Hotel Deadline Approaching for 2014 National Summer Credit Conference 

July 5, 2014 | The Toy Industry Association (TIA) is reminding members planning to attend the upcoming 2014 National Summer Credit Conference (SCC14) that the deadline to receive the group rate at Hotel Monaco Alexandria is next Monday, July 14th.

Taking place August 11-12 just outside of Washington, DC in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, VA, SCC14 is TIA’s exclusive educational and networking event for senior-level finance and operations executives and the credit and collections teams of TIA member manufacturers.

“An important component of the TIA Credit Interchange Program, the Summer Credit Conference is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for attendees to exchange vital information about their toy retail customers, while also broadening their professional networks,” said Paul Vitale, TIA senior vice president of finance and operations. “In addition to a formal program, this event allows participants to speak one-on-one with the invited retail executives and to network with other financial professionals within the toy industry.”

Some of the highlights of this year’s agenda include: a presentation by Amazon.com on the company’s policies and vendor programs; best security practices in the face of criminal cyber threats, presented by the U.S. Secret Service; workshops for both senior finance / operations executives and credit managers; a review of key accounts; credit trade insurance information; and more.

The group rate of $149/night (1 queen or 2 double beds) and $169/night (2 double beds for 3 guests) for conference attendees will be offered through July 14th. Rooms may be booked online or by contacting the hotel directly at 800.368.5047 (mention the TIA National Summer Credit Conference to receive the group rate).

Registration for SCC14 is open to TIA member manufacturers only. Eligible members interested in registering may contact TIA Credit Interchange Program Manager Dina Gittings (646.520.4849).