The 4th Annual All Baby & Child (ABC) Spring Educational Conference & Trade Show, which was held April 25—27 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, NV was an educational and fun experience for all attendees.
All seminars were well attended — some standing room only — particularly the double session by Bob Negen, owner of WhizBang! Training, who spoke on how to beat the Internet price competition and what steps can be taken to get customers back into stores. An educational session moderated by the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) explored retailers' regulatory compliance responsibilities under CPSIA, what they should expect from manufacturers and best practices in selling baby carriers. The panel also discussed babywearing safety and the new Sling Carrier Safety Standard, ASTM F2907.
The social events, like the Industry Beer & Bowling social and welcome reception (moved to the ballroom due to inclement weather) were all well attended and a wonderful way to network in a relaxed atmosphere, exchange information with industry professionals and reinforce old acquaintances.