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smarTALKS - Dropping the “E” From eCommerce

November 25, 2010

Tobias Lutke, CEO, Shopify
Warren Wilansky, CEO, Plank
Jim Cain, CEO, Napkyn

Harley Finkelstein, Director & General Counsel, Shopify

Keynote Summary:
In the past few years, the concept and practice of eCommerce has shifted from a small niche market industry, cornered by the likes of Amazon, eBay, and Zappos, to a mainstream business practice that is at the core of almost every company. From service providers to wholesalers, eCommerce is no longer limited to a select few brands that had the foresight to beta test an online retail presence in the 90′s; today anyone who can effectively use “email” can launch an online shop and commercialize the business or hobby on the web.

The discussion will be focused on new trends – such as brick-and-mortar to brick-and-click conversions in the conventional retail model, the democratization of eCommerce (from students to retirees to mompreneurs), and what the landscape will look like in the coming years.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Registration/Networking
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Presentation
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Networking

Mercury Lounge
56 Byward Market Square
(Parking is available at nearby public parking lots)

Early Registration (received by OCRI no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 23, 2010)
$25.00 – OCRI members (plus 13% HST)
$40.00 – Non-members (plus 13% HST)
$15.00 – Students (plus 13% HST)

On-Site Registration
$35.00 – OCRI members (plus 13% HST)
$50.00 – Non-members (plus 13% HST)
$25.00 – Students (plus 13% HST)