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2012 is the 18th birthday of eCommerce and we’ve decided to throw a party

by on July 9, 2012 in Events, Events & Awards, Lead story



Welcome to the inaugural Internet Retailing Birthday Party and Awards!

2012 is the 18th birthday of eCommerce and they have decided to throw a party to celebrate. We work in a wonderful, dynamic, open and friendly industry and an evening spent with peers in a wonderful venue on a summer’s evening is something to be savoured.

While we’re there, why not have a celebration of success with the inaugural Awards: the acclaim of one’s professional peers will round off the evening nicely.

In brief:

  • 18 July, 2012 on the Cannon Bridge Roof Gardens. An enviable vantage-point view up and down the Thames, a croquet lawn, marquee and the stars above (and of course amongst us!)
  • 6 awards: no pr-push or paid entry. They’re nominated by retailers, judged by retailers, applauded by peers.
  • Free-flowing party and mingling – not imprisoned in a dark room with endless speeches while waiters drip ‘jus’ down your neck… However, it could of course rain on us!

We could go on, but that’s the Birthday Party and Awards in a nutshell.


June 1 – judges announced

June 1 – nominations open from both the 300-strong Nominating Board and from the industry

June 29 – Judging day

June 30~July 13 – winners contacted and filmed. Secrecy reigns.

July 14 ~ July 18 – immoderate excitement builds to a peak

July 18 – IRBPA and a flurry of congratulatory emails.


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