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WELCOME TO THE PLAY CREATORS FESTIVAL 2023

New ideas and fresh talent are the lifeblood of the industry. The Play Creators Festival brings together some of the brightest design talent to share ideas, give advice and help toy and games firms of all sizes and specialities uncover their next hit product.

WELCOME TO THE PLAY CREATORS FESTIVAL 2023

New ideas and fresh talent are the lifeblood of the industry. This event brings together some of the brightest design talent to share ideas, give advice and help toy and games firms of all sizes and specialities uncover their next hit product.

Whether a toy design stalwart, a product design student or a toy/game industry outsider looking for a route in, the Play Creators Festival is here to champion the industry’s creative backbone and ensure the greatest play ideas don’t just stay ideas. Simply click on the events below to find out more…

“Billy, Adam and the team at Mojo Nation – congratulations on a fantastic event! Both the Conference and Pitch were fantastic for TOMY, and we look forward to attending again!”

Alpesh Patel, VP of Global Toy Design, TOMY
Play Creators Awards, Play Creators Festival
Play Creators Awards

PLAY CREATORS AWARDS

Celebrating those in the toy and game design community that have excelled over the last 12 months

Tuesday, June 27th
19:00 – 23:00
Under The Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Chelsea

The Play Creators Awards celebrates those in the toy and game design community that have excelled over the last 12 months. Whether it’s an R&D team responsible for a smash-hit line, a design agency that’s taken a brief and soared or a freelance designer responsible for the next Pie Face, the PCAs are all about shining a spotlight on the industry’s top architects of play. 2023 also welcomes two new categories; Unsung Hero and Artist of the Year.

Play Creators Conference, Play Creators Festival
Play Creators Conference

PLAY CREATORS CONFERENCE

Focusing on creativity, inspiration, innovation and design

Wednesday, June 28th
09:45 – 17:00
Stamford Bridge Stadium, Chelsea, London

The Play Creators Conference is a day set to inspire, enlighten and wow the industry’s creative backbone.

With a line-up of exciting speakers from across toys, games, tech and the wider worlds of design, our conference sessions will unite the global toy and game inventor community and leave your creative juices flowing.

The live event will take place at London’s Stamford Bridge Stadium, Chelsea on Wednesday, June 28th alongside the other Play Creators Festival in-person events including the Play Creators Meet-Up, Play Creators Awards and the Mojo Pitch.

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Play Creators Meet-Up

DAY 2 (EVENING): PLAY CREATORS MEET UP

Grab a drink, catch up with friends and then crush them at a lively music quiz

Wednesday, June 28th
19:00 – 23:00
Chelsea, london

Grab a drink and catch up with friends at Mojo Nation’s Play Creators Meet Up!

Taking place after the Play Creators Conference we’ll be uniting the toy and game industry on the evening of Wednesday, June 28th for a night of networking, boozing and laughter in Chelsea, London (venue tbc).

Mojo Pitch, Play Creators Festival

MOJO PITCH

Unearth your next hit product or pitch your idea to the worlds leading toy and game companies.

Thursday, June 29th
09:00-16:30
Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, London

Looking to unearth your next hit product? The Mojo Pitch puts you infront of the global design community.

The Mojo Pitch 2023 will be a hybrid of in-person and digital events. The live event will take place at London’s Stamford Bridge Stadium on Thursday, June 29th alongside the other Play Creators Festival in-person events including the Play Creators Awards, Play Creators Conference and the Play Creators Meet-Up.

As well as the live events, this year will also welcome the return of the Virtual Mojo Pitch, with the digital event taking place the following month across Tuesday, 11th July, Wednesday, 12th July and Thursday, 13th July.


TOY & GAMES FIRMS, BRAND OWNERS AND SERVICE COMPANIES….

Looking to unearth your next hit product or work closer with toy and game inventors?

The Live and Virtual Mojo Pitch puts you in front of the global design community. You provide us with a brief, outlining desired categories/concepts, and then delegates pitch their toy ideas and board games to you within your own private virtual pitch.


PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER OR DESIGN AGENCY?…

Have an idea that you’d like to pitch to some of the world’s top toy and game firms?

We will schedule you meetings with firms best-suited to taking on your concept. Contact us on the button below to book your spot at the Live and Virtual Mojo Pitch.


AMATEUR INVENTORS AND DESIGNERS…

New to the world of toy and game design? Have an idea that you’d like to pitch to some of the world’s top toy and game firms?

“Mojo Pitch was a great experience. For us it was the perfect opportunity to get to know designers we haven’t had contact with. It will definitely not be our last event.”

Bernd Keller, AMIGO Spiele

EVENT SCHEDULE

Play Creators Awards 2023 (Evening)
Tuesday, 27th June
Stamford Bridge Stadium, Chelsea, London

Play Creators Conference 2023 (Day)
Wednesday, 28th June
Stamford Bridge Stadium, Chelsea, London

Play Creators Meet Up 2023 (Evening)
Wednesday, 28th June
Chelsea, London (Venue TBC)

Live Mojo Pitch 2023
Thursday, 29th June
Stamford Bridge Stadium, Chelsea, London

Virtual Mojo Pitch 2023
Tuesday, 11th July | Wednesday, 12th July | Thursday, 13th July
Via our online platform partner Dealroom

OUR 2023 EVENT PARTNERS

Check out who makes this event possible! More partners to be announced soon...

Big Potato, Play Creators Festival
Crayola, Mojo Pitch
eolo, Play Creators Festival
Ginger Fox, Play Creators Festival
Maestro Media
Make It Real, Play Creators Festival
Melissa and Doug
Mindware
Moose Toys, Play Creators Festival
Play Monster, Play Creators Festival
ThinkFun, Play Creators Festival
University Games
USAopoloy, Mojo Pitch
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If you would like to become a partner of the Play Creators Festival, Play Creators Meet Up, Play Creators Conference, Play Creators Awards or the Mojo Pitch please contact Sarah Goldhawk – sarah@mojo-nation.com.

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