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Learn from Responsible Toy Sourcing Experts in Toy Fair Seminar

February 10, 2020 | Toy Fair New York attendees are invited to join The Ethical Toy Program and other global leaders in sustainability for an educational session that will explore the global opportunities available to manage risk, protect your brand’s reputation, and diversify your toy supply chain beyond China in 2020.

The “Maximizing Global Opportunities” session is designed to benefit all show attendees, whether you are an established player in the market or a hard-working start-up. It will be held on February 24, at 1:30 p.m. in Hall 1E, Room 1E11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 

The seminar will take an in-depth look at responsible manufacturing opportunities in regions outside China, with a focus on Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia as well as address emerging legislation impacting the global toy economy. This includes Modern Slavery legislation and Germany’s drafted Sustainable Value Chain Law. The session will also cover the latest updates and must-watch trends in responsible sourcing.

Led by The Toy Association’s CEO & president Steve Pasierb and ICTI Ethical Toy Program president & CEO Carmel Giblin, other panelists will include Daniella Goncalves, assistant policy & program manager for CSR & labor affairs at the United States Council for International Business; Michael Hyde, managing director Far East operations at The Character Group; Edena Low, vice president of supply chain governance, risk management, compliance and sustainability at Mattel and director at the Southeast Asia Toy Association; and Tim Sullivan, senior vice-president global quality/compliance at Spin Master. A 15-minute Q&A will follow the panel discussion.

Attendees can register for the session, here.

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