The B2B Next 2020 agenda features over 50+ sessions over 2 days. The agenda includes 7 keynotes, 8 case study presentations, 6 workshops, 6 peer-to-peer roundtables, 12 interactive panel discussions and 2 pre-conference sponsored workshops. The B2B Next 2020 agenda is designed to deliver actionable insights and to equip attendees with the strategies to transform their companies into leaders in the digital-first economy.
B2B Next 2020 will showcase 7 keynote speakers who are uniquely qualified to address the most pressing issues in B2B from the most strategic vantage points. Our C-level executive keynoters will discuss how companies are recalibrating and restructuring for a new “consumerized” B2B buying reality.
Enhance the knowledge gained in the track keynote sessions by learning how B2B executives apply concepts in real-world situations. In these presentations, veteran practitioners discuss a specific challenge they faced, the solution they implemented and the impact their solution had on business results.
Each workshop tackles a current topic or challenge facing B2B ecommerce executives and sets up small group discussions that follow.. These sessions are led by recognized experts who lay out value-added frameworks and models for addressing key challenges.
Attendees can turn knowledge gained from a track session into an actionable ecommerce plan. That’s exactly what our practitioner-led peer-to-peer roundtables are designed for. These discussions enable attendees to share with peers both the positive and negative lessons learned from their digital initiatives.
Our panels bring together sellers and experts to discuss the compelling issues in B2B ecommerce—and how they are approaching them at their own companies. Panel topics align with the conference’s six tracks and dig into specifics about how panelists perform customer acquisition and retention, technology assessments and more.
These vendor-sponsored sessions, which are reviewed and approved by B2B Next, take place on Sept. 29 prior to the conference opening. They feature detailed presentations by B2B Next sponsors that possess specific expertise about key digital practices and technologies. The pre-conference workshops are a good opportunity to become more familiar with best practices from some of the leading companies in B2B ecommerce.
The case studies, workshops, peer-to-peer roundtables and panels explore four overriding challenges B2B companies face as they adapt to a radically-transformed, digital-first economy in the age of COVID-19.
Digital Business Models (Sept. 29)
B2B ecommerce disrupts every aspect of traditional business, from management to pricing to technology infrastructures. These sessions focus on the new business models digital commerce requires.
Change Management (Sept. 29)
Digital transformation is as much about people as it is about technology. These sessions are designed to help B2B companies leverage best practices with regard to organizing teams, recruiting key leaders and followers, and fostering digital-first cultures.
Channel Strategies (Sept. 30)
These sessions help companies develop a plan for which online sales channels to use, how much they should rely on their own website, and what and how much they should sell on public marketplaces, like Amazon and Alibaba, or on the sites of large manufacturers and distributors.
Technology & Innovation (Sept. 30)
These sessions help B2B executives decide which digital commerce technologies they should deploy, which ecommerce platforms they should select and the volume and type of data they should store in the cloud. This track also will cover how advanced technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), should factor into their plans and roadmaps.
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