Kind + Jugend Scheduled September 15-18

Kind + Jugend, scheduled September 14-17 in Cologne, Germany, is the world’s biggest trade fair for the baby and children’s market. More than 1,200 exhibitors from over 50 countries are expected to present their innovations and product developments. Show management reports that more than 22,000 trade visitors attend the show. Companies from around the globe will present a wealth of innovations in the categories of children’s furniture, safety seats, strollers, environmentally friendly toiletries, toys, and textiles in Halls 10 and 11 of the Cologne Exhibition Centre. Multi-functionality, safety, sustainability, and digitalization are becoming increasingly more important in the development of …

ABC returns to Las Vegas October 17-19 2017, adds new Awards of Distinction program

Returning to the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 17-19 are juvenile products exhibitors and retailers gathering for the 15th annual ABC Kids Expo. Returning this year is the Awards of Distinction recognizing the best products from brands participating in the New Product Showcase. The New Product Showcase allows manufacturers to introduce new products to the industry in a showroom adjacent to the trade show floor. Companies have until August 31, or until the showcase is filled,  to submit products for the showcase. A special reception on October 16 allows independent specialty retailers and members of the media to get …

ABC Spring Conference Returns to Orlando for 2018

The ABC spring educational conference and trade show is scheduled May 22-24, 2018 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. The annual event is designed for independent juvenile products retailers and features educational seminars, networking opportunities, and a trade show exclusively for independent retailers and their suppliers. For more information call 210/ 691-4848 or visit www.allbabyandchildsec.com.

10 receive 2017JPMA Innovation Awards

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) recently announced the winners of the 2017 JPMA Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards highlight some of the most exciting new products in the juvenile industry. Products are evaluated and judged based on their innovation, marketability, trend-setting potential, appeal, and usefulness. Nine category winners and one product named Best In Show were chosen by a committee of industry media representatives and retail buyers. One product also received the Parent’s Pick Award. The 2017 Innovation Award winners are: Feeding/Bathing/Changing Category: The Pop®, the cleaner pacifier, from Doodle & Co™ is the first ever self-protecting pacifier that …

ASTRA welcomes 138 first-time exhibitors to record-breaking Marketplace June 25-28

Welcoming 138 first-time toy manufacturer exhibitors to its annual Marketplace & Academy in Philadelphia June 25-28 is the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). The exhibit hall—ASTRA’s largest ever—is sold out and is expected to welcome more than 500 total exhibitors. More than 1,000 retailers are expected to attend. Many companies will be showing products that are not available yet anywhere, which gives specialty retailers the opportunity to be the first to offer them in their communities. On-Site Neighborhood oy Store Day Experience This year’s event themed Mighty Together, includes a live, hands-on, experiential toy store—complete with product demonstrations, enthusiastic …

Lots of First Time Exhibitors Slated for ASTRA’s Marketplace

Nearly 140 first-time exhibitors are planning to participate at the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s annual marketplace scheduled June 25-28 in Philadelphia. For the first time, the Marketplace exhibit hall will be expanded to three full days. The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) recently announced the first-time exhibitors will be exhibiting at its record-breaking exhibit hall at ASTRA’s upcoming Marketplace & Academy. The exhibit hall—ASTRA’s largest ever—is sold out. Many will be showing products that are not available yet anywhere, which gives specialty retailers the opportunity to be the first to offer them in their communities. The theme for …

JPMA and Family Media Events launched new trade show May 9-12, 2017 at Anaheim Convention Center

The JPMA Baby Show in early May 2017 in Anaheim attracted 299 exhibitors and 738 trade buyers, with a total attendance of more than 3,000. The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and Family Media, LLC.,  co-hosted the event and are co-producing a continuing series of baby events targeted at the juvenile products industry. JPMA’s annual Innovation Awards was held in conjunction with the show and winners were 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 …

Educational Sessions, Tradeshow Awaits Retailers At ABC 2017 Spring Educational Conference

Scheduled May 1-3 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio is the 9th annual Spring Educational Conference and Trade Show. Retailers will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of retailer rewards programs and using social media to attract and retain customers. A welcome reception with a San Antonio Fiesta theme and an industry networking reception with a Texas barbecue theme are scheduled at the convention center. A trade show featuring more than 80 exhibitors is scheduled from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday. Monday morning’s keynote speaker, Eran Harel, …

JPMA, Family Media launch a series of baby trade and consumer show

Selling more than 31% of available exhibit space in the first week of sales is the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, Baby Show. It is scheduled May 9-12, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and Family Media, LLC have partnered to co-host and co-produce a series of baby events targeted at the juvenile products industry. The Baby Show Series kicks off May 9-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center with JPMA’s conference and trade event, the JPMA Baby Show, a JPMA and Family Media Event.  The Anaheim Baby Show consumer event will be held in conjunction …