Around 1,200 providers from around 50 countries expectedKind + Jugend 2019 excellently positioned
Top providers, start-ups and innovations in all segments
For the upcoming Kind + Jugend from 19 to 22 September 2019, Koelnmesse is once again expecting excellent exhibitor participation from Germany and abroad. With around 1,200 providers from around 50 countries, Kind + Jugend is the world’s most important trade fair for the baby and children’s outfitting industry. More than 85 percent of exhibitors come from abroad. In addition to top providers in all segments, many smaller and medium-sized companies will be showing the innovations and further developments we can expect in the coming season. In addition to this, start-ups will enjoy more visibility at the trade fair in the context of pavilions. With the baby carriage, children’s car seat, children’s furniture, textile and care outfitting, hygiene item, educational toys and toys sections, Kind + Jugend covers the entire product spectrum for the first years of babies and toddlers.
Among the key players exhibiting at Kind + Jugend 201 9are ABC Design, Alvi, Angelcare, Artsana/Chicco, Babybjörn, Babymoov, bibi/Lamprecht, Bébécar, Brevi, Britax Römer, Cam il mondo, Cybex, Delta Children, Diono, Dorel, Doudou et Compagnie, Ergobaby, Easywalker, Foppapedretti, Geuther, Haba, Hartan, Hauck, HTS Besafe, iCandy, Infantino, Jané/Concord, Joie/Nuna, Joolz, Julius Zöllner, Kaloo/Juratoys, Kidsmill, Lässig, Leander, Mayborn/tommee-tippee, Melissa&Doug, Micuna, Munchkin, Mutsy, Nattou, Newell, Nuby, Odenwälder, Paidi, Peg Perego, Pinolino, reer, Roba Baumann, rotho, Schardt, Sauthon, Sterntaler, Thule, Tobi, Uppababy and Vulli.
New exhibitors or returnees in 2019 once again include Bugaboo, Mattel and Silver Cross. Samantha Newton, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Silver Cross: “Silver Cross is pleased to return to Kind + Jugend this year. This is a fantastic opportunity to present our new, exciting collections to international partners from the whole world. This year we will present our first complete vehicle safety collection, in addition to our latest baby carriage developments. This simplifies the purchase of car seats and offers solutions from birth to the age of 12.”
Among the new companies at Kind + Jugend 2019 are APOLO Baby from Japan, Felice from Italy or Warmbeke from France.
Kind + Jugend covers a gross exhibition space of 110,000 m² in halls 4, 10 and 11 on various levels. Nearly 25,000 trade visitors attended in 2018, with a foreign share of 75 percent. All commercial channels were on location: from the wholesale and retail trade through the specialised trade and department stores to drugstores and online commerce. The exhibitors unanimously praised the high degree of decision making competence of purchasers and the strong interest in new products and new sales concepts.
Events at Kind + Jugend
The event-programme of Kind + Jugend gives detailed information about initial product ideas long before they even reach the market. It communicates trends, showcases fresh designs and innovative new products and reports in detail on successful but already mature products in various markets and countries.
This offers trade visitors a unique opportunity to get a perfect overview of promising designer ideas, innovative concepts, trends and new as well as successfully positioned products for babies and toddlers in a single place: Kind + Jugend in Cologne.
Even now, the first exciting applications for the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award have already been submitted. The renowned prize, which is awarded on the first day of the trade fair in eight categories, is firmly established in the industry. The jury is composed of international trade journalists, as well as security and health experts. Exhibitors of Kind + Jugend 2019 can submit their application until 25 June 2019 (online at www.kindundjugend.de).
The Kids Design Award is also being offered once again: it honours exceptional concepts and designs in the segment of outfitting and furniture for babies and children. Last year’s winner Gintarė Černiauskaitė, a young designer from Lithuania, underlines the impact that the award had on her career: “Through this award I was invited to a workshop with one of the toy manufacturers. This resulted in me slightly adapting the product for the market and licencing the manufacturing rights of the game.”
The Design Parc is an exhibition area where exclusively specially designed children’s furniture, living accessories and games from different countries are displayed. Outstanding, ready for the market products that have already been produced can secure themselves support in the form of a tailor-made sales concept which considerably facilitates their market entry. The participants of this year’s Design Parc have already been nominated. Eleven companies from all over the world will present a broad range of product from eco-friendly furniture to decorations, bags and toys.
The “The Connected Kidsroom” special event will also be continued. Smart products and digital applications that make the lives of parents and children easier will be attractively presented in a children’s room atmosphere.
With the Trend Forum, Kind + Jugend offers both exhibitors and visitors of the trade fair a central information platform. Interesting and exciting lectures on themes of relevance for the market, trends, market figures and questions of distribution will be attractively addressed here by representatives from the industry, commerce and research.
For the first time, the Trend Forum is also the stage for the representation of international consumer trends, which will be presented by experts and cooperation partners from various countries.
Traders, companies and people from the business who wish to connect with the Kind + Jugend community should join the Matchmaking365-Community which has been established on the website: https://kiju.mm365-community.com/