EMOTA, the European Multi-Channel and Online Trade Association,
represents 3,500 e-commerce and distance selling companies in 15 countries, through its 16 member national associations. The overall turnover in represented countries amounts to € 250 billion, which accounts for 83% of total European e-commerce. EMOTA's mission is to promote the interests of multi-channel retailers, at European level, by engaging with the EU Commission and Parliament, in order to drive the growth of the e-commerce industry in Europe. Click here for the EMOTA Report 2012/2013
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European Commission to co-host
5th EMOTA-EDiMA European E-commerce Conference
The European Commission will co-host this year’s annual gathering in Brussels organised by EMOTA and EDiMA, the European Digital Media Association, in collaboration with Forum Europe. The conference, which is established as the leading forum of its kind in Europe, will once again bring together policymakers and stakeholders to discuss and debate the most pertinent issues affecting online trade. Conference delegates will take stock of the achievements so far and look into the challenges ahead. The event will take place on Tuesday, 15 October 2013, and will be honoured by the presence of EU Internal Market and Services Commissioner Michel Barnier. Further information will be available shortly.
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EMOTA admitted as new .eu member
To better serve the .eu market and improve its market knowledge, EURid, the .eu registry, has admitted four additional members which are all associations active on a European level, with a strong Internet-oriented vision:
- CECUA, The Confederation of Computer User Associations
- ECTA, The European Communities Trade Mark Association and
- IAB Europe, The Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe.
EMOTA Secretary General Susanne Czech had the pleasure of attending EURid's General Assembly in Ljublijana, Slovenia, for a first brainstorm on strategic topics to be discussed over 2013.
On 14 March 2013, EMOTA hosted the International e-Commerce Forum, in association with eShow Barcelona. The Forum brought together e-commerce leaders and practitioners from several European countries, to share insights on successful cross-border trading and debate the core issues that will shape Europe’s digital commerce agenda.
At the conference, EMOTA committed to drive borderless digital commerce in Europe with the following mission:
- Govern and guide international e-commerce development;
- Inform the e-commerce industry through a standard reporting;
- Proactively listen and respond to the needs of all the digital economy stakeholders.
In addition, Walter Devenuto, President of EMOTA, presented up-to-date statistics on E-Commerce in Europe:
- E-commerce turnover in Europe reached € 300 billion in 2012, achieving an impressive growth rate of 20% relative to 2011;
- The online retail market will continue to expand rapidly in Europe, with forecast growth rate of around 15-20% in 2013;
- Europe will remain the largest e-commerce market in the world and will grow faster than North America in 2013.
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