Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy, Open 2 Design’s Matt Burtonwood and Quirk inventor Emma May to speak at London Toy Fair’s Student Seminar

London Toy Fair Student Seminar

The British Toy and Hobby Association has detailed the line-up for the tenth annual Student Seminar at Toy Fair 2020.

The event will take place on Thursday 23rd January in the Apex Room at Olympia, London and more than 120 students are registered to attend.

Aimed at encouraging design students to consider a career in the toy industry, next year’s Student Seminar will cover diverse subjects from the process of designing a toy to legal and IP protection.

This year, speakers include Billy Langsworthy, co-founder of Mojo Nation, who will give an introduction to the world of toy design. Matt Burtonwood of Open 2 Design (the studio behind this year’s Rubik’s Cage game), Quirk inventor Emma May and David Fry of Agile IP LLP.

“It’s integral that, as an industry, we do all we can do to encourage a fresh wave of product design talent to choose the toy and game space as a career destination,” said Billy Langsworthy, co-founder of Mojo Nation.

“The Design Student Seminar remains a brilliant means of showcasing the sector to the next generation of top inventor talent.”

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 & 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 takes place at Olympia, London from 21-23 January 2020. To register for a free pass to the show simply visit www.toyfair.co.uk.

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