Brussels, Belgium, 5th October 2021 – ERA Global is pleased to announce that Dieter Schneider has been appointed by the Board as the new Chair of the association and formally takes post from 5th of October 2021, succeeding Ken Daly, who has served since June 2019.

Dieter Schneider, co-owner and CEO of Schneider Holding GmbH, the majority share-holder of MediaShop, has served as ERA Global Treasurer from June 2019 until his recent transition to Chairman.

Dieter was CEO of Mediashop Holding GmbH from 2006-2012. In this role he had overall responsibility for the management, strategic and financial matters of the company. In 2012 he changed into the role of strategic advisor.

Ken Daly, CEO JML and former ERA Global Chairman, will continue to govern over the ERA Global activities and finances and will take over Dieter’s responsibilities as a Treasurer, effective 2021 – 2023.

I would like to thank Ken for the enormous contribution he has made to ERA Global and to the community spirit. Ken and Dieter have been of great support and made it possible to manoeuvre our association through troubled seas, skilfully avoiding all cliffs and the ship sinking in these two last years of pandemic. According to our statutes, the Chairman of the Board may not renew for two consecutive terms, stated Dr. Julian Oberndörfer, CEO ERA Global, at the Annual Board Meeting in Malta, first ever in a hybrid format.

Dieter Schneider, Chairman of the Board of Directors, shared the following message at the beginning of his mandate: It‘s a great honour to take on the role of Chair of ERA Global after serving as treasurer during a period of very tough times. Now it’s time to make the organization even more global, digital and powerful and bring our successful conferences back on track, beginning with Amsterdam in June 2022!

In the following two years, Dieter Schneider will preside over the most international board in the ERA Global’s history, a true reflection of the global focus of the association, with its directors representing the interests of European, Asian and American companies in the international multi-channel and home shopping industry.

Following the recent cancellation of the annual conference and the US show, due to the ongoing worldwide travel restrictions, the association announced earlier this year that it would focus on the 2022 activities, with the conference in Amsterdam from June 21st to 23rd already in planning and a conference in Las Vegas in fall 2022. If the pandemic allows us, we expect further activities around the globe.

The 3-day conference addresses the product patent owners, multi-channel and direct-to-consumer companies that sell worldwide on TV, online or via electronic media. Besides the incentivizing panel discussions and the great business networking hub consisting of business club tables and spacious meeting rooms, the 2022 ERA Global Conference in Amsterdam includes a generous exhibition area. The registration will open later this year.

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