Knowledge Network

There's a lot happening at Toy Fair this year – educational seminars, demonstrations, networking opportunities, and, of course, special events – all designed to get the most out of your time in New York and help you grow your business.

Follow the links below to learn about specific sessions and check back in the coming weeks as additional Knowledge Network programming continues to be scheduled.

Creative Factor

The creative community gathers yearly during Toy Fair to explore the show floor and hear from experts in various fields who share their knowledge about such as ranging from funding a project, negotiating agreements, innovative technologies, and tools, protecting your inventions and so much more. Everyone is welcome to attend these complimentary programs. Stay tuned for the Toy Fair 2018 Creative Factor schedule.

Global Trade and Market Expansion

For a company to heighten its presence, expand its markets and grow its business, reliable, timely data and insights are crucial. The Toy Association’s Global Trade and Market Expansion programs at Toy Fair provide information to assist companies in assessing opportunities both domestically, and in the global marketplace. Learn more.

Independent Thinking

As an independent or specialty retailer, you will find practical and useful information in our sessions presented specifically for you. Check back soon for more Toy Fair 2018 Independent Thinking session details. Learn more.

The Toy Association’s Licensing Content Connection

The Toy Association’s Licensing Content Connection features dedicated sessions created specifically for the world of licensing. Learn more.

Safety, Compliance, and Environmental

Safety, regulatory compliance, and attention to sustainability are essential to the process of bringing a toy to market – from concept through design and production through arrival on a store shelf and then into the home. Learn more.

Special Sessions Hosted by The Toy Association

The Toy Association is proud to host informational sessions for Toy Fair exhibitors and attendees covering topics as diverse as marketplace trends and tips for a successful exhibit experience. Learn more.

View the full calendar of events.

Subject to change. All events take place at the Javits Center unless otherwise specified.

Refund requests for Knowledge Network educational sessions must be received in writing by January 31, 2018 to No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions from the same company will be permitted with the required business credentials.