The GAMA Retail Division board met on October 2-3 in Columbus, Ohio. The board members accomplished quite a lot, including planning projects for the next year and setting the GTS 2009 retail seminar schedule.
Representatives of Wizards of the Coast and WizKids also attended the meeting as invited guests to discuss seminar timing at GTS 2008. Many retailers commented that last year’s GTS manufacturer seminars conflicted with Retailer seminars, making it hard for retailers to attend both educational programs and manufacturer presentations.
Company representatives spent the first afternoon and the next morning in the meeting, and engaged in some very productive conversations. GAMA feels confident that with the level of communication everyone enjoyed this year, scheduling conflicts like we had in 2008 won’t happen again in 2009.