JPMA and Family Media Events launch new
trade show May 9-12 at Anaheim Convention Center
The JPMA Baby Show is scheduled May 9-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and Family Media, LLC., are co-hosting and co-producing a series of baby events targeted at the juvenile products industry. The Anaheim Baby Show consumer event will be held in conjunction with the JPMA Baby Show trade event on Saturday, May 13.
At press time, more than 250 companies have reserved exhibit space on the 300,000 square foot floor space. Show management projects some 5,000 exhibitors, juvenile product buyers, distributors, manufacturers, media, and consumers from around the world will attend.
JPMA’s annual Innovation Awards will be held in conjunction with the show and winners will be announced on the show floor. Since the award program’s inception more than 25 years ago, JPMA has awarded nearly 250 companies, large and small, with the coveted “Most Innovative” title. From high-tech monitors and interactive toys to helpful apps and important safety gear, the JPMA Innovation Awards continue to raise the bar in an effort to offer parents innovative ways to safeguard and care for their children.
Attendees at the show will have the opportunity to hear several speakers discuss industry trends, the Millennial mindset, focusing on overcoming obstacles and getting the most from a team. Jeff Fromm, co-author of the books “Marketing to Millennials” and “Millennials with Kids” will present the breakfast keynote presentation. Millennials, a name for the generation born between 1977 and 2000, represent 25% of the U.S. population and wield nearly a trillion dollars in discretionary buying power with influence over the attitudes and purchase decisions of other Millennials, Baby Boomers, and Gen X.
Jon Gordon, Wall Street Journal best-selling author, will focus on overcoming obstacles and bringing out the best in teams in his opening keynote presentation. Gordon is the author of numerous books including The Energy Bus, Soup, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, and The Carpenter. In addition, Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Fox and Friends, and in numerous magazines and newspapers.
Practical Futurist® Michael Rogers’ forecasts on what is in store for 2020 and beyond. Rogers will review the more predictable activities impacting the future such as advancing technology, genomics, and the development of new manufacturing materials and how they intersect with Millennial family formation.
Attendees will discover what breakthrough products are on the horizon, why smart homes will get smarter, and how new parents will manage their children’s “screen time.”
The trade show running in conjunction with other events will be open to attendees from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 12.
“The JPMA Baby Show provides a big-tent forum to bring industry stakeholders together under one roof,” says Andy Newmark, JPMA chairman of the board, and senior vice president of Kolcraft. “The JPMA Baby Show is where we will advance the industry’s strategic agenda, discuss relevant safety issues, educate the industry, connect with consumers and yes, provide a showcase to launch and sell new products.”
For more information call 212/ 268-3086 or visit www.jpmababyshow.org.