Nr. 003 / Sept 2022
For immediate release
ERA GLOBAL hosts its 1st conference in The USA
Brussels, Belgium/ Las Vegas, USA 19th September 2022 – On September 19th, the ERA Global Conference held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas opened its doors. 120 companies from more than 30 countries worldwide participated in this conference. After almost 30 months of the global pandemic and the recent crisis, ERA Global finally realized its plans dating back to pre-covid times and relaunched the ERA Global Las Vegas autumn conference.
The last convention in LV of our industry took place in 2017. After the demise of the US association the industry met a last time in fall 2018 in LV. Today we can proudly announce that the 2018 board decision to MAINTAIN THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY NETWORK is accomplished. This is also reflected by the most recent number of member companies. Since the end of 2021 the number of members has risen by more than 60%. Today ERA Global has 90 members. 3% come from the African continent, 13% from the APAC region, the American proportion has risen from 16% to currently 23%, 58% of our members come from EMEA region.
Dieter Schneider, CEO & Coo-Owner MediaShop Group, Austria, and ERA GLOBAL Chairman commented as follows: After having hosted the 1st ERA Global US conference we are very grateful for our member's support, especially in these difficult years. With the high quality of attending companies we have seen the tremendous potential of this show which had the perfect set up for the needs of its attendees.
The next major ERA Global trade show is scheduled in Malta from June 20- 22nd 2023.
In particular the strong rise of member companies has shown that the anticipated mix of several bigger international events accompanied by smaller events is highly appreciated by the industry. Post pandemic we look forward that we can finally step by step realize all projects that we planned the past three years. We also look forward to our Chicago member lounge at the IHS. We continuously develop additional concepts and hope that we can soon start activities in the APAC area as well. Dr. Julian Oberndörfer, CEO ERA Global.
About ERA GLOBAL
ERA GLOBAL* is the only existing non-profit association representing the interests of the Multi-Channel Home Shopping Industry and direct-to-consumer business. Our members come from Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia, and Australia, and are active all over the globe. ERA GLOBAL is the voice and network for businesses that offer innovative products to consumers through audio-visual presentation, the internet, and other electronic media, according to a recognized code of ethics. ERA GLOBAL advocates and supports the interests of our Global members and their customers.
* following the decision of the General Assembly of the Annual General Meeting 2021, the association will proceed with the registration of its new official name, Electronic Retailing Association Global/ ERA Global Asbl, BE 0867.005.301,RPM Brussels