The Electronic Retailing Association

Foreword to the ERA Europe News, Summer Edition 2016

Dear ERA Europe Members,

Welcome to our ERA Newsletter Summer edition. We are just about to finalise our retrospective on this year´s conference and are already in the middle of preparing the 2017 venue.

The King is dead, long live the King! or in other words, Farewell Barcelona, Hello Venice!

As most of you have already guessed, this edition focuses primarily on the 2016 conference. For those of you who did not have a chance to attend Barcelona 2016, please read our conference review which includes some photos. You will also find a detailed review and photos of the second MCMS congress.

The MCMS (Multi-Channel Money Streams) session is a congress within the conference. It targets hot multi-channel issues not exclusive to the home shopping industry so that our core audience can find inspiration in neighbouring themes that touch or could touch our day to day business in the future. We are delighted that some of the MCMS speakers have found time to contribute articles for this edition, as well as Christopher Paterka from the gannaca think tank group. Christopher's article is about the effect innovation has or is projected to have on the future of Media.

There is also a review of the EMMA awards 2016 (ERA Europe Multi-channel Multi-screen Awards). As a TV driven multi-channel industry we thought it was high time to honour and celebrate some of the outstanding European electronic retailing achievements. You can see some photos of the event in this newsletter. However, if you would like to see all the conference photos, I would like to steer your attention to the Electronic Retailing Association Europe Facebook site, where all the photos can be found.

Aside from the conference, you will find the usual news updates on Public Affairs and the European industry. There is just a peek at the DRTVLab report for Q2/2016 which is available in full length exclusively for our members in the Members Only part of the website. A reminder on how members can access the Members Only section can be found under 'Membership' on the public website.

So please enjoy this latest edition of this newsletter. We are convinced that you will find inspiration in the interesting articles and would like to gratefully thank all our contributors to this newsletter.

Best regards,

Dr. Julian Oberndörfer

Chief Executive Officer/ Administrateur Delegués

Electronic Retailing Association Europe

Committee Bulletin: Public Affairs 2Q16

From the Public Affairs committee.

In the last edition of our newsletter we presented the ERA Europe Guidelines for the Public Affairs committee work. On this base and with the support of Teresa (introduced in the last newsletter), we have started to draft a white paper for the public affairs work. This will then be our programme and will define our roadmap as a response to the EU Commission’s initiatives towards a digital common European market.

At this stage it seems far too early to predict the consequences of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom but as stated in our guidelines, we will ensure fair access of our members to all market places and platforms, so it seems more...

Photos and Review of the €lectronic Home Shopping Conference 2016 in Barcelona

The €lectronic Home Shopping Conference 2016 in Barcelona was a great success for the Electronic Retailing Association Europe. Again more than...

Save the Date for the Venice Conference: June 20th - 22nd, 2017

Here are some photos of the Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, Italy, where the conference will take place and also a few photos of Julian and Sandr

EMMA Award Winners 2016 with Photo Review

Premiere: the first EMMA awards

Wednesday night was Premiere night: the celebration of the first EMMA Awards (ERA Europe Multi-Channel Multi-Screen Awards) took place during a wonderful cocktail reception which began when the doors opened at 6.30 p.m. All attendees walked down the red carpet and had their photograph taken in front of our ERA Europe press wall before being served welcome drinks and canapés.

The ceremony started with our EMMA introduction clip at 8pm. The charming Ina Bauer from ATV, who also moderated some of the mcms panels, guided us through the evening's programme, together with Isabelle Fournier, Chairwoman of ERA Europe and Julian Oberdörfer, ERA...

MCMS Congress 2016 Report: a topline summary of the panel discussions

by Amanda Justice

The second MCMS congress was held in Barcelona on Wednesday 15th June 2016. Attendees and speakers were welcomed by Isabelle Fournier, Chairwoman of ERA Europe.

The congress included panels on a wide range of interesting topics including FinTech meets Media, The Need for Personal Data Protection, Bridging the Worlds, Growth Strategies, and hosted the eur§reg which included a European Commission Update and took a look at the status of reforming the Audiovisual Media Service Directive. There was also a senior expert panel discussion on EU initiatives to harmonise the relevant legal frameworks and the industry's legal needs., and an update on recent developments in DRTV. Rounding...