No-Risk Registration Open for the 2020 Annual Business Conference in Bentonville

March 9, 2020 | Registration is now open for The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), where toy and youth entertainment industry executives can gain critical insights on the most important issues affecting their businesses. Recognizing that the coronavirus may impact member travel, a no-risk cancellation policy is in place and The Toy Association will continue to provide updates should show dates be impacted or our cancellation policy change.

Taking place July 14-15 in Bentonville, AR, the two-day event will feature a slate of roundtable and interactive discussions covering such topics as finance and credit, marketing, the evolving retail landscape, and more. Keynote speakers Jeremy Gutsche, founder of, and Juli Lennet, vice president and industry advisor of U.S. toys at The NPD Group will among a rich array of learning sessions and networking opportunities. Hot topic sessions include executives from Deloitte and IBM will on securing alternative manufacturing locations and utilizing blockchain, respectively.

“Successful past collaborations with Amazon and Target have established the Annual Business Conference as a must-attend for toy, play, licensing, and youth product executives,” said Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of The Toy Association. “Emphasizing growth and protecting businesses in the current global climate, ABC delivers actionable learning, insight and data that address the biggest opportunities and risks across the spectrum from product concept to the retail shelf or web page.”

The registration rate for the 2020 Annual Business Conference for Toy Association members is $795 per person; the rate for non-members is $1,195 per person.

A welcome party will be held on July 14 at the Scott Family Amazeum, a nonprofit museum for children and families featuring 50,000 square feet of hands-on, interactive exhibits and education spaces. Registration includes one complimentary ticket to the welcome party.

Visit for additional information, including registration, hotel bookings, sponsorship opportunities, and more details on educational sessions as they become available.