The Toy Fair is the UK’s largest dedicated toy, game and hobby trade show taking place annually at the end of January at Olympia Grand and West Halls, London. The toy industry’s showcase welcomes more than 270 companies exhibiting thousands of products to visitors including retailers, buyers, media and the wider industry.
The British Toy and Hobby Association has announced the speakers for the Design Student Seminar at Toy Fair 2018. Now in its eighth year, the larger than ever Seminar will take place on Thursday 25th January and will be held in the Apex Room at Olympia, London.
“The UK toy industry is renowned for creative and innovative toy design, and attracting new talent is vital to ensure we stay top of the class,” said Rebecca Deeming, Public Relations Manager for The British Toy and Hobby Association.
The Student Design Seminar is an annual event for students interested in a career in the toy industry, organised by the BTHA as part of the organisation’s ongoing commitment to supporting UK talent. Presentations focus on the process of desigining a toy, the importance of intellectual property, as well as tips and tricks for breaking into the industry from some of the UK’s leading industry experts.
This year, speakers include the creator of Jenga, Leslie Scott, Co-founders of Big Ideas Product Development, Ruth Elliot and Simon Skelton, and Co-founder of Mojo Nation, Billy Langsworthy. Also presenting will be David Fry, UK & European Patenet Attorney at Agile IP and Co-founder of Worlds Apart, John Stewart.
Why Attend Toy Fair?
More than 250 exhibitors from some of the world’s biggest toy manufacturers will launch thousands of brand new products. Be the first to see what will be hot for Easter, Summer and Christmas 2018.
The BTHA and The NPD Group will release the ‘State of the Industry’ figures for the UK toy industry. Find out how well the market did following Christmas sales and whether Brexit is affecting this market.
Speak to leading spokespeople from the industry including members of the BTHA, toy manufacturers, industry analysts and play experts
Visit the Greenhouse area to see entrepreneurs attempting to launch brand new innovative products to the toy market
An extremely colourful and energetic event for photography and filming.