Olympia Conference Centre & East Hall

The ECMOD brand is synonymous with high level educational, information sharing, networking, and supplier sourcing for businesses engaged in catalogue, online and multi-channel retailing, including those that market specifically to business customers.

Founded back in 1990, it is the most highly regarded annual Conference and Exhibition for executives engaged in the catalogue and home shopping sector.

The organisers of the annual show for multichannel retailers and direct b-to-b marketers have announced new dates and a vibrant new venue.

Taking place at Olympia Conference Centre & East Hall, an integrated area with purpose built conference rooms, a plush auditorium plus exhibition hall, “ECMOD Direct Commerce Live” will take place on 17th & 18th September.

ECMOD attracts participation from key decision making executives over its two days of workshops, conference sessions, special interest group meetings and its extensive exhibition. They see support from companies who return year after year, as well as the many new businesses who realise the value of attending such an event.

For the past couple of years, as part of the show package, exhibitors have also benefitted from the virtual exhibition space here on the website. This allows them to upload news and information to an attentive year round audience.

They also bring you the annual ECMOD Direct Commerce Awards which attract hundreds of entries from active catalogue and home shopping businesses in all merchandise specialities and at all stages of development. For more details see the Awards page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Confidentiality and judging

Entries are recorded and handled with the utmost respect for confidentiality. Entrants are asked to clearly highlight any information which is not for disclosure. The judges, who are independent, are selected for their authority, expertise and impartiality. Judges volunteer their services. Each is bound by a confidentiality agreement.

Judges may only score entries from businesses with which they have no trading relationship, past or present. The ECMOD judges operate via carefully constructed guidelines. Judging is handled remotely, which is why they request eight full copies of each entry with eight copies of each supporting item. Each judge will score the entries allocated to him/her according to the key criteria for each category with due consideration for the size of the entering business, and the depth of information provided within the permitted word count. The judges are each allocated categories specific to their specialism.

Once each judge has submitted his/her results to the appointed awards administrator, the results are merged, scores totalled and comments compiled. From this, an initial shortlist is released first to all entrants and sponsoring organisations, and then to recipients of the next available issue of the Direct Commerce DC Weeklyenewsletter. The shortlist is then further refined following discussion with the judges immediately prior to the ECMOD Direct Commerce Awards presentation dinner, from which the eventual winner for each category is confirmed.

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Why sponsor the ECMOD Direct Commerce

As a show sponsor you will receive high profile promotion through our websites, e-newsletters, printed mailouts and news articles. Individual packages offer exposure over the two-day event to an audience of key decision makers from the multi-channel sector. Whether that be in the form of complete branding of the Business Centre, registration area, dining zones, conference materials or drinks reception is completely up to you.

This year we have also designed several Exhibition Feature packages that offer fun, experiential content at the show itself and cater for those with smaller budgets but big ideas.

For companies who already have promotional material, such as CD, DVD, branded product or literature, that they would like delivered to this exceptional audience we can offer inserts in both the delegate wallets and/or visitor bags. Alternatively your logo can be dislpayed on the bag itself or the lanyards worn by all attendees.

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