Events & Trade Shows

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Be a Part of a Special Curated Exhibit at Toy Fair Dallas
July 15, 2019
Companies exhibiting at Toy Fair Dallas are invited to participate in the inaugural FutureCast Gallery, a new experiential initiative launched by The Toy Association that will showcase your products to retail buyers who are looking for the most innovative toys and games for their stores.

Spotlight on Toy Fair New York’s Sustainability Mission
July 9, 2019
Did you know that Toy Fair New York uses recyclable carpeting for all show aisles, collects used wooden pallets for reuse, and has lowered its electricity consumption by more than 30 percent since 2015? These are just a few of the show’s eco-friendly practices that have led to its status as the “gold standard” in sustainability, according to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, host to Toy Fair and nearly 200 other trade shows, conventions, and other special events each year.

Don’t Forget! RSVP Yes to The Toy Association’s Annual Summer Happy Hour
July 8, 2019
Join toy industry friends and colleagues at The Toy Association’s annual Summer Happy Hour on Tuesday, July 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Association’s New York City office, located at 1375 Broadway, Suite 1001 (between 37th and 38th streets).

Toy Fair Dallas: Get Your 2019 Holiday Drivers and 2020 Previews in Front of Key Retail Buyers
July 2, 2019
Toy companies looking to showcase their 2019 holiday hits and new and innovative product lines for fourth quarter 2020 to key global retailers are encouraged to register for Toy Fair Dallas, taking place Wednesday, October 2 to Friday, October 4 in Dallas, TX.

Toy Industry Leaders Praise Annual Business Conference
June 24, 2019
Leaders of the global toy and play community praised The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference, where hundreds of toy and youth entertainment industry executives gathered last week in Minneapolis, MN, to hear insights on critical industry issues affecting their businesses.

Annual Business Conference: Last Chance to Discover Key Insights from Target & More
June 10, 2019
In just one week, hundreds of toy and youth entertainment industry executives will gather in Minneapolis, MN to learn critical insights on the most important issues affecting their businesses at The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference, co-hosted by Target. Registration is still open for those interested in learning how to grow their businesses and protect their brands in today’s challenging environment.

Space is Limited: Apply Now to Exhibit at Toy Fair 2020
June 3, 2019
The Toy Association is currently accepting exhibitor applications for Toy Fair New York. Toy companies that did not exhibit at last year’s show or have never exhibited before should contact their assigned account executive for details on how to apply.

Ideas to Grow Your Business & Protect Against Threats at the Annual Business Conference
May 30, 2019
In just a few weeks, The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference will bring toy and youth entertainment industry executives together for two days of must-know content on critical issues facing toy companies today. Here are five reasons why industry professionals should attend.

Save the Date for The Toy Association’s Annual Summer Happy Hour!
May 20, 2019
Toy Association members and friends are invited to a fun evening of cocktails, appetizers, and networking at the Association’s annual Summer Happy Hour on Tuesday, July 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Get the Latest Info on Tariffs & Influencer Marketing at Annual Business Conference
May 13, 2019
The Toy Association has added two new informative seminars aimed at offering toy companies critical updates about tariffs on Chinese imports and strategies for brands to develop successful influencer marketing campaigns at The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), taking place June 18 to 19 in Minneapolis, MN, co-hosted by Target.

Target Teams Up with Toy Association to Host Annual Business Conference in Minneapolis, June 18-19
May 6, 2019
Target will be the featured retailer at The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference, June 18 and 19 in the retail giant’s hometown of Minneapolis, MN.

The Genius of Play™ Launches “Play All May”
May 1, 2019
The Genius of Play, a nonprofit initiative dedicated to raising awareness of play's vital role in child development, today announced the kickoff to “Play All May,” the first-ever month-long celebration of play! The celebration will further The Genius of Play’s mission by educating families about the benefits of play, helping parents understand how a “prescription for play” supports children, and encouraging a healthy dose of play alongside other activities.

Annual Business Conference Offers Sessions on Combating Counterfeits Online & Protecting Your Brand
April 30, 2019
Toy professionals will be privy to two informative seminars to help them protect their businesses from counterfeit products during The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), taking place Tuesday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 19 in Minneapolis, MN.

Thousands of Playful Fans & Families Flock to Awesome Con Jr
April 30, 2019
Nearly 70,000 attendees, including 8,500 kids, took part in hours of fun this past weekend in Washington, DC at LeftField Media’s pop culture convention Awesome Con and Awesome Con Jr, the show’s kid-centric programming and exhibition co-hosted by The Toy Association.

Awesome Con Jr Brings Fun for All Ages to Washington, D.C.
April 18, 2019
Awesome Con, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, is proud to present the return of Awesome Con Jr, a family-focused pavilion powered by The Toy Association, which takes over the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28. Awesome Con Jr provides hours of fun with entertaining and educational programs for fans of all ages, including interactive workshops with characters from hit shows, costume parades, art sessions with professionals, coloring contests, and more. Full details on the activities can be found at