POP Week 2022!
New Venues! New Events! Great Success!
This is What Happened...
Inventor Pitches & Innovation Conference (includes POP Roast & Pub Night at Radio Flyer, TAGIEs) November 17-20
Toy & Game Int’l Excellence Awards (the TAGIEs) and After Party November 19 at the historic Epiphany Hall
Young Inventor Challenge November 19 at Radio Flyer
Holiday Toy & Game Fair with Rummikub North America Championship, Gel Blaster Activation, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NW Indiana, Star Wars 501st Midwest Garrison and more on December 10-11 in Rosemont, an entertainment and holiday center located between Chicago and O'Hare airport.
INVENTOR PITCH & INNOVATION CONFERENCES
Toy & Game Inventors & Designers, Product Acquisition Execs, Innovators, Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Newcomers!
Includes POP Roast of Matt Nuccio!
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 all Celebrating Excellence Worldwide! The Must Attend Event of the Year!
New historic venue!
& GAME FAIR
Families & People of All Ages to Play, Young Inventor Challenge Entrants, Social & Traditional Media, Toy & Game, Trade, Toy & Game Fair Exhibitors
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POP Week Key Sponsors
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