Jet.com President Simon Belsham to Keynote at eTail East 2018

Newly appointed Tesco and Ocado veteran joins distinguished speaker faculty to discuss the future of e-commerce

NEW YORK--()--Worldwide Business Research (WBR), the global leader in B2B focused conference events, is pleased to announce that Simon Belsham, the newly appointed president of Jet.com has joined eTail East (August 6th – 9th) as a keynote speaker.

A former executive of UK-based supermarket chain Tesco and online grocery startup Ocado, Belsham has been at the forefront of transforming the online shopping experience for groceries. His keynote session will explore the role of technology in the disruption of the retail landscape and his predictions on the future of e-commerce, including the strategic vision he has laid out for the company.

“Simon has been transformative in shaping new customer experiences for elite retailers in the UK, and he’s bringing that wealth of knowledge to Jet,” said Lori Hawthorne, Senior Analyst and Divisional Director for eTail. “We’re so excited to have him join us in Boston to share his unique perspective on ecommerce growth trends, especially in the grocery sector.”

Belsham joins a distinguished faculty of over 100+ speakers from across the retail landscape, including C-suite executives from both established and upstart brands:

  • John Mulliken, CTO, Wayfair
  • Michael Tamblyn, CEO, Rakuten Kobo Inc.
  • Tobias Hartmann, President, North America, HelloFresh
  • Rosie O’Neill, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Sugarfina
  • Tom Patterson, Co-Founder and CEO, Tommy John
  • Ghalia Bhatty, Chief eCommerce & Digital Officer, Scholastic
  • Scott Friend, Managing Director, Bain Capital
  • PJ Oleksek, Chief Growth Officer, FreshDirect
  • Susan Tynan, Founder & CEO, Framebridge
  • Jennie Baik, CEO, Co-Founder, Orchard Mile

Part of the longest running event series dedicated to the e-commerce and retail community, eTail East will bring together over 500 senior decision makers from the most iconic brands and digital disruptors to historic Boston for four days of immersive and insightful sessions designed to inform and transform how retailers do business.

To view the agenda and full speaker lineup or to learn more about speaking/sponsorship/exhibition opportunities, please visit https://etaileast.wbresearch.com/. For the latest retail news and eTail developments, be sure to follow us on Twitter @etailnews.

About eTail

Launched in 1999, eTail is the longest running event series dedicated to the continued growth and evolution of the online and omni-channel retail industry. Produced by Worldwide Business Research (WBR), eTail is a worldwide series of events spanning North America, Europe and Asia. Unlike other conferences, we believe that what happens at eTail events shouldn’t stay there, providing actionable best practices that our attendees can put into practice now and can share within their organizations. For more information, please visit https://etaileast.wbresearch.com/.

About WBR

WBR (Worldwide Business Research) is the world leader in B2B focused conference events. Founded in 1996, the company produces over 100 conferences yearly designed to offer the leaders of emerging and established companies across multiple industries with actionable insights, educational discussions, and networking opportunities to inform and transform how they do business now and in the future. The company also generates custom research to help companies educate the market on the latest developments and best practices. For more information, please visit https://www.wbresearch.com/ and follow us on Twitter @WBResearch.

Contacts

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George Morin, 646-200-7541
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George.Morin@wbresearch.com

Contacts

Media:
WBR
George Morin, 646-200-7541
PR Manager
George.Morin@wbresearch.com