Global eCommerce & Retail Forum

A BWG In-Person Full Day Event - NYC

Jun 22, 2022 8:00 am4:00 PM EDT

Free to Join

An Exclusive In-Person Forum for Senior Digital, Global & eCommerce 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 is proud to host this full day event to provide everyone with an excellent networking opportunity with like-minded industry professionals.

As always, there is no cost to join.

Event Agenda

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration, Complimentary Breakfast & Networking

9:00am - 9:45am - The Future of Search Marketing

10:00am - 10:45am - How to Succeed with Subscriptions - Best Practices, Fundamentals & Driving Predictable Stabilized Revenue

11:00am - 11:45am - Going beyond the checkout button: Building a customer-obsessed payment experience w. Amazon Pay

11:45am - 1:00pm - Complimentary Lunch & Networking Break

1:00pm - 1:45pm - How Omnichannel Strategies Feed D2C Opportunities

2:00pm - 2:45pm - Flexible Funding: Successfully Scaling in Today’s Market

3:00pm - 4:00pm - Growth over Profitability: How to Set a Budget to Compete on Amazon

4:00pm - 6:00pm - Open Bar Happy Hour & Networking

Event Sponsors

Guest Panelists

Sharon Gee

Sr. Director, GM of Omnichannel at BigCommerce

Experienced sales and business development leader and entrepreneur with proven expertise in SaaS, digital retail, ecommerce, marketing, sales management, sales operations, and customer success. Sharon is an expert in Omnichannel Commerce and Digital Marketing and a strategic resource to her customers and partners.

Aaron Conant

Co-Founder & Managing Director at BWG Connect

Aaron Conant is Co-Founder and Chief Digital Strategist at BWG Connect, a networking and knowledge sharing group of thousands of brands who collectively grow their digital knowledge base and collaborate on partner selection. Speaking 1x1 with over 1200 brands a year and hosting over 250 in-person and virtual events, he has a real time pulse on the newest trends, strategies and partners shaping growth in the digital space.

Jordan Brannon

Jordan Brannon

President at Coalition Technologies

Jordan Brannon is the Co-founder, President, and COO of Coalition Technologies, a top-ranked, full-service SEO and digital marketing firm. With 20 years of experience working in eCommerce, Jordan helps D2C and B2B brands succeed in the eCommerce and digital marketing space. Jordan and his team at Coalition have helped propel over 1,000 businesses forward across various industries. Jordan has a bachelor's degree in political science, human rights, environmental sciences, and computer science from the University of Washington.

Shikha Gupta

Head of New Domains at Amazon Pay

Tiffany Serbus-Gustaveson

Senior Digital Strategist 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.

Mike Battista

Sr. Business Development Manager, Performance eCommerce at Media.Monks

Mike Battista is a Sr. Business Development Manager, Performance eCommerce at Media.Monks, a full service agency that is primarily focused on Amazon. He has worked with several agencies on account and sales teams, honing his expertise as an Advising Account Executive for Amazon and an Account Executive for Yelp. He graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in communications advertising and a minor in screenwriting.

Selwyn Yeh

Manager, Growth Accounts at Recharge Payments

In his role, he is responsible for helping merchants adopt subscription best practices and grow their businesses. His current focus is driving real and impactful growth for merchant acquisition, average order value, and zeroing losses with churn.

Udayan Bose

Udayan Bose

Founder & CEO of NetElixir, Inc.

Udayan Bose is the Founder and CEO of NetElixir, an independent, digital marketing agency that partners with global brands to drive eCommerce growth. He founded the company to help online marketers acquire customers profitably through efficient search engine marketing. Udayan and his team have helped more than 500 leading eCommerce brands grow their online presence, profitability, and predictability.

Liz Volk

Venture Partnerships Manager at Clearco

Elizabeth Volk is on the Venture Partnerships team at Clearco, building out partnerships that support founders through resources and capital. Previously, Elizabeth was a Senior Investment Associate at Juvo Ventures, where she invested in global companies raising their Series A and Series B rounds. She is also an e-commerce founder and scaled her first e-commerce business to 7 figures in revenue within a year.

Elizabeth spent the first 5 years of her career in investment banking and corporate development after graduating from Columbia University. Today, she is passionate about using her experiences as a founder and investor to help other founders grow their businesses effectively and participate in the e-commerce ecosystem.

Sumeet Shah

Venture Partnerships Manager at Clearco

Sumeet Shah is on the Venture Partnerships team at Clearco, managing the launch, and growth of Clearco's NYC division by building key partnerships with venture firms, accelerators, incubators, and key intermediaries. Sumeet is also a Venture Principal at Swiftarc Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm led by a team of seasoned veterans launching, scaling, investing in, and merging some of the most successful startups, companies, and Fortune 500 conglomerates.

Prior to Swiftarc and Clearco, Sumeet provided short-term strategy, business development, and fundraising guidance to various companies in his freelance work, and ran business development and project work at Brand Foundry Ventures, XRC Labs, Gist Digital and Gotham Consulting Partners. Sumeet has over 13 years of experience spanning the private equity, venture capital, and startup industries, managing business development and partnerships as well as investing in the next generation of brands.

Panel Moderators

Sharon Gee

Sr. Director, GM of Omnichannel at BigCommerce

Experienced sales and business development leader and entrepreneur with proven expertise in SaaS, digital retail, ecommerce, marketing, sales management, sales operations, and customer success. Sharon is an expert in Omnichannel Commerce and Digital Marketing and a strategic resource to her customers and partners.

Aaron Conant

Co-Founder & Managing Director at BWG Connect

Aaron Conant is Co-Founder and Chief Digital Strategist at BWG Connect, a networking and knowledge sharing group of thousands of brands who collectively grow their digital knowledge base and collaborate on partner selection. Speaking 1x1 with over 1200 brands a year and hosting over 250 in-person and virtual events, he has a real time pulse on the newest trends, strategies and partners shaping growth in the digital space.

Jordan Brannon

Jordan Brannon

President at Coalition Technologies

Jordan Brannon is the Co-founder, President, and COO of Coalition Technologies, a top-ranked, full-service SEO and digital marketing firm. With 20 years of experience working in eCommerce, Jordan helps D2C and B2B brands succeed in the eCommerce and digital marketing space. Jordan and his team at Coalition have helped propel over 1,000 businesses forward across various industries. Jordan has a bachelor's degree in political science, human rights, environmental sciences, and computer science from the University of Washington.

Shikha Gupta

Head of New Domains at Amazon Pay

Tiffany Serbus-Gustaveson

Senior Digital Strategist 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.

Mike Battista

Sr. Business Development Manager, Performance eCommerce at Media.Monks

Mike Battista is a Sr. Business Development Manager, Performance eCommerce at Media.Monks, a full service agency that is primarily focused on Amazon. He has worked with several agencies on account and sales teams, honing his expertise as an Advising Account Executive for Amazon and an Account Executive for Yelp. He graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in communications advertising and a minor in screenwriting.

Selwyn Yeh

Manager, Growth Accounts at Recharge Payments

In his role, he is responsible for helping merchants adopt subscription best practices and grow their businesses. His current focus is driving real and impactful growth for merchant acquisition, average order value, and zeroing losses with churn.

Udayan Bose

Udayan Bose

Founder & CEO of NetElixir, Inc.

Udayan Bose is the Founder and CEO of NetElixir, an independent, digital marketing agency that partners with global brands to drive eCommerce growth. He founded the company to help online marketers acquire customers profitably through efficient search engine marketing. Udayan and his team have helped more than 500 leading eCommerce brands grow their online presence, profitability, and predictability.

Liz Volk

Venture Partnerships Manager at Clearco

Elizabeth Volk is on the Venture Partnerships team at Clearco, building out partnerships that support founders through resources and capital. Previously, Elizabeth was a Senior Investment Associate at Juvo Ventures, where she invested in global companies raising their Series A and Series B rounds. She is also an e-commerce founder and scaled her first e-commerce business to 7 figures in revenue within a year.

Elizabeth spent the first 5 years of her career in investment banking and corporate development after graduating from Columbia University. Today, she is passionate about using her experiences as a founder and investor to help other founders grow their businesses effectively and participate in the e-commerce ecosystem.

Sumeet Shah

Venture Partnerships Manager at Clearco

Sumeet Shah is on the Venture Partnerships team at Clearco, managing the launch, and growth of Clearco's NYC division by building key partnerships with venture firms, accelerators, incubators, and key intermediaries. Sumeet is also a Venture Principal at Swiftarc Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm led by a team of seasoned veterans launching, scaling, investing in, and merging some of the most successful startups, companies, and Fortune 500 conglomerates.

Prior to Swiftarc and Clearco, Sumeet provided short-term strategy, business development, and fundraising guidance to various companies in his freelance work, and ran business development and project work at Brand Foundry Ventures, XRC Labs, Gist Digital and Gotham Consulting Partners. Sumeet has over 13 years of experience spanning the private equity, venture capital, and startup industries, managing business development and partnerships as well as investing in the next generation of brands.

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Event Information

Jun 22, 2022 8:00 am - 4:00 PM EDT

Event format

  • Location
    Midtown Manhattan, NYC
  • Full Day of Timely Panel Discussions
    Q&A format, moderated by BWG Connect with live questions throughout
  • Make Connections
    Opportunities to network throughout the day and after at complimentary Happy Hour

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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