Events & Trade Shows

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Toy Association Hosts Members & Friends at Summertime Events
July 16, 2018
More than 100 toy company members, industry influencers, and play professionals gathered at The Toy Association’s New York City headquarters last week to network, learn about toy safety, and celebrate play.

Don’t Forget! The Toy Association’s Second Annual Summer Happy Hour is Tonight
July 10, 2018
Come unwind with a cocktail, some light bites, and a fun-filled evening with toy industry friends and colleagues at The Toy Association’s second annual Summer Happy Hour, taking place at the Association’s midtown Manhattan headquarters on Tuesday, July 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Registration Opens for Fall Toy Preview 2018
June 22, 2018
Toy companies already contracted to show their new and creative product lines to a considerable crowd of global retailers can now officially register for Fall Toy Preview 2018, taking place October 2 to 4 in Dallas, TX.

2018 Summer Business Conference Gives Attendees Inside Look into Amazon
June 19, 2018
Toy manufacturers from across the country last week gathered at The Toy Association’s 2018 Summer Business Conference, hosted by Amazon at their Day 1 building in downtown Seattle, WA.

Toy Fair Exhibitors to Reap Benefits & Cost Savings
June 12, 2018
Exhibitors at the 116th annual North American International Toy Fair will reap benefits from the show’s new contractor, T3 Expo. Toy News Tuesday caught up with Tom Malek, vice president of sales at T3 Expo, to share details about offerings that will enhance the exhibitor experience at Toy Fair ’19 and how companies can prepare for the show.

REMINDER: Submit Your Toy Industry Hall of Fame Nominations by June 29
June 11, 2018
Toy industry professionals have until June 29 to submit their nominations for The Toy Association’s Toy Industry Hall of Fame – the highest honor bestowed upon individuals in the toy industry. Nomination forms may be completed online.

PlayCon 2018: A Successful Two Days of Idea Generation & Networking
May 15, 2018
More than 150 toy and play professionals gathered in San Francisco, CA last week at PlayCon, The Toy Association’s International Conference for Play Professionals, to engage with some of the most innovative thought leaders and influencers today.

Toy Industry Hall of Fame: 2019 Nominations Now Open
May 15, 2018
The toy community is invited to submit their nominees for The Toy Association’s Toy Industry Hall of Fame – the highest honor bestowed upon individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the toy industry throughout their careers.

Open Forum on Retail Disruption: Recording Available
May 8, 2018
The Toy Association has made available a free recording of the Open Forum that took place on Tuesday in San Francisco, CA, prior to PlayCon’s official opening.

Countdown to the New PlayCon!
May 1, 2018
With just one week to go before PlayCon officially kicks off anticipation is growing. Toy and play professionals won’t want to miss this informative and educational conference, taking place next week in San Francisco, CA.

PlayCon Speaker Spotlight: Jennifer Rogers Doyle, Sr. VP of Brand Development at Disney Channels Wor
April 24, 2018
Jennifer Rogers Doyle of Disney Channels Worldwide will share her insights as an executive who has helped generate billions of dollars in retail sales based on Disney properties at The Toy Association’s PlayCon, taking place May 8 to 9 in San Francisco, CA.

Global Retailers Making Early Plans to Attend Fall Toy Preview
April 17, 2018
Toy companies interested in exhibiting at Fall Toy Preview are encouraged to submit an exhibit space application for the event, taking place October 2 to 4 in Dallas, TX.

PlayCon Speaker Spotlight: Matthew Hudak of Euromonitor International
April 17, 2018
PlayCon attendees will hear insightful information about the global toy and video game industries from Matthew Hudak, senior toys and games analyst at Euromonitor International, who will present a session at the upcoming May conference.

Register Now: Two May Webinars Presenting Global Expansion Research on France & Germany
April 16, 2018
The Toy Association will host two webinars in May to provide an analysis of global market research highlighting France and Germany to help companies decide whether to expand their businesses to these markets.

PlayCon Speaker Spotlight: Rosie O’Neill, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Sugarfina
April 10, 2018
PlayCon attendees are in for a sweet treat when Rosie O’Neill, co-founder and co-CEO of Sugarfina, takes the stage to share insight into her innovative approach to retail and the confections industry, when the conference returns May 8 to 9 in San Francisco, CA.