Toy Fair – Feb 2015

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 & Location

February 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.

Show Dates/Hours

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.

Registration

Toy Far 2015 registration is open.

Show Floor

To view the Toy Fair floor plan and a searchable list of exhibiting companies, click here.

In addition to the general marketplace, Toy Fair features Product Zones that make it easy to find exhibitors and products.

To Exhibit

Interested in exhibiting? Download an exhibit space application, learn more about becoming an exhibitor, or contact our sales team, company names beginning with:

A-F:
Bill Osterholm
646-520-4864
G-O:
Leigh Carleu
646-520-4862
P-Z:
Ava Slepicoff
646-520-4852

 

To Attend

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.

Knowledge Network

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.

Click here to view the Toy Fair Shuttle Bus Schedule.

Toy Fair Times

The show’s only official news and information publication, Toy Fair Times, is published is January. Take a look at the 2014 edition of Toy Fair Times.

Publication Partners

Toy Fair is pleased to acknowledge our publication partners.

 

WHO’S GOING?

Toy Fair 2014 welcomed nearly 26,500 toy and youth entertainment professionals including nearly 10,000 buyers representing 7,000+ unique retail outlets across 100 countries. Take a look at who attended.

WHO IS SHOWING?

Visit the floor plan!

 

PRESS

Each year, close to 1,000 global media representatives flock to Toy Fair to report on the hottest trends, toys and playthings found at the largest toy trade show in the Western hemisphere.

Toy Industry Association (TIA), which owns and operates Toy Fair, is committed to providing a positive experience for all media representatives who plan to cover the show – either on-site or remotely.

Media Guidelines

Writers, reporters, editors, bloggers*, correspondents, producers, and photographers/camera crews must apply annually to receive updated media credentials and register for Toy Fair. Prior approval does not guaranty entry. Our media guidelines will provide you with all you need to know about registering for the show, TIA’s On-Site Press Center, show floor press protocol and more.

Just for Bloggers*

Seasoned bloggers who have been to Toy Fair share their tips for covering the show.

*NOTE: Blogs must reflect current toy industry and/or related news. New posts must be created on a weekly or more frequent basis. Blog traffic must exceed a minimum of 2,000 unique visits a month.

Online Press Room

The official Toy Fair Online Press Room is the primary destination for journalists to source exhibitor news before, during and after the event.

Read the latest Toy Fair news.

HOUSING & GETTING AROUND

Get the Best Hotel Savings & Service!

Through Travel Planners, our only official housing partner, the North American International Toy Fair Official Hotel Program offers you the lowest rates at the best hotels in the best locations, no booking or service fees, exclusive hotel perks, and more.

Select your preferred hotel below to get started.

NOTE: 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.

Toy Fair Shuttle Bus

Toy Fair is pleased to provide complimentary shuttle bus service between our official hotels, Penn Station and the Javits Center. Click here to view the bus schedule.

 

Link to the original Toy Fair Website