Spielwarenmesse to support second Bio!TOY Conference in Nuremberg next month

In recognition of the growing importance of the sustainable toy market, Spielwarenmesse has thrown its support behind the second annual Bio!TOY conference, taking place in Nuremberg this September.

Running from September 7th to 8th, next month will see the focus shift onto the circular and bio-based plastics market for sustainable toys through the second annual Bio!TOY conference, created by the team behind Bioplastics Magazine and Narocon InnovationConsulting.

The toy space has seen a growing number of toy manufacturers developing and marketing products from circular and bio-based materials. The second Bio!TOY Conference will shed light on achievements in this field within the toy space, while delivering visions for the future.

“The topic of sustainability is ubiquitous at the Spielwarenmesse, which is why we’re delighted to be supporting the event,” said Christian Ulrich, spokesperson of the Executive Board at Spielwarenmesse eG.

The papers and exhibits will provide a current overview of innovations in sustainable polymers and toys along with the opportunities they present for the future. The speakers include delegates from leading industries and brands, innovators at smaller companies and technology experts.

The Bio!TOY Conference is due to take place both digitally and at Nuremberg’s Arvena Park Hotel on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the second week in September. Embracing a thorough on-site hygiene concept and the live stream, the hybrid format will ensure that no-one misses the event despite the current circumstances.

“The use of renewable raw materials made from bio-mass rather than fossil reserves is on the rise for many good reasons. It’s all about triggering a consistent and fundamental transformation where actors are called upon to position themselves both for the short and long term,” said Dr. Michael Thielen, editor-in-chief of Bioplastics Magazine.

Further information as well as a list of the speakers can be found here. Exhibitors at the Spielwarenmesse can request a discount code for a 10 per cent concession on the ticket price by contacting their representative at the fair.

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both 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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