Jacqueline Vong discusses the rise of India as the alternative location to China for manufacturing.
New Zealand entrepreneurs Anthea Madill and Helen Townsend created World Sustainable Toy Day to bring attention to more sustainable design and production in the toy industry.
Amy Ansong writes about Dexy Co Kids, a toy store in Serbia, and documents the kinds of toys that stock its shelves.
Tami Murphy explains why electricity is in short supply in China, and how that will affect the toy industry on both the company side and the consumer side.
Nextoy's Alex Fuhrer writes on his experience working in Japan and Hong Kong with Kawada, a Japanese toy company, and Longshore, the leading games factory in Hong Kong and China. He points out the dif...ference between Kawada and Longshore and Western companies and culture.Show more
Mary Jo Reutter gives five tips to those attending Spielwarenmesse, the Nuremberg Toy Fair.
Tom Felber introduces the German game association, Spiel des Jahres. Translating to "Game of the Year," Spiel des Jahres aims to promote games as a cultural asset to encourage play.
Moderator: Reyne Rice (Global Trend Hunter/ CEO/ Founder ToyTrends; and Co-President, ITMA, International Toy Trade Magazine Association, and Member Trend Committee, Spielwarenmesse) Panelists: John B...aulch (Publisher, Toy World Magazine, UK and the Friday Blog, and Member Trend Committee, Spielwarenmesse), Armando Carreteros ( Editor and Publisher, Nación Juguetes Latin America and Spain), Astrid Specht (Editor: TOYS magazine and First Steps baby and toddler magazine - Germany), Imogen Bailey (Editor: Toy and Hobby Retailer, and Podcast Moderator and Editor: Toy and Hobby Retailer: The Podcast, - Australia), Sujin Lee (CEO/ Ggemtoys, Korean market Trend Research Reporter, and Member Trend Committee, Spielwarenmesse). Sponsored by Longshore Limited, Mattel, and Big G Creative.Show more
Moderator: Richard Gill (Vice President Int'l, PlayMonster) Panelists: JM Duparc (Chief Creation, Identity Games), Jenni Jalava (Product Category Director, Martinex), Bob Fuhrer (Owner at Nextoy and K...enKen Puzzle), Jacqueline Vong (Principal & Co-Founder, Playology Intl), Stephan Van Hacht (Manging Director, MegaBleu) Sponsored by Longshore Limited, Mattel, and BPMS.Show more
The international marketplace for toys and games is huge. CEO of McGill and Associates Richard Gill breaks down the regions and gives a detailed introduction of how to approach the market.