February 13, 2018
The Magento community across Europe and the Middle East is growing fast. As Magento CEO, Mark Lavelle, put it in his recent Building on a Record 2017 post, “There’s never been a greater desire for the community to engage with each other, learn together, and collaborate to make Magento better.”
As a company, we are eager to support this collaboration. This means helping our partners and community members plan and host more effective events, as well as increasing our presence with Magento-hosted events. Here are just a few ways the community and the Magento Team is working to meet the growing interest in Magento in the region.
Explosion of Magento Meetups
Community-driven Magento Meetups are at an all-time high with gatherings happening all over the world. Both the number of Meetups and attendees doubled in 2017, and the EMEA Magento community hosted 45 Magento Meetups.
The Launch of Meet Magento UK
In 2017, Meet Magento events saw record attendance as well. The Meet Magento Association continues to build on this momentum with 12 European Meet Magento events planned in 2018. We are particularly excited to share news of the newly launched Meet Magento UK event.
As Magento continues to expand its reach into the region with MagentoLive Europe 2018, Magento Solution Partner, JH, will lead Meet Magento UK. Meet Magento UK is a fantastic opportunity to bring the UK community together for discussions on merchant best practices and commerce trends.
Head of Client Services and Founder of the JH agency, Jamie Huskisson, shared his excitement over the new launch: “We wouldn't be the business we are now without MagentoLive UK over the years. Magento events are such a welcome to the community that forms around Magento, and we wanted to make sure the UK had a local hub to compliment MagentoLive Europe.”
MagentoLive Europe Registration Now Open
Lastly, we are elated to officially open registration for MagentoLive Europe 2018. Register now! This inaugural event is now the largest Magento-hosted event in the region with 1500+ industry experts, merchant innovators, and business leaders in attendance.
Building on our MagentoLive event momentum in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, the addition of MagentoLive Europe enhances our success of bringing communities together across the region. Over the past six years, we’ve hosted 11 MagentoLive’s with record-breaking attendance underscoring the growing value and need for insightful and actionable content across the commerce community.
So, what can you expect from MagentoLive Europe 2018? An inspirational Keynote Speaker that will share insights as a leading business authority, and networking opportunities with commerce and community leaders across markets. Tracks and content are designed for business and technology roles, from eCommerce directors, digital transformation experts, and Marketing Directors to developers, coders, integrators, and app developers. You’ll discover the newest technologies, techniques, and strategies from the industry’s leading innovators and hear from merchants on how they tackled common challenges to achieve sustained differentiation and exceptional growth.
If you are interested in speaking at MagentoLive Europe, submit your speaking proposal by February 28. To get you started on the path to proposal submission, here are 5 Steps for Creating a Successful Speaking Session.