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About the Conference

Watch this insider view of the 2019 Budapest Conference. Attending the ERA Conference is your best chance to be successful in the Multi-Channel Home Shopping Industry!


The Multi-Channel Home Shopping Conference 2019 took place from the 18th - 20th June at the Corinthia Hotel, Budapest, Hungary. It is the only multi-channel and direct to consumer business oriented trade fair and conference in Europe.

For all multi-channel and direct to consumer professionals

This conference is for multi-channel and direct-to-consumer companies that sell to the many millions of consumers around the world who buy goods and services on TV, online, and on the move, via electronic media.

The Multi-Channel Home Shopping Conference is the only European conference for the multi-channel home shopping industry and is right on time each year to positively impact your Christmas business. We attract the global industry community, so if you are interested in making contacts and doing business in this field, this is the place to be.
Dr. Julian Oberndörfer, CEO, ERA Europe.


This show is an expo not only for the marketers and advertisers, but also key suppliers to the industry, such as call centres, warehousing & fulfilment companies, TV production companies, web design companies, legal firms, and of course companies and inventors with products looking for retail distribution into new territories.

Excellent Networking Opportunities

Come and benefit from excellent networking opportunities, meet industry stakeholders, representatives from European authorities or just join the party and be swept away by the atmosphere and the special charm of this fascinating city.

Conference Agenda

Monday 17th June 2019 (Set up Day)

12.00 – 18.00 ERA Office open (for logistics and assistance)

12.00 – 13.00 Executive & Financial Committee Meeting (board members only)

13.00 – 14.00 Self-Regulation Committee

14.00 – 15.00 Public Affairs Committee

15:00 – 18.00 Registration open

16.00 – 21.00 Exhibitor booth set-up

16.00 – 17.00 Conference & Membership Committee

17.00 – 19.00 ERA Europe Board Meeting (for board members only)

19.30 – 23.00 ERA Europe Board Dinner (by invitation only)

Tuesday 18th June 2019 (Conference Opening Day)

08.30 – 18.00 ERA Office open (logistics and assistance)

08.30 – 18.00 Registration open

09.00 – 18.00 Show floor open

09:00 - 12:00 First Timer Speed Business Dating Event for First Time Attending Companies (doors open 08:45)

The Speed Business Dating Event is a popular new initiative which was piloted in 2018. The event aims to support first time companies at our conference to make first contacts with some of the key industry players. More details can be found in our First Timers Speed Business Dating Event section.

12.30 – 14.00 Networking Luncheon

13.00 - 13.45 Panel: State of the Global Industry from 2018 - 2019

Panel  Participants: Moderator: Ken Daly (JML, UK)Europe: Alex Chacon (EHS, Spain), Dieter Schneider (MediaShop, Austria), Andrew Malcher, (Highstreet TV, UK)US/ Americas: Katie Williams (Ideal Living, US), Fernando Mercenari (Inova, Mexico)Asia: Jonathan Gregory, (Oak Lawn Japan)

17.15 - 18.00 APAC Committee Meeting

18:00 - 20:00 Opening Reception

Wednesday 19th June 2018 (Conference, MCMS and Emma Award Day)

08.30 – 18.00 ERA Office open (logistics and assistance)

08.30 – 18.00 Registration open

09.00 – 18.00 Show floor open

09.00 – 17.15 Multi Channel Money Streams Congress (MCMS) 

The MCMS 2019 will again focus on the newest issues facing the Multi-Channel Home Shopping Industry. More details can be found on our our MCMS Congress section.

12.30 – 14.00 Networking Luncheon

19.30 – 23.00 EMMA Awards Ceremony 2019 and Networking Event

23:00 – 04:00 EMMA Award Aftershow Party

Thursday 20th June 2019 (Last Day)

08.30 – 16.00 ERA Office open (logistics and assistance)

09.00 – 18.00 Show floor open

08.30 – 16.00 Registration open

11:00 – 12.00 Company Forum

12.30 – 14.00 Networking Luncheon

Hotel & Travel

hotel travel

The 2019 Multi-Channel Home Shopping Conference was held at The Corinthia Hotel, Budapest, Hungary.

ERA Europe secured exclusive special rates for all registered conference attendees with room rates starting at 230,00€ per night (including breakfast).

Exclusive Benefits

  • Buffet breakfast inclusive
  • Access to Royal Spa
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Secure your booking now and pay later (only for the regular rooms)
  • Spa treatments can be booked here with a discount

About the hotel

First opened in 1896 as the Grand Hotel Royal, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest remains among the grandest in the city, capturing the city’s glamour and romance. It has been meticulously renovated and transformed to the highest standards of contemporary luxury, the hotel's rich history blending seamlessly with state-of-the-art features, such as an original 19th century spa, elegant eateries, two bars and the city's largest hotel conference facilities. Features include:

  • Hungarian, English, German, French, Spanish and Italian-speaking staff
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Business Centre
  • Parking


The Corinthia Hotel Budapest is close to metro and tram stops and is within walking distance of the House of Terror, Fine Arts Museum, Opera House, Heroes’ Square, City Park with Budapest Zoo and St Stephen’s Basilica. Chain Bridge, Castle District, Budapest Parliament and the Dohány street Synagogue are also close.

Distance to city centre: 0 km – the hotel is in the downtown area

Distance from airport - 18 km

How to get to the hotel

Airport: Liszt Ferenc International Airport Budapest (BUD) 

  • Distance to the hotel: 18 km
  • Estimated time: 30 min By car / taxi
  • Estimated time: 50 min by public transportation (Bus Nr.200E to Kobanya/Kispest metro station- Metro 3 /blue line till Corvin Negyed station – Tram 4 or 6 till Kiraly street stop)

Eastern Railway station (Keleti pu.)

  • Distance to the hotel: 2,5 km
  • Estimated time 8 min by car / taxi
  • Estimated time 12 min by public transportation (Tram No.4/6 till Blaha Lujza square – Bus No. 7/7E/173/173E/5/178 or Metro 2/red line till Keleti pu station)

Western Railway station (Nyugati pu.)

  • Distance to the hotel: 2 km
  • Estimated time 5 min by car/taxi
  • Estimated time: 10 min by public transportation (Tram 4/6 till Király street stop)

Southern Railway Station (Déli pu.)

  • Distance to the hotel: 4,5 km
  • Estimated time: 15 min by car / taxi
  • Estimated time: 15 min by public transportation (Metro 2/red line till Blaha Lujza square – Tram 4/6 till Király street)
Event Registration

This Event Took Place On

18 Jun 2019 to 20 Jun 2019

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Event Location
The Corinthia Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
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