Spaces running out at Spielwarenmesse

20 extra companies have already applied for 2014 trade show; PattExpo urges firms not to hang back
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UK exhibitor spaces at the 2014 Nuremberg Toy Fair are filling up fast.

PattExpo, the UK agent for the show, is advising would-be UK exhibitors who have not yet re-applied, or are considering applying for the first time, to apply. Spaces are usually available as late as the autumn.

“In 2013, 23 British companies exhibited for the first time, successfully obtaining space,” PattExpo director Roger Sherman told ToyNews. “A further 20 are already awaiting allocation [for the 2014 show], so if you are contemplating participation in Nurnberg 2014, don’t hang back.”

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is also offering grants of £1,500 for UK exhibitors.

Applicants will be asked for a €400 deposit, which is refundable if space cannot be found. Last year’s exhibitors have priority over newcomers.

Some 90 per cent of exhibitors renew their applications. But given there are around 2,800 exhibitors, there are always 300 or so gaps left to fill, left by those companies who for whatever reason cannot return.

“Nurnberg tend to look favourably on new companies from Europe and I am hopeful all will get what they want
in the relevant hall,” added Sherman.

For more information, you can visit or email

You can also get in touch with UKTI Overseas Fairs Division’s account manager Stuart Whitehill by calling 01564784999.


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