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Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual ESSENtials Retailer Summit taking place (virtually) October 19-20, 2020. This two-day trade show hosted by GAMA will provide publishers and retailers the opportunity to grow their businesses by forming new relationships across the globe.

With SPIEL going virtual this year, the retailer summit will also be held online with a mix of recorded and live presentations and workshops. We are very excited to offer this new chapter for the ESSENtials program.

The program will consist of publisher keynotes and concurrent sessions showing off new releases, sharing sneak peeks of future titles, show specials and offering information on retailer specific programs and news.  Each participating publisher will be provided a “virtual office” to meet with retailers to answer questions, provide expanded comments and discuss show specials.

The program is free for retailers to attend and will be recorded for those unable to attend during the original broadcast. Full show schedule will be posted on October 1 when retailer registration opens.  

For sponsor or speaking information, please contact or download this FAQ document: 

Sponsor and Presenter FAQ Sheet

Retailer Registration (goes live on Oct 1, 2020)


258 E. Campus View Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43235

614. 255. 4500

614. 255. 4499


The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is the non-profit trade organization dedicated to serving the hobby games industry. GAMA strengthens and supports all industry professionals by advancing their interests, providing educational programs and opportunities, and promoting our unique form of quality social entertainment. Read More »