Wednesday, February 24, 2010

eCommerce Summit 2010 Agenda

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:00 PM -
Thursday, April 15, 2010 5:00 PM (Mountain Time)

Las Vegas - Flamingo Hotel & Casino
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Map & Directions

Speakers include:

Keynote Presentation - Creating, Adapting and thriving in eCommerce.

Paul Greenberg is co-founder and Managing Director of When eBay launched in 1999 Paul became the first commercial seller on eBay trading as Auction Alliance. In 2004 Paul and Michael Rosenbaum launched Australia’s number one online department store, and created their own identity to meet the needs of customers who were looking for fixed price goods. In 2009, DealsDirect celebrated its 5th Birthday and continues to build from strength to strength. With a 430,000 square foot warehouse located in Ingleburn, 120 staff, 900,000 customers, over 1 million unique visitors per month, and four million items sold, is Australia’s leading online department store.

Social Media for Business STINKS: Unless You Know These 7 Secrets with John Lawson.

Every day, thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs miss out on millions of dollars in revenue simply because they don’t know how to utilize the Internet for marketing and selling. This is NOT your same old ABC stuff, these are actual eCommerce practices for Social Media that will yield bottom line results and amp up your business.

Nate Gilmore - Vice President of Marketing and Business Development - Shipwire -

Nate oversees channel development and developer network, as well as marketing and public relations. Previously, Nate was at Concentric, acquired by XO Communications, where he ran product management, sales and marketing. Over his six year career with Concentric, he developed dozens of new business channels, by initiating new products for small- and mid- size businesses, developing partner programs for those products, and working with web developers and systems integrators to provide ongoing support of those products. Nate has also held various legal positions in intellectual property and business law. He holds a B.A. in History, and a J.D., from Santa Clara University

Tuesday April 13, 2010

Registration Desk Opens - 5:00 PM
Cocktail Reception - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: TBD

Wednesday April 14, 2010

Registration Desk Opens - 8:00 AM
Keynote Presentation - 9:00 AM
Educational Sessions - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Evening Entertainment - TBD

Thursday April 15, 2010

Keynote Presentation - 9:00 AM
Educational Sessions - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Any Australian Sellers or delegates that are interested in attending PeSA 2010 Las Vegas please contact me for more details.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So few receive so much...

The Australian government’s Senator Stephen Conroy decision to give TV stations a $250,000,000 tax cut is shameful and disturbing. Conroy has not produced any information on how he arrived at this figure and is seen by many as securing favours during an election year.

Tough advertising conditions and a commitment to Australian content are reasons quoted by the press. What a load of shit!

The TV stations are not the only business that “did it tough” during the GFC and tax payers, as well as every other business has a right for an explanation. This tax cut also comes before Ken Henry’s comprehensive review of the tax system which the government said it needs before announcing any tax relief.

This bloke just continues to astound me.

• The National Broadband Network blowout of 4.7 billion to 43 billion.
Internet censorship policy that makes us the laughing stock of the world.
• $450,000 job to a former labor party branch stacker - with no tender.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Australia's Paul Greenberg Keynote in Vegas!

Paul Greenberg from Deals Direct

I am very excited to announce the keynote speaker for eCommerce Summit 2010 in Vegas this April 13-15th to be Paul Greenberg the Co-Founder and Managing Director for one of the largest online retailers in Australia, Deals Direct. From a home based business, Paul began his online retail career in 1999 with Auction Alliance which quickly grew to become the largest seller on during their time on the marketplace. In 2004, Paul and his partner Michael Rosenbaum took what they learned selling on eBay and opened

Today, is the leading online retailer in Australia giving online retail giants like Amazon a run for their money. With a 40,000 sqm warehouse, over 1,000,000 unique visitors per month and over 900,000 customers Deals Direct is a success story you will not want to miss. Join us as Paul shares his amazing journey and reasons for their success highlighting important decisions they made to point Deals Direct the right direction.

"Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Paul Greenberg’s amazing journey from selling on eBay from home to becoming Australia’s #1 online retailer. Paul's keynote at last year’s Online Retailer conference was truly inspirational and I am delighted that PeSA attendees have the opportunity this year."

- Phil Leahy Founder PeSA Australia

Deals Direct warehouse