De:brief 2019

Friday 21st June 2019 11.30am – 6.00pm, Toronto, Canada

De:brief // The essential post-Unite gathering for Partners working at the forefront of the Shopify ecosystem.

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The Post-Unite Analysis Event

De:brief 2019 is an exclusive half-day event for Shopify Partners taking place directly after Unite 2019.

It will bring insight, analysis and clarity to the many announcements made at Shopify’s annual Partner conference. Join 150 industry experts, colleagues, and friends to discuss the impact Unite 2019 will have on the commerce industry and our businesses.


  • 150+ Shopify Partners
  • Brunch on Arrival
  • Unite 2019 Analysis
  • 5 In-Depth Focused Panels
  • 5 Industry Expert Panel Chairs
  • Relaxed Networking
  • Farewell Drinks

5 Big Themes

De:brief will focus on the big themes of Unite 2019. Our five panel discussions will be based on:

  • Themes and Front-end
  • App Development
  • The Shopify Economy
  • The App Economy
  • The Future of Commerce

Panel Chairs

Each De:brief panel will be hosted by an industry expert who'll guide the conversation, ask the difficult questions, and invite discussion from fellow attendees.

For Partners By Partners

De:brief is for Shopify Partners and their teams. It will be an exclusive closed forum to give us all a chance to speak freely and share our views and opinions. If you work in the Shopify ecosystem De:brief is for you.

Come prepared to share your thoughts, ideas, and predictions for the year ahead.

Be There!

  • Limted space, don't miss out
  • Discuss Shopify's future direction
  • Identify key industry trends
  • Share your thoughts and predictions
  • Problem solve with your peers
  • Network with other Partners

Schedule & Location

De:brief takes place directly after Unite on Friday 21st June 2019 from 11.30am – 6.00pm.

We'll start with a delicious brunch and finish in plenty of time for you to catch your flights home.

11.30am ‐ 12.30pm
Registration and brunch mixer
12.30pm ‐ 5.00pm
Industry panel discussions
5.00pm ‐ 6.00pm
Farewell drinks
6.00pm ‐ Late
Casual drinks, or catch your flight home


The Costume House
165 Geary Avenue
Toronto, ON
M6H 2B8

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Your De:brief Hosts

Cat Hunter ( and Keir Whitaker ( are your De:brief hosts. They’ve collaborated and worked together for almost a decade, including many years spent as part of the Shopify Partner Program team.

Today they both work as independent product, engagement, and content marketing consultants helping Shopify focused businesses and their customers across the globe prosper. Their shared love of community events, the Shopify ecosystem, and a great Negroni inevitably manifested in the founding of De:brief.

Photo of Cat Hunter Photo of Keir Whitaker

Get in Touch

If you are interested in becoming a De:brief patron or would like to know more about what's on offer please get in touch with Keir via email:

Huge Thanks to our Founding Patrons

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