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Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013
NYC & Company, the City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, welcomes back the 110th to New York City. One of the largest shows among its industry, Toy Fair showcases exhibits from over 1,000 manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents and features more than 150,000 innovative playthings. The show will host more than 31,000 professionals from nearly 100 countries, including 23 of the Top 25 Toy Sellers in the U.S. Toy Fair is expected to generate 17,000 hotel room-nights and $29.2 million in economic impact for the City. The American International Toy Fair begins Sunday, February 10 and runs through Wednesday, February 13 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and in showrooms around New York.
“The American International Toy Fair is the premier showcase for new toys that will be on the top of everyone’s list this holiday season,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “New York offers the diversity to bring together market-goers from all around the world as well as world-class hotels, restaurants and cultural institutions that will inspire creativity.”
The American International Toy Fair is owned and operated by the Toy Industry Association (TIA). TIA is the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and bringing toys and youth entertainment products to kids of all ages, representing more than 600 companies who account for approximately 85% of domestic toy sales.
“Toy Fair ‘13 is bigger and better than ever,” said Marian Bossard, vice president of meetings and events at TIA. “The excitement that the show generates among members of the global toy community is palpable. New York City becomes a must visit destination during Toy Fair for everyone in the industry to see what’s new and hot in toys and youth entertainment.”
From classic toys to interactive entertainment and everything in between, the Toy Fair playground includes: action figures and dolls, games and puzzles, construction toys, arts and creative activities, earth-friendly products, bicycles, tricycles and ride-ons, radio-controlled vehicles, infant and preschool toys, cars, trucks, and trains, puppets and plush, computer software and video games, playground and sporting equipment, Halloween and Christmas themed products, books, stationery, party supplies, and much more.