Overview of the day

  1. Doors Open
  2. Talks
  3. Lunch
  4. Lightning Talks
    Attendee Lightning Talks

    Hear quick, five-minute talks from Shopify Partners on their tips and tricks of the trade.

  5. Talks
  6. Break
  7. Talks
  8. Networking
  1. Office Hours
  2. Office Hours
  3. Office

Sunday, September 03, 2017

  • 07:00 PM

    Pre-event Networking Evening

    For anyone who is arriving early to Birmingham, we will be hosting a pre-event networking evening with all of our speakers and fellow attendees. Join us at the Distillery for drinks and small bites on us.

    The Distillery

    4 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, B16 8AE

Monday, September 04, 2017

  • 09:30 AM


    Please join us for breakfast once you register. We are also offering office hours during this time.

  • 10:30 AM

    Shopify Keynote

    The partner platform is a critical part of the Shopify ecosystem. Learn about how we are managing it internally, how our merchants perceive it, and our vision for its future.

    Brandon Chu

    Product Director, Shopify

  • 11:15 AM

    How to Master the Art of Collaboration by Running a Business with your Partner

    Working with your significant other presents a unique set of challenges. How do you grow from freelance to agency, while keeping the marriage afloat and raising three kids? Nicola Carruthers shares the mistakes she’s made, so you don’t have to. In addition, she’ll cover some of the things her and her partner learned about striking a work/life balance.

    Nicola Carruthers


  • 12:00 PM

    Lunch Break and Office Hours

    Please join us for lunch in the lobby. Office hours will also be running during this break.

  • 01:30 PM

    Lightning Talks

    Quick, five-minute talks from 6 Shopify Partners on their tips and tricks of the trade.

  • 02:00 PM

    Custom Application Development for Partners

    How Disco plans, builds, deploys, and maintains apps for clients, as well as practical advice on design, sales, and development.

    Gavin Ballard

    Disco Labs

  • 02:45 PM

    Lessons Learned Marketing our Agency

    Whether you’re happy with the size of your agency or you’re looking to grow, marketing is a key factor to any agency’s success. This session will introduce you to industry-specific marketing tactics to set your business apart.

    Michael Kashioulis

    Smart Cookie Design

  • 03:30 PM

    Coffee Break and Office Hours

    Take a break for coffee, and a light snack. We will also continue office hours during this time.

  • 04:00 PM

    Think Big and Ask for More

    Getting clients does not guarantee that your agency will be a success. Your attitude, business insights and money mindsets are equally important. Rósa Stefánsdóttir shares her story on how she doubled her consulting business and is currently setting up her new Shopify agency for success.

    Rósa Stefánsdóttir

    Rosa Stef

  • 04:45 PM

    Seamless Shopify Migrations

    Walk through the good, the bad, and the ugly of moving your clients on to Shopify. You’ll get a complete walkthrough and guide to migrations, along with insights into how to correctly price and scope migration projects, and what hidden tasks you need to factor in.

    Jason Stokes

    Eastside Co.

  • 05:30 PM

    Networking Happy Hour

    Please join us for refreshments and snacks to end the day.


Office hours

Get some invaluable face time with your region-specific Partner Manager. Chat about your business’ growth, the challenges you’re facing, or what opportunities are on the horizon.

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Library of Birmingham Studio Theatre

Library of Birmingham Studio Theatre

Centenary Square, Broad St., Birmingham B1 2ND, UK

Since opening in 2013, this modern library has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, and is the largest public cultural space in Europe.