Toy Fair 2020 gears up for Design Student Seminar

Event is aiming to encourage design students to consider a career in the toy industry.

The BTHA has revealed the line-up for the tenth annual Design Student Seminar at Toy Fair 2020.

Taking place on Thursday January 23 in the Apex Room at Olympia, more than 120 students are registered to attend.

The Design Student Seminar is an annual event organised by the BTHA at Toy Fair. The event is aimed at current design students to encourage them to consider a career in the toy industry, and features presentations from leading industry experts. Talks cover diverse subjects from the process of designing a toy, to legal and IP protection.

For 2020, speakers include Billy Langsworthy, co-founder of Mojo Nation, who will give an introduction to the world of toy design. He will be joined by Emma May, ceo and creative director at Emmerse Studios, Matt Burtonwood of Open2Designs and David Fry of Agile IP.

More than 100 students attended the seminar at Toy Fair 2019, which included speakers from iLLUMiARTi and Toy Pioneers Club.

Attendees at the Design Student Seminar 2020 will include students from universities including Brunel University, Kingston University, University of Sussex and University of Portsmouth.

“We’re so excited to be hosting the tenth annual Design Student Seminar at Toy Fair 2020,” said Rebecca Deeming, public relations and events manager for the BTHA. “The UK is renowned for its creative and innovative toy industry, and we’re proud to do our part in supporting future talent from our best universities.”

Toy Fair 2020 takes place at Olympia, London from January 21-23. You can register to attend by clicking on this link.

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