The Toy Association
“It has become abundantly clear through the passionate reaction, that the place holds as much or more importance than the date,” read a statement from Aaron Muderick and The Toy Association Board of Directors.
There will be no show in 2024, followed by a March show in New York in 2025. Then Toy Fair will move to a new January slot in New Orleans for 2026, 2027 and 2028.
“The finalists are marvellous examples of innovation and imagination to deliver the power of play to children and adults alike,” said Pamela Mastrota, executive director of The Toy Foundation.
“Timing Toy Fair New York to meet the needs of an evolved and evolving industry will ultimately better serve the business needs of our members and the buyer community,” said Steve Pasierb, president & CEO of The Toy Association.
“We will be working with all exhibitors on next steps to unwind February 2022 and build a solid base for visitors from across the world to again experience Toy Fair,” said Steve Pasierb, President & CEO of The Toy Association.
“Toy Fair and the Javits Center have the standards and practices in place to deliver a safe environment to gather in person, meet with customers and friends, conduct business, and enjoy networking,” said Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of The Toy Association.
“Each and every finalist announced today demonstrates the incredible ability of toys and play to bring inspiration, laughter, and learning to children of all ages,” said Pamela Mastrota, executive director of The Toy Foundation.