Events & Speaking Gigs

Speaking is a skill I enjoy developing. Here are some recent engagements & events I presented at or attended.  

eCommerce Speaker Ireland

For this online event we covered the trends we are seeing across Google Search and Shopping, eCommerce trends & The fast rise of TikTok Ads. 

Helen Gavin Founder & CEO of Bold Craft Marketing
Laura Staunton CMO at Bold Craft Marketing
Adam Finan Senior Merchant Success Manager at Shopify
Kate Barry Account Strategist at Google
Riim Salhani Account Manager at TikTok
Mark Ryan SMB Account Executive at TikTok

Adam Finan eCommerce

GoGlobal Webinar with Patchworks and Seko Logistics May 2021. 

The topic was to learn how to take your brand international. Including discussing brand strategy, how Brexit has affected businesses, returns and sustainability. 

This was a panel discussion featuring top industry experts:

• Adam Finan, Senior Merchant Success Manager at Shopify Plus
• David Wiltshire, Managing Director at Patchworks
• Brian Bourke, Chief Growth Officer at SEKO Logistics
• David Emerson, Global Senior Vice President, Ecommerce Solutions at SEKO Logistics
• Salvatore Notaro, Co-Founder at Vivo Life


Influencer Marketing Webinar with QuickFire Digital

The use of influencers has become a core component of marketing strategies for numerous eCommerce brands, but there are still many who haven’t taken the plunge. While the world of fashion is swamped with such social media stars, other sectors are benefiting from micro-influencers - the people with a passion for a niche hobby or an interest in a specific area of a large sector.


Nathan Lomax:
Quickfire Digital:
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James Davey:
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Shopify Representative:
Roundtable Host For The Retail Hive - Topic of Digital Agility & International Growth:
I was invited to host a roundtable discussion as a representative of Shopify with a collection of high volume UK eCommerce & Retail merchants using various eCommerce platforms.
We talked about the importance of Digital Agility and the opportunities and challenges being faced in 2021 for brands. 

The key takeaways were around the rise of Live Shopping/video shopping, social commerce, UK merchants entering the USA market and the pros and cons of selling on marketplaces. Also the importance of a good PR firm when entering the USA market as VC backed companies will destroy your CPA Ad budget. 
Insightful discussions were had!

Shopify Representative:
Speaking at the Autumn Fair Retail Exhibit, Birmingham, UK. 

I was invited to present about getting started in eCommerce at the NEC in Birmingham during the Autumn Fair (the largest retail showcase event in the UK). My presentation talk discussed how to use Shopify for multi channel commerce and sell online via multiple channels including Facebook, Instagram, Google Shopping and in person with Shopify POS. 

Irish eCommerce expert

Personal Development: 
Facebook & eCommerce Mastery Live Training, Barcelona, Spain.

Attending Facebook & eCommerce Mastery Live Training in Barcelona Spain. This high level eCommerce training followed the Affiliate World Barcelona event. 

Irish eCommerce Consultant

Shopify Representative:
Speaking on an eCommerce Experts Panel at LinnAcademy, Birmingham NEC, UK. 
This was a powersellers eCommerce panel where we discusses the pros and cons of selling on your own website vs marketplaces like Amazon or eBay. We also then discussed the benefits of a multi channel approach utilising a software like Linnworks to ties multiple online sales channels together. 

Shopify Representative: 
eCommerce Panel for Bank Of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. 

I joined some Shopify colleagues to speaking about getting started  online with Shopify & how to market your eCommerce business at the BOI Workbench in Galway, Ireland.

Irish Online Business Consultant


Meeting my eCommerce Mentor in Spain - Ezra Firestone

I've been a long time listener or Ezra's podcast and training programs for Facebook Ads & eCommerce. Managed to catch him fresh of a hectic journey from USA to Spain. We later went to lunch with a number of successful eCommerce business owners & agency service providers and has good food and conversation. 

Adam & Ezra

Personal Development:
LearnInbound Digital Marketing Conference - Dublin, Ireland

Attended to learn more digital marketing strategies with two colleagues. 

Learninbound Dublin

Shopify Plus Event, Canada MXKO

World famous Astronaut Chris Hadfield gave us some tips and pointers for managing complex situations across technologies. 

Shopify Plus event

Personal Development:
Irish eCommerce Expo, Dublin, Ireland. 

Blogger Birthday Party in Thailand 2013

Once upon a time I was living in Thailand and had a birthday bash! The table had excellent company including many bloggers & digital entrepreneurs. 

Adams Blogger Birthday Party 2013 - Thailand

Hanging with Carlo Cretaro of & Niall Doherty from in Thailand


Dynamite Circle Conference in Bangkok Thailand with Blogger James Clark from

blogging Thailand

Lantern Festival, Chiang Mai Thailand with Travel Blogger Ian Ord. 

Lantern festival thailand