Imagine conference is the largest Magento event organized each year. It was first held eight years ago with the vision to connect and inspire eCommerce community from all around the world. Imagine 2019 saw around 3,500 attendees including agencies, technology providers and merchants from more than 50 countries.
Comes to no surprise that the May weather in Nevada was extremely hot. However, the venue of the event has more than compensated the overheated atmosphere – the Wynn hotel and its sister, the Encore provided excellent setting for the event with the networking-friendly lounges, lobbies and lunch venues. And that’s not even including the legendary opening and closing ceremonies with great food, drinks, pools and bands playing loud enough to overcome most conversations.
The scale of this event can be best described by the names of the keynote speakers – Gary Vaynerchuk, Jules Pieri and Troy Brown were only some of the top level celebrities sharing their eCommerce experience and insights.
Some conferences you come to visit focusing on the knowledge side, some – to see the famous faces, and some – focused on networking. Our priority in this year’s Imagine was new partnerships and our Sales Director for North America Ron has been running around non-stop for the course of the three day conference. This means that even through blasting parties and engaging discussions, he was dedicated to take home as many new partners and leads as possible. However, no matter how focused you are, there’s simply no chance that you can pass a relaxation zone filled puppies.
We’re happy to say that Ron’s mission was successful and Adeo Web was extremely well received by all the people he has talked with. The promotional tools Ron had with him might have provided a little boost in starting conversations too.
This year Magento platform was purchased by the tech giant Adobe and it seems likely that a closer integration might include the future Imagine events as well. This year the Magento staff were all wearing Adobe name tags and some of them even discussed the possibility that next year’s Imagine might be rolled into the Adobe “Summit” event. We don’t know for sure whether this was the last Imagine event, but either part of Adobe or not – it was and still is a must visit at least once for anyone identifying themselves as part of the Magento community.
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