The American International Toy Fair is a trade show held each February in New York City, organized by the Toy Industry Association (TIA). Hundreds of toy manufacturers and game publishers gather to show off their recent and upcoming products to retailers and the press. Attendance is limited to those who are connected to the toy and game industry.
The American International Toy Fair, often referred to as New York Toy Fair, is held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, New York City. Some larger companies have off-site facilities.
Dates and Times:
February 16 (Sunday), 2014
February 17 (Monday), 2014
February 18 (Tuesday), 2014
February 19 (Wednesday), 2014
What You'll See:
The 345,500 square feet of exhibit space will be filled with nearly every toy you can imagine, along with hundreds of games. Organizers say there will be more than 25,000 attendees, about 100,000 products including 7,000 never before seen in the world, more than 1,200 exhibitors, and about 1,000 global media representatives.
In addition, seminars and workshops dealing with issues such as toy safety are held each day.
Attendance to the American International Toy Fair is free for buyers, manufacturers' representatives, TIA members (two attendees per registration), and media representatives. Trade guests can attend for $75 to $150 (depending on the time of registration), and non-exhibiting manufacturers can attend for up to $1,000 (depending on TIA membership status).
Because the American International Toy Fair is held in Manhattan, there are many options for attendees, including numerous hotels and bed and breakfasts.
More than two dozen parking facilities are available near the Javits Convention Center. More information is available at the Javits web site.