111th American International Toy Fair Expands Exhibit Space and Grows Global Attendance 25 February 2014
An energetic crowd of nearly 26,500 toy professionals from 94 countries flocked to New York City last week to participate in the largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere. Owned and operated by the Toy Industry Association (TIA), the 111th American International Toy Fair (Toy Fair 2014) boasted a record-breaking 414,060 net square feet of exhibit space and welcomed an 11% surge in international buyers, an 8% rise in exhibitors, and a 5% spike in overall attendees. (read more)
Most Outstanding Toys and Games of the Year Recognized at “OSCARS®” of the Toy Industry 15 February 2014
Hundreds of toy executives and industry guests from around the world gathered in New York City tonight to honor the year’s finest toys and industry luminaries at the 14th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony. (read more)
Save the Date: 40th Annual ICTI General Meeting to take Place in Tokyo 6 January 2014
Members of the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) are invited to attend the 40th Annual ICTI General Meeting this spring in Tokyo, Japan. Hosted by the Japanese Toy Association (JTA), the meeting will take place at the Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa from 6-9 April 2014. (read more)
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What is the
ICTI CARE Process?
The CARE (Caring, Awareness, Responsible,
Ethical) Process is the International Council of Toy Industries' (ICTI) program to promote ethical manufacturing, in the form of fair labor treatment, as well as employee health and safety, in the toy industry supply chain worldwide. Its initial focus is in China, where 80 percent of the world's toy volume is manufactured. Its intent is to provide a single, fair, thorough and consistent program to monitor toy factories' compliance with ICTI's Code of Business Practices (the "Code").