We just got back from the 3-day-long Magento Imagine 2019 held at the famed Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.
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About Magento Imagine 2019
Magento Imagine is an annual event founded by Magento itself, with the aim to connect the global eCommerce and Magento community. Imagine gathers eCommerce merchants, agencies, and technology providers from all over the world and is a great opportunity to connect with industry experts and learn about the latest eCommerce breakthroughs.
Imagine 2019 keynote presentations feature speeches from Gary Vaynerchuk – CEO of VaynerMedia & Chairman of VaynerX, Gillian Campbell – Head of Omnichannel Strategy & Operations of HP Inc., Jules Piere – Co-founder & CEO of The Grommet, and Troy Brown – President, NA of Zumiez.
– May 13: General Session, Breakout Tracks, Opening Night Networking Event.
– May 14: Keynote Speakers, Breakout Tracks, Legenday Evening Event.
– May 15: General Session, Breakout Tracks, Special Sessions.
Magenest joins Imagine 2019 as a Silver sponsor.
Day 1 – Arrived safe and sound!
We arrived in Vegas the night before to unpack and rest up after our visit to SODEC – Japan IT Week and also to catch up with some of our business fellows who were also there for Imagine.
The first day of Imagine started with the opening General Session taking place along with numerous keynote speeches. During the followed Partner Awards ceremony, we had the honor to receive a Top Certifications Award and a Marketing Hub Award.
Afterward, we spend most of the day tending to our booths and conversing with everybody there.
Afterward, we as well as the other attendees were treated with a light party for some networking by the pool at the hotel as well.
Day 2 – The Future of Magento
The second day at Imagine began with yet another General Session. Magento highlights some key announcements for Magento:
- Page Builder is launched to early adopters
- Amazon Sales Channel and Google Ads integration
- PWA Studio is now live
And yes, even more keynote sessions.
Gillian Campbell, head of omnichannel enablement at HP gave the crowd some insights into how the company is making its transition in the digital commerce revolution.
Gary Vaynerchuk, the CEO of Vaynermedia & Chairman of VaynerX took the stage and brought a fresh breath of energy to the audiences. The entrepreneur, author, investor, and social media celebrity shares his perspectives on entrepreneurship, the importance of content in marketing and various branding and marketing tips.
The evening and night was pretty much full-on party mode, and we, like everybody at Imagine enjoyed all the fun Imagine had to offer.
Day 3 – Wrap-up and prepare for Imagine 2020
We wrap everything and prepare for our long flights back to Vietnam. After Imagine 2019, we are excited about what Magento has planned for the next Imagine in 2020.