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Spielwarenmesse supports second bio!TOY Conference

  • Two-day hybrid event in September
  • Ticket discounts available for exhibitors at the leading industry event

Sustainable toys are playing an increasingly important role at the Spielwarenmesse. The world’s leading toy fair has underlined their significance once more by supporting the second bio!TOY Conference. On 7 and 8 September, attention in Nuremberg will be focused on circular and bio-based plastics for sustainable toys. The organisers, bioplastics MAGAZINE and narocon InnovationConsulting, intend to stage the conference in a hybrid format.

A growing number of toy manufacturers is 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 industry whilst 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,” states 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,” comments 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 percent concession on the ticket price by contacting their representative at the fair.