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Welcome to the Second Annual World Congress of Play

September 8-10, 2014 | San Francisco, California


Global Toy Experts and Creativity, Inc. Proudly Present the 2nd annual World Congress of Play - A conference that brings all the play industries together in one place at one time. Categories include Video Games, Traditional Toys, Digital Play, Board Games, Music, Entertainment, Theme Parks, Play Advocacy, and more. Bringing the diverse play industries together will foster new relationships, ideas and business so that all may prosper in a rapidly changing play market.


The 2014 World Congress of Play will be held at the

Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square

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The 2014 World Congress of Play is brought to you by Global Toy Experts and Creativity, Inc. ​


Global Toy Experts is a world-renowned consultancy and resource for toy industry insight and information led by well-known industry leader, Richard Gottlieb. Experts provide cutting-edge analysis and strategies to domestic toy manufacturers as well as those international providers who are looking to raise their profile in the United States. The consultancy also provides unique observations and commentary at speaking engagements and conferences globally, furnishing the toy industry with exceptional blueprints for success. Additionally, Global Toy Experts publishes Global Toy News, a Web-based magazine that covers toy industry news and provides resource links. ​


Creativity, Inc. was established in 1998 in San Carlos, California. Our mission is to provide toy, game, learning, and entertainment developers with the very best design, development and engineering services available. Strengths include game design and play pattern development; music composition, sound design, voice casting and recording; digital illustration and animation; software engineering for embedded processors and mobile App platforms including Apple and Android; electro-mechanical engineering; puppeteering and localization. Customers include 9 of the 10 leading toy companies in the world and leading entertainment companies including Disney, Sony, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Bandai, HIT, Discovery Channel, etc.





Here are just a few speakers we have lined up for the 2014 conference. For a complete list of speakers and bios, please visit our speaker page.



The 2014 World

Congress of Play will

take place at the Parc 55

Wyndham San Francisco,

Union Square.


Visit our accommodations page for information on group rates and to reserve your room.  



Thanks to everyone that came to the
2014 World Congress of Play!


"The world of play is changing quickly and dramatically", said Richard Gottlieb, CEO, Global Toy Experts. "As a result, we need to change the way we do business and work together to shape the future of play as we all compete in the same marketplace for revenue and time."


The World Congress of Play will also tackle play's place in society. "We will explore the role of play not just in a child's play and recreation, but throughout our lives, including how play fosters development, mental health, socialization and creativity," added Charles Albert, CEO, Creativity, Inc. 



Thank you to all of the companies that came to the 2014 World Congress of Play!

To view a complete list of the 2014 partipants
click here.


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