Events & Trade Shows

Date (year/month):    
Inventors & Designers: Pitch Your Product at Toy Fair New York
October 21, 2019
Toy inventors and designers are invited to apply to pitch their ideas at the second annual CF@TF Creative Factor Inventor Day at Toy Fair New York 2020.

Here’s What’s Happening at Toy Fair Dallas 2020
October 1, 2019
Much of the North American toy industry converges this week for The Toy Association’s annual show, Toy Fair Dallas. Don’t miss everything that’s happening.

Don’t Forget to Explore the FutureCast Gallery at Toy Fair Dallas
September 30, 2019
New to Toy Fair Dallas this year, the FutureCast Gallery is a not-to-miss stop for buyers and show attendees seeking out new ideas shaping retail and how consumers shop.

REMINDER: Voting for the Toy Industry Hall of Fame Closes September 20
September 16, 2019
Don’t forget to cast your vote for the 2020 inductees for the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Responses are due Friday, September 20, 2019.

RSVP for the Young Professionals Mixer at Toy Fair Dallas
September 10, 2019
Young professionals and those new to the toy industry are invited to The Toy Association’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) mixer, to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2 at d.e.c. on Dragon St. in Dallas, TX.

Reminder: Book an Appointment with the Trends Team at Toy Fair Dallas
September 9, 2019
Exhibitors at Toy Fair Dallas are encouraged to book a 15-minute appointment with a member of The Toy Association’s trends team to showcase what they’ve got for 2020.

Mojo Nation Announces Winners of Play Creators Awards in London, UK
September 4, 2019
Mojo Nation announced the winners of the Play Creators Awards at an evening ceremony held Monday, September 2 during the Play Creators Festival in London, UK. The awards program celebrates “those in the toy and game design community that have excelled over the last 12 months.” Prizes were handed out in 10 categories.

REMINDER: One Month Left to Submit Your TOTY Nominations
August 19, 2019
The Toy Association is reminding companies to submit their nominations for the 2020 Toy of the Year Awards by midnight (Eastern) on Thursday, September 19.

Toy Industry Hall of Fame: Voting Opens this Week for the 2020 Inductees
August 19, 2019
Toy Association members are invited to cast their votes for the inductees into the 2020 Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Voting will open Wednesday, August 21 through Friday, September 20.

Unique Opportunities to Highlight Your Toys at Toy Fair Dallas
August 19, 2019
The Toy Association is reminding toy companies of two unique opportunities to highlight their brand-new toys and product lines in front of retail buyers, trend-spotters, and influencers attending this year’s Toy Fair Dallas.

Rose City Jr Brings Fun for All Ages to Portland, Oregon
August 15, 2019
Rose City Comic Con, Portland’s 8th annual premier pop culture event, is proud to announce programing for their family-focused pavilion, Rose City Jr, powered by The Toy Association. Rose City Jr provides hours of fun with entertaining and educational programs for fans of all ages, including interactive workshops with characters from hit shows, costume parades, an entire stage dedicated to kids programing, and more.

Toy Fair Dallas: Why You Should Feature Your Products in the New FutureCast Gallery
August 13, 2019
The industry’s most innovative toys and games will be on display in a newly curated gallery at Toy Fair Dallas. Called the FutureCast Gallery, this retail-driven, experiential initiative, launched by The Toy Association, is designed to highlight the industry’s most innovative new toys and games in front of retail buyers and others exploring product at Toy Fair Dallas. Toy News Tuesday editors caught up with the gallery’s guest-curator and expert in product discovery Steve Starobinsky, who shared details on this exciting initiative and what it means for the toy community. Read what he had to say.

REMINDER: Toy Fair Dallas “FutureCast Gallery” Submissions Due Aug. 15
August 5, 2019
The industry’s most innovative toys and games will be on display in a curated gallery at Toy Fair Dallas this October. Companies that would like their toys to be considered for a coveted spot in the brand-new FutureCast Gallery are encouraged to submit products for consideration through Thursday, August 15.

Be a Part of a Special Curated Exhibit at Toy Fair Dallas
July 15, 2019
Companies exhibiting at Toy Fair Dallas are invited to participate in the inaugural FutureCast Gallery, a new experiential initiative launched by The Toy Association that will showcase your products to retail buyers who are looking for the most innovative toys and games for their stores.

Spotlight on Toy Fair New York’s Sustainability Mission
July 9, 2019
Did you know that Toy Fair New York uses recyclable carpeting for all show aisles, collects used wooden pallets for reuse, and has lowered its electricity consumption by more than 30 percent since 2015? These are just a few of the show’s eco-friendly practices that have led to its status as the “gold standard” in sustainability, according to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, host to Toy Fair and nearly 200 other trade shows, conventions, and other special events each year.