Join eBay, Google, Amazon, PayPal, Play, Red Letter Days and at ChannelAdvisor’s Catalyst UK Conference in Central London on April 21-22.

Richmond, UK – April 09, 2008 – ChannelAdvisor, the leading provider of e-commerce channel management solutions, announced today the full program of events for its annual Catalyst UK Conference to be held on April 21-22 at Vinopolis in Central London.

ChannelAdvisor Catalyst UK will bring together leading retailers, marketplace sellers, representatives from major online brands including eBay, Google, Amazon, PayPal, Play,, Shopzilla and Twenga, as well as industry experts to discuss best practices and real-world solutions during two days of relevant presentations, interactive sessions and panel discussions.

ChannelAdvisor Catalyst UK keynote presentations include:

• Mark Lewis, Managing Director, eBay UK on “eBay: Evolving Opportunities on the World’s Online Marketplace”
• Scot Wingo, CEO, ChannelAdvisor Corporation on “The Latest Multi-Channel Online Trends”
• Robert Swerling, Strategic Partner Development Manager of Google on “A View into Google’s Long Tail Strategy”
• Colleen Aubrey, Senior Manager, Business Development of on “Amazon Opportunities for Retailers in 2008”
• Carl-Olav Scheible, Managing Director of PayPal UK on “How Account Based payments Drive Incremental Merchant Sales”
• David Smith, Director of Operations of IMRG on “UK Online Retail – What’s in Store for 2008”
• Bill Alexander, Managing Director of Red Letter Days Ltd. on “Experience The Brand Imperative”
• Luke Taylor, Senior Product Manager of on “How to Succeed on the UK’s Newest Marketplace: PlayTrade”

ChannelAdvisor Catalyst UK will also feature the following panel discussions and masterclasses:

• Better, Stronger, Faster - A Year of Change in Comparison Shopping Engines hosted by Adam Patterson (Shopzilla) and Matthew Hardcastle (
• Understanding & Improving your eBay DSRs hosted by Scot Wingo (ChannelAdvisor) and representatives from eBay
• International Expansion hosted by Anja Galvao (Intercultural Elements)
• Effective Email Marketing hosted by Jeff Barnes (Keymail Marketing) and Mike Weston (Silverpop)
• SEO Best Practices hosted by Roger Willcocks (Screenpages)
• Expanding Your Fulfilment Operations hosted by representatives from Amazon, Royal Mail and MetaPack

ChannelAdvisor Catalyst UK is sponsored by eBay (Platinum Sponsor), Google and (Gold Sponsors) and Royal Mail, PayPal, MetaPack, Frooition, Vzaar, Create Your Template, Tradebox and Happy Crocodiles (Silver Sponsors).

James Scott, ChannelAdvisor UK’s Managing Director said: “We’ve just returned from the ChannelAdvisor Catalyst Conference in the United States and were completely blown away by the enthusiasm generated for the event by everyone who attended. We always enjoy meeting and learning from our customers as well as from our peers in the online industry and leave the conference completely energised and ready to embrace the numerous new and emerging technologies available to retailers in the fast-paced world of e-commerce. The UK event is gearing up to be equally as exciting and we promise to deliver some major announcements offering new opportunities to online retailers in the multi-channel arena.”

Speaking at Catalyst US, John Lawson of online fashion retailer said: “Catalyst is a planning and strategy session for the entire year. What we get from this event is so broad and there is so much information I want to make sure that we take that into our planning for the entire year. It’s very exciting for us and we would not miss a Catalyst.”

To see full interview with John Lawson visit:

The conference will be held at Vinopolis, London, situated right on the doorstep of London’s world famous Borough Food Market in the vibrant Bankside area. Attendees will be able to enjoy a dinner cruise departing from Bankside Pier during the annual ChannelAdvisor UK Catalyst Conference. For more information or to register for UK Catalyst, please visit Space is extremely limited so register today.

About ChannelAdvisor Corporation
ChannelAdvisor provides technology and services that enable leading online retailers to maximize their profits across multiple e-commerce channels including marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, comparison shopping engines such as, Kelkoo, Pricerunner and Google Product Search and paid search on Google, Yahoo! and MSN. ChannelAdvisor manages more than $2.5 billion in annualised GMV (gross merchandise value) on behalf of its 5,500 clients worldwide. ChannelAdvisor solutions combine best practices, on-demand software and integration technology to help retailers sell more products, faster, by automating labour-intensive, manual functions so they spend less time optimising campaigns and more time solving marketing and business issues. ChannelAdvisor's customers include Vodafone, 3M, Sears and eBags. ChannelAdvisor Corporation is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC with offices in Atlanta, Seattle, the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia. For more information, visit

John Hayes
ChannelAdvisor UK Ltd

Published on: 12:00AM on 9th April 2008