Amazon is hosting a free summit for small-business owners next month

Aug 12 2020, 11:06 am

Small-business owners looking to step up their operations can participate in Amazon’s new seller summit: Amazon Accelerate.

The free, virtual summit is the tech giant’s largest US event dedicated to seller success and will include fireside chats, presentations, and panel discussions to teach small-business owners how to expand their online presence and discover solutions to overcome the variability of the current climate.

According to an Amazon blog post, “Amazon Accelerate is for both existing Amazon sellers looking to continue to grow their success and small businesses considering going digital and selling online for the first time.”

Featured speakers at the event include the following:

  • Jeff Wilke, CEO, Worldwide Consumer, discussing how Amazon’s customer obsession drives its commitment to seller success
  • Dharmesh Mehta, VP, Customer Trust and Partner Support, discussing Amazon’s commitments and investments towards seller growth
  • Christine Beauchamp, President, Amazon Fashion, discussing building a brand in Amazon’s store
  • Devesh Mishra, VP, Worldwide Supply Chain, discussing Amazon’s continued investments in operations and what’s ahead for Fulfillment by Amazon

Attendees will hear from Amazon, connect with peers, and learn proven best practices to apply as they grow their businesses in the new digital economy.

“We are deeply invested in empowering small businesses, and now more than ever, it is critically important for us to bring our seller community together as we all navigate new economic realities,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO worldwide consumer at Amazon, on the Amazon blog. “Amazon is privileged to partner with a large, vibrant community of small business sellers. Amazon Accelerate will help these entrepreneurial organizations find new ways to serve customers, grow, and expand.”

Those looking to register for the free event can do so on the Amazon Accelerate webpage.

Amazon Accelerate

When: September 1 to 3, 2020
Time: 9 am to 2:10 pm
Where: Online
Admission: Free

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