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Welcome to First Annual World Congress of Play​


Richard Gottlieb and Charles Albert Proudly Present the First Ever World Congress of Play - a conference that brings all the play industries together (Traditional Toys, Board Games, Video Games, Digital Play, Theme Parks and more) in one place at one time. The historic conference will take place at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco on September 9-11, 2013


We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, September 9th.


By bringing the diverse play industries together, we will foster new relationships, new ideas and new business so that we may all prosper in a rapidly changing play market. More importantly, we will move our institutions in a new direction that no longer sees each type of play as a separate silo but recognizes that all forms of play compete in the same marketplace for revenue and time.


We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 World Congress of Play!


Some of the Speakers Scheduled for the 2013 World Congress of Play 

Complete list and bios are available on our speakers page.


World Congress of Play 2013 is presented by:​


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.