SOURCE: Electronic Retailing Association

May 08, 2008 15:36 ET

ERA to Address Industry Issues at Capitol Hill

Electronic Retailing Association to Hold Capitol Hill Conference to Ensure Continued Prosperity of Industry

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - The Electronic Retailing Association (ERA), the only trade association that exclusively represents electronic retailers, will hold its Government Affairs Conference Fly-In on May 19-20, 2008 in Washington, DC. This annual conference gives electronic retailers the opportunity to connect with policy makers who directly affect top industry issues, including Net Neutrality, Streamlined Sales Tax, Behavioral Advertising, Privacy Issues and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) legislation.

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) will provide keynote remarks and Representatives will speak one-on-one with electronic retailers. Attendees will network with peers, legislators and regulators to discuss current issues and connect with elected officials who make decisions on Capitol Hill. A breadth of e-retailing leaders will attend the ERA Government Affairs Conference, including CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors, CFOs, lobbyists, GA and legal professionals and other key executives.

ERA is the eyes, ears and voice of electronic retailers and direct response marketers in our nation's Capitol. Current e-retailing legislative trends to be addressed at the conference include:

--  Congress' intention to double the FTC budget
--  The proposed collection of unjustified sales tax by state governments
--  Net Neutrality issues, including the unwarranted blocking of user
    content by many ISPs
--  Consumer desires for an online "do not track" registry vs. FTC desires
    for behavioral advertising self-regulation
    

Members of the media are encouraged to attend this highly influential conference.

WHO:       Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), Government Representatives,
           Industry Regulators, E-retailing Leaders

WHAT:      The ERA Government Affairs Conference Fly-In

WHEN:      May 19-20, 2008

WHERE:     The Hotel George
           15 E Street, NW
           Washington, DC

REGISTER:  Online at www.retailing.org

For more information about the ERA Government Affairs Conference Fly-In, please contact Bill McClellan at 703-908-1032 or bmcclellan@retailing.org.

ERA is committed to promoting and protecting the common interests of the electronic retailing industry. As a leading advocate of the industry, ERA ensures that key lawmakers and regulatory leaders are provided with the proper information to make educated and informed decisions. ERA's Government Affairs Program continually works to guarantee that the collective voice of direct response is heard and heeded on Capitol Hill and beyond.

For more information about ERA, please visit www.retailing.org.

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