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Distoy 2015 set to be “largest yet”

Published on: 31st March 2015

This year’s Distoy event will once again occupy its traditional time slot the week before the Las Vegas Licensing Expo, 2nd-5th June.

Organiser David Potter commented: “I feel I can say that we’ve really arrived as a show. Everyone wants to be there.Distoy-logo-wordpress We’re now an established fixture on the toy calendar.”

The 2015 event is set to be the largest one yet, with more exhibitors than ever before. The James Court Hotel remains the core venue with aound 95 showrooms, while additional showrooms can also be found at the nearby St Ermins Hotel. David commented: “We’ve managed to negotiate with the hotels to acquire a few extra rooms this year. We’re on the verge of selling out, but there may be scope to add in an extra company or two if they’re quick.”

In addition to the many toy companies which have been involved with Distoy since the start, there are always new companies which join the event every year: this year sees the first-ever Venezuelan exhibitor, Kreisel Toys.

David commented on why Distoy has become such a popular event: “It’s an unorthodox show, but it delivers. Word of mouth has spread through the global toy distributor community that Distoy works. I believe that the exclusivity and the privacy offered by the hotel format help to make it sought after. There is nothing else like it in the global toy market at that time of the year. The hotel location also gives it a social atmosphere that works for both visitors and exhibitors.”

Based on advance hotel bookings, David is expecting more visitors than ever to attend this year’s show, which is for distributors only, and run on an appointment basis. Global toy distributors who wish to attend can get further details here.

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