Global eCommerce & Retail Forum

Virtual Half-Day Event

Dec 9, 2021 12:00 pm4:00 PM EST

Free to Join

An Exclusive Virtual Forum for Senior Marketing, eCommerce & Digital Focused Leaders

BWG's Global eCommerce & Retail Forum encourages senior professionals to network & knowledge share with like-minded industry peers. Each session will be moderated by a BWG Connect professional to ensure that our panel sessions remain on topic and answer critical questions that the audience truly cares about.

All audience members will have the ability to ask live questions and will have access to introductions to any of the panelists following the event. We're always open to making connections to others within our network as well. Come join the BWG Community!

BWG Connect & our Event Sponsors are proud to host this virtual half-day forum in order to provide as much educational information as possible.

As always, there will be no sales pitches and there is no cost to join.

Event Agenda

12pm - 12:50pm

Digital Commerce 2021/2022: What Happened and What’s Coming – A Brand, Retail and CPG Guide to Growth and Transformation

1pm - 1:50pm

Transforming the Digital Shopping Experience

2pm - 2:50pm

Lose the Head: Understanding When & Why to go with a Headless Commerce Strategy

3pm - 4pm

Go-to-Market Strategies for Cross-Border Sales & Global Expansion

Guest Panelists

Elizabeth Bostain

Head of Partner Success, West Coast at Klarna

Libby leads Klarna’s West Coast Enterprise Partner Success team. Her team partners with Klarna’s largest, most strategic retailers and brands to create value through Klarna’s payment methods and marketing ecosystem. She has experience in brand management, e-commerce and strategic partnerships and is based in San Diego where she lives with her husband and extra large Bernese Mountain Dog.

Alistair Crane

CEO at HERO

Alistair joined Klarna through the HERO acquisition where he was CEO and Co-Founder. He now leads the Commercial teams for Virtual Shopping domains. His teams have deep relationships with many of the largest omni channel brands in Europe & US, especially premium and luxury brands.

Sandra Li

Senior Business Development Manager at Alipay

In her current role as Senior Business Development Manager for Alipay, Sandra Li manages a portfolio of small to large size merchants, helping them with payment acceptance and marketing their brands to Asian customers. She also collaborates with partners such as Shopify to grow merchant's e-commerce business. Prior to joining Alipay, she worked in the market research industry as a client partner.

Iyembi Nkanza

Senior Business Development Manager at Alipay

Iyembi has worked on the Alipay Cross Border team for 5 years now as Senior Business Development Manager, beginning his journey at the company HQ in Hangzhou. He has worked on Alipay merchant expansion in various markets including Australia and India before joining the North American team. He is responsible for building new acquiring partnerships and working with brands to grow their sales both in store and online.
Prior to joining Alipay he worked in Consulting, focusing on Mobile Money in Africa.

Michael Zakkour

Michael Zakkour

Founder of 5 New Digital

Michael Zakkour is the Founder and CEO of 5 New Digital, a company focused on digital commerce strategy for brands, retailers, and service companies. They help companies in North America, Europe, and Asia adapt their domestic and international operations for digital commerce. 5 New Digital was created to address the “5 New” realities of the digital revolution: New Retail, New Consumption, New Technology, New Finance, and New Supply Chain. 

Michael Zakkour has over 20 years of experience in digital commerce, eCommerce, and retail. He has advised hundreds of US and European brands, retailers, and companies on developing eCommerce, digital commerce, retail, and new business opportunities in China/APAC, and global expansion. He is also the co-author of two best-selling books, China’s Super Consumers and New Retail: Born in China, Going Global.

Jordan Brannon

President at Coalition Technologies

Jordan Brannon is the President of Coalition Technologies — one of the leading SEO and web design agencies in the United States. Coalition Technologies is committed to providing exceptional online marketing services to a wide variety of clients and industries. For nearly a decade, Jordan has been passionate about eCommerce and digital marketing, and he wants to be at the forefront of their success.

Event Sponsors

Event Moderator

Aaron Conant

Co-Founder & Managing Director at BWG Connect

BWG Connect provides executive strategy & networking sessions that help brands from any industry with their overall business planning and execution. BWG has built an exclusive network of 125,000+ senior professionals and hosts over 2,000 virtual and in-person networking events on an annual basis.

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Event Information

Dec 9, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 PM EST

Event format

  • Half-Day Virtual Forum
    Featuring 200+ executives, where everyone can contribute, ask questions and learn from peers
  • On-Topic Discussions
    Moderated by BWG Connect with group interaction throughout
  • Make Connections
    Opportunities to network before and after

BRINGING TOGETHER INFLUENTIAL EXECUTIVES AND SENIOR PROFESSIONALS

What is BWG Connect?

BWG Connect provides executive strategy & networking sessions that help brands from any industry with their overall business planning and execution. BWG has built an exclusive network of 125,000+ senior professionals and hosts over 2,000 virtual and in-person networking events on an annual basis.
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