Bringing Meet Commerce to Your City: How to Host a Local Edition

Julia Bondarenko
12 June 2023
3 min read

Meet Commerce is a global series of conferences focused on commerce and innovation, aiming to help merchants explore technologies and innovative solutions and show the ways those solutions can be implemented within commerce businesses.

As we map our journey across the globe for 2023-2024, here are some of the countries and cities that are already defined on the map:

🇫🇮 Finnland
🇮🇳 India
🇵🇱 Poland
🇪🇸 Spain
🇳🇱 Netherlands

So, some news and announcements to come in the nearest future.

And, we are already laying the groundwork for expansion into new territories. So, now is a great time to join us on our journey as an organizer in your city or country.

Why to organize Meet Commerce?

Aside from the enthusiasm for commerce and technology and the desire to contribute to the community, there are several more tangible reasons to consider organizing a Meet Commerce conference in your city or country.

Brand Awareness: Hosting a Meet Commerce conference can put your business in the spotlight, not just within your local community, but potentially on a larger, international scale. The visibility you gain depends on the audience you invite to your event, and the scope.

Thought Leadership: As an organizer, you position yourself as an industry expert and leader. This platform allows you to showcase your domain knowledge and establish (or reinforce) your prominence in the niche.

Networking: Organizing such an event provides an opportunity to expand your professional network exponentially. You'll be forming connections with an array of amazing people in the commerce and tech community - an aspect of event hosting we greatly value and endorse.

Lead Generation: Conferences and similar events are unparalleled when it comes to connecting with potential customers. As an organizer, you create a platform that encourages networking, and you set the rules. It's an effective method to not just generate leads, but to foster meaningful, professional relationships.

What being a Meet Commerce organizer means

Stepping into the role of a Meet Commerce conference organizer opens new opportunities for you and your business.

However, it's also a big commitment, and there are several responsibilities that come with the role.

Conference operations 

As an organizer, you will be fully in charge of the conference. This includes building an organizational team, defining the theme, date, and venue, bringing sponsors on board, selecting speakers, taking care of merchandising and more. 

Production of great content and experiences

Great content and experiences are essential to the success of the conference.

While we can assist you in engaging some speakers, the responsibility of delivering top-notch content and experiences lies solely in your hands.

This means handpicking speakers who are relevant and riveting, developing compelling sessions, and creating opportunities for attendees to network and connect.

Keep in mind, the essence of the event lies in its high-quality content.

Compliance with Meet Commerce guidelines

While it may not be the most exciting aspect of the role, these guidelines exist to simplify your job and maintain consistency with the Meet Commerce brand across various countries.

Hard work and dedication

Organizing a Meet Commerce event takes hard work and dedication. It's not an easy journey, but it's definitely a rewarding one. You'll need to be willing to put in the time and effort needed to create a truly great experience for everyone involved.

How Meet Commerce Global can support

As a global organizer, we understand that organizing a conference can be challenging, which is why we are here to offer guidance, assets, and share the experience we've gained through years of hosting commerce conferences. 

Here is what you can count on from us:

Brand Name, Style Guide, and Visual Assets

We are providing  you with the brand name and brand style guide, and templates of assets, such as logos, banners, and social media graphics, that you can edit and customize to your needs.  This will save you a lots of time and money. This will save you a significant amount of time and money. If you've ever launched a new brand, you'll understand how resource-intensive it can be.

Brand assets & creatives

Framework

We are sharing with you the framework of how to organize the Meet Commerce event, including how to decide on the theme, tracks, approach to working with speakers, and sponsors. 

Checklist and guides

To help you organize your event more efficiently, we will supply you with checklists, plans, marketing strategy files, and guides. This will ensure that you stay on track and don't miss any important details.

Website ready to populate with content

We will provide you with a website template that you can use as a foundation for your site. You'll be able to populate it with content and personalize it. However, you're also free to use any other tool you're familiar with, should you decide to do so. This is just one way we aim to simplify your role as an organizer.

Additional promotion 

Meet Commerce also offers an opportunity to promote your conference on a global scale: through our social media, newsletters, blog, and other marketing activities.

Our support and attention

Throughout this journey, you can count on our support. Whether it's through sync-up calls, consultations, sharing ideas, or experiences, we will be in touch and available to discuss all the topics that are top of mind for you.  

What is next?

Therefore, if the idea of organizing an event in your city has piqued your interest, don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@meetcommerce.com. Just express your interest and we'll take the conversation forward from there. 

Looking forward to connecting soon!

Julia Bondarenko
12 July 2023
5 min read