The 71st Spielwarenmesse international toy fair is in the books.

The annual global gathering of the toy industry in Nuremberg, Germany welcomed more than 63,500 independent retailers and buyers from 136 countries. Despite growing fears related to the spread of the coronavirus, attendance took just a minimal hit with 2,843 companies from 70 countries represented, a slight decline from the 2,886 companies from 68 countries that exhibited last year.

“The high proportion of international visitors and the positive mood among exhibitors corroborates our forward-looking approach to the event,” says Ernst Kick, CEO, Spielwarenmesse eG. “Venturing down the right track early on, we set our sights on leading the industry into a new and successful business year.”

Mattel used its presence at Spielwarenmesse to kick off its 75th anniversary celebration as the TrendGallery showcased a trio of hot categories to watch this year.

Additionally, the 2020 ToyAwards highlighted top innovations from a selection of exhibitors.

The 72nd Spielwarenmesse will take place from Jan. 27-31, 2021.