Magento at WWD’s Fall 2013 Digital Forum

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On September 18th, Magento had the pleasure of attending the Fall 2013 WWD Digital Forum at New York’s Asia Society. For all of our fashion and beauty merchants, this is an event hosted by WWD editors and addresses everything from mobile technology to social media marketing, eCommerce and beyond.

We heard from several influential speakers throughout the day:

  • GAP’s Global Director of Digital and Social Media, Rachel Tipograph explained how to make the shift to Lo-Fi Marketing using social tools like Instagram and Tumblr.
  • Larry Promisel, SVP of Digital Commerce at the Camuto Group discussed the evolution of the Vince Camuto brand and their plans for a new eCommerce site.
  • Julia Goldin, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Revlon gave an inspiring talk about how to build an iconic brand (see photo below).
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  • U.S. Director of Digital Marketing for Benefit Cosmetics, Claudia Allwood demonstrated how ‘laughter is the best cosmetic’ and taught the audience best practices for how to engage in social media in a fun, yet professional way.
  • Amy Jain and Daniela Yacobovsky, co-founders of Magento site, BaubleBar showed us how to respond to customers in real time by making use of data and analytics.
  • If you have the opportunity to go to the next WWD Digital Forum, we highly recommend it as it is a fantastic opportunity to stay current with the latest in digital trends and you’ll walk away with actionable insights to help you move your business forward.

    For more information about Magento and the fashion industry, please visit magento.com/fashion.


    MagentoLive Germany: Introducing Our Keynote Speakers

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    Join Magento in Munich on November 12 for our first ever MagentoLive Germany event! Magento events are unique in that we bring together our top leaders and commerce experts to facilitate a great day of information, insights, networking and collaboration. You’ll hear from industry leading experts, learn about the future of the Magento roadmap and leave with best practices for ways to move your business forward in a rapidly changing commerce landscape.

    We’re delighted to announce a few of our keynote speakers for the event:

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    Thomas Husson – Vice President and Principle Analyst, Forrester Research

    Thomas’s research focuses on the integration of mobile into marketing and digital strategies; the disruptive role of mobile in bridging the digital and physical worlds; the evolution of the mobile ecosystem; the convergence of mobile and social; and the impact of mobile devices and technologies on people’s attitudes and behaviors.

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    Roy Rubin, Magento Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

    A pioneer in the field, Roy is focused on ensuring that customers and partners are empowered to grow their businesses using the Magento platform. He directs the organization’s strategy and oversees all of Magento’s business efforts.

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    Jimmy Duvall, Magento Head of Product

    Jimmy joined Magento in 2012 as head of the Magento product group. Coming from GSI Commerce, now referred to as eBay Enterprise, Jimmy has had a long history with eCommerce and his expertise and knowledge in the industry is reflected in producing innovative and market-leading products for Magento.

    Throughout the day we’ll also be hosting a variety of panel and breakout sessions that offer valuable takeaways for everyone:

    Merchants – We will discuss your ongoing needs and hear directly what’s on your mind. We’ll share how Magento can help grow your business today as well as prepare you for the unknown demands of tomorrow.

    Developers – This is your opportunity to interact directly with merchants, hear about their needs from a first-hand perspective and make valuable and long-lasting professional connections. Hear about innovations by others in the community and learn about to stay one step ahead of your customers’ needs.

    Solution Providers – Connect with prospective merchants who are looking for your services today! And gain valuable insights into Magento’s future, arming you with proprietary ammunition to help facilitate your business growth.

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    We look forward to meeting you in Munich!


    MagentoLive UK: Meet Our Keynote Speakers + Last Chance for Advanced Rate

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    Keynote Speakers

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    Thomas Husson – Forrester Vice President and Principle Analyst

    Don’t miss this opportunity to listen in on one of the leading experts on Mobile! Thomas Husson’s research focuses on the integration of mobile into marketing and digital strategies; the disruptive role of mobile in bridging the digital and physical worlds; the evolution of the mobile ecosystem; the convergence of mobile and social; and the impact of mobile devices and technologies on people’s attitudes and behaviors. Mr. Husson’s work is cited worldwide in publications including International Herald Tribune, the BBC, The Economist, Reuters, AFP, Les Echos, and Le Monde.

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    Roy Rubin – Magento Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

    A pioneer in the field, Roy is focused on ensuring that customers and partners are empowered to grow their businesses using the Magento platform. He directs the organization’s strategy and oversees all of Magento’s business efforts.

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    Jimmy Duval – Magento Head of Product

    Jimmy joined Magento in 2012 as head of the Magento product group. Coming from GSI Commerce, now referred to as eBay Enterprise, Jimmy has had a long history with eCommerce and his expertise and knowledge in the industry is reflected in producing innovative and market-leading products for Magento.

    More speakers and breakout sessions to be announced soon!

    Advanced Rate Ends Sunday, 9/22

    Last chance to register for MagentoLive UK at the advanced rate of £249!

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    Looking forward to seeing you in London!


    Registration is Now Open for MagentoLive Germany

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    Magento will be in Munich on November 12 for our first ever MagentoLive Germany event!

    Our MagentoLive events have been hugely successful, and this is your opportunity to get in on the excitement. Join hundreds of merchants, partners and developers to get key insights from Magento and Industry Leaders, connect with the Magento community and learn how you can take your business to the next level. It’s also a great place to find out about new and emerging trends in the world of eCommerce.

    And, of course, we’ll be hosting a fabulous party to open the event (venue to be announced).

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    Pricing

  • Early Bird (75 available)
  • After Early Bird Sold Out
  • October 12-November 9
  • After November 9
  • Limited Early Bird Rate
  • Advanced Rate
  • Standard Rate
  • Last Minute Rate
  • €225
  • €249
  • €299
  • €350
  • More Information


    View the Schedule
    Become a Sponsor
    Call for Speaker Submissions

    Stay tuned for announcements about speakers and breakout sessions—coming soon!

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    Location

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    Westin Grand Munich

    The five-star Westin Grand Munich is among southern Germany’s largest conference centers. Located in the Bogenhausen district, the Westin is only ten minutes by car from central Munich and the train station. The Westin Grand Munich is within walking distance from Munich’s famous park, the English Garden.

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    Get Certified and Get a Free Pass to the Event

    If you’re a developer and you’re planning to take the Magento Certification Exam in the near future, now is the time to do so. We will not be offering Magento Certification on-site at MagentoLive Germany, but, if you pass the certification exam between September 1 and October 31, you will be eligible for a free ticket to the event. Contact for more information.

    Be sure to check out Past MagentoLive UK videos!


    Meet Magento at Shop.org – Play Magento Mania and RSVP to Our Networking Party

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    The Magento team will be at the Shop.org Annual Summit in Chicago, September 30 – October 2.

    Visit Magento and eBay Inc. at Booth #603

    Join Magento in eBay Inc. booth #603 to play Magento Mania and discuss how we can help you take your business to the next level.

    Play Magento Mania – For a Chance to Win $500 Gift Cards and a Ticket to Imagine 2014

    More than thirty Magento Solution and Industry Partners are exhibiting at Shop.org and they’re giving away $500 gift cards from some fantastic online retailers. Visit Magento in eBay Inc. booth #603 for a Magento Mania Map of our partners’ booths and a punch card. If you visit five or more of our partners and bring the punch card back to booth #603, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a ticket to Magento Imagine 2014. The more partners you visit, the more chances you have to win a gift card!

    Party with Magento on Monday Night

    We’re kicking off the event with one of our world-famous Magento parties on Monday, September 30, 7:00 – 11:00 pm at Public House, Chicago’s hottest gastro pub. Enjoy great food, fantastic local brews and network with the Magento team, our partners and other merchants. Our Solution Partner Guidance is hosting the Bar, so be sure to try Guidance’s signature cocktail at the party! The party is free, but please RSVP to secure your spot.

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    We can’t wait to see you there!


    Stop by the Magento Pavilion at dmexco

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    With more than 24,000 International attendees and over 700 exhibitors, dmexco (Digital Marketing Exposition & Conference) is the largest and leading international event for the digital and eCommerce industry.

    The Magento Partner Pavilion will have dedicated stations for partners, a presentation theater, WiFi, and a coffee and refreshement bar. Come connect with the Magento team and our partners!

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    Developers Paradise Offering a Special Group Rate for Mallorca Event

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    The Developers Paradise conference (hosted by Magento Partner netresearch) is bringing an international group of developers to gorgeous Mallorca, Spain, September 16th-19th, to share Magento platform knowledge, experience and innovation. Organizers are offering a special group rate for groups of 5-10 people to help facilitate more of the business partnerships and friendships they’ve seen flourish at past events.

    If you’re planning to go, don’t miss presentations from Anton Kril and Vova Sorkins from the Magento Engineering team, and Konstantin Miagkogolovyi from the Magento Services team. Have fun in Mallorca!

    For more information, visit the conference website.


    Community Event Meet Magento Russia Coming to Moscow

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    Magento Solution Partner Turnkey Ecommerce Solutions is hosting the first ever Meet Magento Russia conference in Moscow on August 24.

    This event will bring online retailers, developers and Magento partners from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus together to share their Magento and eCommerce experience and discuss future opportunities. The conference will offer topics for every interest, from sharing Magento experience (such as the advantages of Magento Enterprise Edition), to mobile development, SEO and project management.

    “Many professional Magento developers and big brands will meet at Meet Magento Russia this year. I believe this is a good opportunity for businesses to improve their online eCommerce presence with help of local Magento partners and certified Magento developers,” says Oleg Chehovsky, co-founder of Turnkey Ecommerce Solutions.

    The conference is free, and only registration is required to participate.


    Learn More
    View the Schedule
    Partners & Sponsors
    Location

    This event is independently hosted by a Magento Solution Partner.


    PrestaShop is attending Shop.Org Annual Summit 2013!

    We’re so excited to be attending the 2013 Shop.Org Annual Summit, one of the most inspiring e-commerce events in the US, in Chicago September 30 – October 2, 2013. Drop by booth 536 and meet the PrestaShop team in person! … Read more

    PrestaShop & InMotion Hosting Want to Meet You in Los Angeles!

    PrestaShop and our friends at InMotion Hosting invite you to join us for our annual PrestaShop Meetup in Los Angeles, California. Read more to learn more about this FREE e-commerce event! With the e-commerce world is constantly evolving with new … Read more

    Meet PrestaShop and PayPal in San Francisco!

    PrestaShop and PayPal have planned an amazing Meetup and invite you to join us in San Francisco, California. Keep reading to find out details about this awesome event hosted by 2 of the biggest names in the e-commerce world! RSVP … Read more

    Early Bird Tickets for MagentoLive UK Are Almost Sold Out!

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    We only have a few tickets left at the early-bird price, so don’t wait to register. MagentoLive UK is going to be a great local event to learn about new and emerging trends in eCommerce and:

    • Meet Key Magento Executives and Industry Leaders
    • Connect with eCommerce Experts
    • Get Insider Ideas and Information

    Pricing

  • Early Bird (Almost Gone!)
  • After Early Bird Sold Out
  • September 22-October 16
  • After October 16
  • Limited Early Bird Rate
  • Advanced Rate
  • Standard Rate
  • Last Minute Rate
  • £225
  • £249
  • £299
  • £350
  • More Information


    View the Schedule
    Become a Sponsor
    Call for Speaker Submissions

    Stay tuned for announcements about speakers and breakout sessions—coming soon!

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    Be sure to check out Past MagentoLive UK videos, and save the Date for MagentoLive Germany—coming to Munich on November 12, 2013!


    Visit the Magento Booth at Online Retailer

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    Online Retailer is one of the world’s premier eCommerce and digital marketing events, so the Magento team will definitely be there. Stop by our booth (#7006) to get the latest Magento news and try our new demo!

    Online Retailer Conference and eCommerce Expo

    When: August 20-21

    Where: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia


    Registration is Now Open for MagentoLive UK

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    Don’t miss your chance to register! MagentoLive is coming to the UK on October 22nd and, last year, we sold out in advance of the event.

    MagentoLive is your opportunity to join 500 merchants, partners and developers to get key insights from Magento and Industry Leaders, connect with the Magento community and learn how you can take your business to the next level. It’s also a great place to find out about new and emerging trends in the world of eCommerce.

    And, of course, we’ll be hosting a fabulous Pre Event Networking Party on October 21 (venue to be announced).

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    Pricing

  • Early Bird (75 available)
  • After Early Bird Sold Out
  • September 22-October 16
  • After October 16
  • Limited Early Bird Rate
  • Advanced Rate
  • Standard Rate
  • Last Minute Rate
  • £225
  • £249
  • £299
  • £350
  • More Information


    View the Schedule
    Become a Sponsor
    Call for Speaker Submissions

    Stay tuned for announcements about speakers and breakout sessions—coming soon!

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    Location

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    etc.venues St. Paul’s

    etc.venues St. Paul’s is a state of the art conference center with contemporary design, located at 200 Aldersgate, right in the heart of the city, near St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Museum of London, the London Wall and One New Change Shopping Centre.

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    Be sure to check out Past MagentoLive UK videos, and save the Date for MagentoLive Germany—coming to Munich on November 12, 2013!

    Get Certified and Get a Free Pass to the Event

    If you’re a developer and are planning to take the Magento Certification Exam in the near future, now is the time to do so. We will not be offering Magento Certification on-site at MagentoLive UK, but, if you pass the certification exam between now and October 22, you are eligible for a free pass to the event. Please contact for additional information.


    Meet Magento at MAGIC

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    For those of you who are planning to attend the MAGIC tradeshow on August 19th – 21st, be sure to join us at one of our educational seminars.

    Ben Pressley, Head of Worldwide Sales will be conducting two seminars along with Eduardo Frias, Chief Information Officer of Stella & Dot. The seminar, “Transform Your Online Store into a Multi-Million Dollar Business” will discuss how Stella & Dot was able to achieve more than 4000% growth in the last three years using the Magento Enterprise Edition platform.

    Both seminars will be held on Monday, August 19th in room N253 of the Las Vegas Convention Center (Upper North Hall). The first seminar will be held from 2:00pm – 3:00pm and a repeat session will take place from 4:45pm – 5:45pm.

    To reach Ben at the show, please send a tweet to @brpressley. Chris Nuguid will also be on-site and can be reached at cnuguid@ebay.com.

    To learn more about Magento’s success with the fashion industry, please visit magento.com/fashion.


    Meet PrestaShop Russia: the most flexible e-commerce software was presented to Russian market

    On Friday, 26 July PrestaShop Russia presented the progressive e-commerce solution to the Russian audience. It was the first conference dedicated to the future plans and further work directions. The overall atmosphere was very friendly everyone got answers to their … Read more

    MagentoLive Australia Showcases Merchant & Partner Success Stories on Day Two

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    MagentoLive Australia rolled into Day 2 with great energy. Following a great party the night before at the Verandah Bar, sponsored by Exceed Online, the conference floor this morning was buzzing with excitement.

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    Day 2 Keynote Address – Magento Enterprise Edition 1.13 is all about Performance

    Magento’s Head of Product, Jimmy Duvall, headlined this morning’s keynote address with insights into the incredible performance enhancements enabled through Magento Enterprise Edition 1.13, and he highlighted the support Magento received from its partners in Australia in testing the release and preparing it for launch. Jimmy also talked about the key themes of Magento 2, including its entirely new design approach, better extendability, broader API support, and an ongoing commitment to open source.

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    Technology Track – Responsive Design, Email Marketing and Multi-Channel

    The technology breakout sessions highlighted some of the incredible work that Magento’s Solution Partners are doing with our merchants here in Australia. Justin Milwidsky and Ben Wyeth shared their experiences in migrating ActiveSkin—a specialty skin care products company—from its legacy eCommerce platform to Magento Enterprise Edition. Netstarter, the Magento Solution Partner leading the project, designed a responsive site for ActiveSkin, helping the site look amazing across all device form factors and screen sizes.

    This is truly an amazing story about the success merchants can achieve leveraging the power of Magento Enterprise Edition in conjunction with the expertise of a Magento Solution Partner.

    Magento Solution Partner Balance Internet also shared a great story about Wittner Shoes. Michael Wittner explained how, with Balance’s support, they’ve taken their mail-order business online with Magento Enterprise Edition.

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    Business Track – Personal, Local and Social

    The Business Track breakout sessions featured some very cool merchants with innovative ideas. Amy Singe of luxury handbag and accessories brand Sterling and Hyde shared her experience with using Facebook as a commerce channel, which included generating $7,000 through Facebook in just a few hours. Amazing!

    Magento Industry Partner Temando shared fulfillment strategies that merchants can use to increase revenues fulfillment, and shared how Magento Enterprise Edition customer Door Buster is succeeding with these best practices.

    Thank You Australia!

    Thank you to all of our merchants, developers and partners for attending MagentoLive. You are all great brand ambassadors for Magento here in Australia and we are grateful for your ongoing support. And a special thank you to our sponsors for helping make this such a great event.

    We’ll see you next year!


    MagentoLive Australia Starts off Strong on Day One

    imageMagentoLive Australia kicked-off Tuesday morning in Sydney with a flurry of activity. More than 400 merchants, developers, partners and Magento and eBay employees came together for a great event. Here are some of the highlights from the day.

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    Roy’s Keynote – Magento is Commited to Australia

    Magento’s COO and Co-Founder, Roy Rubin, opened up the conference with his keynote address. He talked about Magento’s momentum in Australia—Magento has a commanding 42% share of the Alexa top 1 Million sites in Australia—and emphasized Magento’s commitment to the Australian community of merchants, developers and partners.

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    Focus on Fashion

    Magento’s Head of Sales, Ben Pressley, showcased Magento’s focus on the fashion industry. In addition to sharing the story of Rebecca Minkoff’s success on Magento Enterprise Edition, he also highlighted some great fashion brands including Missguided, Stella & Dot, and sass & bide.

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    Magento U – Search Engine Optimization

    More than ninety merchants and developers joined the Magento U team for a training course on search engine optimization in Magento-based stores. Magento’s Danny Essner explained the key concepts around search engine marketing and showed attendees how to specifically apply these concepts to their stores.

    Thank you again for a fantastic day one!


    MagentoLive Australia Is Sold Out!

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    Tickets for MagentoLive Australia are now sold out and we’d like to send out a big thank you to our Australian ecosystem for their enthusiasm and support for this event. We can’t wait to see you in Sydney! Attendees, keep an eye out for email updates.

    For more information about the event, visit the MagentoLive Australia site. You can also follow the event on Facebook and Twitter, and use the hashtag #MagentoLive to talk about the conference!


    Four Reasons To Join Us At MagentoLive Australia

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    MagentoLive Australia is almost here and there’s still time to register! Here are four of the great events we have planned to bring you insider ideas and information and help you connect with eCommerce experts and merchants in the Australian market.

    1. Magento Co-founder and COO Roy Rubin Will Be Keynoting

    Magento Co-Founder and eCommerce innovator Roy Rubin will be there as a keynote speaker to share updates on Magento’s momentum and plans, an overview of eBay Inc.’s vision for commerce and examples of Magento customers who are on the leading edge of innovation. Don’t miss it!

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    2. Breakout Sessions With eCommerce Leaders

    MagentoLive Australia will feature breakout sessions on business and technology where partners, merchants and technologists will share their expertise. These sessions will include:

    • How Great Fulfillment Drives Greater Sales
    • Carl Hartmann from Temando
    • Going Local: Strategies for Bringing Your Store to China and Eastern Asia
    • Patrick Deloy from Bluecom
    • Make it Personal, Make it Matter: Strategies for Boosting Sales
    • Tim West from White Labelled
    • Build it Right: Laying the Foundation for Magento Performance and Optimization
    • Chris Wells from Nexcess
    • Every Screen Counts: Designing for Today’s Multi-Screen Reality
    • Justin Milwidsky from Netstarter

    3. Special SEO Session

    • Keep Current with Search Engine Practices to Enhance Performance on Magento Enterprise Edition
    • Danny Essner from Magento
    • This Magento U course provides an up-to-date understanding of the SEO environment and how you can optimize your site to boost your organic search results.

      Sign up for this session.

    4. Magento Enterprise Edition Merchant To Merchant Sessions

    Join your peers from other Magento Enterprise Edition* merchants for networking, idea exchange and collaboration. The event is dedicated to merchant networking and collaboration, and the content is entirely driven by merchants. There will be no Solution Partners, Industry Partners or any other vendors in attendance. This is a fantastic opportunity for merchants on Magento Enterprise Edition to meet and share ideas and best practices, and we hope you can attend..

    When:
    Tuesday, July 23, 2013
    4:00pm – 6:00pm

    Where: Sydney Sofitel Wentworth, Adelaide room – 4th Floor

    RSVP: Please RSVP to attend

    If you are a merchant on Magento Enterprise Edition interested in attending the event and have not yet registered for MagentoLive Australia, the first step is to register for the conference! If you are already registered to attend MagentoLive Australia and wish to join us for the Merchant to Merchant session, please RSVP here.

    For any further questions about the Merchant to Merchant event, please email merchantsession@magento.com.

    *The Merchant to Merchant event is open only to merchants on Magento Enterprise Edition.