ToyFest West will kick off in March
ToyFest West is around the corner and has an excellent list of vendors for the 2019 show with over 30 new exhibitors this year! Each year the annual Toy Fest West Show embodies innovative products, class and community for attendees and exhibitors alike. ToyFest’s welcoming atmosphere makes it easy to forget that everything here is business related. Here are some of the exciting experiences happening at this years show.
Western Toy & Hobby Representatives Association (WTHRA) is thrilled to open the 2019 ToyFest show with a seminar on Retail Merchandising with Lindsay Anvik, Business Coach and International Speaker on Sunday, March 10 at 8:30 a.m. in South Point’s Redwood Room. Monday morning, March 11 there will be a second seminar on How To Drive Foot Traffic with a brilliant panel of three retail store owners and a google representative. The panel will include A Google representative, Terry Asten Bennett of Cliff’s Variety, Dana & Luis Chavez owners of The Wonder Emporium and Jill Wahlquist from Tom’s Toys. Caroline Brady, specializing in marketing and product integration at Pointy, will moderate the seminar in the Redwood Room at 8:00 a.m.
WTHRA has recognized five remarkable people to induct into the Hall of Fame this year, Terry Asten Bennett, Jim & Retha Davis, Jerry Pinksy and Peter Trouw. And Five Little Monkeys, located in six locations in Norther California will be recognized as Retailer of the Year by WTHRA for outstanding customer service, community involvement and many years of distinguished service in the toy industry. WTHRA looks forward to honoring and congratulating all of these recipients on Sunday, March 10, 2018 at the Annual ToyFest Gala Dinner hosted by WTHRA located in the South Point’s Grand Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. All show participants are welcome and encouraged to attend to meet and greet friends and colleagues.
Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m., buyers are invited to spend their evening at the very popular ToyFest Game Night located in South Point’s Sonoma Room. Challenge friends while learning new games to demo from companies like ACD Distribution,Asmodee, Blue Orange Games, CLJ Games, Continuum Games, Let’s Play RisQue Party Game, Endless Games, Haba, Mukikim, Play Monster, Smart Toys and Games, Top Trumps, Ultra Pro and What Do You Meme?. Hosted Pizza Bar and drinks are provided by WTHRA. Limited to the first 150 buyers.
For every order written within the 3-day show, buyers receive a raffle ticket from manufacturers for a chance to participate in the ToyFest Daily Raffle and win up to $800 per day plus toys/games donated by manufacturers. New this year, if an attendee tags @toyfestwest on any of the social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter), three raffle tickets will be presented for a chance to win.
ToyFest West is hosted by Western Toy & Hobby Representatives Association and will take place at the South Point Hotel & Casino March 10-12, 2019.
ToyFest West 2019 show times:
Sunday, March 10: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, March 11: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information visit toyfestwest.com.
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