LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2016) - Magento Commerce, the leading provider of open omnichannel innovation, is bringing together over 2,500 commerce experts including merchants, agencies, technology providers and developers from more than 45 countries for its annual Imagine conference at the Wynn Las Vegas on April 11-13.
Magento, which launched as an independent company in November 2015 backed by the Permira Funds will announce several innovations that will build on the company's next generation commerce platform Magento 2.0, which is already in use by industry-leading and innovative retailers and brands worldwide. Magento has seen robust growth since its launch as an independent company due to strong adoption of the Magento platform, including the addition of 300 new enterprise clients. The flagship open-source Magento platform is already the worldwide leader in e-commerce, powering more than 250,000 sites globally and supporting over $50 billion in gross merchandise volume annually.
At this year's event, Magento will celebrate the diversity of its thriving global community of engineers, entrepreneurs, investors and inventors. Imagine 2016 will shine a spotlight on the shared passion, creativity and potential at the heart of the Magento movement. From the merchants who know exactly the kind of customer experience they want to create, to the technologists and innovators who help them realize their vision, Magento is a worldview that says, "yes, we will find a way to make that happen."
"Beyond a company and a platform, Magento is the universe of possibility that is unleashed when this incredible community comes together," said Mark Lavelle, CEO of Magento. "This year, we'll celebrate all that this community has achieved and also announce new products that will set the course for our platform for years to come and ensure that Magento merchants, partners and developers stay well ahead of the innovation curve as the retail industry continues its swift technology evolution."
In addition to general sessions led by Magento executives, including CEO Mark Lavelle, VP, Head of Strategy Peter Sheldon, Senior Director of Omnichannel Products Michael Sonier and VP of Product Management Paul Boisvert, keynote speakers at this year's Imagine include:
- Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Chairman & CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises
- Jamie Clarke, Co-Founder & Extreme Adventurer, LiveOutThere.com
- Scott Huckleberry, SVP & CIO, St. John Knits
- Steve Fusco, VP, GM of North American Distribution, PayPal
- Kai Schmidhuber, SVP of Multichannel, Fraport
- Steven King, Head of Information Systems, Kurt Geiger
The three-day event features over 70 hours of informative sessions, showcasing more than 65 executives across the retail landscape, including 25 retailers and brands spanning numerous B2C and B2B industry verticals.