Yahoo! eBay and Google come together to debate the future for online retailers

London, UK – 2nd March 2007: ChannelAdvisor UK, the leading provider of channel management solutions (CMS), announced today it will host its annual online retail strategy conference, ChannelAdvisor Catalyst Conference, on April 18-19 at One Whitehall Place, Central London. The event will provide critical insight for eCommerce retailers of all sizes, taking the place of ChannelAdvisor’s successful Marathon conferences. ChannelAdvisor Catalyst 2007 will help retailers sort through the hype of online retailing and develop effective and focused multi-channel retail strategies.

The ChannelAdvisor Catalyst 2007 will bring leading online retailers, together with representatives from eBay, Google, Yahoo! Cybersource and leading high-street brands such as Schuh, to discuss best eCommerce practices and new opportunities across two days of presentations, interactive sessions and panel discussions.

James Scott, Manager UK and Ireland, SME of ChannelAdvisor added: “These events are a fantastic opportunity for us to bring the industry together and learn from one another. These events have a great track history for letting retailers speak directly with the big name brands which power online retailing, so they always prove great value.”

Confirmed speakers and sessions for ChannelAdvisor Catalyst 2007 include:

• Nigel Whiteoak, Seller Experience, eBay Shops and eBay Express, eBay UK presenting ‘’The changing face of the UK's online marketplaces’’ with panelists Pat Sherlock, Director of eCommerce and co-founder of Luzern Solutions, Luzern Solutions and Dan Lumb, Internet Commerce Manager, Schuh Ltd.

• Richard Firminger, Regional Sales Director, Northern Europe for Yahoo! Search Marketing, Yahoo! Search Marketing on ‘’What's Next for Search Marketing?’’

• Nathan Jackson, Managing Director, Cybersource on ‘’Fraud – The ‘’Big Bad Wolf’’ of the internet

• Gareth Thomas, Associate Director, Brands2Life on ‘’The Social Networking Buzz: Asset or Hype?’’

• Scot Wingo, President and CEO, ChannelAdvisor on ‘’eCommerce Trends and Predictions’’

The two-day conference will be held at One Whitehall Place. For more information or to register for Catalyst 2007, please visit Space is limited so register today.

ChannelAdvisor Ltd provides technology and services that enable Industry leading retailers and manufactures to sell their products across multiple online marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon, comparison shopping engines such as, Shopzilla, Kelkoo and Froogle and search engines such as Google and Yahoo! ChannelAdvisor processes more than £60m/month (or £750m/yr) in gross merchandise volume on behalf of its customers. ChannelAdvisor solutions combine best practices, innovative software applications and integration technology to dramatically accelerate online channel sales. ChannelAdvisor's customers include Nokia, Schuh, Sears and Motorola. ChannelAdvisor Ltd is based in Richmond, London with offices in North Carolina and Seattle in the United States and Germany. For more information, visit

For further details, please contact:
Dan Alder / Joseph Thomas
Tel: 00 44 (0) 207 592 1200

Published on: 12:00AM on 2nd March 2007