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Kimberley SorensonThe Waterford Institute, Dust or Magic Highlights Foundation 2015
"A wonderful opportunity to get down and dirty with a lot of different voices in a protected space. Inspiring + energizing on all conceivable levels -- many many thanks."
Hans WagnerOwner, Computer Explorers, Dust or Magic 2014
"Just soaked in all of it. Great environment!"
Megan SmithSenior Designer, Interactive Media, Highlights for Children, Dust or Magic 2014
"Warren and Daren really made everyone feel relevant and comfortable. Perfect balance of healthy criticism and ideas for growth."
Richard Gottlieb's details
- Richard Gottlieb's presentations
Richard Gottlieb (Monday morning critic’s panel and lunch on Monday) is a well-known toy industry commentator and CEO of “Global Toy Experts,” a consultancy and resource for the toy industry. He is the publisher of Global Toy News, an industry resource for news, trends and analysis of the business of play. He’s the Founder of the World Congress of Play, a conference designed to bring the all the play industries together in one place at one time. Richard combines an MBA in Global Management with years of toy industry experience to help toy companies increase their market share. He has been interviewed by ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, and the BBC, the New York Times and Newsweek, and is a Contributing Editor to Gift & Decorative Accessories and Kids Today magazines in the U.S. and Toys n’ Playthings in the U.K., Juguetes in Spain and other European toy magazines. He has put on “Building Our Future” conferences, focusing on the impact that toys and media have on the future personal and professional choices females make in adulthood, take place annually in New York, Nuremberg and Los Angeles. Richard was appointed a voting member of the National Toy Hall of Fame committee.