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#MM20SG Highlights – the First Virtual Edition of Meet Magento

Insightful, fun and engaging – MM20SG, which was held on November 26, 2020, was all this and so much more!

Right from the moment the event came live, we had a jam-packed day filled with interesting conversations, exciting contests  and memorable discussions about Magento and its impactful role in driving digital commerce.

However, MM20SG was different from all its past editions.

Ranosys Technologies has been organizing Meet Magento Singapore successfully since 2018,  albeit in a completely different setup. With the iconic Marina Bay Sands as the backdrop and amidst the hustle of Singapore city, Meet Magento Singapore is known for exciting opening acts, warm hospitality and fun-filled after-event parties.

However, this year took MM20SG to a different arena where we explored new possibilities and a different approach to keep the momentum of MMSG moving upwards.

We were all confined to our homes because of the pandemic but there was a single thread connecting us all – the internet .

And thus, Meet Magento Singapore held its first virtual edition in 2020.

The welcome remarks by Sushma Vyas echoed these sentiments. She emphasized on the role that digital commerce has played during the pandemic and applauded the efforts of the Magento community.

And on that note, MM20SG had begun.

First up from our stellar line-up of speakers were Nicholas Kontopoulos and Matthew McClelland with their keynote tracks discussing the importance of a unique brand identity and the role of data-driven insights respectively.

Followed by their power-packed discussion, MM20SG was divided into two tracks – solution and business – so that the attendees could choose a discussion as per their choice and interest.

In the business track of MM20SG, eminent speakers like Vikrant Shukla, Clara Ng, Anirudh Venkat, Ankit Agarwal, Craig Wheeler and Maurizio Stella discussed strategies to establish presence in the digital ecosystem, new omnichannel strategies, impact of human psyche on conversion rate and integrated commerce.

On the other hand, the solution track threw light upon the technical aspect of maintaining an online business. Expert Magento specialists like Miguel Balparda, Gowtham Ram N, Barnet Hellman, Nagaraja Kharvi, Vijay Golani, Ketika Maheshwari, Vimal Kumar, Stefan Lorenz Olsen, Narendra Vyas graced our speaker panel and shared their insights with the attendees.

MM20SG also had engaging panel discussions on topics discussing both the technical and business aspects of Magento Store. 

Our panel discussion started post lunch break and began with a discussion on the “Future of mobile commerce: Magento PWA Studio”. It was hosted by Sourabh Modi and featured Shailendra Singh, Parikshit Maniar and Willie Tan.

Our next panel discussion emphasized upon the current state of the world and weighed the impact of Covid-19 on the future of retail. Moderated by Akshay Bajpayee, it featured Sreekanth Chetlur, Theresia Tristini and Anand Ramadeo.

Our last panel discussion was moderated by Vatsla Shah and focused on B2B Commerce. It featured esteemed speakers like Bharat Sharma, Reetesh Vadodaria and Fabricio Ibanez. 

One of the major goal of Meet Magento Singapore events has been the opportunity it provides to like-minded Magento professionals for interacting with their counterparts and establish new bonds in the industry,

Although the event was virtual this year, MM20SG succeeded in curating an engaging experience where Magento enthusiasts from all over the globe made new connections and exchanged their thoughts.

In fact, there was a competition that awarded the most active person in the MM20SG community and the response was phenomenal. After the event ended, the results were declared and Shagufta Mubasher, Gaurav Harsh and Smita Kagwade were announced to be the winners of the coveted leaderboard title along with Amazon vouchers of S$100, S$50 and S$25.

Similarly, the MM20SG Selfie competition too recieved a whopping 200 entries and helped us all reminiscence about the time spent together and in the mighty outdoors.

Ketika Mahehwari won the selfie contest and received an Amazon voucher worth S$100.

Meet Magento Singapore has always received immense support of the industry in the form of sponsorship. This year was no different; in fact, it was ever more special. Our sponsors – Dot Digital, Wagento, SwiftOtter and AsiaPay – proved the importance of solidarity and unity in the face of adversity. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of them!

We are also equally excited to share that the sponsor booths were abuzz with activity and received amazing traction.

Furthermore, our Silver Sponsor, SwiftOtter Inc., also held a contest where they chose two lucky winners who won an opportunity to take up their course – Expert Developer (worth $375) and Professional Developer ($175) – completely free of cost. Tarandeep Kharbanda and Suresh Selvam were chosen the lucky winner for this contest.

Finally, the day ended with a keynote presentation by Anand Ramdeo followed by closing remarks presented by Rameshwar Vyas.

In the years to come, MM20SG will be remembered for being a pioneer of many milestones. This year, Meet Magento Singapore went above and beyond the geographical boundaries by hosting attendees from across the globe. It was attended by 750+ attendees from 100+ global companies and was graced by 30+ expert speakers who shared their experiences, valuable knowledge and tips with the Magento community.

We witnessed social media come alive with posts and tweets related to MM20SG and 26 November truly became a day when Magento Commerce was celebrated in all its glory.

You can still find the after current of the event in the form of our recorded sessions on YouTube and on our exclusive hashtag – #MM20SG.