Toy Fair Credit Meeting

Monday, February 24, 2020
New York City

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Meeting Agenda

InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel
300 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Gotham Park III Ballroom (Lower Level)


February 18
9:00 – 9:05 am
Opening Comments

Paul Vitale, Executive Vice President, Finance & Operations, The Toy Association

9:05 – 10:00 am
Credit Risk Analysis for Key Retail Accounts

Dennis Cantalupo, President, Pulse Ratings, Inc., Partner, RiemerPlus

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Toys “R” Us: Lessons Learned - Adjusting Expectations and Strategy Resulting from The Debtor’s Mistakes in Dealing with Vendors

David Tawil, Founder & Principal, ETG Capital and Jason M. Torf, Partner, Ice Miller, LLP

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch – Central Park Foyer

Guest: Joanne Messeri, Vice President Business Development, RiemerPlus, host of the EZCredit® retail database

1:00 – 1:50 pm
Mastermind Toys: Growth of a Canadian Specialty Toy Retailer

Pinder Basi, Executive Vice President & CFO, Mastermind Toys, Canada

2:00 – 4:00 pm
Review of Accounts

Moderators: Colleen Veilleux, Chair, Sr. Finance Manager, Wicked Cool Toys, and Dean Stewart, Vice Chair, Vice President Credit & Risk Management, Spin Master

4:00 – 6:00 pm
“Beyond Credit” Roundtable for Senior Finance and Operations Executives

Moderators: Colleen Veilleux, Chair, and Dean Stewart, Vice Chair
Central Park I & II

4:00 – 6:00 pm
“Challenges of Current Credit & Collection Environment” Workshop for Credit Managers: Challenges of Daily Operations in Credit, Collections & Logistics

Moderators: Joy Christopher, Regional Chair Midwest, AR/AP Manager, Radio Flyer, and Anna Valles, Regional Chair West, Senior. Manager Credit & Collections, Bandai

6:05 – 6:15 pm
Meeting Wrap-Up

Colleen Veilleux, Chair