The popular trade event is set to arrive at the Cranmore Park exhibition venue in Solihull on 6th and 7th April.
When the Independent Toy & Gift Show returned to a live format in September 2021, the popular industry trade show announced plans to join the INDX group of trade shows and re-brand as INDX Toys & Nursery for 2022. Four months later, planning for the first INDX Toys & Nursery show is now well underway and the team co-ordinating it is on track to deliver an exciting event.
Commercially curated by experts and dedicated to meeting the evolving requirements of today’s retailers, the INDX group of trade shows is brought to market by leading UK buying group Associated Independent Stores (AIS). The INDX portfolio covers 12 sectors across Fashion and Home, and delivers over 20 business and buyer focused shows per year.
Toys & Nursery is the latest show category to join the INDX group. Rosie Marshall, head of Toys & Children’s Gifts at AIS, is looking forward to unveiling a fantastic show and introducing visitors to an exciting new category of suppliers. She says: “We are very excited to be joining INDX Shows. Rebranding to INDX Toys & Nursery has given us the perfect opportunity to explore new product categories and we believe that adding nursery suppliers to our existing exhibitor mix will evolve the show. Introducing brands which specialise in nursery products including gifts, accessories and soft furnishings will provide visiting buyers with a more inclusive presentation.”
The April edition of INDX Toys & Nursery has secured impressive exhibitor attendance featuring global suppliers Lego, Mattel, MGA, Character Options, Hasbro, Spin Master, Playmobil and Moose. The theme of this year’s show is Sustainability, in line with increased demand for products made from alternative materials and made using green methods.
Other confirmed exhibitors include Bandai, Brainstorm, Casdon, Flair, Gibsons, Golden Bear, Just Play, Kidicraft, Learning Resources, Mookie, Naylor Activity Tunnel, One For Fun, Rainbow Designs, Ravensburger, Schleich, Toynamics, United Wheels, Vivid Goliath and many more.
INDX Toys & Nursery is open to all retailers, and offers free entry, free onsite parking and complimentary refreshments. Attendees can expect a friendly, relaxed and professional buying environment in which to network and connect with the toy industry. Visitor registration can be completed via the INDX website, where further show updates and news can also be found, or follow @INDXHome on social media.
The April issue of Toy World, which is currently underway, will include a preview of INDX Toys & Nursery. If your company is exhibiting and you’d like to be involved, contact Mark Austin for advertising opportunities (email@example.com) and Sam Giltrow for editorial opportunities (firstname.lastname@example.org).