by The Bloom Report | 21 Oct 2021
PEOPLE OF PLAY ANNOUNCE LINEUP FOR ANNUAL TOY & GAME INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION CONFERENCE FEATURING
NEW POP DUOS - LEADERS, LEGENDS & CELEBRITIES
Headliners include Academy Nominated Executive Producer Robbie Brennan, The New York Times Crossword Editor Will Shortz, Emmy Winning Executive Producer Jeff Probst, Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist Garry Trudeau, Major League Baseball Star Shawn Green, and many more.
CHICAGO, IL (October X, 2021) - People of Play (POP), is excited to announce the first wave of notable speakers and keynotes for the Toy & Game International Innovation Conference held on November 15-19. New this year, the Summit keynotes will feature POP Duos: Leaders, Legends and Celebrities, paired from different industries to talk about creativity, ideas and the toys and games that inspired them.
Sponsors include, Mattel, Disney, Goliath, The Michael Kohner Corporation, Hasbro, Oxford Games Ltd, Longshore Ltd, Spin Master, Play Monster, Exploding Kittens, Radio Flyer, MEGO, Crazy Aarons, Nextoy, Haba, Litzky Public Relations Inc, Andrews McMeel Universal, Toys & Family Entertainment, Peggy Brown Creative, The Game Aisle, Blue Plate Media Services, and Design Edge.
Attendees from around the world will enjoy numerous panels over 5 days, plus daily hosted networking with execs from Mattel, Hasbro, Goliath, Spin Master and more in the POP Pub room. Keynote speakers, POP Duos - Leaders and Legends include:
Closing the conference is the prestigious TAGIE Awards Show, November 19th, premiering on POP’s homepage. Watch parties will be held across the globe as the toy industry toasts and celebrates their colleagues. Following the TAGIE Awards Show will be socializing in the POP Pub rooms. The 2021 TAGIE Awards are presented by Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products with sponsors Mattel, Oxford Games, Hasbro, The Michael Kohner Corporation, Goliath, MEGO, Radio Flyer, Longshore, Exploding Kittens, PlayMonster, Nextoy, and Kite and Rocket.
More speakers and more panels are being added every day. For updated information please visit https://www.chitag.com/2021-innovation-conference.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE FREE VIRTUAL 2021 TOY & GAME INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION SUMMIT
Inventors and design students looking to pitch their toy and game inventions can RSVP here to participate in dedicated pitch sessions.
New inventors and design students will also receive one 30 minute mentoring session with a product acquisition executive, a how-to-pitch package, and speed pitches with companies part of the inventor track.
About People of Play
People of Play (POP) celebrates and empowers toy and game innovation worldwide by providing educational opportunities, recognition and community for industry professionals, amateur inventors and people of all ages who love to play. People of Play oversees a number of events including the Chicago Toy & Game (CHITAG) Fair, the Toy & Game International Excellence (TAGIE) Awards, the Young Inventor Challenge, the New Inventor Conference, the Professional Inventors Conference, Play in Education Conference, the Bloom Report and the People of Play Foundation. Press contact: POP@BrilliantPRM.com
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