The Entertainer, Funko and NPD head to TIA's PlayCon 2015

The event will offer youth and play-related professionals the opportunity to network with peers and learn from experts across retail, manufacturing, research and more.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
playcon15.png

Some of the biggest names in the toy industry are gathering next month to offer their advice on creating frenzies, at the TIA’s PlayCon 2015.

Funko, The Entertainer and NPD will be among the firms heading to the TIA’s International Conference of Play Professionals in Arizona, taking place from April 29th to May 1st.

The event will offer youth and play-related professionals the opportunity to network with peers and learn from experts across retail, manufacturing, research and more.

Topics covered will include how certain companies develop fans and how some products can create frenzies, the next generation’s lean on DIY and evolving technologies at consumer level.

The Entertainer’s co-founder Gary Grant will present the keynote address, discussing the ‘magic formula’ for the UK retailer’s expansion.

He will be joined by Brian Mariotti, president and CEO of Funko, who will discuss how to transform customers into lifelong fans and Frederique Tutt, global toys analyst of The NPD Group, who will offer the latest domestic and international toy sales data.

The line-up will be completed by Laurie Pressman, vice president of Pantone Color Institute, who will deliver insight into the role of colour in space design and Eva Lorenz, category leader of toys and games at Amazon.com, who will discuss how Amazon altered the face of retail.

Other speakers will include Jeremy Gutsche, chief trend hunter at Trendhunter.com, Ken Hertz of memBrain LLC, Paul Vitale, SVP of finance and operationas at TIA, and inventor Parker Thomas.

Related

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.

Liberty

UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.