What a rollercoaster 2021 has been! With everything that has occurred, it definitely has been a year to remember but not for the right reasons. With borders opening up and freedoms increasing, things are now starting to look positive.
Alice Sanderson began her career with the ATA in 2010 while completing her bachelor in Event Management. Alice has been instrumental in managing the Australian Toy Association Events and took on the Executive Manager position in 2019. Alice is passionate about the industry and together with the ATA staff and Board, continues to serve the members.
The MCEC recently announced the venue would be opening up to events with a capacity of up to 5,000 people which is truly encouraging for the 2022 Toy Fair.
This year the Australian Toy Association (ATA) took the Fair digital for the first time in its history and the week was a success for many of our members and industry retailers. In 2022 our plans are focused on a hybrid event, allowing both onsite and online attendance.
The Fair dates are Sunday 27th to Wednesday 30th March 2022 and if you are in the business of toys then you will not want to miss this event!
This year the Australian Toy Association (ATA) took the Fair digital for the first time in its history and the week was a success for many of our members and industry retailers. In 2022 our plans are focused on a hybrid event, allowing both onsite and online attendance.Alice Sanderson
As of early November, we have nearly 100 exhibitors booked and a full listing can be found on our website by clicking here. Registration to attend the Fair is open late January, and we cannot wait to put on another great Fair for the industry.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for those wanting extra exposure onsite during the Fair and on the digital platform.
If you would like to enquire into sponsorship, please get in touch with ATA Event Manager Georgina Kritsilidis now before everything is sold out. There are opportunities for all sized budgets and if you want your brand to shine above the rest this is the perfect opportunity.
Heading into Christmas, the ATA will be holding our AGM at 9.30am on the 17th November and we invite all members to attend. This year we have three Director nominations for three positions, and they are Jonathan Zimbler, Scott O’Rafferty and Troy Taylor.
The Annual General Meeting also allows members an opportunity to hear what the Association has been working on over the ’21 Financial year end.
The last year and a half has been tough for the Association and I want to take this opportunity to thank all Board members for their support and advice.
A special thanks goes to ATA President, Tim Clarke of Modern Brands. Tim accepted the Presidents role and all the current challenges that come with it, at the 2020 Board Meeting.
With the Christmas Season fast approaching and many of you working busily to stock the shelves of Australian Retailers, I want to wish you all a very successful and fun filled Christmas and a happy New Year.
The ATA office will close for the festive season on Friday 17th December, and we will open again on the 4th January 2022.
Be safe and stay well.