BigCommerce Elevates Make it Big 2022 E-Commerce Conference, Focusing on Growth and Innovation for Midsize and Enterprise Merchants


AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC), a leading open SaaS e-commerce platform for fast-growing and established B2C and B2B brands, today announced registration is now open for its Make it Big 2022 global conference to be held virtually on September 13-14. Registration is free and will air daily on demand at 9 a.m. CST.

In its fifth year, the Make it Big theme, The future of e-commerce is now, focuses on the growth and innovation of midsize and enterprise merchants while keeping small business merchants on a forward-thinking path to create, manage, and grow their online businesses.

Keynote speakers this year include Whole Foods Market co-founder John Mackey, Rent the Runway co-founder Jenny Fleiss, best-selling author Seth Godin and GDR Creative Intelligence founder and CEO Kate Ancketill. All speakers will share compelling perspectives and experiences on retail trends, modern marketing and business sustainability.

“It’s such an exciting time to shape the future of e-commerce. The Metaverse has great potential to become the new third retail channel, giving fast-growing online businesses the opportunity to innovate now on the how they deliver shopping experiences and drive revenue for what’s to come,” said Kate Ancketill, CEO and Founder of GDR Creative Intelligence. “I look forward to attending this year’s event and to inspire me together.”

Attendees can expect a variety of new session formats such as interactive workshops, the first-ever Make it Big live podcast interview, and multiple panels on emerging trends making it easier to discover, engage, and walk away with insights. usable.

Other presenters include Ty Haney, co-founder and CEO of Try Your Best, John Merris, CEO of Solo Stove, Hana Ben-Shabat, founder of Gen Z Planet, “SmallBizLady” Melinda Emerson and founder and CEO of Resilia, Sevetri Wilson. Topics are designed to drive growth and range from selling cross-border, international expansion and scaling to choosing which digital investments to make now for the future, how to build a global brand from scratch and harness a growth mindset.

“I look forward to attending this year’s conference and sharing ideas about the next generation of consumers and how they are changing everything we know about commerce. Gen Zers expect the immediacy of deliveries from Amazon, the frictionless experience of Uber, and the personalization of services like Netflix everywhere they shop, and they’ll raise the bar for retailers, big and small, online and in-store,” said founder Hana Ben. – Shabat from GenZPlanet.

Example leads at a glance include, but are not limited to:

  • Round table : Demystifying Crypto, Web3 and NFTs with Ty Haney, Founder and CEO of Try Your Best; Merrick Theobald, Vice President of Marketing at BitPay and Adam Hollander, Co-Founder of White Sands Metaverse
  • Breakout session: The future (of technology) is female with Sevetri Wilson, Founder and CEO of Resilia; Tara Syed, Senior Director of Commerce Ecosystems, Commerce Business Group at Meta and Nicole Colwell, Executive Vice President and Director of Alliances at PraSaga
  • Interactive workshop: How Headless can bring your brand to life with Contentstack
  • Cat by the fire: Small Business, Big Earnings: The Online Opportunity with “SmallBizLady” Melinda Emerson

Make it Big 2022 Customer Awards

As the global leader in Open SaaS e-commerce, BigCommerce will also honor and reward the best B2C and B2B customers in the industry with its Make it Big Awards program. Entrants will compete for a prize package of $4,000 per winner or a donation to a charity of their choice. The categories this year are: Design, Innovation, Emerging Brand and Global Strategy. The submissions are currently open and will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST July 29. Winners will be announced at the Make it Big event on September 14. Learn more here on the Make it Big Awards and for submission information.

Attendees can join the BigCommerce conversation for Make it Big 2022 on social media with the hashtag #MakeItBigConf.

This year’s sponsor is Google. Major partner sponsors include Amazon Supply Chain (ASC), Amazon Pay, BitPay, Codal, Contentstack, GrooveCommerce, Jamerson, Klaviyo, Meta, Omnisend, Stripe, PayPal, Tavano, and TikTok.

Join today for free by visiting this link.

About BigCommerce

BigCommerce (Nasdaq:BIGC) is a leading open e-commerce platform as a service (SaaS) that enables merchants of all sizes to create, innovate and grow their businesses online. BigCommerce offers merchants sophisticated enterprise-level functionality, customization, and performance with simplicity and ease of use. Tens of thousands of B2C and B2B businesses in 150 countries and many industries use BigCommerce to create beautiful, engaging online stores, including Ben & Jerry’s, Molton Brown, SC Johnson, Skullcandy, SoloStove, and Vodafone. Based in Austin, BigCommerce has offices in London, Kyiv, San Francisco and Sydney. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, instagram and Facebook.

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