The Electronic Retailing Association

8-10 November ERA GLOBAL Conference in Las Vegas cancelled

20 August 2021

Dear ERA Global members, colleagues and friends,

The only thing which is certain these days is uncertainty, things can change from one day to another. Whilst we were very happy and proud two weeks ago that we could offer an alternative date for the cancelled September event in November, we had to reassess the situation much quicker than we could all imagine.

We have observed the rise of positively tested people all over the world. In particular in the US we also see that the numbers of hospitalization seem to come close to the last peak of the pandemic.

At this point we doubt that the travel corridor may be lifted in the near future.

As your industry association we have promised to ensure safety and health of our members and guests come first.

Although it was our goal to be able to offer to our industry an event this year, we cannot guarantee that everybody can safely travel or meet its business partners.

With heavy grief in our hearts the board of directors has decided that cancelling the event and focusing on 2022 is the only wise, responsible and prudent decision to act to the best interest of our community.

We will keep monitoring the situation and will keep you updated on our future plans and events.

Thank you all for your understanding and ongoing support,

Ken Daly, Chairman ERA Global                     

Dr. Julian Oberndörfer, CEO ERA Global