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Shopware Community Day 2022 – the recap

Shopware Community Day 2022 – the recap

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Finally, the time had come – a legendary Shopware Community Day 2022 is now behind us! With 1,000 visitors on site and a further 5,000 online attendees, SCD 2022 was for the first time a completely hybrid event, bringing together the global Shopware community to share the latest tech innovations, meaningful market developments and impressive business ideas.  

Did you miss the SCD 2022 or just want to relive this successful day? Here in our SCD 2022 Recap blog post we have summarized everything you need to know about the event. Relevant facts and figures about the SCD, great news and our top highlights. 

Interesting facts and figures about the SCD 2022

This year it was "Back to the Roots". Because this year's Shopware Community Day also took place exactly where it all began 12 years ago. Back on the spectacular Tobit Campus in Ahaus, live on the big stage, there were not just nostalgic memories, but also the joy of finally being able to experience the SCD 2022 together on site again. Since its inception in 2011, the SCD has been regarded as an important networking event. It's about interaction and cooperation as well as sharing our common interest: shaping the ecommerce of the future. The legendary after-show party following the day's program was also a complete success and offered plenty of opportunity for interaction in a relaxed atmosphere.

Speaking of the day's program – this year, the approximately 6,000 participants at the Shopware Community Day had the opportunity to listen to over 30 presentations, panel discussions and interviews from more than 40 top-class speakers. The selection ranged over three stages, each with a thematic focus. 

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Remote viewers in front of the screen were also able to express their emotions.

Three stages, inspiring speakers and a varied program 

On the Inspiration Stage, hosted by Claire Oelkers, leading ecommerce greats shared valuable insights, expert knowledge and ingenious new concepts. The program on the Inspiration Stage was an absolute must for anyone not wanting to miss important trends in digital trade.  

Not only did the Open Commerce Talk by Ben Marks inspire numerous listeners, but the well-known darts player Fallon Sherrock and basketball champion Dirk Nowitzki also gave exciting insights into their fascinating careers. In addition, the keynote speech by Shopware founder and co-CEO Sebastian Hamann, who was supported by Daniel Nögel and Moritz Naczenski as part of his inspiring talk, was an absolute highlight on the Inspiration Stage, and also unveiled exciting news. But more about that later! 

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Shopware Community Day 2022: A small selection of the speaker line-up

The Experience Stage, hosted by Heike Zellerhoff, was dedicated to the question of how visionary entrepreneurs and pioneers of digital commerce are breaking new ground to hold their own in today's competitive market environment. Ambitious ecommerce players were offered an optimal stage to share their expert knowledge. 

This stage was used, for example, by Sabrina Berkenkopf, who works as a technical product owner in the ecommerce department at first division Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. She explained why football fans are very special customers. In addition, the lecture focusing on Guided Shopping turned out to be a real crowd puller. Marcel Korzen from the Wortmann Group, which includes major brands such as Tamaris, S.Oliver and more, took to the stage together with Boris Redlich from Shopware to illustrate the potential of digital sales rooms.

The Tech Stage program was optimally attuned to the developer mindset, making it indispensable for any developer. Here, our host Niklas Dzösch presented a wide range of topics to do with the latest tech innovations in digital commerce. Participants were offered the opportunity to take a look into the future of ecommerce and gain exclusive insights into the world behind the code. 

In addition, Filip Rakowski, co-founder & CTO of Vue Storefront, gave an exceptional talk on the topic of web performance. The host lightened the atmosphere with an amusing Shopware Edition of a 'Family Feud' style game, testing developer knowledge. 

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But all this was just the beginning! Of course, numerous other speakers at the SCD 2022 provided real highlights. You can now watch these and other highlights on Shopware TV

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We have news!

But now let's move on to our previously announced groundbreaking news that we shared with the Shopware community at SCD 2022.

We are proud to announce that the first pilot projects for the Shopware Enterprise Cloud have now gone online. Until now, the enterprise solutions were only available as self-managed variants, but now we are also bringing the advantages and our years of experience in the enterprise segment to the cloud. This gives Shopware merchants the opportunity to realize their individual vision of digital commerce in a fast, scalable and flexible way while fully concentrating on the success of their business. 

Moreover, thanks to the Shopware Enterprise Cloud, the full potential of the open commerce philosophy can be exploited, as it enables the perfect combination of composable and open commerce. Shopware's comprehensive service offering also includes the simple integration of Shopware solutions into users' own value chains and the rapid establishment of a stable and reliable infrastructure. And there's more exciting news, because a number of other pilot projects are to go online in the next few weeks! Learn more about the Shopware Enterprise Cloud here.

But that's not all that is in store for us in the coming weeks. We are crossing the ocean and opening our very first office in the city where dreams come true – New York City! We want to grow internationally in order to offer our global community an outstanding digital shopping experience. Our new partnership with Carlyle and PayPal gives us an important boost in this regard.

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The premises in the United States are to be occupied as early as the beginning of June 2022, so that we can get a foothold in one of the most important markets. From this point on, the specially founded company ____Shopware US Inc. will represent our business interests in the U.S. We are already excited and looking forward to our continued journey!

Our personal highlights of the SCD 2022

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“This was my first in-person SCD as a Shopware employee. The content, camaraderie, and production were all top notch. I was absolutely spent at the end of the day - I don’t know that I have ever had so many engaging conversations at any of the hundreds of events I’ve attended in my career. My biggest takeaway was how Shopware - a fundamentally German brand - is being seen more and more as an international brand and a force unto itself in the world of digital commerce.”

– Ben Marks, Director, US & Global Market Development at Shopware

Sophie-Schl-ter"SCD 2022 was my fourth Community Day on site with an audience and it was very special. Besides an impressive lighting and stage concept, I was even more captivated by the atmosphere than usual. Seeing the many familiar faces, as well as new faces, showed me how strong our community is! My personal highlight this year was that I was able to support the speakers on the Inspiration Stage for the first time. I met many exciting personalities and was able to introduce them to the Shopware spirit. I especially remember the talk by Ken Hughes, who said that you can make a big impact with small gestures. He brought his own chocolate for the stage staff, making sure they remembered him!" 

– Sophie Schlüter, Content Marketing Manager at Shopware

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"It is a joy to experience the SCD with this kind, loving, wonderfully adventurous and fiercely curious community. After my first "real" SCD as community manager, I am now looking forward even more to the coming events with and for the community."

Claudia Teubner, Community Manager (Developer) at Shopware

 

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"The rehearsals with our fantastic Experience Stage speakers were so much fun and it was a great pleasure for me to once again write the script with our stage host Heike."

– Björn Meß, Eventmanager at Shopware

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"The SCD is our most important networking event - it's about exchanging ideas, getting together and this year, more than ever, about the huge reunion! My absolute highlight was finally being able to be back on-site on the big stage, to look at many smiling faces and to be able to proudly present our Shopware Keynote together with Daniel Nögel and Moritz Naczenski. It was a pleasure to announce the great news about Shopware Enterprise Cloud and our new office in New York City. The reactions were overwhelming and it shows once again - together with our unique Shopware community we can achieve remarkable results."

– Sebastian Hamann, Co-Founder of Shopware 

Did you follow the SCD 2022 live on site or via our stream? 

Then post your highlights on our social channels with the hashtag #SCD22. 

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If you tag us in your post with @Shopware, we'll be happy to share your highlight with the rest of the Shopware community. 

More details about our Shopware Community Day 2022 can be found here: 

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