Events & Trade Shows

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Toy Association Chair Aaron Muderick Talks New Toy Fair NY Timeline on ‘The Playground Podcast”
May 17, 2022
Aaron Muderick, chair of The Toy Association and founder & president of Crazy Aaron’s, appeared on “The Playground Podcast” this week, chatting with Christopher Byrne, aka The Toy Guy, and Richard Gottlieb, president of Global Toy Experts, about the new fall timeline for Toy Fair New York and what’s in store for the 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market this fall.

Be Seen by Top Buyers at The Toy Association’s Preview & Holiday Market
May 10, 2022
The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market this fall will commence what is anticipated to be a critical stop for buyers and sellers for both 2022 and 2023 business.

Toy Fair Everywhere Toy Buying Events to Kickstart Back-to-School Season & More
May 10, 2022
Toy and children’s product manufacturers looking for new ways to put their products in front of buyers this summer are invited to participate in Toy Fair Everywhere’s upcoming targeted product category events.

Exhibit Space Filling Up for 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market
April 25, 2022
Booth assignments for the much-anticipated 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market have already begun; toymakers are encouraged to get on board for what is shaping up to be a crucial fall event for any play professional looking to make business connections for 2023 and close out holiday 2022 on a high note.

Women in Toys’ Empowerment Day to Take Place at Preview & Holiday Market
April 25, 2022
Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WiT) has announced that it will return to the Dallas Market Center to host the annual WiT Empowerment Day on Monday, September 19.

Exhibitor Applications Open for Preview & Holiday Market
April 12, 2022
Influential buyers will be on site at The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market this September in Dallas, and exhibitor applications are officially open to all sellers looking to show off their 2022 holiday drivers and 2023 playthings.

Toy of the Year Awards to Take Place September ’22 in Conjunction with Preview & Holiday Market
April 12, 2022
The Toy Foundation announced the next Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards will be held September 20, 2022 at The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market, which is taking place at the Dallas Market Center September 20 to 22.

The Toy Association Offers New Opportunity to Connect with Urban Outfitters (April 15 Deadline)
April 7, 2022
Following two successful product preview events with Urban Outfitters that led to numerous connections, The Toy Association has announced a third virtual private preview with the retailer taking place May 19. The application deadline is Friday, April 15 at 5 p.m. (Eastern).

Toy Fair New York Set to Take Place September 30 to October 3, 2023
March 30, 2022
The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, the largest toy, play, and youth entertainment marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, has announced that the 118th edition of the show will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from September 30 to October 3, 2023 in New York City.

Drive Your Sales: Exhibitor Applications Open for Toy Association’s Preview & Holiday Market
March 29, 2022
Toy companies looking to get in critical face time with influential buyers for their Q4 holiday drivers and 2023 playthings at The Toy Association’s must-attend 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market this September in Dallas, Texas, can mark their calendars. Next Tuesday, April 5, officially kicks off the opening for exhibitor applications.

The Toy Association Brings Back Live Events this September
March 14, 2022
The Toy Association will bring the toy community back together again live and in-person at its much anticipated go-to-market 2022/2023 event this fall in Dallas, Texas.

Ready for Toy Fair Everywhere? Get a Live Demo on March 21
March 7, 2022
Learn how Toy Fair Everywhere can help your company showcase your products and grow sales throughout 2022 in an upcoming platform demo on Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

Global Market Sessions: Kid Consumer Insights in the U.S. & Beyond
February 17, 2022
The Toy Association is making new global research seminars, usually presented during Toy Fair New York, available to help provide companies confidently expand their businesses in the U.S. and around the globe.

Educational Programming Explores the Metaverse’s Impact on Play
February 15, 2022
Beginning February 21, educational programming originally scheduled to take place at Toy Fair New York will be available on-demand – including the show’s Welcome to the Metaverse educational sessions.

Reserve Your Free Ticket for this Friday’s TOTY Awards & Metaverse Afterparty
February 14, 2022
The industry is just days away from celebrating the virtual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and the first-ever TOTY Afterparty in the metaverse. Here’s everything you need to know.