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The Future of Style

Date: May 18 – 20, 2021

Location: Virtual 

Description: Welcome to the Future of Style, an in-depth exploration of the global fashion industries encompassing beauty, accessories, apparel, footwear, and sports.. 

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Understanding Trends in the U.S. Kids’ Book and Licensing Market

Presenter: Kristen McLean, U.S. Books Industry Analyst    

Date: Wednesday, June 23

Time: 12:30 pm ET 

Location: Virtual 

Description: Don’t miss this engaging and informative webinar, hosted by U.S. Books Industry Analyst Kristen McLean. She’ll break down the state of the U.S. children’s book market with a particular focus on the evolving licensing market.

Key topics and questions include:

  • What will be the key trends to watch in the children’s market for the next 12 – 24 months? 
  • What’s the state of children’s licensing, and how was it impacted by the pandemic?
  • What are the highest growth areas in children’s publishing, and who are the fastest growing players?

It’s a can’t-miss session based on our latest data and Kristen’s deep industry expertise.


Evolution of Entertainment 2021

September 13
Time:  11:00 a.m. PT
Location: Virtual
Description: Join us at our Evolution of Entertainment portal, showcasing insights across books, media, toys, video games, and more, from our team of experienced industry thought leaders. Starting Monday, September 13, you can explore the latest data and industry expertise on the categories that matter most to your bottom line. It’s exclusive content just for you, including:

  • A peek at Evolution of Entertainment survey results – our experts look at what’s ahead
  • Impacts of changing consumer sentiment on retail
  • Analysts’ perspectives on trends across books, games, media, and toys
  • A new look at the impact of cross-platform entertainment strategies
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CTAM Wired Webcast

Presentation: Retaining Viewer Engagement in 2021 & Beyond
Title: CTAM Wired Webcast: Retaining Viewer Engagement in 2021 & Beyond
Presenter: John Buffone, Industry Analyst
 September 23
Time:  3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual
Description: In this session, we’ll quantify the usage overlap between Cable, SVOD, and FAST distribution channels. Drivers of engagement differ from consumer on set and forget to households more prone to service switching. The future of TV distribution will be fragmented and winning the battle for viewer’s time will require knowing the factors that influence their behaviors.

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IHA Connect Fall

Presenter: Joe Derochowski
Date: September 27, 10:30am
Location: Virtual
Description: Taking the Pulse of the Housewares Industry. Join Joe Derochowski for a look at how the last several months have impacted consumer spending and what trends will drive their decision-making in the next year.

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2021 Visual 1st

Presentation: New Needs, New Cameras
Presenter: Ben Arnold, Executive Director & Consumer Technology Industry Analyst
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 9:25 a.m. PT
Location: Virtual
Description: Reversing a years-long trend, U.S. camera sales have actually grown in the past year, as consumers developed new needs for capturing photos or videos during a pandemic that fundamentally changed how and where they spend their time. The market not only rebounded for traditional digital cameras, but also for a variety of special use case cameras, such as action cameras and 360-degree cameras. But what’s next when users will return to some form of ‘normal’ life? What are the new opportunities going forward for digital camera sales in various categories? 

Join us for an informative fireside chat with Ben Arnold, Executive Director & Consumer Technology Industry Analyst at The NPD Group, to learn which digital camera categories are trending, what characteristics define today’s buyers, and which adjacent category items are benefiting from the camera sales uptick.

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Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit

Presenter: Vince Sgabellone
Date: November 1 – 4
Location: Virtual
Description: The NPD Group is the premier research sponsor for the 11th annual Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit. Our Industry Analyst, Vince Sgabellone, kicks off the event on November 1 with the State of the Foodservice Industry session. Registration for this event is complimentary.


IFMA Presidents Conference

Presentation: 360 Degree View of Food Consumption
Presenter: David Portalatin, Vice President, Industry Advisor Date: November 9 Time: 8:20 a.m. MT
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Description: David will examine total share of stomach between foods and beverages sourced from foodservice and those prepared at home. Learn about the macro trends (long term and short term) that influence consumer behavior and get insight into how this will influence demand in the broader foodservice industry. Register today

Dirk Sorenson

A Deep Dive into Outdoor and Snowsport Consumer Trends

Presenter: Dirk Sorenson, Executive Director and Industry Analyst
Date: January 6 at 2 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual
Description: There are various trends that are shaking the outdoor industry’s current understanding of who buys and why, and creating opportunities for new and existing brands alike to redefine their strategies. Join us for an informative session presented by Dirk Sorenson, Executive Director and Industry Analyst who will dive deeper into these trends and highlight the price bands that are thriving and what has changed as a result of the pandemic. This is our opportunity to seize the moment.

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