POP Week 2022 is happening and it is in-person!

Exciting Details TBA Soon! 

POP Week, November 15 – 20th, 2021 was Sensational!

POP Week content had over 30,000 viewers from 115 countries around the world.
If you missed the POP Duos: Leaders & Legends, TAGIE Awards
and Young Inventor Challenge Awards . . .
You can still enjoy them!


Toy & Game Inventors & Designers,  Product Acquisition Execs, Innovators, Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Newcomers! 

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Young Inventor Challenge

Show your game or toy idea to major toy companies, receive valuable feedback on your invention, and maybe even win prizes and have it considered for publishing! It is easy and fun! 




Public, Social & Traditional Media, Toy & Game Trade Industry, Toy & Game Designers, Product Acquisition Execs, Toy & Game Inventors




Families & People of All Ages to Play, Young Inventor Challenge Entrants, Social & Traditional Media, Toy & Game, Trade, Toy & Game Fair Exhibitors

Announcing our People of Play (POP) Platform!!! 

Do you want to find people/companies/products & do you want to them to find you?

Do you want to stake your claim to your rightful place in the only database dedicated to the toy and game industry, make sure you can be found and set yourself up to network with and find others?

Of course you do, and for $50/year, you can do just that! Consider a premium membership so you can search and be found, gain access to premium content, enjoy the POP Pub for networking, get access to free industry events to further your business, find information and more! ​Search companies, individuals and products by roles, skills, location, product, suppliers, awards, promotions and more!

The POP Database is your access point to vital and immediate connections and information! There are already over 1,000 profiles and we're just getting started! People and companies are registering and new features are being added by the day.


What are you waiting for? We've got the most powerful platform in our industry! Join here:  www.peopleofplay.com

POP Week Key Sponsors
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Why should you attend People of Play Week?

"Have you heard? There is a new place for all things toys and it is POP (People of Play). I have attended meetings virtually, have spoken at events and love the interaction participants have. Including new acquaintances, informed topic speakers and students looking for guidance. I strongly urge you, if interested or dealing in the toy, game and gift area, you check out POP."

-Rick Derr,  Regional Manager and owner at Toy Retailer Learning Express Toys.

Also the President of the Franchise Advisory Council representing all LE stores.

"POP Week is “THE” event in the Toy Industry, it is a who’s who of Toy & Game Inventors and Toy & Game Companies. The Conferences, Gala and Fair are unmatched for Educating, Celebrating and Playing in our industry. It is timed perfectly for seeing the best of the best toys and games right in the heart of our biggest selling season!"   

- Gary Swisher, Co-Chairperson of CHITAG/POP Advisory Board, Former EVP & SVP at Spin Master and Mattel 

"POP Week is a high point of the year to meet and speak with inventors from around the globe in an amazing, innovative and supportive environment. It is the only toy and game fair offering a combination of new and experienced inventors, learning and networking opportunities.”   

- Rich Mazel, Vice President of Innovation at Spin Master

"I’m looking forward to virtual CHITAG's People of Play Week this year! We won’t be seeing each other for the foreseeable future, so I’m thinking this is the main event that will not be missed."   

- Troy Fischer, Managing Director, Fishco Innovation