North American International Toy Fair

U.S. flagAlso known as the New York Toy Fair, North America’s largest annual toy exhibition hosts 1,100+ vendors, including a contingent of about 40 Canadian suppliers. The venerable Fair, now over 100 years old, attracts 30,000 visitors from around the world. Showcasing everything from apps to trampolines, this exciting show also offers a full schedule of helpful seminars for toy trade professionals. (Click here for website.)

Previous Coverage


2016

NY Toy Fair Raises the Bar for Fun and Friendly

TIA officials open Toy Fair: (L to R) William Beebe, Trade Events chairman, Steve Pasierb, president, John Gessert, chairman, and Marian Bossard, SVP, Global Market Events

TIA officials open Toy Fair: (L to R) William Beebe, Trade Events chairman, Steve Pasierb, president, John Gessert, chairman, and Marian Bossard, SVP, Global Market Events

This year's North American International Toy Fair was a great show -- maybe the Toy Industry Association's best in some time.

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2015

NY Toy Fair Gets a Thumbs-up from 30,000 Play Professionals

North American Intl. Toy ShowWhile the 2015  fair opened on a low-key note compared to previous years, the rest of the show, now in its 112th year,  was anything but.  From start to finish, the four-day event --  officially renamed the North American International Toy Fair -- turned out to be a blast.

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2014

Buzz and Bonhomie Stoke 2014 New York Toy Fair

Grammy-winning R&B artist Alicia Keys, (lower right), opened the 2014 American International Toy Fair, praising the industry for its creativity and innovation

Grammy-winning R&B artist Alicia Keys, (lower right), opened the 2014 American International Toy Fair, praising the industry for its creativity and innovation

The Toy Industry Association, host of the 2014 American International Toy Fair, promised a richer, more exciting experience. And, from the time the venerable trade show opened on February 16 to the closing announcement, that’s exactly what the organizer delivered. 

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2013

New York 2013: World's Oldest Toy Fair Stays Forever Young

Javits Center Lobby 2013 Toy FairThe 2013 American International Toy Fair celebrated its landmark birthday with an energy and forward-looking spirit, belying its age.  As planned, the show bustled ahead in fine style at New York City’s Javits Center, despite a winter storm that played havoc with transportation throughout the eastern U.S. 

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2012

2012 American Toy Fair Exceeds Expectations

Edoardo Tusacciu, CEO Plastwood ItaliaG

Where's Edoardo? -- Plastwood Italia's CEO Edoardo Tusacciu gets playful with magnetic construction set.

Perhaps it was the spring-like weather in New York City or just better marketing by the Toy Industry Association (TIA) that contributed to the party atmosphere and resulted in a jump in numbers at the 2012 NY Toy Fair. But whatever the reasons, attendance at the recent 109th American International Toy Fair surged beyond the expected 25,000, coming closer to 27,000 buyers and guests from around the world. And in days just before the fair, the TIA also found itself in the happy position of opening up additional exhibition space, hosting a final roster of around 1,100 vendors.

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2011

2011 American Toy Fair: A Spectacular Showcase for Popular Playthings

2011 American International Toy Fair

The New York Toy Fair attracts visitors and vendors from around the world.

The Toy Industry Association (TIA), organizer of the annual American International Toy Fair, is to be congratulated. Its 2011 show, which ran February 13-16 in New York City's Javits Center, was the best in a long time – an up-beat event that was both fun and educational for exhibitors and visitors.

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