Source: Spielwarenmesse

Planning continues for the return of Spielwarenmesse and the organizers at Spielwarenmesse eG are inviting members of the U.S. toy industry to take part in a special virtual presentation.

The Spielwarenmesse Dialogue will showcase plans for the world’s leading trade fair for toys as it moves forward following the recent retirement of longtime CEO, Ernst Kick. This summer, Florian Hess, Jens Pflüger, and Christian Ulrich took the helm as the new executive board at Spielwarenmesse eG, and on Tuesday, October 12, at noon EST, members of the team will share their vision for the future.

Additionally, Frédérique Tutt, global industry analyst – toys, The NPD Group, Inc. will be in attendance to provide fresh insight into the global state of the business.

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Those interested in attending the Spielwarenmesse Dialogue via Zoom should email Jerry Kallman, U.S. representative for the fair: Additional information can be found on the Spielwarenmesse website.

The 72nd Spielwarenmesse will take place Feb. 2-6, 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.