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ChannelAdvisor Announces Jacqueline Gold as Keynote Speaker at 2012 Catalyst Conference

London, UK - 01 February 2012 - ChannelAdvisor, a global e-commerce platform provider that helps retailers sell more across online channels, today announced Jacqueline Gold, CEO of Ann Summers, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at its 2012 Catalyst Europe Conference. Catalyst will be held on the 28th and 29th of May 2012 at the Grange St. Paul's Hotel in London and will feature the industry's boldest and most respected thought leaders. Representatives from eBay, Amazon, Facebook and LivingSocial along with some of the most renowned high-street brands will participate in this year's event.

ChannelAdvisor's Catalyst conference is the must-attend event for online retailers, with this year's event expected to draw a record number of attendees from around Europe. Already an exciting line-up of speakers have been confirmed: Jacqueline Gold, CEO of Ann Summers, Miriam Lahage, Head of Fashion Brand, eBay, Gavin Sathianathan, Head of Commerce Partnerships, Facebook, and Peter Briffett, Managing Director UK, Ireland &Netherlands, LivingSocial, will all present keynotes at this year's Catalyst.

"NewCommerce is a term coined by ChannelAdvisor to describe the convergence of e-commerce with local, mobile and social advancements, as well as cross-border trade, all of which create an 'anytime, anywhere' level of accessibility for shoppers," said ChannelAdvisor President and COO David Spitz. "This year we're raising the bar to encourage a deeper examination of commerce as a whole and the latest industry developments. Attending this show is a must for anyone serious about getting ahead in the retail industry."

NewCommerce will examine the most recent trends, from social media platforms to internationalisation, widespread tablet adoption, new smartphone capabilities and more. During the conference retailers will receive guidance in converting these new methods into an integrated strategy that will strengthen existing commerce channels and present new opportunities for growth.

Day one of this year's Catalyst conference will comprise of the Catalyst Academy. The Academy will feature a hands-on programme of workshops, providing practical tips to immediately apply to an online business. E-commerce consultants, industry experts and key marketplaces will run over 20 workshops throughout the day, focused on practical and strategic topics for online retailers.

Leading industry experts eBay, LanguageWire, NextPerformance, Intercultural Elements, Cloud Conversions, createyourtemplate, Ukash and Meridian Global Services will participate at Catalyst, and additional sponsorship opportunities are rapidly being confirmed. For more information on sponsoring ChannelAdvisor's Catalyst Europe conference visit: www.channeladvisor.co.uk/Catalyst.


About ChannelAdvisor
ChannelAdvisor is a global e-commerce platform provider that helps retailers sell more and be seen online through channels such as marketplaces, paid search and comparison shopping, and with webstores and rich media solutions. Widely respected as a trusted advisor for more than 3,000 top e-commerce brands, ChannelAdvisor calms the chaos of online selling by enabling retailers to submit one inventory feed to the ChannelAdvisor platform where it is translated to fit the specifications of hundreds of e-commerce channels and distributed accordingly. In 2010, ChannelAdvisor managed more than GBP 1.7 billion in annual gross merchandise value (GMV) on behalf of retailers of all sizes including Joe Browns, Republic Retail, Speedo, and Carphone Warehouse. ChannelAdvisor's European headquarters are located in London, United Kingdom, with additional offices in Ireland and Germany; global headquarters are in North Carolina, USA and other offices are located in New York, Seattle and in Australia. For further information, visit www.channeladvisor.co.uk.

Press contacts:
Steve Spencer and Georgia Hart
Octopus Communications for ChannelAdvisor
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