By Reyne Rice, Trend Hunter and Trend Reporter, for the 65th annual Spielwarenmesse, from New York, New York
First posted on the YourToyCom.com blog forum and community website serving the toys, games and childrens’ technology industries, on behalf of the Spielwarenmesse. Spielwarenmesse is the leading and largest International ToyFair in the world, held annually in Nuremberg, Germany in early February.
OK, toys are meant to be fun and bring joy to the people around them, and that means you, too!. Take a moment to share your favorite finds, invite people to discover your newest innovations, or just send a picture sharing the love of Spielwarenmesse, for all of the folks back home, who think you are having the time of your life at Spielwarenmesse. It IS the biggest playground in the world, right! So start playing a little, too!
What are people saying? The Social Media Wall is a huge digital screen located in the TrendGallery, Hall 3A, and displays all of the content that has been posted about the Spielwarenmesse Fair and the TrendGallery. It is a live and constantly updated stream of the daily posts from interactive social media sites, Twitter, Facebook, etc, using the hashtags #Trend Gallery and #Spielwarenmesse. Join the buzz feed live from the Fair!
Wall of Inspiration: Join this interactive Think Tank community wall, and share your inspirations. This crowd sourced display is designed for a creative interchange of ideas and inspirations. When you entered the Fair, you received a post it pad and an invitation to add your voice to the Wall. As the Fair progresses, the Wall will be a reflection of the hands that post, with repositionable post it notes arranged and rearranged by the visitors, in brain mapping style. Can’t get away from the exhibitor booth? Then follow the Wall of Inspiration online at http://walls.io/spielwarenmesse.
Trend Gallery TrendBook is filled with moodboards, creative inspiration and more. Packed with information on the background behind the trends, and the deeper understanding of the process for identifying this year’s 2014 Trend selection: RetroMania, Fit4Life, Mini is King and Tech Toys span the top four core trend segmenrs, Ask for your very own copy at the Information desk , located at the entrance to the TrendGallery 2014.
Follow Facebook and Twitter to discuss posts, photos, contests, and more breaking news as it happens.
- #GTC14 (for the Global ToyConference)
- #Spirit of Play
Of course, we suggest you check out the Official websites, for daily news, photo galleries, newsfeeds and updates. >
- Like us on Facebook/ Sielwarenmesse
- Follow us on Twitter @Spielwarenmesse:
Download the Spielwarenmesse ® App: Find exhibitors fast using the digital interactive floor plan. Navigate your way to.the product specific halls of the exhibition center. Download specific information about vendors in a new digital storage briefcase and avoid carrying lots of paperwork home . Find meals when you need nourishment, or when you just need a short break.
Stay informed on the Breaking news and updates for the Spielwarenmesse in the daily newspaper , Play It Daily, which is distributed every day at the entrances to the Fair, and at the information kiosks, press room , and in the information desk at the Trend Gallery, Hall 3A
Peruse the Magazine stands in Hall 11 foyer and in the Hall 4 foyer, and claim your copy to read, either at the Fair, or as reference once you return back home. There are copies available from the official ITMA (International ToyTrade Association) editors worldwide, and a few other selected regional and country specific magazines. Many are available in country specific language, and some have both country specific and English translations.
See you soon on a social media site, blog or post, or on our Wall of Inspiration! Join in on the social community and have some fun at the Spielwarenmesse.