TIA's International Conference of Play Professionals

TIA’s International Conference of Play Professionals is a three-day conference featuring general assembly presentations by a myriad influencers and thought-leaders; interactive workshops, networking lunches, evening events, social activities and more!

As we celebrate 100 years of the toy industry; PlayCon 2016 is the industry event of the year to respect the past, and embrace the future...of the next 100 years of Play. PlayCon 2016 is planned to propel the industry forward, and prepare all play experts for the next 100 years of inspiration, imagination, information and innovation. #TIAPlayCon

2016 Presenters

 Barthello  Kathleen Campisano  Ford

Andrea Barthello
Co-Founder & COO
ThinkFun

Kathleen Campisano
Vice President
Toys & Games
Barnes & Noble

Knatokie M. Ford, PhD
Senior Policy Advisor
White House Office of Science
and Technology Policy Science Division

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 Gildenberg  Gutsche

Bryan Gildenberg
Chief Knowledge Officer
Kantar Retail

Jeremy Gutsche
The TrendHunter

 Molina  Nayar  Nuta

Evelyn Molina
Founder
MommyMafia.com

Nikhil Nayar
Vice President Merchandise Manager
Toys & Sporting Goods, Target

Naomi Nuta
Vice President, Client Services,
Neuro Division, Nielsen

 Post  Schapiro

Laura Post
Vice President of Global Insights
LEGO

Marni Schapiro
Director of Sales
Snapchat

 Torres  Frédérique Tutt  Andy Yeatman
Manuel Torres
EVP, WW Consumer Products
NBC Universal Brand Development
Frédérique Tutt
Toys Global Industry Analyst
The NPD Group
Andy Yeatman
Content Acquisition
Netflix

PlayCon 2016 Attendees

Attendees include leaders, creatives, innovators and decision-makers responsible for continuous growth across all play categories.

View a list of companies that are registered to attend this year.

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General Inquiries

Kimberly Carcone
Senior Director, Market Events
646.520.4869

Sponsorship Opportunities

Laura Mangiaracina
Manager, Advertising, Sponsorship and Promotions
646.454.5589

Looking Back

PLAYCON 2015 WOWS WITH HIGH-VALUE EDUCATION AND NETWORKING ACTIVITIES

May 12, 2015 | Leaders across the toy and play space gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona earlier this month to hear the latest market research and expert insights at PlayCon, the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) International Conference of Play Professionals.

Held at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, the event kicked off on April 29th with a lively evening of networking for 171 participants, featuring a dinner and Casino Night fundraiser in support of the Toy Industry Foundation.

PlayCon continued over the next two days with a program packed with cutting-edge content, addressing issues ranging from evolving consumer preferences and technologies to strategies for success at retail, all aimed at helping play professionals boost their business savvy and improve their bottom line.

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Past Presenters at PlayCon

Activision, Amazon.com, Animax, Barnes & Noble, Calendar Club, Disney Consumer Products, The Entertainer, Euromonitor International, The Family Room, Funko, Google/YouTube, Hasbro, LeapFrog, LEGO, The Marketing Store, Nickelodeon, The NPD Group, Pantone Color Institute, RocketHub, Saatchi & Saatchi, Target, Tongal, TOMY International, Toys R Us, UGLYDOLL and WalMart to name just a few.

 

Thank You to our Sponsors

Blue Plate Media Services
   Diverse Marketing

 Freeman
 GES
   Global Toy Experts