August 1, 2010
IRCE 2010 breaks attendance records. Much of the buzz is about mobile and social.
It’s time to grow again, and the Internet is the way to do it. But it’s not your older brother’s Internet—the web of the 2010s will require e-commerce players to know as much about the iPhone and Facebook as they do about Google and UPS.
The heightened importance of the web in the post-recession economy and the growth spurt in web-related technology were the two themes that emerged from the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition held in June in Chicago.
“The e-commerce industry is once again growing at historical double-digit rates and there’s urgency for e-retailers to reboot and reinvent their businesses in the wake of a long and deep recession,” Internet Retailer publisher Jack Love said in welcoming attendees to IRCE 2010. “Judging from the record attendance at this show, you have all gotten that message.”
Indeed, the 6,432 attendees at IRCE 2010 easily shattered the previous record for e-commerce events, the 5,148 who attended IRCE 2008, and represented 33% growth over the 4,826 who attended last year’s Internet Retailer conference in the midst of the recession. The 417 companies exhibiting at IRCE also made it the largest display of e-commerce technology and services ever under one roof.
Many attendees stopped by the navigation desk staffed by consulting firm FitForCommerce for advice on how to find the services they sought in the exhibit hall.
- How Fashion Is Using Tech to Weather the COVID StormJuly 23, 2020 - 11:16 am
- Next Day Delivery Is Now Normal: FitForCommerce StudyJuly 14, 2020 - 10:46 am
- BOPIS, BORIS Options Increase Due to Pandemic Ecommerce TrendsJuly 2, 2020 - 1:47 pm
- Brands Have ‘Work To Do’ To Meet Shopper Demands, Report FindsJuly 1, 2020 - 9:55 am
- Adapt and Evolve QuicklyJuly 1, 2020 - 9:50 am