"The Toy and Game
Inventor Expo with its culminating Inventor Awards Dinner
followed by the Chicago Toy and Game Fair is making Chicago an
important place for me to be for four days in the week before
Thanksgiving. Any gathering for inventors, both veterans and
newbies, will draw inventor relations folks like me and then
there is the added attraction of watching a big group of our
consumers interacting with our products at the Fair. Like Toy
Fair, and the Licensing Show, ChiTAG will continue to be on my
annual travel calendar."
- Mike Hirtle, Head of Global Product Acquisition and
Inventor Relations, Hasbro
"I had a great time at ChiTAG and found
some awesome games to add to Borders' assortment."
-- Megan Hinterman, Buyer for Calendars/Games, Borders
Reserve your space TODAY!
There is no better venue to meet your consumer face-to-face than
at The Chicago Toy and Game Fair! Companies use
this event for 4th quarter media exposure and customer feedback.
Some of the biggest companies in the industry have changed
product and marketing pitches based on this feedback. Selling
product and booth sharing are permitted. Bring your family.
They'll have a blast!
We provide our exhibitors with PR opps and events for their
products leading up to the Fair and year round. Your success is
our success. Inventor signings for the public are an
exciting part of the Fair, so invite your inventors to join you!
Inventors as Rock Stars!
Make your reservation today! Don't miss the opportunity to meet
and celebrate our industry's top inventors! The venue for the
Toy and Game Inventor of the Year Awards on
November 20th is the stunning Adler Planetarium and Astronomy
Museum overlooking Chicago’s skyline. Hasbro has generously
offered to be our lead sponsor again for this amazing evening.
Along with the Inventors of the Year Awards, Rueben Klamer will
be honored for Lifetime Achievement with designing over 200 toys
and games in 60 countries on 6 continents. Leslie Scott, the
inventor of Jenga, will be one of the Award Presenters. Watch
for more exciting news soon!
Plaything’s article about last year’s event can be found at
There are limited opportunities to be included as a sponsor and
limited seating, so contact us soon.
Spend Two Days with Top Industry Executives!
The Toy and Game Inventor Event Conference will
be held November 19th and 20th. Meet, mingle and learn from our
industry's top executives in manufacturing (Hasbro and others),
retail (ToysRUs and others), marketing (Richard Gill and
others), consultants (Richard Gottlieb and others) and media
(Playthings and others) from here and abroad. Last year
licensing and retail deals were consummated. www.tagie.net
From a 2008 TAGIE Conference attendee:
"I've been to the New York and Toronto
Toy Fairs but appreciated ChiTAG/TAGIE the most for two
reasons. The first was industry insight given by the expert
panels. Companies such as Hasbro and Barnes and Noble covered
everything from what the major retail buyers were looking for,
how/why decisions were made and to how to save on manufacturing.
This was topped only by the opportunity to have a one-on-one
with experts that were all very generous with their time and
suggestions. ChiTAG/TAGIE is a must for anyone who wants to
understand the toy and game industry or market their product. I
came away from the event both professionally and personally
Gary Nolan, National Director of New Product Development,
We hope to see you at our events and let us know if you have any
questions. Just call us at 847-677-8277 or email us at
My Very Best,
Mary Couzin, Executive Director
Chicago Toy and Game Group
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