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From Paris to Milan: Magento Live and Meet Magento Start the Season

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
- Leonardo da Vinci.

These words of the great engineer and inventor like nothing better display the urgency of an active position for any business. So, the new season of Magento events begins starting from two large conferences – Meet Magento Italy 2015 and Magento Live France 2015.

Starting from Italy, we can certainly say that it is really fabulous.


Officially, Italy is a unitary republic in Southern Europe and occupies more than 300 thousand square kilometers of the Italian peninsula and nearby islands.

Italy is the cradle of numerous civilizations eventually conquered by Rome, which has for centuries remained the main religious and political center of Western World.

The particular blossoming of the Italian culture and science falls on the Renaissance, when most of prominent artists, inventors, and scholars appeared, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Polo, Columbus, Vespucci, etc.

Quick Facts about Italy

  • Capital: Rome;

  • Time Zone: CET (UTC +1);

  • Population: 60,782,668 (2013);

  • Largest cities: Rome (2,863,322), Milan (1,324,169), Naples (989,111), Turin (902,137), Palermo (678,492), Genoa (596,958);

  • Currency: Euro (EUR);

  • Official Language: Italian;

  • Main Religion: Roman Catholicism – 81.2% (2010).


Milan, the city, where the conference will take place, is the second most populous city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy. Established by Insubres, a Celtic tribe, it was later captured by Romans and through the following centuries Milan became the capital of the Italian commerce and banking.

Quick Facts about Milan

  • Region – Lombardy;

  • Urban area – 1,891 sq. km;

  • Urban population – 5,264,000;

  • Elevation – 122 m.

Meet Magento Italy 2015

Established last year, Meet Magento Italy became a great success right of the bat, as it was enthusiastically taken by the local community. The first edition had an impressive scope of attendees, speakers, and sponsors, while this year the organizers promise even more inspiration, communication, and expertise.

Meet Magento Italy 2014 in figures: 2 days, 327 attendees, 33 speakers both national and international, and 22 sponsors.

Conference Format
Just like in 2014, Meet Magento Italy will be held over two days and within two separate tracks: Business and Tech. This year the organizers expanded the exhibition area and expect more than 400 attendees. The conference takes place on March 5-6 in Milan.

The meeting facility of Hotel Michelangelo is ready to receive multiple visitors and provide them with the best conditions for discussions and communications. The conference is going to exploit two convention halls and a large exhibition area.

The hotel’s location is perfectly suitable for arriving national and international guests, as it is situated in the heart of Milan and easily available by the underground and buses.

The agenda of the Tech track includes next aggregated topics: Magento 2, Composer, AWS clouds, agile projects management, Magento and Vagrant, etc.

The Business track joins many business experts, who will deliver their professional knowledge regarding the following subjects: transactional emails, eCommerce 2.0, managing multi-warehouses, PayPal payments, successful SEO strategy, checkout usability, email marketing, etc. By the way, as far as I can see, the conference still misses several speakers, so you have odds to join the conference as a speaker.

Board of Speakers
For this very moment, the conference enumerates 27 speakers, among which we can find both famous and little-known names, but all they are true professionals in their fields.

Mauro Lorenzutti Mariano Cunietti Alberto Lopez Sergii Shymko
Thomas Goletz David Orbane Ben Marks Diego Semenzato

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The peculiarity of the conference is that it has two main languages (Italian and Englsh), and the Italian language prevails.

For now, only standard tickets are available for attendees at 185 Euros + VAT per ticket, which is the Standard option and valid until February 26.

Discount Coupons

As aheadWorks is a media partner of Meet Magento Italy, we’ve got an awesome opportunity to offer you five discount coupons worth 50 Euros each.

The coupon code: aheWor-t2wR. It is admitted for Standard tickets and can be used from January 28 to February 6. Just follow this link, enter the code above into the provided field and click the “Buy now” button.

Magento Live France 2015

One more Magento conference, which starts early this year, is Magento Live France 2015. Sponsored and supported by PayPal Magento Live France 2015 brings together numerous Magento experts and officials in Paris on February 3.

Featured Speakers

Mark Kirschner Ben Pressley William Harvey Eric Chauvigne

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Actually, the schedule of the conference announces two business days, where the first one is dedicated to several meetings available by invitations only, including the Magento U seminar on the topic “Multisite Planning for Your Magento Store” and Solution Partners Meeting.

The main day of the event includes next topics in its agenda: Magento 2, optimizing product merchandizing, managing growing online stores, omnichannel opportunities, eCommerce & fashion, audience targeting, international trade and global expansion, and Magento performance.

Magento Live 2015 is going to be held at L’Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe situated in the very center of Paris. The transport accessibility of the hotel is just perfect as it is situated in 5-10 minute walk from three central metro stations. Besides, your short way to the hotel may pass through several famous Parisian sights, including Champs d’Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, and the rue du Faubourg St. Honore.

In this way, the new Magento business conferences season begins with really great events held in amazing places.

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