What brings the world together in good times and bad? Good spirits, great content and growing connections!
Although the GELF community will take a hiatus from GELF NYC this Fall, we look forward to returning to New York City next September for GELF NYC 2021.
In the meantime, we’re launching our first virtual GELF Oktoberfest this October! Join the GELF community for three Thursdays in October – October 1st, 8th and 15th – from 1PM to 5PM ET each day. Dive into a series of engaging keynotes, actionable panel discussions and fast-paced workshops and breakouts.
Let’s Take GELF to the Next Level!
February’s GELF LA 2020 was by far our biggest and best West Coast Forum yet. The audience increased over 50% thanks to a fast-growing number of brands selling direct-to-consumer (DTC) joining us and a record-setting number of sponsors and partners supporting the cause! We are thrilled to see the GELF community keep growing and really look forward to building on the momentum from GELF LA 2020.
Yes, we’re all in a virtual world right now, so let’s reach out and embrace the opportunity to hear from enthusiastic leaders representing leading retail and DTC brands from around the world.
Kick back, grab a refreshing beverage and enjoy their unique perspectives and experiences about how global ecommerce is leading the retail world to a new future. Learn more about emerging global opportunities and how cross-border ecommerce best practices will advance the retail industry into its next phase of growth.
Interested in being a sponsor? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, stay connected with the GELF community by joining us at the Global E-Commerce Tech Talks podcast!
GELF Oktoberfest speakers will deliver a mix of strategic insights and tactical cross-border To Dos about their global retail expansion practices. Learn how to prioritize the key operational aspects of your global commerce plan and how to organize your team to execute them successfully.
Together we’ll explore how to:
Bring your experiences and questions. Leave with insights and answers.
GELF's Oktoberfest Spans Three Thursdays in October 2020 - October 1st, 8th and 15th!
Each Thursday will feature great keynotes, insightful fireside chats and engaging panel discussions followed by interactive workshops/executive meet-ups to facilitate creating new virtual connections.
Every Thursday will feature new content and different speakers as we set the stage for a successful end-of-the-year global ecommerce surge! Stay tuned as we build out the draft agenda below and add speakers in the weeks ahead for each different Thursday program.
GELF welcomes our audience and sets the stage for our first virtual Global Ecommerce Leaders Forum by exploring key global ecommerce trends framing the day’s program.
As the pandemic upended the world’s retail community, global ecommerce leaders rose to the occasion.
Learn how cross-border ecommerce has led the way back for many retail brands and will frame the path ahead.
GELF’s executive leaders’ keynote panel will discuss how leading retail companies are re-imagining how digital commerce can drive growth initiatives at home and abroad.
Join our panel as we dive into how global DTC brands are revisiting and reforming their global retail strategies to meet the new realities of today’s post-COVID world.
Positioned at the headwaters of digital innovation, China offers the world another opportunity to learn ehat awaits the retail community as we head downstream into uncharted waters.
How have global ecommerce opportunities shifted as some countries struggle to rebound from the COVID crisis while others regain their footholds?
How are ecommerce leaders helping their organizations diversify risk and seize new opportunities?
What awaits online retailers and DTC brands this holiday season? How will rescheduled global shopping festivals impact the traditional peak selling periods in Q4?
Will 2020 usher forth the first holiday season to be redefined by international ecommerce?
We wrap-up each Thursday with a different closing keynote featuring GELF’s most popular speakers from past live events and new voices that are leading the global ecommerce community into its next exciting phase of growth!
GELF’s Executive Meetups are small virtual group discussions on Zoom about high priority topics you select.
Learn how to tackle head-on the top cross-border ecommerce pain points creating friction for today’s international sellers.
Sit back and relax at home as we network virtually Oktoberfest-style!
If you are an executive at an online retailer or brand selling direct to consumer and would like to share your cross-border and international ecommerce experiences, please email us at email@example.com! Although GELF speakers are primarily retailers and brand executives, we are able to include select leaders from our sponsor partners in the program as well. If interested in sponsoring GELF NYC 2020, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SVP, Cross Border Trade, Walmart
Director of Operations - Ecommerce, PVH Corp.
Digital Sales & Emerging Channels, New Balance
VP, Ecommerce, Marc Jacobs
Brand Partnerships, Chinese Laundry
Senior Marketing Manager, Global Paid Media, Arrow Electronics
Senior Director of Direct to Consumer and Digital, MZ WALLACE
Global VP, Marketplace, ABInBev
Sr Dir of Global eComm & Retail, Burton Snowboards
VP, Global Digital + Technology, Biossance
Presidente Latin America & Global Manager, Wahl Clipper
Founder & CEO, KAS New York