Wednesday to Sunday!
31 Jan – 4 Feb 2018
You officially accepted our rules for exhibitors when you registered for Spielwarenmesse® 2018. If you are not familiar with these rules, you will find the Rules for Exhibitors here for downloading. Additional information, tips and services for your attendance at the Nuremberg toy fair 2018 are provided for you here.
For security reasons all persons must leave the halls and outdoor area by not later than 7:00 pm during the fair. Other exhibition stands are not to be visited outside the daily opening times without the permission of the stand holder.
For your optimal fair presentation, a free tutorial series is waiting for you. Look forward to the brand new tutorials and profit from these topics: exhibition planning, visitor marketing for exhibitors and follow-up work. And as an extra tip you get the most important information about the Spielwarenmesse® 2018 at a glance in the tutorial "Important information about your trade fair participation".
Have you thought of everything? Spielwarenmesse eG supports your fair preparation with several tutorials and checklists. With these tips for all phases of fair planning you make your trade fair appearance a real success!
This you should keep in mind for your fair preparation:
You can book these and further services easily in the Online Service Center.
11 - 15 September
Assigning stand construction
Have you already thought about what your stand at the Spielwarenmesse® should look like? Now is the right time to start planning!
18 – 22 September
Book your hotel rooms
Book your hotel rooms Where will you stay during the fair? Reserve rooms for your team now, because there’s a shortage during the fair!
Fair catalogue: obligatory entry
Deadline for payment of exhibiting fee
3 – 6 October
Plan PR and marketing activities
How do you attract attention and how do you get the right customers to your stand? See what the Spielwarenmesse® has to offer.
Further catalogue entries
e.g. Economy Packages
Tutorial “Strategic fair planning”:
Good planning is half the battle. Use the free online tutorial and get valuable fair know-how
23 – 27 October
Plan the customer invitations
Have you already thought about how you’d like to invite your customers to Spielwarenmesse®? Now is the right time to start!
Returning stand plans etc.
Deadlines for two-storey stands, returning stand plans and stand declaration
Tutorial “Visitor marketing”
Generate more qualified business contacts. Use the free online training and get valuable fair know-how.
Technical services, electricity
Deadlines for technical services for your stand
Book your advertising spaces on the fair site
4 - 5 December
Start international invitation mailing
Send an invitation to your international customers today and give them enough time to book their travel and accommodation. Use the voucher codes and invite them free of charge.
Tutorial “Fair follow-up and success monitoring”
After the fair, it's "harvest time". Use the free online training and get valuable fair know-how.
Deadline for TrendGallery, Product Launch Package
Present the trends and innovations at the TrendGallery or book the full-package for your new product at the fair.
Deadline for Tech2Play
Robot Toys, RC Toys, Virtual Play, Electronic Learning: Show your technological toys at the special area Tech2Play.
Deadline for ToyAward 2018
Hand in your new product development for the ToyAward for free at www.toyaward.com
Deadline for PressPreview
At the PressPreview you can present your highlights to top buyers and the press the day before the fair!
Deadline for sending your products for the ToyAward 2018
Deadlines for additional passes
31 January - 4 February
Register now for 2019 and collect SpacePoints.
2 - 3 January
Start invitation mailing to German customers
Send invitation to your German costumers today and give them enough time to plan their travel and accommodation. Use the voucher codes and invite them free of charge.
Order invitation vouchers and personalized printing stickers
Send your customers invitation vouchers and pay for their visit to the fair. The first 10 x 1-day tickets exchanged are already included in the marketing package! Letter stickers with the date of the fair and your stand number complete the invitation
Briefing/training stand personnel
Ensure that your stand has a professional appearance by providing your stand team with the best possible preparation.
Deadline for press conference and event facilities
Also define the processes for recording contact information in advance, so that follow-up contact with your visitors runs smoothly.
Deadline for press services
How you can easily attract the interest of the press is shown here.
PressPreview, Ceremonious Opening, Ceremony ToyAward 2018
6 - 9 February
With a fast and specific reaction to your visitors, you save competition advantages for yourself.
The IPR Council (Intellectual Property Rights Council) at Spielwarenmesse® is a service for the protection of intellectual property and facilitates out-of-court settlement of complaints concerning the protection of exhibitors’ industrial property rights. The purpose of the council is to clarify violations of such rights by products exhibited and/or offered by other exhibitors during the fair.
The organiser’s intention is that this service helps to resolve such disputes between the parties involved without delay and without adversely affecting the course of the fair.
Complaints will be accepted from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at NCC West, floor 1, ExhibitorsLounge daily for the duration of Spielwarenmesse®.
Many exhibitors traditionally donate toys for needy children at the end of Spielwarenmesse®. In 2018 we support again the SOS Children’s Villages with these donations. The donated toys benefit both the SOS Children’s Villages and the day centres of SOS Children’s Villages for children and juveniles in Germany.
Some of the donated toys are also given to nurseries and social institutions in the Nuremberg region.
Would you like to contribute too? Then please support our project by donating your toys.