Events on the fair site
- PressPreview – the new products show for the press
Tuesday, 28.1.2014, 09:00-13:00, in NCC Ost
The companies have the opportunity to highlight their new products for the media and buyers at this event before the official start of Spielwarenmesse: www.toyfair.de/press/presspreview
- Opening ceremony of Spielwarenmesse Nürnberg 2014
Tuesday, 28.1.2014, 18:30, Brüssel hall, NCC Mitte, level 1
Patrons Horst Seehofer, Minister-President of the Free State of Bavaria, and Dr. Ulrich Maly, Lord Mayor of Nuremberg, officially open Spielwarenmesse 2014. Désirée Duray hosts the evening and the ceremonial presentation of the ToyAward to the most creative play ideas in four categories.
- Press briefings
Wednesday to Saturday, 29.1–1.2.2014, 09:15-09:30, in the PressCorner of the east (Ost) press centre, NCC Ost, level 1
All newly accredited journalists receive a summary of the relevant topics at Spielwarenmesse 2014.
- Trend Tour in the TrendGallery (for press only)
Thursday, 30.1.2014, 09:30-10:15, hall 3A, TrendGallery, counter
Reyne Rice and Gabriele Kaiser, both on the Spielwarenmesse TrendCommittee, present the trends for 2014 to journalists. Tour in English and German.
- Licensing Seminar
Thursday, 30.1.2014, 16:00, hall 3A
Presented by: Steven Ekstract, publisher of License! Global Magazine Industry experts present “New Trends in Entertainment Licenses”.
- Press Get-Together (for press only)
Thursday, 30.1.2014, 17:30–19:30, NCC Ost, level 3
Ernst Kick, Chief Executive Officer of Spielwarenmesse eG, Press Officer Kyra Mende and the press team cordially invite all press representatives to a get-together.
- Global Toy Conference
Saturday, 1.2.2014, 09:00–16:00, NCC Ost, level 2, St. Petersburg
Advance registration for active reporters in the east (Ost) press centre
Leading experts discuss Pricing Strategy, Product Presentation and Sales Methods and show how bricks-and-mortar toy retailers can distinctly increase their attractiveness for their customers. The conference takes place on Saturday, 1.2.2014. The individual modules can be booked separately for the first time. Complete programme at: www.globaltoyconference.com/en/programme/
- Brilliant fireworks display
Saturday, 1.2.2014, 18:05, above the exhibition halls
A festive fireworks display lights up the sky above Spielwarenmesse.
- Trend Tours
Sunday, 2.2.2014, 11:00 and 15:00, hall 3A, TrendGallery
Free Trend Tours provide an overview of the various trends in 2014. The 90-minute guided tours of the fair show how exhibitors implement these in practice.
- Ecumenical church service in German and English
Sunday, 2.2.2014, 13:15-14:00, Nizza room, NCC Mitte, level 1
The ecumenical church service offers an opportunity for reflection for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the fair for a few moments.
- Presentation to exhibitors, St. Petersburg foyer (jubilarians only)
Sunday, 2.2.2014, 18:30, NCC Ost, level 2
40 exhibitors celebrate anniversaries of 25, 50 and 65 years at the fair – for the first time at a dinner in their honour. Spielwarenmesse eG thanks them for their long-standing cooperation and personally congratulates all the other loyal companions with special anniversaries on their stands.
- Closing press conference of Spielwarenmesse eG (for press only)
Monday, 3.2.2014, 11:00, Hongkong room, NCC Ost, level 1
Summing up on the final day of the 65th Spielwarenmesse.
All events are shown in the fair calendar at www.toyfair.de/online-catalogue/event-calendar, where journalists can also see the press events in the online press event planner after logging in.
Daily events on the fair site
ToyKnowHow – the knowledge programme at Spielwarenmesse
- Toy Business Forumednesday to Monday, 29.1-3.2.2014, 13:00-15:00, hall 3A
Presented by: Sylvia Kunert
The Toy Business Forum is part of the new TrendGallery in hall 3A and presents the latest know-how from the industry. Experts describe the current market developments and trends in presentations on various topics – starting earlier this year on Wednesday, 29.1.2014.
Wednesday ToyKnowHow – Recognizing Trends, Shaping the Future
Thursday Multichannel – Successful Use of New Opportunities
Friday Future Retail – Tomorrow’s Shop
Saturday Marketing – Retail Branding
Sunday Multichannel – Offline and Online for Success
Monday Live Actions
The overview of themes for all events is available at www.toyfair.de/toybusinessforum and in the fair calendar. The cooperation partner is the magazine “das spielzeug” published by Meisenbach Verlag, Bamberg.
ToyInnovation – the innovation programme at Spielwarenmesse
- TrendGallery, hall 3A
The TrendGallery in hall 3A combines new products and industry know-how for the first time in one place in 2014. According to the jury of experts, the following trends will make the running this year: Fit4Life, Retromania, Mini is King and TechToys. To give visitors a better understanding of these innovations, Spielwarenmesse offers daily trend presentations (Wednesday-Sunday), guided tours for visitors (Wednesday-Sunday, 14:00-14:45) and live actions (10:00-12:00). Detailed information about this offer is available at www.toyfair.de/highlights/trendgallery.
- ToyAward, hall 3A, stand D-13/E-14
A jury of experts selects the most creative ideas from four categories to give traders guidance on the industry’s latest new products. The ToyAward is presented to the winners of all categories.
ToyNetwork – where the toy network meets
- GamesCafé, hall 10.0, stand B-05
Many game designers present their newest game ideas personally and develop new concepts with you. The GamesCafé is a cooperation between the German Games Archive in Nuremberg, the Game Designer Association (SAZ) and Spielwarenmesse eG.
- New Exhibitor Center, hall 3A
The New Exhibitor Center enables visitors to make direct contact with more than 58 new exhibitors from 27 countries. The stands and entries of all new exhibitors at Spielwarenmesse 2014 are marked “New” in the online catalogue.
- Young Innovative Companies, hall 3A
23 start-ups present “Innovations made in Germany” in the Young Innovative Companies Pavilion. The project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).
- International country pavilions, in various halls
14 country pavilions make it easier to specifically search for the products of individual national markets. The International Pavilion Guide also provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of all exhibitors. This brochure is obtainable on the Internet at www.toyfair.de/online-catalogue/international-pavilion-guide.
- World of Toys, Mitte entrance
The World of Toys information stand provides a complete overview of the international fair programme organized by Spielwarenmesse eG. Interested exhibitors can arrange appointments in advance to discuss the fairs in Hong Kong, Istanbul, Moscow and Mumbai. Information also at: www.world-of-toys.org
- Testing & Inspecting Center, hall 11.1
The toy industry focuses on toy safety. To make sure products are safe and of high quality as well as fun to play with, international test institutes present their services and test methods in the Testing & Inspecting Center.
Events in Nuremberg city
- ToyCity photo & interview event
Monday, 27.1.2014, 11:00
Thalia Buchhaus Campe, Karolinenstraße 53, 90402 Nürnberg
Spielwarenmesse eG and the Business Initiative Group provide information about the growing ToyCity programme, because the enthusiasm for playing is spreading to more and more event locations in the city centre.
- 27th Nuremberg Games Festival, 31.1-4.2.2014
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 for the Games Festival. These take place at 16:00 on Saturday, 1.2.2014, and at 17:00 on Monday, 3.2.2014. The meeting place is the showcase in Eckstein.
- Playing fun with game designers
Thursday, 30.1.2014, from 18:00 and Sat., 1.2.2014, from 13:30
Thalia Buchhaus Campe, Karolinenstraße 53, 90402 Nürnberg
Thalia Buchhaus Campe and the Game Designer Association invite visitors to enjoy playing games: competitions and useful knowledge on inventing games.
- Toy Museum, Karlstraße 13-15, 90403 Nürnberg
Opening times/prices: www.museums.nuremberg.de/toy-museum Sunday 2.2.2014, 18:30, guided tour with former director, Dr. Helmut Schwarz. The Toy Museum presents four floors of toys dating from the ancient world to the present day.
- Germanisches Nationalmuseum, toy collection of 20,000 exhibits
Kartäusergasse 1, 90402 Nürnberg
Opening times and prices can be seen at www.gnm.de.
The following additional events and actions take place in the Nuremberg city centre:
- Toon Walk, Saturday, 1.2.2014, 11:00–17:00, Pfannenschmiedsgasse, parade of licensed figures and show programme on stage
- Fair Meeting-Point on the square in front of St. Lorenz Church
- St. Lorenz programme for Spielwarenmesse
- Toy tour through the old town of Nuremberg
- Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, 30.1.2014, 20:00 and 2.2.2014, 19:00
- Theater Salz & Pfeffer, Thriller Night, 31.1.2014, 20:30
More information about ToyCity at:
23.1.2014 – mu/ km
Spielwarenmesse, the leading international fair for toys, hobbies and leisure, is organized by the fair and marketing services provider Spielwarenmesse eG. The trade fair creates a comprehensive communication and ordering platform for 2,700 national and international manufacturers. The presentation of new products and the extensive industry overview provide a valuable pool of information for annual market orientation for some 72,500 buyers and toy traders from over 100 nations.
Fair date: Spielwarenmesse, Wednesday to Monday, 29.1-3.2.2014