Events & Trade Shows

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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.

Unlocking Creativity with Deej Johnson
February 10, 2020
Toy News Tuesday editors chat with true jack-of-all-trades Deej Johnson about his upcoming Creative Factor session at Toy Fair and his own creative journey into the toy and game industry.

Toy Association Annual General Meeting & Board Elections
February 7, 2020
Toy Association members are invited to participate in the upcoming election of board members during the Toy Association’s Annual General Meeting, which has moved to a new time. It will be held on Saturday, February 22 at 4 p.m. at the Creative Factor Theater, in the Level 1, Hall 1D Lobby of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center during Toy Fair New York.

Hottest Toy Trends of 2020 to be Unveiled at Toy Fair NY
February 5, 2020
Looking for an update on what’s trending in 2020? Mark your calendars for The Toy Association’s annual “Toy Trends Briefing,” taking place Saturday, February 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Toy Fair New York.

Toy Fair New York: The Fun Continues After Hours!
February 4, 2020
Make new connections and catch up with longtime industry friends at one or more after-hours events taking place in New York City during Toy Fair week.

Urgent Industry Issues to be Discussed at L.A. Town Hall Member Meeting
February 3, 2020
Come one, come all! Counterfeits, sustainability, retail revolution, China, the future of trade shows, legislation, regulation, and a host of other member-focused issues will be on the agenda at an upcoming Los Angeles-based town hall meeting.

Mark Your Calendars: CPSC Commissioner to Keynote Toy Safety & Compliance Update at Toy Fair
January 31, 2020
Looking for the latest information on toy safety and the industry’s top state, federal, and international legislative and regulatory priorities? Be sure to attend The Toy Association’s annual Toy Safety & Compliance Update on Monday, February 24 at Toy Fair New York.

Toy Fair to Host Inaugural Student Congress Day
January 27, 2020
Toy Fair continues to serve as a meeting grounds for toy retailers, manufacturers, inventors, media, and industry insiders. This year’s show will cast the net even wider by hosting the inaugural Toy Fair Student Congress on Tuesday, February 25.

REMINDER: Sign Up to Participate in “CF@TF Inventor Day”
January 24, 2020
Looking for the next great toy or game idea? Toy manufacturers are encouraged to participate in Creative Factor’s CF@TF Inventor Day to hear product pitches from pre-selected inventors and designers during Toy Fair New York.

Toy Fair Global Market Sessions: Learn How to Succeed in Japan and the U.S.
January 21, 2020
The Toy Association will present its latest global market research on Japan and the U.S. during two Knowledge Network seminars at the 117th Toy Fair New York. The seminars will provide in-depth analyses to help companies confidently expand their businesses in these markets.

Last Call: Secure Your TOTY Tribute Book Ad
January 17, 2020
The deadline to reserve ad space in the 2020 Tribute Book, the official event program for the 20th annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony, is Wednesday, January 29.

TOTY 2020 Gala Tickets Sold Out! Get Your Afterparty Tickets Today
January 16, 2020
Tickets for the 20th Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony might be sold out, but toy professionals can still take part in the festivities at the afterparty celebration.