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The ERA Europe News Autumn Edition 2017 is now available

Key features include an 'In the Hot Seat' interview with a key industry player, expert articles on VR, the Impact of Emotions on Omni-Channel Retailing, and how Intellectual Property affects revenue and brand value, then there are some photo reports, info on ERA Europe activities and upcoming events and of course the latest industry news.

Specifically, the Autumn Newsletter features a report from the D2C Las Vegas, news about the upcoming Annual Membership Meeting and the 2018 Sevilla Conference as well as a call for your nominations for the 2018 EMMA Awards. Who do you want to nominate? Go here to download the nomination form and be sure to send it to Julian Oberndörfer by 17th January 2018.

The 'In the Hot Seat' interview is with our 2017 Lifetime Achievement EMMA Award Winner, Sandi Češko, the Chairman of the Studio Moderna Group, who shares his personal story with us and gives background insights into Studio Moderna, the company he co-founded 25 years ago. Don't miss it!

The experts who have written articles for this edition include: Dr. Emanuele Frontoni, an expert on Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, who explains the importance of understanding Human Emotions and Behaviour and how it can impact success in Omni-channel Retailing, Maria Rua Aguete, Executive Director, Media, Service Providers & Platforms at IHS Markets, who investigates VR technology and whether monetisation using VR is realistic, and Tina Osojnik, consultant and EASME coach in the field of strategic intellectual property management and international business law, who explains why you should take the topic of Intellectual property seriously, reviewing the whys and wherefores of 6 important questions she says everyone should be asking themselves.

Other newsletter features include industry news from the Middle East, including a report from the signing ceremony of the Joint Venture between GHS and citruss TV in Dubai, acquisitions and changes in the Polish market and industry news from JML and QVC. There are also the regular bulletins from the Self-regulation and Public Affairs committees with links to recently published relevant articles. Read the explanatory article by Maurits Bruggink which gives you more insight into the work and benefits of EMOTA which ERA joined in July to have a perfect source of information in Brussels. Last but not least, there are also articles from ERA U.S.

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If you have any comments or would like to submit news or articles, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Best regards,
The ERA Europe News Team