adoption, new smartphone capabilities and more, all of which create an ‘anytime, anywhere’ level of accessibility for shoppers. During the conference, retailers will have the opportunity to network with the VIPs of the e-commerce industry and walk away with practical tactics to build a presence on existing commerce channels and break onto new channels for e-commerce growth.
Visit the Catalyst Europe
website to find out further information about the agenda and sponsoring this year’s event
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ChannelAdvisor is a global e-commerce platform provider that helps retailers sell more online through channels such as marketplaces, paid search and comparison shopping, and with webstores and rich media solutions. Widely respected as a trusted advisor for more than 3,000 top e-commerce brands, ChannelAdvisor calms the chaos of online selling by enabling retailers to submit one inventory feed to the ChannelAdvisor platform where it is translated to fit the specifications of hundreds of e-commerce channels and distributed accordingly. In 2011, ChannelAdvisor managed more than GBP 1.9 billion in annual gross merchandise value (GMV) on behalf of retailers of all sizes including Joe Browns, Republic Retail, Speedo, Dell and JD Williams. ChannelAdvisor’s European headquarters are located in London, United Kingdom, with additional offices in Ireland and Germany; global headquarters are in North Carolina, USA and other offices are located in New York, Seattle and in Australia. For further information, visit www.channeladvisor.co.uk