B2B Online 2020

April 20 - 22, 2020

Chicago Marriott Downtown

Our History

The B2B Online History

Started in 2013, B2B Online is the original event for digital executives in manufacturing and distribution. Our programs have always been dictated by the industry and carefully catered to what our audience seeks in a high quality conference.

2013


April 2013
Oracle 3rd annual B2B Commerce Trends Survey that identifies significant investment in B2B ecommerce.

December 2-4, 2013
The first annual B2B MultiChannel conference runs in Phoenix, AZ!

2014


June 24-26, 2014
B2B MultiChannel moves east to Washington, DC.

September 19, 2014
Alibaba has the highest IPO of all time at $25 billion.

2015


April 28, 2015
Amazon Business launches.

May 11-15, 2015
Rebranded as B2B Online and moving to Chicago – the conference is fully established as the leading event for manufacturing and distribution.

2016


May 9-11, 2016
B2B Online speaking faculty features Heads of eCommerce from Hewlett Packard, MSC Direct, Wesco, Ferguson and Grainger.

October 1, 2016
DG Macpherson, becomes Grainger’s 6th CEO, signaling a transformation for the business.

2017


May 8-10, 2017
B2B Online expands! Three tracks, doubled attendance and lots of fun and networking for attendees.

June 5, 2017
Forrester estimates B2B e-commerce sales will reach $889 billion in the US, reaching $1.184 trillion by 2020.

2018


May 7, 2018
B2B Online grows to 70+ manufacturer and distributor speakers and 850+ attendees; and launches the second B2B Online conference in Miami.

September 14, 2018
Staples announces acquisition of Essendant for $482.7 Million.

2019


April 29 – May 1, 2019
B2B Online grows to 70+ manufacturer and distributor speakers and 850+ attendees; and launches the second B2B Online conference in Miami.