Spielwarenmesse: 70 years of Spielwarenmesse

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70 years of Spielwarenmesse®





[Translate to English:] 70 Jahre Spielwarenmesse ToyFestival Logo

Come celebrate with us!

Visitors and exhibitors have been returning to Nuremberg for the Spielwarenmesse® for decades. We want to use the 70th anniversary as an opportunity to thank all trade fair participants for their years of loyalty. We are celebrating you, not ourselves, and would like to warmly invite you to the ToyFestival. Join with us in raising a glass to the Spielwarenmesse® and our industry!

Enjoy a relaxed get-together accompanied by music and light bites. Come when you can and stay as long as you like. Reconnect with old acquaintances and make new contacts – after all, this is how the best business ideas develop. Of course, first-time visitors to the trade fair are also most welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Thursday, 31 January 2019, 6 pm (directly after the trade fair ends)
Where: The new Hall 3C, Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. Access via Hall 1 until 7 pm
Admission: With valid trade fair ticket only – free of charge. Limited capacity - admission without guarantee
Registration: Not required
Shuttle Bus: From 7 pm.  From the bus stop „Hall 3C“ to Entrance Mitte (taxi & subway) and the parking garages
Cloakroom: Please note that the cloakrooms on the exhibition grounds close after the end of the fair. A free cloakroom is available in Hall 3C.

7 contemporary witnesses from 7 decades. The Spielwarenmesse® team is asking long-time visitors and exhibitors for their memories of the trade fair under this motto. The very special sense of community within the industry has been obvious from all of the interviews. Many personal friendships have evolved from business relationships, and stood the test of time. 

The  contemporary witnesses are a very small sub-section of the tens of thousands of people that visit the Spielwarenmesse® each year. We want to hear your experiences too. We would love if you shared your stories and photos with us and our archive. Your contact: Daniela Weber, Corporate Archives

We hope you really enjoy this little journey through time.

70 years of loyalty

20 exhibitors exhibiting at the Spielwarenmesse® 2019 will have been there from the very beginning. They will take part in our specialist trade fair for the 70th time without interruption, meeting their customers from all over the world in Nuremberg. We are particularly pleased that we will also get to celebrate the trade fair anniversary with these companions who have been there from the outset.

Their loyalty and that of many other long-standing exhibitors inspires us to continue to enhance the Spielwarenmesse® as we move forward. We would like to thank all companies very much for their decades of loyalty!

Take part in our sweepstake and win a VIP package!

The Spielwarenmesse® celebrates its 70th anniversary. What do you associate with the Spielwarenmesse®? When did you visit for the first time? Share your insights with us, from your first or last visit! We look forward to hearing from you.

The VIP package includes the following:

  • 1 overnight stay in a double room from Thursday 31 January 2019 to Friday 1 February 2019 in Hotel Arvena Messe (walking distance to the fair grounds)
  • VIP Shuttle (one return trip) from airport Nuremberg or main station Nuremberg to the hotel or parking ticket for entire fair duration (depending on your means of transport)
  • Entry to the VIP area at ToyFestival on Thursday 31 January 2019 from 6 pm
  • 2 permanent tickets for the Spielwarenmesse® 2019
  • Welcome bag
  • Voucher for cloak
  • Restaurant voucher for 30€

Get your souvenir for the 70th Spielwarenmesse®. You can purchase a small model DKW F89 (model year 1950–1954) with the special anniversary logo on the packaging directly at the trade fair. You will need to act fast: this is a strictly limited edition and, of course, an exclusive offering for the 70th event.

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Are you a trade visitor from the toy industry? Visit the Spielwarenmesse® 2019. We look forward to seeing you there!

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