Latest Toys & Trends to be Revealed at The Play Date

play-date-logoJanuary 30, 2023 | The countdown is on to The Play Date, the premiere Q1 toy media event presented by The Toy Association and Adventure Media & Events, taking place March 8, 2023 at the brand new etc.venues 360 Madison Avenue in New York City.

The Play Date is a one-day, invitation-only media preview that will offer top-tier members of the press, industry analysts, and select influencers direct access to the hottest new toys for this coming year.

The event will kick off with The Toy Association’s “Toy Trends Briefing,” which will include business insights on the state of the toy industry from Steve Pasierb, president & CEO of The Toy Association, followed by the trend team’s reveal of 2023’s hottest trends in toys and play, featuring product examples from exhibitors’ booths. This opportunity will be open exclusively to approved attendees and exhibiting companies at The Play Date.

“As we’re getting closer to the event, the buzz for The Play Date is palpable as exhibitors are creating their booth plans and our media list is growing,” said Kimberly Carcone, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association.

With five weeks left until the event, companies interested in exhibiting are encouraged to lock in one of the remaining available spots or other sponsorship opportunities by February 8. A growing roster of toy manufacturers of all sizes that have already committed, including Jazwares, Battat, Melissa & Doug, LEGO, Spin Master, Moose Toys, Crazy Aaron’s, Funko Games, Just Play, Crayola, Playmobil, WowWee, and more.

To secure your exhibit space and to learn about additional sponsorship opportunities, contact Adventure Media & Events’ James Devin, Stephanie Infantino, or Jackie Breyer.

Media, influencers, and play professionals who are interested in attending The Play Date may reach out to Visit to learn more.