Wednesday to Sunday!
31 Jan – 4 Feb 2018
Events at the Exhibition Centre
All dates can be viewed in the fair events at www.spielwarenmesse.de/en/calendar. Journalists can find further press events at www.spielwarenmesse.de/en/press-events.
Tuesday, 27.01.2015, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in NCC Ost
Prefacing the official opening of the toy fair companies have the opportunity to showcase their new products before an audience of journalists and buyers: www.spielwarenmesse.de/en/presspreview
Tuesday, 27.01.2015, 6.30 p.m. Tokyo Room, NCC Ost, Level 3
Fair patrons Horst Seehofer, Minister President of the Free State of Bavaria and Dr. Ulrich Maly, Mayor of Nuremberg, officially open the 2015 Toy Fair. Désirée Duray presents the evening and ToyAwards ceremony for the most creative toys in four categories.
Wednesday, 28.01.2015, 11.30 a.m., Passage Hall 3A/4A
How do young designers create the toys of the future? The ToyDesign 2020 contest, organised by the DVSI Wooden Toy Group and Spielwarenmesse eG presents the ideas. The prize ceremony will take place at the vernissage of the exhibition of all ideas submitted for the contest.
Wednesday, 28.01.2015, 4 p.m.-4.45 p.m., Hall 3A, TrendGallery, Counter
Reyne Rice and Gabriele Kaiser from the toy fair TrendCommittee present the 2015 trends to journalists. Tour in German and English.
Thursday, 29.01.2015, 5.30 p.m.-7.30 p.m., NCC Ost, Level 3
Ernst Kick, Chief Executive Officer, Spielwarenmesse eG, Kyra Mende, Press Officer and the press team cordially invite all journalists to a get-together.
Saturday, 31.01.2015, 6.05 p.m. at the Exhibition Centre
A splendid firework display lights up the night sky over the Exhibition Centre.
Sunday, 01.02.2015, 11 a.m and 2 p.m., Hall 3A, TrendGallery
Free trend tours provide an overview of the various trends for 2015. One-hour guided tours through the TrendGallery present the products reflecting these trends.
Sunday, 01.02.2015, 1.15-2 p.m., Nice Room, NCC Mitte, Level 1
The ecumenical service provides an opportunity to escape from the buzz of the fair for a time of reflection.
Sunday, 01.02.2015, from 6.30 p.m., NCC Ost, Level 2
In 2015 29 exhibitors celebrate their 25th and 50th anniversary of fair attendance at a gala dinner. Spielwarenmesse eG thanks them for their long-standing cooperation and personally congratulates all other loyal attendees celebrating round anniversaries on their booths.
Monday, 02.02.2015, 11 a.m., Hong Kong Room, NCC Ost, Level 1
The final day of 66th Toy Fair is a fitting occasion to sum up the fair.
Daily events at the Exhibition Centre
ToyKnowHow – the fair knowledge programme
Wednesday to Sunday, 28.01.-01.02.2015, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Hall 3A
Presented by: Sylvia Kunert
As part of the TrendGallery in Hall 3A the Toy Business Forum presents the latest know-how in the industry. Various presentations are held by experts on current market developments and trends from Wednesday, 28.01.2015. In addition, special exhibitor live events will take place in the TrendGallery from Wednesday to Sunday.
Wednesday ToyKnowHow – experiencing future trends & technologies
Thursday Licences – recognizing worldwide trends in 2015
Online marketing understanding strategies in the World Wide Web
Saturday Marketing - discovering potentials for the trade
Sunday Visual Merchandising - creating experience worlds
The overview of all presentation themes can be viewed at www.spielwarenmesse.de/en/toybusinessforum and in the fair events calendar. Cooperation partner is the trade magazine 'das spielzeug', Meisenbach Verlag.
ToyInnovation – the fair innovation programme
A jury of experts chooses the most creative products in four categories as a reference for retailers covering the industry's latest innovations. The ToyAward is presented to the winners of the four categories.
The TrendGallery in Hall 3A concentrates the industry's innovations and know-how for 2015 in one place. The TrendCommittee has singled out the following hit trends of the year: Express Yourself, Beyond Reality and Little Scientists. The Toy Fair offers daily trend presentations (Wednesday-Sunday) at 3 p.m. to inform visitors about these innovations, as well as live events (10 p.m.-12 noon)
and guided tours for visitors on Sunday between 11 a.m.-12 noon and 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Detailed information of the events is available at www.spielwarenmesse.de/en/trendgallery.
ToyNetwork – where the toy network meets
Many game designers personally present their latest game ideas and create new concepts with you. The GamesCafé is a cooperation between the German Games Archive in Nuremberg, the Game Designer Association and Spielwarenmesse eG.
In the New Exhibitor Centre trade visitors can meet 55 new exhibitors from 25 countries. The booths and entries of all new exhibitors at the 2015 Toy Fair are marked 'new' in the online catalogue.
The Young Innovative Companies pavilion is shared by around 25 start-ups presenting 'Innovations made in Germany'. The project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.
12 national pavilions ease targeted quests for offerings from specific national markets. The International Pavilion Guide provides a comprehensive detailed overview of all exhibitors. The brochure is available in the Internet at www.spielwarenmesse.de/?id=7795&L=1
The World of Toys information booth provides an overview of the international trade fair programme organised by Spielwarenmesse eG. Interested exhibitors can arrange appointments in advance to discuss the fairs in Hong Kong, Istanbul, Moscow and Mumbai. Information is also available at: www.world-of-toys.org
The toy industry focuses on toy safety. International test institutes present their test methods in the Testing & Inspecting Centre, thus ensuring that aside from fun, products also afford safety and quality.
Events in Nuremberg
Monday, 26.01.2015, 11 a.m.
JOSEPHS®, Karl-Grillenberger-Str. 3, 90402 Nuremberg
Spielwarenmesse eG and the Business Initiative Group provide information on the growing ToyCity programme with an increasing number of venues in the city centre. www.josephs-service-manufaktur.de/en
eckstein, Burgstraße 1-3, 90403 Nürnberg
A games centre with more than 800 board and card games, workshops, new product tests and the Long Night of Games invite visitors to play.
More information at: www.nuernberger-spiele-fest.de.
The German Games Archive Nuremberg offers guided tours at the Games Festival. They take place on Saturday, 31.01.2015 at 4 p.m. and Monday, 02.02.2015 at 5 p.m. Meeting place is the showcase in Eckstein.
Thalia Buchhaus Campe, Karolinenstraße 53, 90402 Nürnberg
Thalia Buchhaus Campe and the Game Designer Association invite visitors to join in the fun of the game: competitions and useful knowledge on inventing games.
Special exhibition: Made in GDR - East German Toys for the World
Opening times/admission prices: www.museums.nuremberg.de
Sunday 01.02.2015, 6:30 p.m. guided tour with Director, Dr. Karin Falkenberg
The Toy Museum presents toys from antiquity to the present day.
Kartäusergasse 1, 90402 Nürnberg
Opening times and admission prices available at www.gnm.de/en
The following events also take place in the Nuremberg city centre:
Further information about ToyCity at: www.spielwarenmesse.de/nuremberg
22.01.2015 – mn/ km
The fair and marketing provider Spielwarenmesse eG organises Spielwarenmesse®, the leading international fair for toys, hobbies and leisure-time activities. The trade fair serves as a comprehensive communication and order platform for 2,700 national and international suppliers. The presentation of new products and exhaustive overview of the industry provide a valuable pool of market information for the year ahead to around 75,000 buyers and retailers from more than 120 countries. The name Spielwarenmesse® has been a registered trademark in Germany since 2013.
Fair dates: Spielwarenmesse® Wednesday to Monday, from 28.01.- 02.02.2015