John Lawson joins Linn Academy

We are excited to announce that bestselling author, IBM eCommerce futurist and eBay influencer, John Lawson, will be taking to the stage at this year’s Linn Academy event, to deliver a keynote that promises to be educational, motivational and inspiring.

John is the latest confirmed keynote speaker, joining our already exciting line-up of eCommerce experts, including eBay’s UK VP Rob Hattrell, Tamebay’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Dawson, Former Amazon MD Brian McBride and Linnworks CEO Fedor Dzjuba.


More about John

Having generated millions through online selling, John is regarded as a Platinum-level eCommerce power seller. In addition to this, he is seen as one of America’s Top 100 Small Business Influencers.

John also runs the highly successful Facebook group, The eCommerce Group, which has become one of the most thriving eCommerce communities worldwide, with over 6,300 members.  

With extensive experience working with some of the largest eCommerce multi-nationals, from, Husqvarna and Lego, right through to IKEA and BBC World, he has a strong background in Customer Acquisition, Online Retail and Digital Marketing. John is also an incredibly well travelled international speaker, with some of his highlights including:

  • South by Southwest (SxSW)
  • Internet Retailer (USA)
  • E-Tail (Denmark, Singapore)
  • Ad-Tech (Sydney)
  • Digital Summit (Atlanta)
  • Ecommerce Conference (South Africa)
  • eCommerce Asia (Kuala Lumpur)

This will be John’s first ever talk in the UK and we are excited to welcome him to Linn Academy in September.

Want to see John live?

Great news – tickets for Linn Academy are still on sale. The event is taking place on Tuesday 19th September at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. If you would like to learn more about the event, or get your tickets, head to

P.S. There is still time to benefit from the 50% early bird discount. Just make sure you purchase your tickets before the end of June 2017.

Written by:

Will Bowes


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