Bugg Media attended the recent Australian Toy Associations (ATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 15th of November. It was encouraging to see that some 25 members attended on the day. This reflects a significant increase in attendance from other years. It should be noted that the excellent work Alice and her team perform, and the time given by the Board of Directors, significantly impacts the development of the toy industry.
The ATA has had to deal with many challenges over recent years, however they have reported a strong financial performance for the past year. A successful Toy Hobby & Licensing Fair in March has set the scene for an even better fair in February 2024.
As part of the AGM there were elections for the board. Three positions were on offer with five nominations. In a competitive vote, both Chris Loverso and James Thurlow were re-elected and Alan Ngov of Headstart International was appointed as an incoming Director. Given Alan’s passion and drive for the industry he will no doubt be a great asset on the board. The ATA is an important instrument for the industry as it provides direction and stability across the market.
We encourage members of the ATA to participate where they can and hopefully make the time to attend next year’s meeting.