Events & Trade Shows

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Update: The Toy Association Board Nominating Committee Names Final 2019-2021 Candidates
January 18, 2019
The Toy Association’s Board of Directors Nominating Committee, chaired by John Gessert, president and CEO of American Plastic Toys, today announced the final slate of nominees to serve on the Association’s Board of Directors for two-year terms beginning in February. The new board members will participate in their first formal board meeting in June.

Perspectives: Q&A with Brett Klisch, Co-Founder of Toy Fair’s Creative Factor
January 15, 2019
Toy News Tuesday sat down with Brett Klisch, owner/creative director of Peru Meridian Studios and co-founder of Toy Fair New York’s Creative Factor educational series to learn more about the program’s expansion at this year’s show.

The 2019 TOTY Awards: Here’s What You Need to Know
January 15, 2019
Toy industry professionals still have time to purchase tickets for the much-anticipated 19th annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony, taking place on Friday, February 15 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming event, including gala details, ticketing, and more.

Register Now for the 2019 Toy Fair Credit Meeting
January 8, 2019
The Toy Association’s Toy Fair Credit Meeting will take place on Monday, February 18, from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., at the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. The annual event will provide crucial insights, networking opportunities, and critical trade information to industry finance, credit, and operations professionals.

Free Publicity Opportunities for Exhibitors at Toy Fair 2019
January 7, 2019
Exhibitors at Toy Fair New York are invited to take advantage of free publicity opportunities to maximize their media exposure leading up to and during the show. The Toy Association is reminding exhibitors to sign up soon, as deadlines are fast approaching:

Toy Fair Dallas Exhibitors: Submit Your Application to Secure a Spot for 2019
December 18, 2018
Registration is open to secure exhibit space at Toy Fair Dallas (formerly Fall Toy Preview), taking place Wednesday, October 2 to Friday, October 4, 2019 in Dallas, TX. Returning exhibitors that participated in this year’s show have until January 21 to submit their application to be included in the first round of space assignments.

Toy Companies Invited to Participate in Inaugural “CF@TF Inventor Day”
December 11, 2018
Toy manufacturers are invited to participate in The Toy Association’s inaugural “CF@TF Inventor Day,” an opportunity to hear product pitches from select inventors and designers during Toy Fair New York.

Buy Your Tickets Now for the 2019 Toy of the Year Awards Gala
December 4, 2018
Tickets are now on sale for 19th annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony, which celebrates the industry’s top toys, games, and licenses in the marketplace. The gala is taking place on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. The TOTY Awards program and event serves as a critical fundraiser for The Toy Foundation, which, since 2003, has provided more than $200 million in toys to over 25 million children in need around the world through generous donors to its signature program, The Toy Bank.

Inventors & Designers: Apply Now to be Selected for the Inaugural “CF@TF Inventor Day”
November 27, 2018
Toy inventors and designers are invited to apply to The Toy Association’s inaugural “CF@TF Inventor Day,” an opportunity for select individuals with toy and game inventions to pitch to influential toy and youth entertainment professionals and manufacturing partners during Toy Fair New York. CF@TF Inventor Day is being held on Friday, February 15, the day before Toy Fair opens, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

“Toy Fair Tools”: A Must-Open Email with Critical Toy Fair Information
October 22, 2018
y, February 16, to Tuesday, February 19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. To help exhibiting companies find everything they need to know about the upcoming show, The Toy Association has launched a more streamlined version of the Toy Fair Tools newsletter. Toy Fair exhibitors will receive the first weekly Toy Fair Tools via email this week.

Dallas Toy Fair Continues to be Vital for Toy Buyers and Manufacturers
October 16, 2018
Toy and game buyers and exhibitors alike expressed how crucial and valuable Fall Toy Preview continues to be for their businesses. The show took place earlier this month at the Dallas Market Center in Dallas, TX.

New York Toy Fair Ranks No. 35 on Annual Gold 100 Trade Show Ranking
October 12, 2018
The Toy Association’s North American International Toy Fair ranked at No. 35 on Trade Show Executive magazine’s Gold 100 List of the largest and most-accomplished trade shows in the country in 2017, The rankings were announced at the Gold 100 Awards & Summit held October 10 to 12 at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA.

New to Toy Fair? Register Now for the Freshman Class Webinar for Exhibitors
October 9, 2018
Will you be exhibiting for the first time at the 116th North American International Toy Fair? Do you have questions that you need answered? Registration is now open for The Toy Association’s free webinar titled “Toy Fair 2019 Freshman Class Webinar for Exhibitors” on November 1 from 2 to 3 p.m. (Eastern) that will provide Toy Fair newcomers with a better understanding of how to prepare for and utilize the show to their advantage.

Not at Fall Toy Preview? Here’s What You’re Missing Out On
October 2, 2018
Not at The Toy Association’s Fall Toy Preview this week? Here’s what you’re missing.

Fall Toy Preview: Your Chance to Sell More Product & Network
September 25, 2018
The Toy Association’s Fall Toy Preview in Dallas, TX is just one week away. Are you ready? Here are five reasons this year’s fall marketplace will be the best yet!