Fifth Kids India to Focus on Value of Play

KidsIndia_LogoThe fifth Kids India trade show in Mumbai, taking place from Sept. 20 to 22, will feature a second panel discussion focused on the value of play. Industry leaders and prominent childcare experts will underline the importance of toys as a comprehensive learning aid for children. [Read more...]

Registration Opening Soon for Spielwarenmesse’s ToyAwards

ToyAwardCompanies exhibiting at Spielwarenmesse can submit their products on Sept. 1 for a chance to be nominated for a ToyAward. Exhibitors can register up to three products in four age-specific categories of Baby & Infant (0-3 years), Preschool (3-6 years), School Kids (6-10 years), and Teenager & Adults (10+ years).  [Read more...]

Spielwarenmesse eG Moves to New Office

Logo Spielwarenmesse 2016Spielwarenmesse eG will be located at a new office space beginning on July 24. The fair organizer and marketing services provider for the toy and stationery industries will move to the former premises of Em-Eukal’s sweet factory in the Westpark Business Park in Nuremberg-West. The different divisions of Spielwarenmesse eG, including the Management Board, Fair Management, Marketing, Press & Communications, IT, Finance, and the subsidiary Die Roten Reiter GmbH, will fill be in the new space.

The new address is: Herderstraße 7, 90427 Nuremberg, Germany. All current email addresses, telephone, and fax numbers will remain unchanged.

Spielwarenmesse 2017 Sets Exhibitor Record

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 2.47.09 PMThe 2017 Spielwarenmesse set a new exhibitor record of 2,871 companies showing 100,000 new products at the show. There were 73,297 visitors from all around the world, an increase from 70,714 attendees from last year.

For the first time, Spielwarenmesse brought together innovations from the technology category in a Tech2Play activity area. Manufacturers showcased more than 45 products, divided into five categories of robot toys, electronic pets, R/C drones, virtual play, and 3-D printing. Visitors were able to test out the products on display.  [Read more...]

Spielwarenmesse Sees Climb in Visitors, Exhibitors, and International Participation

Logo Spielwarenmesse 2016The 68th Spielwarenmesse took place from Feb. 1 to 6 and posted high numbers of international exhibitors and visitors. The show had 2,871 companies exhibiting from 63 countries, up from 2,851 in 2016. A total of 73,000 visitors, up 3.2 percent from 70,714 last year, travelled to Nuremberg from 123 countries. [Read more...]

Spielwarenmesse 2017 to Feature Tech2Play Zone

37afdd77-f0e6-4c71-af74-de6f5190bf24Spielwarenmesse 2017 will spotlight high-tech toys at the Tech2Play zone in Hall 4A. The area will give manufacturers a chance to present their product innovations in the robot toys, electronic pets, R/C drones, 3-D printing, and virtual play categories. [Read more...]

Spielwarenmesse ToyPreview to Run During Insights-X 2016

Logo Spielwarenmesse 2016This year, the Spielwarenmesse ToyPreview at Nuremberg’s Exhibition Centre will take place from October 6 to 7. So far, 20 companies are signed up to present their latest products lines and marketing campaigns for the next season. The event will also take place alongside Insights-X, the new office supplies and stationery trade fair, fromOctober 6 to 9.

The ToyPreview enables central buyers, buying groups, licensors, and journalists from the specialist toy press from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to meet the managing directors and representatives of big companies. Trade visitors wanting to take advantage of the ToyPreview can arrange appointments with exhibitors directly and register online here.

Spielwarenmesse eG Establishes Subsidiary in India

Logo Spielwarenmesse 2016Spielwarenmesse eG is opening a subsidiary, Spielwarenmesse India Pvt. Ltd, headquartered in New Delhi, India, which will start trading on April 1. The main objectives of the new, wholly-owned subsidiary include representing Spielwarenmesse eG and staging Kids India. [Read more...]

Spielwarenmesse Names Four ToyAward Winners

Logo ToyAward 2016The announcement of the ToyAward winners kicked off the Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair in Neuremberg on Jan. 27.  ToyAwards were bestowed in four different age-specific categories. A ten-member expert jury made up of educators, market researchers, international sales agents and, an expert in toy safety chose the winners out of a record-breaking 616 submissions. The criterion for the awards are play fun, originality, safety, finish and quality, comprehensibility of the product concept, and potential for success.

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Women in Toys to Host Events at Nuremberg Toy Fair

WITWomen in Toys is kicking off trade show season with two events at the Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair in Nuremberg on January 28.

The WIT Panel Discussion: Shifting Trends in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment will bring industry experts to share business insights with the audience. Topics to be discussed include kid trends in the toy business, the future of licensing, the popularity of STEM toys, changing trends in crowdfunding and social media, and more. Panelists include Trudi Bishop, head of marketing and licensing at Cartamundi; Dr. Amanda Gummer, founder and CEO of Fundamentally Children; Fay Goodman, managing director of Goodmedia Ltd.; and will be moderated by Patti Becker, CEO and founder of Becker Associates LLC. Click here to RSVP for the free event. [Read more...]