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Webinar week 2021: Around the world in 5 days

Seeing as Glastonbury has been cancelled again, we thought we’d bring you the next best thing...our festival of research: Ecommerce World Review 2021!

Starting from the 1st of March, we have a jam-packed week of webinars lined up for you. In just 5 days, we will be taking you on a journey around the world – zooming in on the state of ecommerce in each country along the way. 

This FREE event will take place across 15 webinars, so take a look at the schedule and make sure you register for all the discussions you’re interested in. 

Key topics such as sustainability, eDelivery and marketplaces will also be on the agenda for our host of researchers, editors, industry experts and special guests. Don’t say we don’t spoil you…

For now, here’s some of our top picks: 


1.China 2020 Report in Discussion 

Monday March 1st 1000 GMT | 1100 BST

Join us as we delve into the China 2020 Report , in particular, looking at how the market has evolved since the report’s publication. 

What do we know so far? 

In the report, we examined how the Covid-19 pandemic has altered consumer behaviour and discovered that the most prominent change was consumers choosing to shop through live streaming (6.3%). This was closely followed by a preference for shopping via social media platforms such as WeChat. 

What’s next? 

It is predicted that this trend will extend beyond the Chinese market and that  the global social commerce market will reach $604.5bn by 2027. Join our webinar: China 2020 Report in Discussion for more information, forecasts and updates on this unique market. 


2. Brazil 2020 Report in Discussion

Tuesday March 2nd – 1300GMT| 14 BST

During this discussion, our experts and editors will take a deep-dive into the Brazil 2020 Report, giving retailers new insight into the market and what changes they can expect to come. 

What do we know so far?

Although the global pandemic has accelerated digital growth and increased the number of online consumers, it is also partially responsible for  Brazil’s economic crisis. The Institute of Geography and Statistics reported a 9.7% fall in GDP quarter on quarter as well as an 11.4% decrease when compared to the same quarter last year. 

B2C ecommerce turnover was also expected to drop from $21bn to $16bn in 2020. On top of all this, the central bank decided to cut interest rates as a result of the virus, leaving Brazil amidst its weakest year since 2015. 

What’s next?

Find out more about this turbulent, yet hopeful ecommerce market in our webinar: Brazil 2020 Report in discussion. Our hosts will take a comprehensive look at the market as it stands in 2021 and whether Brazil’s economy has any chance of recovery.


3. Middle East 2020 Report in Discussion 

Wednesday March 3rd – 1000 GMT | 1100 BST

During this session we will be focusing on our Middle East 2020 Report and how the state of ecommerce across Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Israel is expected to play out in 2021. 

What do we know so far? 

Looking at the chart below, we can see a healthy increase in the number of online shoppers in the Middle East over the past 5 years – with 48% of the population with access to the internet predicted to have shopped online in 2020.


What’s next? 

With the region beginning to embrace digital technologies and online shopping, retailers should be excited and consider why launching in the Middle East could be a huge win

Register for the Middle East 2020 Report in discussion now to see if these predictions were correct and how other aspects of this prosperous market are blossoming. 

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