Spotlight on the future of commerce at next ECOM Africa in April 2023

By: ECOM Africa
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Oct. 31, 2022 - PRLog -- Helping organisations become resilient and anti-fragile, focusing on the future of commerce and keeping up with the constantly evolving e-commerce sector will be at the heart of the upcoming ECOM Africa, taking place in Cape Town from 18–10 April 2023.

The programme will comprise a global community of experts and practitioners and local success stories and up-and-coming start-ups, sharing their experiences in the latest trends across five tracks focused on: retail and e-commerce, fintech and payments, cybersecurity, fulfilment and logistics and the future of marketing.

This will be the ninth edition of this flagship, specialist gathering for the e-commerce, etailing and fintech sectors. With an expected 2,500 attendees it is the largest e-commerce event on the continent.

Digital transformation requires agility
"Resilience has become a buzzword since the pandemic, and global geo-political, energy and economic challenges have continued since then," says ECOM Africa MD Terry Southam. "However, resilience is not enough. Business leaders need to create anti-fragile organisations that not only survive but thrive in a time of accelerated change. Digital transformation requires agility, which is the ability of an organisation to renew itself, adapt, change quickly and succeed in a rapidly changing, ambiguous, turbulent environment".

ECOM Africa will present more than 60 speakers across three stages and five core tracks over two days. To ready companies for the future of commerce, attendees will gain practical insights and expert guidance on the direction of future technologies, best practices and change management in the digital era.

The latest trends that will be unpacked include smart contracts, 3PL (third-party logistics), conversational AI, digital wallets, first-party data, creating a cybersecure culture, email security and social commerce.

Track highlights
- Retail and e-commerce
- Fintech and payments
- Cybersecurity
- Fulfilment and logistics
- The future of marketing

Attending ECOM Africa
All-access pass tickets for the event are already on sale: these provide access to all stages and the networking party at the end of Day 1 (18 April). Early bird tickets are on sale until 30 December 2022. The expo floor will also be open to visitors.

Sponsors and partners that have already confirmed their return to and support for ECOM Africa 2023 include Worldpay, Skynet, Vectra, Hypertext, Bizcommunity, Retail Brief Africa and Smart Africa.

About ECOM Africa
ECOM Africa is organised by VUKA Group (formerly Clarion Events Africa), a leading Cape Town-based and multi-award-winning organiser of exhibitions, conferences and digital events across the continent in the infrastructure, energy, mining, mobility, ecommerce and CX sectors. Other well-known events by VUKA Group include Enlit Africa, Africa's Green Economy Summit, Nigeria Mining Week, DRC Mining Week, Smarter Mobility Africa and CEM Africa.

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