Toy firms line up for Autumn Fair

Autumn Fair organiser Emap Connect, says this year's toy hall is already bigger, and the show 25 per cent up overall.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
452_mypictr_300x300(4).jpg

Hall Five of the show will feature traditional toys, gorgeous plush gifts, eco-friendly, sustainable product, new innovations and dress-up.

The show provides retailers with the most comprehensive selection of new products available to the trade this side of Christmas and - for those looking further ahead - this is also the place to spot early spring preview ranges and the latest designs from prestigious international suppliers.

Commenting on this growing sector at AFI, event director Nick Davison says: “The Toys and Gadgets sector at Autumn Fair 2010 is already bigger than last year’s show, with 103 companies so far signed up to exhibit. Exhibitors are looking forward to promoting their new and innovative products to the buyers and, with pre registration up compared with this time last year, the show is looking set to be one of the busiest yet.”

Some of the companies confirmed so far include: Toy Category Partner, Dowman Imports, Brainstorm, Cheatwell Games, Aurora World, Paul Lamond Games, Esdevium Games, Great Gizmos, Grossman, Gund UK, Keel Toys, Melissa & Doug, Magical Playtimes, Spirit of Air, SYOT, Qube Games, Alphabet Jigsaws, Asobi, Best Years, Crafty Kids, Everearth, Kidkraft Netherlands NV, Lanka Kade, Personitas, Seddon Investments, Stewart Ross, The Wagon Company and Tobar.

Dress-up suppliers include Body Republic, Frilly Lily Fairies, Get Retro, Mask-Arade, Travis Designs and Universal Standards.

The show takes place at NEC Birmingham from 5th-8th September.

For more information and full exhibitor listings visit www.autumnfair.com

Related

5_Autumn Fair 3.jpg

Autumn Fair preview

Autumn Fair is fast becoming a key date for the calendar, with a growing number of toy companies exhibiting and an increased focus on our industry during the show. Katie Roberts found out about this year's plans?

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.

Liberty

UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.