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TradeByte CEO Matthias Schulte talks to platform pioneers, DTC experts and leaders of digital commerce one-to-one!

Because we deeply believe: Platform business is people business.

  • MATTHIAS MEETS: Felix Jahn, Director of E-commerce for s. Oliver Group

    Our first edition of the ECD LIVE format “Matthias Meets..”! Tradebyte-CEO Matthias Schulte talks to platform pioneers, DTC experts and leaders of digital commerce. Our guest is Felix Jahn, Director e-commerce for the s. Oliver Group, a major European fashion retail brand.

  • MATTHIAS MEETS: Marcel Brindöpke!,Co-Founder and Managing Director of heyconnect

    For the 2020 finale Matthias Schulte meets Marcel Brindöpke, Co-Founder & Managing Director of heyconnect!  

  • MATHHIAS MEETS: Jan Kegelberg, E-Commerce & Digital Supply Expert

    Matthias welcomes Jan Kegelberg, former CDO of Sport Scheck & CEO of fitfox, as well as E-Commerce & Digital Supply Expert – and what an expert he is! Having led Sport Scheck through the whole transformation from retailer to multichannel platform business.

  • MATTHIAS MEETS: Robert Schlichter, Business Partner Manager at Otto Market

    Robert Schlichter, Business Partner Manager at Otto Market is an “Urgestein” which means “bedrock”. He has not only been part of the leading German retailer for almost 20 years, but has driven digital transformation by establishing Otto Market as one of its marketplace  leaders.


Regular segments with Alex as he dives deep with special guests, some big players and our expert friends on industry topics.

Join in and watch discuss all things platforms, tech, theory and of course, people business.

  • ECD Live Interview: Marcel Brindöpke from heyconnect (part of Fiege)!

    Connecting is at the core of the ECD, which is why the ECD was thrilled to have had 10 minutes with Marcel Brindöpke, CEO and Co-Founder of heyconnect at the ECD Lunch Benelux recently. Living up to its name, heyconnect excels at connecting integrating brands into marketplaces. What’s next for heyconnect as they continue to lead social commerce? You will have to watch to find out which social media platform Marcel is currently using!    

  • ECD Live Interview: Julian Eckerle from auto-retouch!

    Transformation and adapting is at the core of this week’s installment of ECD ON THE ROAD with Julian Eckerle, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Office for auto-retouch. With  3 million in enhanced images currently online and offering state-of-the-art AI software for online businesses, they pack a punch! It was inspiring to learn about Julian and his insight for business at the ECD Lunch in Amsterdam recently. What’s Julian’s secret for success in a demanding and evolving platform industry? You have to watch to find this out and what his favorite social platform is!

  • ECD Live Interview: Robbert-Jan Rensik from

    No one champions the ECD core value “platform business is people business” more than Robbert-Jan Rensick, Lead of New Business Development International for With their 5 billion in sales and offering over 40 million items in Europe, the mega-marketplace is expanding. More importantly, the ECD is about passion for connecting with brands and retailers using a personal approach to marketplace business, so it was great to have Robbert talk to us at the ECD Lunch in Amsterdam recently. What’s in store for You have to watch to find this out and how well Robert does in Alex’s revealing questionnaire!    

  • ECD Live Interview: Johannes Blindhuber from Limango

    This week’s edition of ECD On The Road, the team took 10 quick minutes with Team Lead of Marketplaces at Limango, Johannes Blindhuber! Taking the stage at the recent ECD Lunch Benelux II in Amsterdam recently, he shared how Limango  is at the peak of transformation from wholesale retailer to full platform, offering an array of services as well as products to inspire  home and family lifestyles. Watch to find out the core values that have made them so successful. Oh and find out Johannes most used App!  

  • ECD Live Interview: Thijs Boots from Seven Senders!

    This week’s edition of ECD On The Road, the team took 10 quick minutes with Managing Director Benelux at Seven Senders, Thijs Boots! Taking the stage at the recent ECD Lunch Benelux II in Amsterdam  recently, he shared how cross-border shipping is not only innovative for retail, but has expansive power on a global scale. Watch and learn how this super positive player believes,  like the ECD, that platform business is people business! We love that, Thijs!

  • ECD Live Interview: Julia Lehnkering from Kaufland!

    For the third edition of ECD On The Road, the team took 10 quick minutes with Julia Lehnkering, Senior International Sales Coordinator for Kaufland at the fabulous ECD Lunch Benelux II in Amsterdam recently and boy did we quickly learn what makes Kaufland a power player. The ECD won’t give it all away, but the key words here are adapting, internationalization and the rest you’ll just have to watch this short but very insightful interview!    

  • ECD Live Interview: Steffen Maschke from Douglas!

    The second installment of ECD ON THE ROAD Interview Series! We took 10 quick minutes with Steffen Maschke at the ECD Lunch Benelux II in Amsterdam recently, marking Learn how Douglas successfully  digitalized during the pandemic and how they defined beauty as the core value for the mega platform in Europe. Oh, and Steffen’s favorite fast food!    


Stay tuned for some really cool and insightful video, audio and written content that we are creating round the clock!

  • Do you sweat online? – ECD Panel Discussion

    In digital sales and distribution, sports brands are the trailblazers. They’re faced with the difficult task of conveying emotions like: elation, frustration, pain and joy. How do we communicate these in a digital environment?

  • Platform Business – What does it mean and which varieties are most promising? – ECD Panel Discussion

    The journey into platform business begins with a marketplace model. What are the different models that exist today and which are the most successful ones? How can brands, vendors and retailers dip their toes into platform business?

  • What is the perfect interplay between B2B wholesale and B2C platform business? – ECD Panel Discussion

    Vendors are establishing platforms and developing their product ranges digitally. How do traditional order scenarios, which have stood the test of time, fit in with this digital system? Do they feed off each other? Do they collide?

  • Bye bye City shopping – reality or just this year’s fake news? ECD Panel Discussion

    The numbers of in-person customers found in shopping malls and small city shops has been steadily declining. Online-consumption however, is on the rise. Is this the end of “traditional” shopping?

  • The living category on its challenging way to digitalization – ECD Panel Discussion

    The furniture industry has managed to produce successful digital business models only in certain isolated cases. Manufacturers and brands are mostly, several miles apart from consumers. Which models can counteract this trend and bring desired change?

  • ECD Virtual Panel: DTC is the KEY!

    The world of digital commerce is omnipresent. But what do future roles of brands, retailers and online-players look like in a platform world and deal with the massive impact of this transformation? And why is DTC, being the field of direct-to-consumer, the key to success – especially  during these times?

  • Happy Birthday ECD – Wheel of Fortune at ECD 2019

    To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the ECD, we invited guests to spin the Wheel of Fortune. We also ask: who sings the most beautiful version of  ‘Happy Birthday’ ?