Toy Fair 2019 to host ninth annual Design Student Seminar

Published on: 12th December 2018

Speakers will include experts from Illumiarti, Agile IP and Mojo Nation. 

The British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) has announced the line-up for the ninth annual Design Student Seminar at Toy Fair 2019. The event will take place on Thursday 24th January in the Apex Room at Olympia, London.

The Student Design 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.

This year, speakers include Marisa Morgan, designer and owner of Illumiarti and consultant to Mattel, as well as David Fry from Agile IP, who will discuss the importance of protecting intellectual property, and Billy Langsworthy, co-founder of Mojo Nation.

More than 120 students attended the seminar at Toy Fair 2018, which included speakers from Mojo Nation, Big Ideas Product Development, and Leslie Scott, the creator of Jenga.

Rebecca Deeming, public relations manager for the BTHA, commented: “We’re delighted to host the ninth annual Student Design Seminar at Toy Fair this year. The UK is renowned for its creative and innovative toy industry, and we’re proud to do our part in supporting our pipeline of talent from top universities.”

Toy Fair takes place at Olympia, London from 22nd-24th January 2019. To register for a free pass to the
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