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Announcing Our 2020 Make it Big Ecommerce Conference

Beatriz Estay / 3 min read

We’re back — and bigger than ever.

Join us on October 6-8, 2020 for our third annual Make it Big conference to unlock your full potential with proven success strategies, expert tips and actionable advice from global thought leaders.

What Is Make it Big?

Hosted by BigCommerce and sponsored by DigitalMarketerMake it Big is a free, three-day virtual conference for entrepreneurs, retailers and ecommerce professionals looking to fuel their next stage of business growth.

What Will You Learn?

This year, we’ll dive into current industry trends and discuss ways to scale your business, build an engaged customer base, and plan for the future.

1. Proven success strategies.

Learn how to create, refine and expand upon your ecommerce strategies to accelerate growth, stay competitive, and future-proof your business in an ever-changing ecommerce landscape.

2. Expert tips and tactics.

Unlock exclusive access to detailed tips and tactics on topics like increasing organic traffic, selling across channels, and B2B — all crafted to build, innovate and grow your business.

3. Real-world success stories.

We’ve curated a global lineup of speakers to share their stories, so you can learn firsthand from our customers, partners and industry experts from around the world.

“Most people running six-figure commerce businesses, particularly ones who have stalled growth or slowed substantially, are looking for very tangible and actionable things they can do. BigCommerce has nailed it with this summit.” – Jon Lott, CEO, Spearmint LOVE

Meet Our Lineup

3 days. 21 sessions. All crafted to help you build, innovate, and grow your business. Our global thought leaders will sit down for insightful fireside chats with our host, BigCommerce’s own Small Business Content Marketing Specialist, Beatriz Estay, to cover a wide range of topics, from B2B to CX to DTC growth.

Each day you’ll learn how to:

  • Day 1 – Scale your business while lowering costs
  • Day 2 – Future-proof your business strategies
  • Day 3 – Build an engaged community and customer base

A few of this year’s speakers include:

  • Saloni Doshi, CEO, EcoEnclose
  • Ethan Giffin, CEO, Groove
  • Meghan Stabler, VP Global Product Marketing and Communications, BigCommerce
  • Nathan Lam, Business Product Marketing Lead, Facebook
  • Jeff Richards, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
  • Adelle Archer, Co-Founder & CEO, Eterneva
  • Richard Lindner, Co-Founder & President, DigitalMarketer
  • Cathy Liu, Head of Fraud Protection, Bolt

We are also excited to announce this year’s keynote speakers.

Day 1: Ryan Deiss, CEO, DigitalMarketer

Ryan is an entrepreneur, author, and investor, and CEO of DigitalMarketer. According to Shark Tank star, Daymond John, “His companies practically own the internet.” He is also the creator of the “Customer Value Optimization” methodology, and has introduced and popularized many of the digital selling strategies that modern companies now take for granted.

Join Ryan’s keynote session, The Commerce Paradigm Shift: Becoming Your Own Media Company, on the first day of the conference.

Day 2: Tony Hou, Founder and Managing Director, and Laura Doonin, Partner & Director, Moustache Republic

Tony is the Founder and Managing Director of Moustache Republic, based in Sydney, Australia, where he consults to small and mid-size enterprises to define the direction, experience functionality and supporting services of either a new or existing online offering. His knowledge in information architecture, user experiences, platform, analytics, data and multichannel delivery, has helped online store owners and operators of all sizes generate more sales, bigger profits, higher ROI, and achieve overall business and customer objectives.

Laura is the Partner and Director at Moustache Republic, also based in Sydney, Australia, where she helps deliver creative digital commerce solutions for consumer brands and retailers focusing best practice ecommerce and global opportunities. This is done by crafting expert retail strategies, beautiful UX designs and implementing cutting-edge SaaS technologies, like BigCommerce.

Join Tony and Laura’s keynote session, How Legacy and DTC Brands Are Redefining the Next Era of Ecommerce, on the second day of the conference.

Day 3: Jaclyn Johnson, Founder & CEO, Create & Cultivate

Jaclyn is the CEO of Create & Cultivate, one of the fastest-growing online platforms and conferences for millennial women. The conference hosts trailblazers in the fashion, technology, design, and entertainment industries. Jaclyn just released her first book, WORKPARTY, through Simon & Schuster. In the book, Jaclyn shows how she turned distrust into determination, frustration into fuel, and heartache into hard work. The book features stories from leading female entrepreneurs including Christene Barberich (co-founder of Refinery29), Alli Webb, (creator of Drybar), Morgan Debaun (founder of Blavity), Jen Gotch (Ban.do), Rebecca Minkoff, and Kendra Scott. Additionally, Jaclyn is an investor in female-owned businesses and advisor to several start-ups.

Join Jaclyn’s keynote session, The Secret to Building and Developing an Engaged Customer Community, on the third day of the conference.

Register today for Make it Big on October 6-8, 2020 and get ready to fuel your next stage of ecommerce growth.

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    Beatriz Estay

    Beatriz is a Small Business Content Marketing Specialist at BigCommerce and the fashion and lifestyle influencer behind The Letter Bea, an Austin, Texas based blog. She holds a B.A. in Communication and Sociology/Anthropology from Lake Forest College and specializes in ecommerce, marketing and merchandising strategies, influencer and branding work, and social media. When she's not curating content, Beatriz loves to travel the world, share her journey with Type 1 Diabetes, and find Austin's most Instagram friendly spots.

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