Industry Events Guide

The Bugg Report has put together a list of local and global events which are mostly trade based or business-to-business shows. The guide also includes some consumer focused shows like Oz Comic-Con and similar events in the Cosplay space.

Local Events in Australia | 2017

Asian Animation Summit

Brisbane, Australia

29th November – 1st December

Global Events | 2017

The Bookseller Children’s Conference (Complete)

Milton Court, London, United Kingdom

26th September

Dubai International Brand Licensing Fair (Complete)

The Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

29th – 30th October

Play Fair (Complete)

Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre, New York

4th – 5th November

Chicago Toy & Game Week (Complete)

Navy Pier Festival Hall A, Chicago

16th – 19th November

Children’s Global Media Summit

Manchester, United Kingdom

5th December – 7th December

Hong Kong International Franchising Show

Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre

6th – 8th December

Pop Culture Events | 2017

Oz Comic-Con (Complete)


25th – 26th March


1st – 2nd April


1st – 2nd July


23rd – 24th September


30th September – 1st October

PAX Australia (Complete)

Melbourne, Victoria

27th – 29th October

Local Events in Australia | 2018

Reed Gift Fares

The Retail Quarter Melbourne

3rd – 6th February

Reed Gift Fairs Sydney

24th – 28th February

Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne

4th – 8th August

The Retail Quarter Sydney

8th – 11th September

Australian Toy Hobby & Licensing Fair

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

4th – 7th March

CBCA Children’s Book Week

Australia Wide

17th – 24th August

Global Events | 2018

Hong Kong International Licensing Show

Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre

8th – 10th January

Hong Kong Baby Products Fair

Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre

8th – 11th January

Hong Kong International Stationary Fair

Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre

8th – 11th January

Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair

Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre

8th – 11th January


Frankfurt am Main, Germany

9th – 12th January

The Toy Fair

Olympia, London, United Kingdom

23rd – 25th January


Cologne Exhibition Centre

28th – 31st January


Nuremberg, Germany

31st January – 4th February

Spring Fair

NEC Birmingham, United Kingdom

4th – 8th February


Las Vegas & Mandalay Bay Convention Centers

12th – 14th February

Toy Fair New York

Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre, New York

17th – 20th February

NYC Summit

Convene Event Center, New York City

20th February

Kidscreen Summit

InterContinental Miami

12th – 15th February


Wembley Stadium

5th March

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Bologna, Italy

26th – 29th March

Licensing Japan

Tokyo Big Sight

4th – 6th April

Licensing Expo Japan

25th – 27th April

Festival De Cannes

Cannes, France

9th – 20th May

Licensing Expo Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Convention Center

22nd – 24th May


Los Angeles, California

12th – 14th June

Seoul Character Licensing Fair

COEX Korea Exhibition Center

18th – 22nd July

Licensing Expo China

National Exhibition Convention Centre

25th – 27th July

Autumn Fair

NEC Birmingham, United Kingdom

2nd – 5th September

Frankfurt Book Fair

Conference Center in Frankfurt, Germany

10th – 14th October

Fall Toy Preview

Dallas Market Center, Dallas, Texas

2nd – 4th October

Brand Licensing Europe

Olympia, London, United Kingdom

9th – 11th October



13th – 14th October


Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

15th – 18th October

abc kids expo

Las Vegas

9th – 11th October

China Licensing Expo

Shanghai New International Expo Centre

16th – 18th October

Pop Culture Events | 2018



20th – 22nd April

Gold Coast

27th – 29th April


15th – 17th June


22nd – 24th June


2nd – 4th November


9th – 11th November

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