Inventors Workshop returns on September 20th 2016

The ToyNews Inventors Workshop is making its return for the third year, taking place at Whittlebury Hall on September 20th 2016.

Continuing our mission to ‘unite the architects of the next generation of play’, the Workshop will bring together leading inventors, distributors and retailers to discover new ideas and make new connections in this innovative industry.

The third annual Inventors Workshop will once again offer an exciting line-up of informative and entertaining conference sessions, kicking off with an inspirational keynote from the inventing bods at Hasbro.

While we can’t reveal too much at the moment, do prepare yourselves for a rollercoaster ride of a speaker line-up spanning topics like the perils and successes of crowdfunding, AI in toys, how meditation can aid creativity and even an entertaining talk on how not to write game instructions.

In fact, industry experts will be on hand throughout the day to guide and advice you on your journey in the industry with a selection of breakout How To clinics.

This year’s event promises to offer you increased networking opportunities including an icebreaker dinner the night before the big event, a greater focus on tech in the industry, increased representation across toy categories and an increased attendance from manufacturers, distributors and retail buyers as well as our core inventor audience.

And for those of you who already know how this show works, then yes, the all-important one-to-one pitching sessions will be making their return too.

In an afternoon of arranged meetings between inventors and some of the world’s biggest toy companies, this is your chance to get your product or idea in front of those that really matter.

And as we continue our search for the next innovators of the industry, let’s remember this is a student friendly area, too. As such, we can reveal the return of the Student Hack Fest, giving some of the brightest young sparks in the design sector the chance to flex their creative muscles.

“We are very excited to announce the launch of ToyNews Inventors Workshop for the third year,” said Billy Langsworthy, editor of ToyNews.

“We have already unearthed a shedload of inventor talent over the last two years and introduced a wealth of creative people to the industry.

“We look forward to uniting the established inventor scene, newcomers and students at this year’s event which already promises to be an incredible day.”

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor or pitching partner for this year’s ToyNews Inventors Workshop contact Sophia Freeman on or Brenda Normile on or give them a call on 020 7354 6000.

To purchase your ticket, click here or for ticket enquiries, get in touch with Georgia Blake at

Check out the Inventors Workshop website here.

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