On May 11-12-13 2015, Bucharest becomes the Capital of E-Commerce as GPeC Summit welcomes on stage some of the best international e-commerce and online marketing experts! You’re in for a real e-commerce show where know-how and networking come hand in hand for your business’s benefit: E-Commerce Conference, E-Commerce Workshops, E-Commerce Investment Day, E-Commerce Party with some of the best Romanian and international industry speakers and specialists. Don’t think twice because seats are limited! Get your 3-day-pass for only 147 EUR (VAT included) – Early Bird offer available only until April 10 2015!
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Co-Founder CrazyEgg, HelloBar & KISSmetrics
Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Barand KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.
Optimiser of Everything
Craig Sullivan has been blending Analytics, Split Testing, Conversion Optimisation, UX and Voice of Customer techniques since 2006. He’s also been building teams, launching products and hacking the growth of websites for companies like Google, LOVEFiLM, Lego, John Lewis, eBay and many more. He helps companies to optimise their optimisation programmes and test quickly, at scale and with solid results, gaining them over 500M in additional revenue over the last 5 years. You can find him tweeting from @OptimiseOrDie on everything to do with Numbers, UX and Psychology.
President & CEO WiderFunnel
Chris Goward founded WiderFunnel with the belief that marketing agencies should prove their value. He is the brains behind the LIFT™ and Kaizen™ methods and has developed conversion rate optimization strategies for clients such as Google, Electronic Arts, Magento and BuildDirect.com. He wrote the book, “You Should Test That,” which redefines conversion optimization and shows how to create dramatic business improvements. More at http://widerfunnel.com, http://youshouldtestthat.com, @chrisgoward.
SEO & Affiliate Marketing Expert
Matthew Woodward is an award winning internet marketer and blogger known for his highly detailed tutorials and case studies recently winning the Affiliate Summit ‘Best Affiliate Blog’ of 2013 award. The award winning blog was born out of an SEO experiment to see if it was possible to rank a website without any link building, purely focusing on creating high quality content. The experiment was a great success and the blog has gone on to win a number of awards quickly growing to a 6 figure blog.
Senior Data Advocate Reaktor
Simo Ahava is a recognized expert on customizing web analytics and tag management solutions to improve the entire “life cycle” of data collection, processing, and reporting. His main areas of expertise lie with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, and Google has appointed him as a Google Developer Expert in these fields. He is especially interested in the interface between marketing and development, and his main focus is on increasing awareness, skills, and critical thinking around data. Simo is the Head of Analytics for NetBooster in the Nordic countries. He also writes a popular blog on all things Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager development at www.simoahava.com. An experienced speaker and prolific blogger, Simo can be seen and heard in conferences, product forums, support communities, and developer meet-ups alike.
CEO & Founder Ometria
Ivan Mazour is a Russian-born, London-based serial entrepreneur, investor and author. He is the CEO and Founder of Ometria – a predictive analytics and marketing platform built specifically for retailers, which helps them use data to automate and personalise their communication with their customers. Ometria is his seventh company, in a career spanning various industries from property to education. Alongside this main role, he is also the Founding Partner of Innova Kapital – an early stage VC firm investing in UK-based technology startups, including successful companies like YPlan, Adbrain and organisations like Entrepreneur First. As well as holding multiple degrees in Mathematics from Cambridge University, and in Economics from the Open University, Ivan Mazour is the author of a number of books including “Russian Convoys – Memories of the Heart”.
Head of Sales PayPal Central and Eastern Europe
Matt Komorowski is the Head of Sales of PayPal in Central and Eastern Europe, responsible for developing business partnerships, geographic expansion, and ensuring new product adoption in 20+ countries. Prior to PayPal, Matt worked as a Head of Sales in Groupon Poland, consultant for The Boston Consulting Group and manager within the global sales organization in Avon Cosmetics. Matt also worked as an entrepreneur in Canada where he supported SMB’s with their marketing initiatives. Matt graduated from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Commerce.
International Business Development Director Marketizator
Born and raised in Canada, Yousuf has recently relocated to Bucharest as the Director of International Business Development for Marketizator. Passionate about sales and marketing, he has spent his career training and developing Sales and Marketing Professionals in the financial, real estate, retail, online payments and IT industries. He loves to travel and has been blessed with opportunities and experience in North America, Asia, the Middle East and now Europe. Knowing that learning is a life long process he continues to explore professional and personal development opportunities, but believes his greatest teachers are his 1.5 year old twin sons.
Managing Partner Breeze Mobile
Head of SEO at Link-Assistant.com
Subregional Manager for Romania, Croatia and Slovenia – Visa Europe
With a solid background in the banking and electronic payments industry, Catalin Cretu has a strong general management and operational expertise in the financial services across many geographies. After finishing his academic studies at reputed universities from U.S. and Europe and working for HSBC Bank USA in New York, Catalin Cretu returned to Romania in 2004 to run the local office of al Visa Europe. His current responsibilities as Subregional Manager for Romania, Croatia and Slovenia at Visa Europe include developing and supervising the implementation of the business plans and strategies of Visa Europe on the three markets, coordinating the operations in the area of payment technologies, merchant relations, as well as overseeing the government relations and communications activities.
Product Manager Online Credius IFN
Stefan Bochis, with over 10 years of banking and online experience, Stefan has joined the CREDIUS team in order to develop an innovative online project. With this project, Stefan contributed to the sales growth of many online shops through ensuring loans for the products the online shops are selling, irrespective of the product category. “I’ve had this project on my mind for quite some time and had already worked on its structure, and CREDIUS offered me the necessary resources to give it birth. I wish to also thank GPeC for the opportunity of presenting this product in more detail to online shops in their community in order to help them raise their online sales.”
Co-Founder ECOMpedia & Community Manager GPeC
Liviu Taloi is the Co-Founder ECOMpedia.ro and Community Manager for GPeC. He has an extensive experience of over 15 years in online marketing and 10 years of experience in e-commerce, being among other occupied positions PR Manager for eMAG. In 2005, Taloi founded the consulting company Web Audit specialized in e-commerce and website evaluations. During the last few years, Liviu Taloi offered specialised consulting to more than 100 Romanian online shops on topics like e-commece, usability, analytics, conversion rate optimization and online marketing.
CEO & Founder GPeC si Co-Founder TRUSTED.ro
Andrei is also one of the co-founders of the National Program for the Certification of Online Stores –TRUSTED.ro and one of the co-founders of ECOMpedia.ro – Romanian e-commerce Q&A platform.
Owner & Founder Retargeting
Rares Banescu is the founder of the Retargeting application and one of the young successful entrepreneurs in the Romanian online environment. With an extensive experience of over 8 years in online marketig, especially in the field of e-mail management and marketing, Rares decided to launch Retargeting in 2013. Retargeting is a unique tool for the international market helping online shops communicate with clients in a personalized way. After launching the software, Rares generated additional sales of more than 2 million EUR for the companies who have chosen to work with it.
Social Media Consultant
With 4 years of experience in online marketing and communication, Alexandru Negrea is a well-known social media consultant and trainer. In 2012, Alexandru founded, together with Andrei Rosca, the first intensive social media training in Romania – Social Media School. Presently, Alexandru is a trainer for Social Media School and is offering consultancy to companies interested in social media. You can read his articles on his personal blog, as well as on the Marketing20 blog, a project totally dedicated to online marketing and communication.
CEO & Founder ContentSpeed
Radu Vilceanu is the CEO & Founder of the ContentSpeed company, market leader in the implementation of customized e-commerce software solutions. The e-commerce platform ContentSpeed was so far implemented by over 400 online shops and 30 B2B portals in Romania.
Chief Marketing Officer ContentSpeed
With over a decade of experience in e-commerce, Doina Vilceanu coordinates the Online Marketing department of ContentSpeed. With a Cross-Channel approach, promotion services offered to clients include PPC campaigns, SEO services, Copywriting and Content Marketing strategies implementation, Social Media and special Lead Generation campaigns.
Managing Director Beans United
With 7 years of experience in digital marketing, Andreea Moisa is the Managing Director of Beans United, the first inbound marketing agency in Romania, Hubspot partner. Andreea launched in 2014 the series of Inbound Marketing Seminars (SIM), an event dedicated to all those who want to find out more about the inbound marketing philosophy. Andreea is also involved in the academical education, being an active member of the Excellence Center for Raising the Quality of Higher Education at the Titu Maiorescu University.
PPC Marketing Specialist, Trainer & Partner WebDigital
Ionut Munteanu is licensed in psychology and sociology, with a relevant marketing experience as well as on the client side and on the agency side. Ionut started his own company 10 years ago, following his personal mission with passion: to find the formula that combines his curiosity about the human behavior with the predictibility and results that affective marketing can bring. His professional experience combined with entrepreneurial motivation, have peaked when he founded WebDigital in 2009, a Google Partner agency, specializing in online marketing that reached a team of 12 professionals in 5 years that serve over 100 online businesses.