Ethical Toy Program announces global seminars

Published on: 3rd January 2020

Attendees of Spielwarenmesse and the New York Toy Fair will have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and toy sourcing experts.

The Ethical Toy Program will be joined by other leaders in sustainability and responsible toy manufacturing for its educational seminars at toy fairs in New York and Nuremberg, which are set to explore global opportunities for managing risks, protecting brand reputations and enhancing the toy supply chain.

The seminars will explore current trends, and emerging risks and regulations affecting toy manufacturing, as well as presenting opportunities to diversify toy supply chains beyond China in 2020.

  • Nuremberg Seminar: 30th January 2020 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (CET) – Register here
  • New York Seminar: 24th February 2020 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (EST) – Register here 

Established players in the market and promising start-ups will benefit from these seminars, which offer a unique opportunity to learn from global experts on responsible toy sourcing.

Seminar topics will cover:

  • Responsible manufacturing opportunities outside of China, with a focus on Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia
  • How to conform to emerging legislation impacting the global toy industry, such as Modern Slavery legislation or Germany’s draft Sustainable Value Chain Law
  • Latest updates and responsible sourcing trends all toy companies need to be aware of

The seminars will start with a keynote from Ethical Toy Program President and CEO Carmel Giblin, followed by a panel discussion from representatives from toy brands, retailers and licensors operating globally including Spin Master, The Character Group, and toy associations the Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) and the Southeast Asian Toy Association (SEATA).

Attendees will then have the opportunity to post questions to the panel in a 15-minute Q&A.


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