Spielwarenmesse, otherwise known as then Nuremberg International Toy Fair, has been postponed to 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event, which was originally scheduled to take place from Jan. 27-31, 2021, has been moved to the summer. Exhibitors were notified of the date shifts as of Sept. 29.
“Today, we regret to inform you that Spielwarenmesse 2021 will not take place in January,” organizers said in a release. “Instead, the fair will be held in summer 2021…. The significantly changed framework and the concern for the health of all involved parties mean that it will be difficult to hold Spielwarenmesse at the end of January with the quality you are used to. Developments in recent weeks have led to major concerns among exhibitors and visitors about taking part in an international fair – this uncertainty was also clear in discussions with the Spielwarenmesse team.”
Spielwarenmesse is in the process of finding a suitable date for the 2021 event and is currently in talks with NürnbergMesse to confirm.
“We very much regret the decision to postpone the Spielwarenmesse 2021,” says Ernst Kick, chief executive officer, Spielwarenmesse. “I’d like to thank everyone who joined us on this path, and I feel sure that the improvements we have made will benefit all future events and appearances.”
The new dates are set to be announced in the coming weeks.