Toy Fair New York Announces Keynote Speaker for ’22 Marketplace

tfny-trendhunter-keynoteJune 9, 2021 | With anticipation building for the return of the first in-person Toy Fair New York in a newly renovated and expanded Javits Convention Center (February 19 to 22, 2022) since 2020, The Toy Association is pleased to announce that Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of Trend Hunter and a New York Times bestselling author, has signed on as a keynote presenter.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to hear insights from Gutsche, who will discuss innovation and disruption within the toy space and offer advice on decoding emerging trends during times of rapid change.

Gutsche is routinely sourced by the media, from The Economist to CNN, and has been described as "a new breed of trend spotter" by The Guardian, an "intellectual can of Red Bull" by Association Week, and "on the forefront of cool" by MTV. Under his guidance, Trend Hunter is relied on by 900 brands, billionaires, CEOs, and world leaders to make innovation and change happen − from Google to Disney to prototyping NASA’s journey to Mars.

“Having an innovative and trusted organization like Trend Hunter keynote for the first time ever at Toy Fair is a testament to the show’s growing position as a go-to grounds for tastemakers within and beyond the toy space,” said Kimberly Carcone, The Toy Association’s senior vice president of global market events. “We are thrilled to continue to offer our attendees these critical business insights and educational resources at Toy Fair.”

Gutsche’s presentation will take place on Sunday, February 20. Additional details will be announced closer to the event, along with other educational programs that aim to support and foster growth within the global play community.

Toy Fair New York will take place from February 19 through 22 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Visit for an updated list of programming at Toy Fair.