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E-Commerce 2018

Conference to Expand Jewish Community’s E-Commerce Options


It will be an evening of information for e-commerce entrepreneurs as the Jewish Community Council of Marine Park and Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs team up for the fifth annual Find Success in E-commerce Conference and Expo on Tuesday, February 6th.  The premier e-commerce event for the Jewish community, the conference will be held at The Palace from 4 to 10 PM, with on-site valet parking and dinner provided.


“E-commerce is the number one industry in the Jewish community and a tremendous area of growth,” explained CHYE director Rabbi Yehoshua Werde.  “For the past five years, we have been offering support to those who are starting out, with numerous events helping young entrepreneurs get on their feet and succeed in business.”


A true community event, the expo is a group effort by several local non-profit organizations and businesses who believe in the future of e-commerce as a viable, lucrative industry with excellent earnings potential.


“It is rewarding to see this partnership help people start selling on Amazon or become engaged in e-commerce/e-tail, because those fields are booming, allowing many people to support their families,” said Shea Rubenstein, co-founder and executive vice president of the JCCMP.


Joining JCCMP and CHYE as sponsors are the Emergency Parnassa Initiative, Boro Park Jewish Community Council, The Jewish Entrepreneur, Ami Magazine, PCS Wireless, SellerCloud, Ami BizTank and Sol N. Friedman and Co.


In an exclusive Ami interview, Rabbi Werde, Shea Rubenstein, BPJCC executive director Rabbi Avi Greenstein and JCCMP assistant executive director Yitzy Weinberg share their thoughts on the expo and what participants can gain from the event.


Jewish Echo : How has the expo evolved over time?

Shea Rubenstein:  We have grown bigger every year and this time around we have set the bar even higher.  Last year, more than 400 men and women joined us for educational workshops, keynote addresses and round tables featuring highly successful businesspeople, and this year we have upped the ante with an event that will cover 15,000 square feet, an anticipated 50 vendors and an attendance of 750.


Jewish Echo :  What kind of additions can we expect to see?

Rabbi Yehoshua Werde:  I think even previous attendees will be wowed by this event, which will kick off with a two hour long educational component featuring four unique tracks tailored to Amazon beginners, experienced Amazon sellers, e-tailers and business development.  Each track will feature back to back seminars offering a wealth of relevant information, giving participants the knowledge and confidence they need to take their businesses to the next level.


Jewish Echo : What will the rest of the night look like?

RYW:  From 6 to 8 PM, participants will enjoy a full buffet dinner while having a chance to network and meet with vendors.  The final portion of the evening will include a CEO roundtable Q&A period followed by breakaway sessions to solidify the expo’s takeaways.


Jewish Echo:  What is your goal for this event?

Rabbi Avi Greenstein:  With so many talented entrepreneurs in our community who are happy to share their experience, this expo will be an opportunity to learn from the best in the industry.

RYW:  In addition, we are confident that online sellers will be educated and inspired as they acquire the necessary tools to promote business and drive sales. 


Jewish Echo: What makes this event “the one” to go to?

Yitzy Weinberg:  The expo is geared to the needs of the Jewish community, so many of whom have already availed themselves of the exploding e-commerce market.  We expect many more will jump on the e-commerce bandwagon and want to help them succeed.

RYW:  Also, the fact that participants will have the ability to gain so much knowledge in a single evening makes this conference truly outstanding.


Jewish Echo:  Any final thoughts?

YW:  People need to be able to reach their full potential in the up-and-coming industries of today and, more importantly, tomorrow.  Expo participants will leave feeling confident that they are better equipped to succeed in e-commerce than they were just hours earlier.

SR:  Earning a living is one of today’s biggest challenges and many people struggle to make ends meet.  We understand that reality and hope to be able to help others turn their businesses dreams into real success stories.


Registration is now open at www.ecommerce2018.eventbrite.com.  Tickets are priced at $65 through January 18th, $80 from January 19th – January 26th and $90 after January 27th.  For information, sponsorships or booth reservations, contact Yitzy Weinberg at 718-407-1832 or yitzy@JCCMP.org.

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