Spielwarenmesse launches ToyAcademy platform for year-round insight and expert talks

Spielwarenmesse is launching a new platform to host talks spanning some of the biggest topics to be affecting the international toy industry, from retail to sustainability.

Called the ToyAcademy, the platform will welcome experts from across the global industry to share their insight and stance on important factors affecting the toy space today. The platform will host year-round talks and discussions.

Launching on June 17, the ToyAcademy will kick off with a presentation titled ‘Evolving retailing landscape – Challenges for traditional toy stores with the rise of e-commerce.’ The talk will be hosted by Iselie Iglesias, a leading analyst with Euromonitor International, and will shed light on the current situation facing the toy trade while taking a look at the challenges ahead in the wake of the pandemic.

Ernst Kick, CEO of Spielwarenmesse eG, said: “The toy industry is changing at a rapid pace. It is therefore essential, especially for the retail trade, to receive insights into the current market situation all year round.”

The first ToyAcademy video talk will be available on demand and in English at www.spielwarenmesse.de/en/toyacademy.

After the talk, the presentation can also be downloaded free of charge through Euromonitor International. The corresponding link can be found on the ToyAcademy website.

The next expert talk is scheduled for the autumn.

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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