Industry Events

Toy Industry Trade Shows, Conferences & Events

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ASTRA Marketplace
June 11 – 14, 2023
Columbus, OH

It’s more than a toy show! ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy brings the specialty toy industry together for a big toy family reunion featuring the best and brightest in products, ideas and connections.

Gain new insights during education sessions, make valuable connections at networking and social events, and explore the trade show floor to discover the makers and their products that will delight your customers.

Licensing Expo
June 13-15, 2023
Las Vegas, NV

Licensing Expo is the largest event dedicated to licensing and brand extension. Whether you are looking to spot trends, build partnerships, or secure brand rights for your products, Licensing Expo has your answer.

Join the global licensing industry to secure the rights to the world’s biggest brands and meet directly with the brand owners.

August 3 – 6, 2023
Indianapolis, IN & Online

For over 55 years Gen Con has been the largest and longest-running gaming convention in North America. Founded in 1967 by Dungeons and Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax, Gen Con now attracts tens of thousands of attendees from around the world to Indianapolis for The Best Four Days in Gaming™.

NY Now – Summer Show
August 13-16, 2023
New York, NY

When products debut here, people talk about it. A much-loved gift buying event, NY NOW is streams everything new for buyers—and unique finds that make the perfect feature. Plus, with an experience that includes retail tours, a partnership with Parsons School of Design and trend vignettes, it infuses New York culture into the event, shining a light on the vibe that drives innovation. Join us in the heart of the city where trends are born—the place to find the next big thing so you can keep your readers in the know.

Toy Fair New York
September 30 – October 3, 2023
New York City, NY

More than 1,000 exhibitors showcase 150,000 toy and entertainment products at this trade-only event. Strengthen your business. Meet with partners. Discover what’s new.

Toy Fair is a trade-only event attended by retailers, distributors, importers, wholesalers, sales representatives, and trade guests who are all seeking to find the latest and greatest in the toy, game, and youth entertainment world. Toy Fair is not open to the public. No one under age 18 is admitted, including infants.

Direct Sourcing Toys & Games 2023 AMSTERDAM
October 10-12, 2023

Infopro Digital – The organizer of Deauville Preshow announces the first edition of DIRECT SOURCING toys & games 2023 at the Hilton Amsterdam – Shiphol
By using the exclusive and effective showroom format of the Deauville Preshow, Infopro Digital is responding to the market’s need for a targeted and effective international event for the non-domestic and non-marketed toys in Europe.

The in-person event will cover direct sourcing for private label and FOB across toys and games.

Thailand Amusement & Attraction Parks Expo (TAAPE)
October 24-26, 2023
Thailand, Bangkok

Established in conjunction with the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, Thailand Amusement & Attraction Parks Expo, TAAPE 2023 is a trade show dedicated to the promotion of the amusement and attractions industry in Southeast Asia. Moreover, the rising of Thailand’s economy and the growing of middle-class provide a good chance for the development of Entertainment and Leisure market.

This is a great opportunity to meet potential business partners, trade buyers, investors and customers ,to introduce new products and also establish widen dealer network for Thai companies, to connect with new customers and so on.

POP Inventor & Innovation Week
November 16 – 19, 2023
Chicago, IL

Connect and Pitch at Largest and Longest Running Toy & Game Inventor Event Worldwide – Four Conference Tracks Tailored to Your Needs

Chicago Toy & Game Fair
December 9 – 10, 2023
Chicago, IL

Families & People of All Ages to Play, Young Inventor Challenge Entrants, Social & Traditional Media, Toy & Game, Trade, Toy & Game Fair Exhibitors

ABC Kids Expo
2023 Event Date TBA
Las Vegas, Nevada

ABC Kids Expo is excited to welcome you to the 19th annual trade show—North America’s only premier juvenile products gathering. With global attendance, we invite you to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to take full advantage of all ABC offers the industry through exhibits, services, networking events, and much more!

Major categories include: Toys, Baby Gear, Apparel, Gift, Furniture, Maternity, and Health.

This show is restricted to trade and is not open to the general public.

2024 Dates TBA
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.

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