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Countdown to Catalyst: Martha Stewart Brings Her Craft to Nashville

As we get closer to the opening keynote of Catalyst 2017, stay tuned to this blog for Catalyst stories, announcements and conference tips in our “Countdown to Catalyst” blog series. 

Her products can be found at Macy’s, The Home Depot, Staples, PetSmart and more. She’s an Emmy Award-winning TV show host, an entrepreneur, a best-selling author and perhaps one of the most recognized names in “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living.

And we’re thrilled to announce that she’ll be joining us in Nashville to kick off the year’s biggest event in e-commerce!

Martha Stewart will be headlining ChannelAdvisor Catalyst conference in Nashville this year.
Don’t miss Martha’s opening Q & A session with David Spitz at Catalyst 2017!

That right, folks. This Catalyst, Martha Stewart will be sitting down with ChannelAdvisor CEO David Spitz for a Q&A that you won’t want to miss.

Martha’s namesake company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which she founded in 1996, reaches approximately 66 million consumers across all media platforms each month and has a growing retail presence with 8,500 products in thousands of retail locations. In addition, the company offers television and video programming, award-winning magazines, best-selling books, innovative websites and apps.

“Having built a brand, I always enjoy speaking to brands and retailers about how they can reach new customers with new and innovative digital touchpoints,” said Martha Stewart. “I hope that attendees will walk away with fresh ideas for connecting with their customers.”

Martha’s keynote will be the first session of a jam-packed agenda designed to help retailers and brands make the connections they need to keep up with the ever-changing, never-stopping world of e-commerce. Check out the video below for an attendee’s-eye view of Catalyst 2016:


The theme of this year’s conference is “Smart Brands. Strong Retailers. Connected E-Commerce.

PS — one lucky Catalyst attendee will be selected to meet Martha in person!

We’re expecting another big crowd at Catalyst 2017, so be sure to visit the Catalyst site for details and registration info. Going as a group? Register three or more people for 25% off conference passes! If you’re going solo, that’s fine too — use code CATALYSTBLOG for $50 off your registration.


Recently, we announced the official Catalyst 2017 breakout sessions. Since then, everyone’s had one question on their minds:

“Who will be the featured keynote speakers?”

With a jam-packed agenda full of valuable takeaways, led by industry innovators, analysts and experts, you may find it hard to believe that we could top such an exclusive group with even more industry influencers.

But we did. Today, we’re thrilled to give you a sneak peek at some of the keynote addresses you won’t want to miss. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know:

Catalyst 2017 Keynote Speakers

Throughout the conference, top executives will share insider insights on the latest trends impacting various areas of e-commerce. Over the course of two-and-a-half days, these keynote sessions will provide opportunities to listen, learn and connect with industry thought leaders, including:

  • Bob Kupbens, VP Seller Experience & Global Trust, eBay
  • Khurrum Malik, Head of North America Product Marketing, Facebook
  • Henry Maier, President & CEO, FedEx Ground
  • Rob Rekrutiak, Group Product Manager, Google
  • Lee McCabe, VP/GM North America, Alibaba Group
  • David Spitz, CEO, ChannelAdvisor

Not Just Another Keynote Series

Some speeches are inspiring. Others are filled with humorous anecdotes and memorable takeaways. And then there are those that completely change the way you think and work — those are the kind of keynotes that Catalyst is known for.

This year’s sessions are designed to cover the full scope of trends shaping e-commerce today and to meet the changing needs of those who work in an industry that’s continually evolving. Speakers and topics have been carefully curated to ensure that every critical industry transition is covered in depth. These learning and networking opportunities are designed for those who want to not only stay ahead of the competition but also helm the next round of e-commerce innovations.

Catalyst 2017 is your one chance this year to learn from these and other industry insiders, all in one central location. As anyone who’s attended Catalyst in the past knows, our keynote sessions offer so much more than just an opportunity to hear what the rockstars of the e-commerce world have to say. It’s an opportunity to come out, tune in and take advantage of the ample opportunities to network and connect with the thought leaders of today and industry leaders of tomorrow.

Catalyst 2017 will take place March 6 – 8 at the Music City Center in the heart of downtown Nashville, TN. Register now to secure your spot and enjoy special pricing at great hotels including The Westin Nashville and Hilton Nashville Downtown.