Thank YOU for Exhibiting! This is YOUR Resources Page

Contacts

Your success is our success. If you have any questions - ask! We are here for you! 

Chicago Toy & Game Group
ChiTAG Registration questions and event tickets
Phone: (847) 677 8277
Email: exhibit@chitag.com

Wisconsin Expo, Inc.Services: Furniture / Carpet / Labor / Display Units / Cleaning

Phone: (262) 670-1300

Fax: (262) 670-1360

Email: orders@wi-expo.com

MC DISPLAYS, INC./SHOW SERVICES
Contact Tom Larney @ MC DISPLAYS for any special freight questions or rental items not offered in Exhibitor Show Manual
Phone: (708) 446-9029
Email: twlshowservices@aol.com

Navy Pier Services: Telephone / Internet / Plumbing
Phone: (312) 595-5266
Email: navypierutilities@navypier.com

Prime Electrical & Exhibition Services
Services: Electrical Needs
Phone: (312)-226-6738
Email: Chicago@primeees.com

Warehouse / Advance Warehouse Shipment

Wisconsin Expo C/O Y R C at  C C S Trucking 4108 W. 52nd Place, Chicago, Illinois 60632

Tracing 773-254-8282 - Contact Cordero McClure cmcclure@ccstrucking.com

PR and Marketing

Sheena Stephens sheena@sheenapr.com 

 

Information & Forms

Floor Plans and Exhibitor List

Construction Is almost finished at the Pier. You’ll be excited to know and see that they will be building a 440 room hotel on top of the Pier!

2019 Exhibitor List and Map

Advertise in Fair, Conference, TAGIEs Program - All Combined into one CHITAG Week Program! (closes 10/21/19)

Simple and effective! Just go here: http://www.chitag.com/advertise

Sponsorship Opps

If you are interested in a sponsor opp, go here www.chitag.com/sponsor-an-event

Custom $3 Coupon with Your Company Name 

We can create a custom code for $3 off Fair tickets using your company name to use in your social media and newsletters. There is no cost. Just send a note to info@chitag.com

Schedule

Thursday and Friday, November 22-23

Inventor Conferences - info and details here www.chitag.com/inventor-innovaton-conferences 

Discount of $500 if you paid for a booth and $300 if you paid for a table – a great deal!

Friday, November 22

  8:00am - 6:00pm - Exhibitor Check-in, Booth Set up

12:00pm - Deliver Your Banners to Desk Deadline

  6:00pm - TAGIE Awards, tickets and info here www.chitag.com/2019-toy-game-innovation-awards

Saturday, November 23

 7:00am - Exhibit Hall available to Exhibitors

 9:00am - Open for Media, Social Influencers, Young Inventor Challenge, Educators, Special Needs Families

10:00am - Open to the Public

 6:00pm - Exhibit Hall Closes

Sunday, November 24

 9:00am - Open for Media,Social Influencers, Special Needs Families

10:00am - Open to the Public

 5:00pm - Exhibit Hall Closes

Discounted Parking for Exhibitors

Navy Pier is offering a discounted rate of $32/day or $85 for 3 day parking for exhibitors attending all three days of the show.  This parking will permit overnight parking and in-and-out privileges.  This parking discount will only be available online for advance purchase through 5AM on the first date of the parking discount. Info on this page www.chitag.com/directions

How to Have a Successful Fair

Let Your Fans Know You're Coming!

1. Let Trade, Consumers and Media know you'll be at the Fair

Trade Media List - Announce Events, Product Launches, etc. to the trade media

Talk about it on your social media accounts

2. Design

Themes: visual theme this is year is “pompoms, dots & bubbles”. Incorporating these themes in your exhibition or really thinking about how your booth and displays are going to best present the theme for your brand will help better advertise your brand and your products. Make sure you display your website and social media handles prominently so social media influencers do not need to search for them. 

3. Camera Ready

You will have local, national & international media walking by your exhibit at the Fair. Are you ready to tell the story of your brand & feature product? Making sure your exhibition has a photographable element will enable the media to tell a strong visual story.

4. Follow-up

It is important to follow-up with the new connections you make. Photographs and videos make the biggest impressions so share them online and tag us/share with us on either of the following platforms:

Share on our Social Media

#ChiTAG #PlayEveryDay

Youtube               ChicagoToyAndGame

Facebook            @chicagotoyandgameweek

Instagram            @chitagweek

Twitter                 @chitagweek

Google+               ChicagoToyAndGame

LinkedIn               Chicago Toy & Game Fair and Toy, Game & Play Innovators Network

Pinterest              Chicago Toy & Game

Email                    Send us your Dropbox/Google drive/photographs/videos at info@chitag.com

Show Your Fans You'll at the Fair with this Badge that you can download from this page: 

www.chitag.com/website-blog-badges

4. Read These Articles

Joyce Johnson’s Inventor PR Toolbox - 10 tips to Promote You and Your Product

Product Launch Checklist: 10 Tips for a Kickass Sales by Michelle Spelman

Preparing your Talking Points for Media by Lucky Penney

Attracting Attention to your Booth

Innovation Conferences on Thursday and Friday - Not Too Late to Register! 

If you have not already registered for the Innovation Conferences, as an exhibitor, you receive a discount to attend. $500 if you paid for a booth and $300 if you paid for a table – a great deal! Here are some of the companies looking for ideas. 

http://www.chitag.com/conferences

Women in Toys Breakfast - Spotlight on Retail: Finding Your Path to Market

Saturday morning 7:30am.

You need to have breakfast, make the most of it and network.

How Brands Use Experiential Marketing to Drive Sales
Join WIT for an engaging panel discussion about what it takes to build and grow brands by immersing consumers in amazing, interactive experiences. Hear from a panel of experts who will share their knowledge, insights and recommendations. From hands-on grassroots marketing to social and digital engagement, learn how our panelists applied successful brand engagement strategies… as well as what they’ve learned to avoid.

https://womenintoys.z2systems.com/np/clients/womenintoys/event.jsp?event=3403&

Super Power Sensory Hour for Special Needs Families

Saturday and Sunday 9:00-10:00am

We are inviting families of children with special needs to Super Power Sensory Hour! This one hour event starts before the doors of ChiTAG fair opens to the public on both Saturday and Sunday, allowing kids with special needs to navigate, acclimate and easily access the fun of the fair. Let us know if you have a product for families with special needs so we can let these families know. Send an email to info@chitag.com with your company name and Super Power Sensory Hour in the subject line. 

Once again this year at CHITAG, our friends at 30Seconds.com may be available for Facebook Live interviews!

As you may have seen at previous CHITAG shows, we create a set where interviews with brand representatives and inventors are held throughout the day. These interviews stream live on the 30Second Mom Facebook page on Saturday of CHITAG. Then, 30Seconds prepares a written interview that incorporates the video, text and photos - all published on 30Seconds.com with links back to your site and social media channels, and to your product on Amazon.com (if available and/or desired). This year, 30Seconds also may be able to do the interview right at your booth! Here is a link to the 30Second Mom Facebook page (37K fans): https://www.facebook.com/30SecondMom/

 

Here is a sample interview with Playfoam from last year's show: https://30seconds.com/mom/tip/17459/Sensory-Play-Toys-Kids-Get-Squishy-With-Playfoam-by-Educational-Insights-at-the-Chicago-Toy-Game-Fair-ChiTAG

 

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please reach out to Elisa at 30Seconds directly: elisa@30seconds.com or 847-644-3094.

Official Charity of CHITAG - Association House of Chicago and Kidz Korna

This year we have two charities we are supporting: Association House of Chicago and Kidz Korna

They will be near the entrance to the Fair and tax forms and receipts will be available. 

Hotel and Travel

To book at the closest hotel at the best rate, call Kate at:  1-802-857-8434 or email: kate@hennesseytravel.com  Kate is fantastic and has been working with us for many years.

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