Licensed ShopCity.com operators representing markets from St. Petersburg, Florida to Kelowna, British Columbia gathered for their first chance to meet face-to-face in Las Vegas on September 27th for the First Annual ShopCity.com Summit.
Centered around a day-long training and learning session, the three-day conference included a dinner and awards ceremony, group trips to historic Fremont Street and Container Park, an initiative of the Downtown Project, and plenty of networking, team-building and experience-sharing, with more than 65 local owners and support staff in attendance.
“It was amazing to meet all those people in person after talking to them only on teleconference and video conference,” said Kevin Joyce, Owner/City Manager of ShopOkotoks.ca in Alberta. “It was great to see how many people had the same experiences, had gone through the same things and then found success.”
The New Control Panel
For many attendees, the highlight of the conference was a preview of the release of the new ShopCity.com Business Control Panel, a dashboard that better engages small business owners and helps them use the suite of platform tools to market their businesses.
“I keep telling everybody, ‘Wait ‘til you see this – it’s fantastic!’” said Lynn Martin, Owner/City Manager of ShopOrillia.com and ShopMuskoka.com in Ontario. “It’s so easy to maneuver, it’s easy to use. I love the self-tour to guide clients with what they’re doing.”
A Glimpse into Presearch
To cap off the conference, CEO, Colin Pape, gave the team a glimpse into the future of ShopCity.com and the possibilities opened up to the company by cryptocurrency and the emerging search engine Presearch, of which Pape is also project lead.
“With the experience we’ve gained through the successful crowd sale and token launch we conducted for Presearch, we’re in an amazing position to launch a Shop token in 2019 that will catapult ShopCity.com into the cryptocurrency market and bring prosperity to local economies everywhere,” Pape said.
This is Still Just the Beginning
Planning has begun for the next ShopCity.com Summit, and the excitement is already building. “We had incredibly positive feedback on the event, and everyone who went has indicated that they’re coming back again next year,” said ShopCity.com GM, Rick Kloss.
Now that the company has experienced the energy created by bringing all of its team members together, it’s planning more meet-ups and conferences as it continues to expand across North America.