BY Hannah Adler < 1 MINUTE READ

On 19 and 20 March, eCommerce Africa will provide schooling for those who wish to know, on how to compete with giants – Amazon included.

eCommerce Africa has curated the best speakers to guide the 2019 event, including Google, Naspers, DHL and Jumia. Those who attend can expect to learn how to leverage the rapid growth of cross-border payments and how to ensure customer security.

More than 300 companies will come together to share their insights on using technology to improve retail experiences. One of the most highly anticipated discussions will be given by Brands Eye, the social insights organisation that famously predicted the 2016 US election results through social media sentiment analytics. This South African insights company will touch on how people talk and engage on traditional vs eCommerce platforms, with a cross-market comparison between the UK and South Africa.

Terry Southam, Kinetic Managing Director, explains “the collection of thought leaders and the topics under discussion this year are aimed at creating an immediate impact for African ecommerce companies. From marketing to fulfilment, the world’s best will be on stage sharing best practice and innovative hacks to drive online growth”

“It is quite remarkable to have all of these industry leaders on the same stage, not only willing to share but actively working to grow the industry and ensure African customers receive a world class online shopping experience,” says Southam.

Organised by Kinetic, an events company whose mission is to ‘inspire change by leaving delegates with fresh insights, new perspectives and real business opportunities’, eCommerce Africa should directly help inspire growth in the African sector.