"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! www.chitag.com.

 

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! www.tagieawards.com 
Plaything’s article about last year’s event can be found at http://www.playthings.com/article/CA6627141.html?q=TAGIE. 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 enriched."


Gary Nolan, National Director of New Product Development, Inventarium, Inc.

 

 

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 info@chitag.com.

My Very Best,

Mary

Mary Couzin, Executive Director
Chicago Toy and Game Group
www.ChiTAG.com Chicago Toy and Game Fair
www.DiscoverGames.com World's Largest Co-Op of Game Inventors
www.TAGIEAwards.com Toy and Game Inventors of the Year Awards
www.tagie.net Toy and Game Inventor Event Conference
www.GamesForEducators.com Games for Educators & Games in Education e-news in partnership with Live Oak Games
www.GamesForFundraising.com - coming soon!

 

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