eRetailer Summit Slates Keynote Speaker, Educational Sessions

Parvez Patel, general manager for and, will be the keynote speaker at the 4th annual Home Improvement eRetailer Summit, set for November 6-8 at the Hotel Monaco Chicago in downtown Chicago.

The Home Improvement eRetailer Summit connects home improvement vendors, distributors, e-tailers, logistics and digital service providers under a theme of optimizing e-commerce opportunities.

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The fourth edition of the Home Improvement eRetailer Summit offers a full slate of educational and networking sessions.

Leen Nsouli, industry analyst for NPD’s Home Improvement division, is set to share insights on home improvement e-commerce developments.

A panel discussion focused on the e-commerce challenges for specialty dealers will include Matt Woods, COO of Woods Hardware, a Cincinnati-area True Value-affiliated dealer with six locations. Woods Hardware operates a new e-commerce website including a virtual tour of each of its locations.

The eRetailer Summit is adding a pair of 30-minute breakout sessions: Best Practices for Collaboration; and Finding Solution Partners.

The content solution track will feature Lawrence Mansour, CEO and co-founder of EZ-AD, a digital advertising platform that allows retailers to display product ads and video content throughout their businesses. Mansour, whose father owns several True Value hardware stores in the Detroit area, recently sold the EZ-AD mobile app to True Value.

Peter Giannetti, editor-in-chief of HomeWorld Business, will facilitate the question-and-answer periods during the eRetailer Summit. HomeWorld Business is the housewares media sponsor of the Home Improvement eRetailer Summit for the third time.

“Our advisory board is in the trenches every day, and understands e-commerce’s current challenges and optimizable trends,” said Sonya Ruff Jarvis, founder of the Home Improvement eRetailer Summit. “We will continue to focus on content that is practical, and that responds to unanswered questions for our industry.”