January 2022 | Impressive support revealed ahead of rebranded launch show
When the Independent Toy & Gift Show returned to a live format in September 2021, the much-loved industry trade show announced exciting plans to join the INDX group of shows and re-brand as INDX Toys & Nursery for 2022.
Fast forward a few months and planning for the first INDX Toys & Nursery show is now well underway, and the team co-ordinating the show are on track to unveil an exciting presentation when it arrives at Cranmore Park exhibition venue in Solihull on 06-07 April.
Commercially curated by experts and dedicated to meeting the evolving requirements of today’s retailers, the INDX group of trade shows are brought to market by leading UK buying group Associated Independent Stores (AIS) and the INDX portfolio covers 12 sectors across Fashion and Home, and delivers over 20 business and buyer focussed shows per year.
As part of wider expansion plans, Toys & Nursery is the latest show category to join the INDX group, and 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:
“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 who specialise in nursery products including gifts, accessories, and soft furnishings will provide visiting buyers with a more inclusive presentation”.
As the first point in the 2022 calendar that buyers will be able to meet with leading toy suppliers, the April edition of INDX Toys & Nursery has secured an impressive exhibitor attendance featuring global suppliers LEGO, Mattel, MGA, Character Options, Hasbro, Spin Master, Playmobil and Moose.
The theme of the show this year is ‘sustainability’, which follows the increased demand from consumers for products made from alternative materials and made using green methods, and visitors will enjoy merchandise displays featuring examples of these innovative ranges.
INDX Toys & Nursery is open to all retailers, and offers free entrance, free onsite parking, and complimentary refreshments to all visitors. 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: https://www.indxshows.co.uk/indx-home/toys-nursery/registration and further show updates and news can be found on the INDX website and by following @INDXHome on social media.