Next week, I will be flying to London along with the rest of our executive team for our second-annual Social Commerce Summit in London. Our Austin and London Social Commerce Summits are our largest and most educational events of the year for our hundreds of clients and partners around the world, and I’m excited to announce that we have sold out every single one of them!
Last November, we hosted our first London Social Commerce Summit at The Magic Circle Headquarters, followed by an after-party at ABSOLUT ICEBAR. It was a magical event (no pun intended), and we decided to go even bigger this year (200% bigger) following the incredible success of our US Summit in Austin in April.
On October 7th, brands from the UK and continental Europe will congregate at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for an intense, day-long conference covering the state of the social web, the Bazaarvoice Product Roadmap (including BrandAnswers and Social Network Accelerators), measuring Social Commerce ROI, leveraging user-generated throughout the organization, and more.
We have an incredible line-up of speakers including James Caan of BBC’s Dragons’ Den, David Rowan, the Editor or WIRED Magazine UK, our long-time friend and advisor, Ze Frank, the infamous Ian Jindal of Internet Retailing Magazine, and Joanna Perry of Retail Week. We also have client speakers joining us from Argos, QVC-UK, B&Q, Immobilien Scout 24, EPSON Europe, eSpares, and DRL Limited.
And I can’t leave out the “social” in Social Commerce. After the conference, we will be setting sail across the River Thames toward the world-famous Buddha Bar for our official after-party. With plenty of free champagne, Bazaarvoice blue cocktails, beer and wine, exotic canapés, fresh sushi, and decadent desserts, this will be another fantastic opportunity to network in style. Plus we’ll have an Indian head masseuse, an astrologer/fortune teller, and tons of fun giveaways for everyone – including mini gongs, Zen gardens, fortune telling fish, pocket Buddha figurines, and Buddha Bar CD’s!
With plenty of networking time, interactive sessions, demos, giveaways, and keynote presentations, this is bound to be our most exciting and successful Social Commerce Summit yet. This year, Bazaarvoice will literally and metaphorically be “around the Globe.”