eTail West 2016: Transforming Retail with Innovation


Organized by Worldwide Business Research, eTail West takes place this Feb. 22-25 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, Calif. With 2,500 attendees and more than 220 exhibitors expected, eTail West is a show created by retailers, for retailers.

eTail West is the one-stop shop for e-commerce and multi-channel executives. It is an event where inspiration meets socializing, an incubator for innovation and relationships that last far beyond the conference.

Topics covered at the show span from the latest innovations, engagement, personalization, the customer journey and online marketing to analytics, mobile, social, e-mail, search, usability and more. If you have a pain point, eTail West has definitely got you covered. You’ll learn about the future of retail from those who are shaping it.


At the show, you’ll be able to mix and mingle like there’s no tomorrow with successful innovators and retailers in the field. When attendees think of getting together and idea sharing, many think of eTail West for all the opportunities it offers. Take part in retailer chats, “speed dating,” interactive working groups, free advice and consults, brainstorming and much more. With more than a days worth of retailer-to-retailer networking, you’ll come for the inspiration, but stay for the fun.

The show will also feature keynote addresses by a number of industry leaders, including:

  • Adam Goldenberg, founder and CEO, JustFab
  • Eoin Comerford, CEO, Moosejaw
  • Kelly McGann, CMO, consumer electronics and connected solutions, Sears Holdings Corporation
  • David Katz, SVP product management, Fanatics
  • Jen Cotter, EVP television and content, HSN
  • Ron Boire, CEO, Barnes & Noble

Other highlights of the show will include prizes and giveaways every day of the conference. Head into the exhibit hall to check out the latest retail technologies and play a few Xbox games. You can win cash and other amazing prizes like Google glasses, Apple watches and even an all-expense paid vacation. You’ll have the chance to win something fantastic on every break between panels on Feb. 23rd and 24th.

eTail West also includes what it calls infamous evening receptions. Every night, it will have mixologists on tap for these legendary evening celebrations. Taste some wine, eat great food and check out snake charmers, gymnasts, live music, break dancing acts and much more. With surprise entertainers showing up, attendees will want to arrive early. These are the perfect moments to get involved in some informal networking, fun and laughter. Receptions are held on the evenings of February 23rd and 24th.

Additionally, eTail West features an exhibit hall that does more than exhibit. Socialize while you find solutions. Mix it up with other retailers at the social lounges, located only in the exhibit hall. Enjoy retailer-only networking, video gaming and much more. There will also be specialty cocktails and food, and no one would blame the attendees for spending the entire day lounging and networking.

The best way to stay connected and navigate all that eTail West has to offer is through the official eTail mobile app. You’ll start socializing and mingling before you even arrive at the show. Check out the agenda on-the-go, set up meetings, read up on the speakers and set reminders for your must attend sessions. It is the entire conference at your fingertips.

Visit for more on eTail West, and don’t forget to put eTail East on your calendar for August 15-18, 2016 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston.