This is the Information for this year’s Toy Fair. Only event news so far, but when the Event starts and news starts to come rolling in we will report that as well.
About the Show
The 112th annual North American International Toy Fair®, the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, is expected to bring together more than 1,000 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents to showcase 150,000+ products to nearly 10,000 buyers representing 7,000+ unique retail outlets in 100 countries.Toy Fair 2014 boasted a record-breaking 413,000+ net square feet of exhibit space and welcomed nearly 26,500 toy and youth entertainment professionals, including licensing and entertainment executives, inventors and designers, representatives from trade and consumer media outlets, among others from around the world.Toy Fair registration is open to the trade only; Toy Fair is not open to the public.
NO ONE under the age of 18, including infants, will be admitted.North American International Toy Fair is produced by the Toy Industry Association™, Inc. (TIA), the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and bringing toys and youth entertainment products to kids of all ages. TIA’s nearly 750 members account for approximately 90% of the annual U.S. domestic toy market of $22B.
2015 Show Dates, Hours & LocationFebruary 14-17, 2015 **NEW DATE PATTERN: SATURDAY – TUESDAY**
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 11th Avenue between W 34th & 39th streets, NYC and showroom locations
Unless otherwise noted, all Toy Fair activities, including exhibits and registration, take place at the Javits Center. Exhibit dates and hours for showrooms elsewhere in New York City are governed by the individual exhibitor. Some companies may require appointments. Please check with individual exhibitors for their admission policies and schedules.
Saturday, February 14 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 15 – Monday, February 16 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 17 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Registration Dates/Hours
Thursday, February 12 Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 13 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 14 – Monday, February 16 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 17 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Toy Far 2015 registration is open.
Retailers, wholesalers, importer-distributors, buying groups and manufactures’ reps are eligible for free admission. Certain categories of trade guests and non-exhibiting manufacturers are eligible for admission for a fee. Each registrant must present both business credentials and employee identification.
Consumers, suppliers to the trade including shippers, paper and packaging companies, graphic design firms, and any individual or company looking to sell their services to exhibitors, are NOT eligible to attend.
Toy Fair registration is open to the trade only; Toy Fair is not open to the public.
NO ONE under the age of 18, including infants, will be admitted.
TIA’s Knowledge Network at Toy Fair offers industry professionals a wide range of premiere educational and networking opportunities designed to enhance the business and play experience for every attendee. Seminars, demonstrations and workshops held throughout the show provide tips, news, and strategies for toy inventors and creative professionals, the licensing community, specialty and independent retailers, small business owners and many others. Learn more.
Housing & Getting Around
The official housing partner of Toy Fair is Travel Planners. Please be aware that if other companies contact you for bookings they are not authorized by TIA. Toy Fair show management does not have the ability to resolve disputes with other companies on your behalf.
The show’s only official news and information publication, Toy Fair Times, is published in January. Take a look at the 2015 edition of Toy Fair Times.
Click HERE for the Official Website
What does everybody hope to see?
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