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18 July 2019 | Cape Town | White Space | 14h00 - 19h00

Following the success of the first Connect eCommerce Summit in 2018, Shopify and uAfrica are back in July for Connect 2019. Along with other major players in the South African eCommerce field, we bring you the industry experts, the insights, skills and knowledge to establish, grow and improve your online store.

Shopify is coming to South Africa for this event and sending representatives to provide valuable insight, while uAfrica’s very own Andy Higgins will be sharing his vast knowledge on the eCommerce space. Also joining them is Warrick Kernes, founder of the Insaka eCommerce Academy. Hear about eCommerce success stories, listen to a panel discussion involving some of the top players in the industry and network with like-minded people in the exciting field of eCommerce.

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14:00 Arrival

14:15 Welcome and Introduction

14:25 The Shopify Story & e-commerce around the world. Presented by the Shopify Head of International Growth, Amanda Marochko

14:55 The Future of Digital Commerce in Africa. Presented by Ecommerce Forum Africa's Dylan Piatti

15:20 Building a profitable e-commerce business: real life stories from Warrick Kernes, serial entrepreneur

15:55 It's all about the Brand: Digital Marketing and Customer Service. Presented by TDMC's Cheryl Ingram

16:20 Introduction to the Ecommerce Forum Africa. Presented by EFA's Dylan Piatti

16:30 Time to Connect: Enjoy Snacks and Refreshments

17:15 Will eCommerce in South Africa replace traditional retail? Presented by e-commerce entrepreneur, Andy Higgins

17:50 How to succeed in dropshipping in South Africa. Presented by Dropstore co-founder, Adewale Adejumo

18:15 Debating e-commerce: Industry experts in the hot seat answering questions with regards to SA e-commerce - Panel members include Andy Higgins (; Craig Lubbe (; Jonathan Smit (PayFast); Matt Shaw (Google)

18:45 Closing & Networking

?19:00 Finished

*Agenda is subject to change

When and where?

White Space
97 Durham Avenue
Salt River
Cape Town
South Africa

Thu 18 Jul 2019 at 2:00 PM (SAST)
Thu 18 Jul 2019 at 7:00 PM (SAST)

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