GrowCommerce is Back for 2017

Stills from GrowCommerce 2016, a retailer solutions based conference in New York City.

Last Year’s Millennial panel with: Beth Ferreira – Partner, WME Ventures Sharon Klapka – VP of Biz Dev at AdoreMe, Koda Wang – Chief Customer Officer at Rent the Runway and Luke Sherwin – Cofounder of Casper.


Here at GrowCommerce, the retail summit for mastering digital acquisition and retention, we’ve been working hard to make this year’s conference the best one yet. With an updated format and a new advisory board we’re excited for July 20th to roll around.

Like in 2016, industry veterans and connectors Scott Silverman, Allan Dick and Veronika Sonsev are running the this year’s GrowCommerce. Together, they have 50 combined years of retail industry experience. Scott is the former Executive Director of (where he co-invented the term “Cyber Monday”) and now organizes over 40 digital marketing networking events annually. Allan is the former CMO of IR400 retailer and has 15+ years of digital conference planning experience. Veronika Sonsev founded and sold inSparq, and has since been advising and consulting for retail technology companies as partner at Chameleon Collective. In addition to their leadership, they’ve signed on a new advisory board to help pick hot topics and offer expertise. The advisory board consists of a diverse group retail execs and trailblazers:

Amy Africa- CEO, Eight by Eight

Amy McManus, VP, E-Commerce, Kate Spade

Bob Buch, SVP, Social, Rakuten Marketing

Charlie Cole, Chief Digital Officer, Tumi

Dave Cost, VP of eCommerce & Digital Marketing, Rainbow

Emily Hickey, OnTapp Media

Jon Mandell, VP, Marketing and Customer Experience,1800FLOWERS.COM

Lev Peker, CMO, Adorama

Ryan Craver, SVP Emerging Brands, Licenses & Digital Strategy, Lamour

Scott Ableman, formerly CMO, The Great Courses

Shawna Hausman, EVP, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing, Mission

With their guidance, we’ve also decided to format the conference differently this year with the inclusion of tracks based on core marketing practices. The 2017 tracks offered will be: Acquisition Marketing Tactics, Content and Social, Customer Experience for Acquisition, Loyalty, Attribution & Measurement, and Amazon & Other Marketplaces. GrowCommerce is dedicated to delivering an event chock-full of information that leaves retailers and attendees alike brimming with solutions. Through the presence of strong leadership, a new advisory board, and specialized tracks we hope to further elevate the foundation laid in prior years conferences. Any questions, please feel free to contact us.