Held on Thursday 22 January – the final day of the show – the day will feature talks and discussions from some of the names in the inventor relations’ community, including Hasbro’s Dougal Grimes and HTI Toys’ Jason Cawdell.
Aimed at attracting students and new inventors to the toy industry, the sessions will feature discussion from some inventor relations experts. The day will start with an introduction from Jon Stewart, founder partner of Worlds Apart and BTHA council member, before talks from industry experts.
Session one will be from David Fry, UK and European patent attorney at Agile IP, talking about protecting investment through IP. Following this, Dougal Grimes, director of global gaming acquisition and inventor relations at Hasbro, will discuss how to approach large toy manufacturers with new IP and game inventions. The last session will be from Jason Cawdell, head of creative at HTI Toys, which is titled Toy Design: The Best Job in the World. Students will be able to meet with the exhibitors.
Natasha Crookes, director of communication and public affairs at the BTHA, said: “The student seminar is a fantastic opportunity to show the toy industry in all its glory to potential new talent,” she added: “We are really grateful to our speakers and exhibitors for making the time and hopefully we can inspire the next generation of toy makers.”
For more information contact Kerri@btha.co.uk or call 020 7701 7127