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!

>>> Register Now for PlayCon 2016 <<<

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.

Date & Location

May 2-4, 2016
The Miami Beach Edition Hotel
2901 Collins Ave., Miami, FL 33140
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2016 Keynote Presenters

 Gutsche  Hertz  Frédérique Tutt

Jeremy Gutsche
The TrendHunter

Andy Hannan
Senior Trading Director
Argos, UK

Frédérique Tutt
Toys Global Industry Analyst
The NPD Group

PlayCon Attendees

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

View a list of companies that attended last year.

2016 Registration Fees

TIA Member Full Conference 

$1,195 per person
TIA Member Group Packages are available for multiple registrants from the same company:  3-pack: $2,730
5-pack: $4,265
10-pack: $8,030

Non-Member Full Conference $1,495 per person

Group Packages for members of WIT, ASTRA and LIMA may be purchased
when multiple registrants with membership in one of these
affiliated organizations register.
3-pack: $3,230
5-pack: $4,765
10-pack: $8,530

Each Registration includes admission to all educational sessions; the Opening Night Dinner on Monday evening; breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and the Evening Reception on Tuesday; and breakfast and refreshment breaks on Wednesday.

Opening Night Dinner Only $300 per person

Tuesday Night Networking Reception  $150 per person

>>> Register Now for Playcon 2016 <<<


PlayCon’s official hotel is The Miami Beach Edition.

>>> Reserve Your Hotel Today <<<

Or call 786.257.4500 or 1.800.466.9695 and reference “PlayCon 2016”. A special group rate of $345.00++ is available for attendees when reservations are made by April 4, 2016.


General Inquiries

Kimberly Carcone
Senior Director, Market Events

Sponsorship Opportunities

Laura Mangiaracina
Manager, Advertising, Sponsorship and Promotions

Looking Back


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 Sponsor

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