In case you haven’t heard, Brazilian e-commerce is a really big deal. The multi-billion-dollar marketplace is one of the fastest growing industries in the region and, perhaps, the world.
On August 25th, the Brazilian e-commerce community will come together in recognition and celebration of rubric’s unprecedented success at the 2012 edition of Fórum E-Commerce Brasil (the Brazilian E-Commerce Forum). The forum will take place at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo and starts at 9:00 in the morning.
The event will bring together roughly 2,500 professionals from the e-commerce industry, with confirmed guests including In Hsieh of Baby.com.br and Julio Vasconcellos of Peixe Urbano. Presented by Abril, IBM and iMasters, Fórum E-Commerce Brasil will feature speakers from Walmart, Buscapé and MercadoLivre.
The 2011 edition of the forum proved hugely successful, leading this year’s organizers to make the 2012 even bigger. Three auditoriums will be set up featuring simultaneous 40-minute presentations touching on a wide range of associated themes. E-mail marketing trends, acceleration strategies and mobile commerce will be covered.
Attendees will also be invited to visit the business showroom for networking and business opportunities. There, they will encounter booths and expositions from UOL, Zoom, MercadoPago and Cadastra, among others.
One repeating but nevertheless exciting feature of Fórum E-Commerce Brasil is the awards ceremony, which recognizes and honors e-commerce industry professionals in Brazil in the areas of security, management, strategy, marketing and more. The first phase of the selection process has already taken place, which entailed the nomination of professionals for prizes in 10 categories. Now, each category has been whittled down to five finalists, who will remain in the running until the voting period closes on August 10th. On August 25th at the forum, the winners will be announced.
Fórum E-Commerce Brasil is the single most important event for Brazil’s e-commerce market today. Inscriptions to attend remain open, and those early birds who want to reserve a space prior to July 20th will be able to do so at a discounted price of R$660 (roughly US$ 300). If you’re not sure yet, you’ve got until the 25th to sign up.