German Toy Fair to Include Global Toy Summit


The first Global Toy Summit will premiere at February’s Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair Nuernberg. The summit, “Understanding Markets and Implementing Marketing Strategies,” will feature a trade summit on February 8-9 and a manufacturers summit on February 9.

The trade summit will be focused on boosting sales by inspiring customers, and will conclude with a lecture by consultant and author Alexander Christiani, where he will reveal successful strategies by the world’s top sales people.

The manufacturers summit will feature a panel discussion on toy safety by industry representatives; Luis Montoya, head of Unit for International Regulatory Agreements, Toy Safety; and Maureen Logghe, policy officer, toy safety legislation. Other speakers will include Carter Keithley, president of the American Toy Industry Association, and Hsiao-Ni Liu from the inspection body TÜV Rheinland. For more information, visit

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