Industry Events

Toy Industry Trade Shows, Conferences & Events

Global Toy News is your resource for finding out the latest industry news and this includes events happening within our industry. Scroll down below to see upcoming Toy/Play industry events.

Due to the everchanging restrictions of the current COVID pandemic, many event dates continue to change. Please click on the links to visit the website to confirm the actual dates have not been changed.

Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair
July 26-29, 2021
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair is the leading fair in Hong Kong dedicated to kids games and games. It attracts thousands of professionals and families to discover the best toys and games on the Chinese market.

Marketplace & Academy 2021
August 5-8, 2021
Minneapolis, MN

ASTRA is excited to bring Marketplace & Academy 2021 to the Minneapolis Convention Center from August 5-8, 2021! Connect, learn, explore, and play at the largest gathering of the specialty toy industry. Gain new insights during education sessions, make valuable connections at networking and social events, and explore the trade show floor to discover the newest products to fill your store shelves.

Virtual Licensing Expo
August 24-26, 2021

For more than 40 years Licensing Expo has been at the heart of the licensing industry, delivering an experience like no other. With IP discovery and making new connections at the crux of the event, this year’s Licensing Expo will bring the biggest brands, latest trends, and the entire licensing community together to reconnect and secure new deals.

ASEAN (Bangkok) Toys and Preschool Expo (TPE Bangkok)
September 8-10, 2021 (Rescheduled from October 2020)
Bangkok, Thailand

As the first and only industry trade show for toys and preschool in Thailand, TPE Bangkok is a good platform for preschool toy manufacturer entering the Southeast Asia. This expo will cover the entire ASEAN and Southeast Asia region and provide the most effective trade channels for exhibitor’s products to enter the local market. The coming show will be moved to bigger exhibition halls and reached 13,500 sq.m.

ABC Kids Expo
September 26-28, 2021
Orlando, Florida

ABC Kids Expo is North America’s premier B2B juvenile-products gathering. Held annually, we invite you to take full advantage of all that ABC offers through exhibits, services, and networking events. ABC Kids Expo is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with domestic and international buyers, brands, media all in one place.

Toy Fair Dallas
October 5-7, 2021
Dallas, Texas

Toy Fair Dallas is The Toy Association’s marketplace where savvy decision-makers from mass, long-lead, and specialty retailers shop for Holiday 2021 drivers and scout out innovative products to lay the groundwork for a hot Q4 2021. In just 3 days under 1 roof, buyers can efficiently and conveniently shop hundreds of brands.

China Toy & Juvenile Products Association
October 19-21, 2021
Shanghai, China

Held annually since 2002, CTE is Asia’s largest B2B toys fair. It is a world-renowned one-stop sourcing hub for international buyers as well as an effective gateway for foreign brands to tap into the China market. Every October, thousands of top-rated suppliers and brand owners showcase a diverse array of toys, games and concepts to over 100,000 domestic and international buyers. Visitors can expect on-site forums, meetings and galleries that reflect market insights and industry trends in China.

Preshow Noël
November 22-26, 2021
Deauville, France

The Preshows are business meetings based on a specific concept: an event on a human scale that favours quality and personal contact.

For 5 days, manufacturers and buyers in mass and specialist retailing meet in Deauville in display areas, set up in the rooms of the Hotel Royal Barrière and of the C.I.D.

February 2-6, 2022
Nuremberg, Germany

Experience the Spirit of Play at the key meeting point for the toy industry.
As the largest and most important event of the year, the toy fair in Nuremberg brings together all international decision-makers. Well-known brands, trendy start-ups, buyers for major chains, independent retailers and large numbers of media representatives combine to make the Spielwarenmesse® a unique event for all players in the toys and games market.

Toy Fair New York
February 19-22, 2022
New York, NY

Big Things Happen in New York.
Join more than 1,000 exhibitors showcasing 150,000 toy and entertainment products at this trade-only event. Strengthen your business. Meet with partners. Discover what’s new.

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