Events & Trade Shows

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No-Risk Registration Open for the 2020 Annual Business Conference in Bentonville
March 10, 2020
Registration is now open for The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), where toy and youth entertainment industry executives can gain critical insights on the most important issues affecting their businesses.

Toy Fair 2020 Attendance Reflects Better Screening of Attendees; Global Impact of Coronavirus
March 10, 2020
In addition to its annual detailed analysis provided to member exhibitors, The Toy Association is promoting Toy Fair New York post-show highlights to offer a transparent look at Toy Fair’s concerted evolution, the impact global issues had on the 2020 event, and how an enhanced vetting process has enabled the Association to deliver a stronger, if sometimes smaller number of attendees in one category or another.

Toy Association Invites Members to Join the Fight Against Fake Toys in DC
March 6, 2020
The Toy Association will lead an Intellectual Property (IP) Fly-In this summer, giving toy company representatives and Association staff the opportunity to meet with administration officials and congressional offices to discuss key toy industry priorities concerning the prevalence of unsafe, counterfeit toys sold through e-commerce platforms. The Toy Association’s IP Fly-In will take place June 3 to 4 in Washington, DC.

Exclusive Member Opportunity to Be Featured During “Play All May”
March 5, 2020
Looking to be featured in The Genius of Play’s second annual Play All May month-long celebration of play? Toy Association member companies are invited to join the fun by submitting products to be featured in daily giveaways all month long.

LA Town Hall Member Meeting Postponed
March 5, 2020
Due to the uncertain and evolving environment surrounding the coronavirus in the U.S., The Toy Association’s L.A. Town Hall Member Meeting, originally scheduled for March 19, has been postponed.

Sold-Out Toy Fair NY Showcases Toy Industry’s Outstanding Creativity & Innovation
March 3, 2020
The 117th annual Toy Fair New York brought tens of thousands of play innovators from 100 countries to New York City, showcasing the incredible talent and playful spirit of the North American and global toy industries.

Magic Wheelchair Gifts Child with Power of Marvel Infinity Gauntlet at Toy Fair
March 2, 2020
Magic Wheelchair, the non-profit that builds epic costume for kids in wheelchairs, gifted one special 11-year-old boy from Connecticut with a custom designed costume featuring two of his favorite Marvel characters at this year’s Toy Fair New York.

Close Out Toy Fair by Helping Kids in Need: Donate to Toy Drive
February 25, 2020
Toy Fair New York exhibitors are encouraged to help kids in need by donating playthings to The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) toy drive at the close of the show. The collection will begin as soon as the show officially closes, on Tuesday (February 25) at 4:01 p.m.

Toy Association Announces Board, Executive Committee & Advisory Members at Annual General Meeting
February 23, 2020
The Toy Association today announced the election of two new members and nine term renewals to its Board of Directors for two-year terms expiring in February 2022. The announcement was made during The Toy Association’s Annual General Meeting held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, open to all Toy Association members and attendees of its global marketplace, Toy Fair New York.

Toy Fair New York Opens Today; Exclusively Unveils 100,000+ New & Trending Toys & Games!
February 22, 2020
The 117th annual Toy Fair New York opened its doors this morning at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, welcoming a sea of 25,000 global play professionals to see the hottest new toys, games, and youth entertainment products before they hit store shelves.

L.O.L. Surprise! by MGA Entertainment Snags Prestigious “Toy of the Year” Award for 3rd Year in Row
February 21, 2020
More than 700 toy, play, and youth entertainment executives gathered at Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City tonight to honor the year’s finest toys and industry icons at the 20th annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Proceeds from the awards program and event supported The Toy Foundation’s charitable work to bring toys to millions of children in need.

The Countdown is on for Toy Fair New York 2020
February 20, 2020
The hottest new toys, games, and youth entertainment products will take over the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this Saturday when the 117th Toy Fair New York kicks off in New York City. Here's what's happening throughout the four-day event.

President’s Letter: Gearing Up for Toy Fair New York 2020
February 18, 2020
The wait is almost over! The 117th Toy Fair New York will kick off this weekend. From educational sessions that hit on the hot topics of the industry (trade, counterfeits, coronavirus, and more) to show events that shine a spotlight on the inventor community, Toy Association President & CEO Steve Pasierb shares what to look out for as you navigate the show floor.

Shaquille O’Neal to Join Toy Photographer Mitchel Wu in Toy Fair Opening Ceremony
February 18, 2020
NBA All-Star-turned-businessman Shaquille O’Neal, along with renowned toy photographer Mitchel Wu, will kick off the 117th Toy Fair New York at the show’s opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, February 22 at 9 a.m. at the Crystal Palace 3B Entrance of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Spotlight on Diversity: Hasbro’s Bryony Bouyer
February 17, 2020
Toy News Tuesday editors recently had the opportunity to chat with Bryony Bouyer, senior vice president of diversity and inclusions & multi-cultural strategies at Hasbro. Bouyer also serves on The Toy Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. TNT discusses with Bouyer her role in helping build Hasbro’s D&I initiatives and the steps other companies can take to do the same.