Whether shop operator, start-up, designer, developer, agency, consultant or ecommerce enthusiast - we all share a common drive for individual growth and more success in our business models.
In 2011, the Community Day started as a small in-house exhibition to showcase Shopware’s solutions. Now 10 years later, it has evolved into a unique ecommerce festival where we look into the future of digital trade, gather common experiences and exchange creative ideas in order to learn from one another and prosper.
The Shopware Community Day is for those who are passionate about ecommerce and are never at a standstill. Join our community.
The brightest minds in the fields of retail, innovation, science, technology, creativity and marketing come together to share their knowledge and experience. You can look forward to first-class lectures and valuable insights from the most diverse areas and perspectives of ecommerce. Get excited: the first speakers for 2020 will be announced soon.To the speaker gallery
Born of her love for cosmetics, Judith Williams founded Judith Williams Cosmetics in 2007. It has since become the most successful brand in European home shopping. The American, born in Munich, took her first steps on the path to internationalisation in 2009 with QVC in London and now enjoys great success not only in Europe, but also in Russia and Australia.
Williams has been an investor on the award-winning TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (the German version of "Dragons' Den") since 2014, supporting a number of start-ups and leading them to success. Her main focuses are product quality, sustainability and long-term brand development.
At the Shopware Community Day, Williams will share her moving story and talk about her journey to success.
Heather Mills is the founder of the plant based ethical Vegan food company VBites. She has encountered an unusual life of extraordinary circumstances. A woman that has an inert ability to defy and conquer anything that falls in her path.
In 1993 Heather suffered the loss of her left leg below the knee due to an accident. To save her amputated leg from constant infection she went on a plant-based diet.
Heather created the pioneering International Plant Based ethical Vegan food company, VBites, which exports to 24 countries, offers 130 plant-based products and has won 80 awards.
Ken Hughes is now acknowledged as being one of the world’s leading authorities on consumer and shopper behaviour, blending his understanding of consumer & cyber psychology, digital anthropology, and retail futurology to explore the needs of the new consumer and predict changes to come.
Ken advises some of the biggest brands in the world on customer experience, omnichannel strategy, shopper marketing, retail trends, the millennial and Gen Z shopper and the peer-to-peer economy. As an accomplished author, TED speaker, part-time university professor and actor, his performances are not only insightful and thought-provoking, but are infamous for their sheer passion, energy and wit.
Sebastian Hamann is a passionate designer and a pioneer in bringing more emotional shopping to the German ecommerce. Already at the age of 15, along with his brother, he founded Shopware. As the creative head of the company, Sebastian is responsible for the holistic design and marketing concept. In order to shape the future of retail, he always thinks out of the box.
Johannes Altmann is founder and managing director of Shoplupe GmbH. Since 2003 he has advised companies on the design and optimisation of their online shops. As a usability expert, he has been dealing with the wishes and needs of customers on the Internet for over 15 years and has developed user experience concepts for retail, industry and publishers. Since 2014, he has focused on the branding effect of customer experience and has held numerous lectures.
In recent years, Johannes Altmann and his team have developed the Customer Happiness Loop. Using the method of Design Thinking, they work to develop new customer insights, transform perspectives at companies and develop new ideas for digital commerce. Altmann and his team have become a pragmatic source of ideas for users and provide input for complex problems.
“Standing still means giving up! Anyone who is not already looking to tomorrow today cannot understand the present. Everyone can learn something from everyone else. Always think just a bit ahead.”
These words describe the attitude of Daniel Höhnke, managing director of Pixup Media GmbH and long-standing companion of shopware AG. Having been in ecommerce for more than ten years, he manages companies of all sizes on a daily basis and works practically around the clock on new ideas, concepts and technical solutions for ever better shopping experiences.
With the knowledge that new, significant technologies are emerging every day, he is constantly looking to analyse, experiment, develop and then use them effectively.
Martin Meinert has been active in the payment industry for almost 10 years. At Amazon Pay he is responsible for the cooperation with shopping cart providers and agencies. In his previous positions as a management consultant and manager at Mücke, Sturm & Company, and Dr. Thede Consulting, he managed various payment projects at telcos, banks and start-ups. As a co-author, he has published several studies on payment, including the “Mobile Payment Study”.
In his role as Shopware Developer Evangelist, Niklas Dzösch is an important liaison between the developer community and Shopware – he is always available as a direct contact within Shopware for questions about the product and continuously brings feedback and ideas from external events back to Shopware developers. You can also find Niklas centre stage in the Shopware Academy, where his online tutorials focus on helping developers understand the technology behind Shopware.
Daniel Nögel is Shopware’s Enterprise Product Manager and responsible for the continuous development of the enterprise portfolio – the two most recent projects launched under his leadership include the B2B Suite and Shopware Enterprise Search. In this role, he focuses on identifying the requirements of customers and partners, developing related concepts and incorporating these into the Shopware roadmap and product line.
As a Shopware veteran, he is also known from the forum, consultation appointments, and numerous developer trainings.
Moritz Naczenski – if you’re active in the Shopware community, you’ve likely come across this name on a number of occasions, whether online in the forum/social media or in person at various user groups.
As Community Manager, Moritz is responsible for building and interacting with the versatile community of developers and users; a role which comes naturally due to his many years’ experience as a product manager in customer service. Moritz has been closely involved in the customer experience and strategic development of Shopware for years, and has recently become responsible for the roadmap and release planning of Shopware 5. At the Shopware Community Day, Moritz will give exclusive insights into the future of Shopware 5.
Philipp Schuch is Product Owner in Shopware’s core development. As a long-time digital pioneer, he works together with his team to develop new concepts and solutions surrounding ecommerce. He is also known from his casual and entertaining presentations at trade fairs and events, where he covers topics such as user experience, design thinking and virtual reality.
As Key Account Manager, Niklaas plays an integral role in supporting large national and international Shopware customers and partners. His training in business economics, master's degree in Scotland and experience abroad characterise his orientation in international sales – a professional background that is hugely beneficial as Shopware continues to expand in Germany and abroad.
Creative visions and ambitious ideas require the appropriate space and framework to grow. For the 10th Shopware Community Day we have thought beyond our previous horizons. The Landscape Park (Landschaftspark) in Duisburg offers us and our global community the perfect conditions for an extraordinary day. Stay tuned for what awaits you on 28th May 2020.Discover the location
The Shopware Community Day is far more than a conference with a connected exhibitor area. Take inspiration from every imaginable angle of online commerce and exchange ideas with like-minded enthusiasts on the leading industry topics and trends. Learn from experts and creative minds about the latest developments that will shape the future of ecommerce. Become part of our unique community and determine where your next journey will take you.To the program
Shopware is connected with over 1,200 partners available to help make your online business even more successful. Admittedly, for space reasons alone, not every partner is able to present their unique services at the event. However, the event’s diverse exhibitors have been curated with the greatest care to represent the extent of this rich ecosystem. Get an overview of which partners you can get to know personally at the Community Day 2020.Meet the exhibitors
The Shopware Community Day inspires, informs and connects. Over the course of the day, you can look forward to numerous locations and opportunities for networking.
After the official program comes to a close, you can continue speaking with experts and like-minded enthusiasts over drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.
All guests are then welcome to join us for the legendary After Show Party. Get excited: some monumental surprises are waiting for you!