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.
While the 117th Toy Fair New York might begin on February 22, The Toy Association trend team has already been hard at work promoting the show and its exhibitors in key markets across the country.
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.
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.
The Toy Foundation (TTF) is currently seeking Toy Fair New York exhibitor volunteers to help collect donated toys for The Toy Bank collection at the close of the trade show next week.
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.
The Toy Association continues to be in close communication with key officials on the latest developments of the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and is also closely monitoring the threats it poses to members of the global toy community.
In 2019, The Toy Foundation (TTF) raised nearly $13 million in toy donations servicing nearly one million children in need – and it was all thanks to members of the toy and games community. Members can once again make an impact during TTF’s largest toy drive during Toy Fair New York in multiple ways.
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 Fair New York attendees are invited to join The Ethical Toy Program and other global leaders in sustainability for an educational session that will explore the global opportunities available to manage risk, protect your brand’s reputation, and diversify your toy supply chain beyond China in 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.
If you’re attending the show and seeking out what’s new, be sure to head over to this year’s “Launch Pad.”
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.
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.
The China Pavilion at Toy Fair New York 2020 has been cancelled following consultation with the China Toy & Juvenile Product Association, organizers of the space.
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.
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.
With international concerns growing over the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), The Toy Association is actively monitoring the situation ahead of the 117th annual Toy Fair New York.
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.
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.