Cologne: 19.–22.09.2019


Kind + Jugend 2018: strong field of participants and a market-oriented event programme

An extraordinary result is once again shaping up for the upcoming Kind + Jugend from 20 to 23 September 2018 in Cologne. Nearly all stand areas have been awarded a few months prior to the event. The still arriving enquiries will be processed as quickly as possible. With around 1,200 providers, including the top companies and leading brands of the baby and children's outfitting industry, Kind + Jugend once again this year offers the purchasing trade ideal conditions for information, inspiration and ordering. More than 85 percent of providers are once again coming from abroad. The success profile of Kind + Jugend also includes the high quality event programme, which gathers innovations, trend lectures and theme presentations under the motto "Support Circle". Kind + Jugend thus once again positions itself this year as market and future-oriented.

The key players exhibiting at Kind + Jugend 2018 include ABC Design, aden & anai, Alvi, Angelcare, Artsana-Chicco, Baby Björn, Babymoov, bibi-Lamprecht, Bebecar, Brevi, Britax Römer, Cam il mondo, Combi, Concord, Cybex, Delta Children, Diono, Dorel, Doudou et Compagnie, ergobaby, Easywalker, Foppa Pedretti, Gautier, Geuther, Hauck, Hartan, HTS, iCandy, Infantino, Jané, Joie/Nuna, Joolz, Kaloo, Kiddy, KidsII, Kidsmill, Lässig, Lodger, Mayborn – Jackel, Medela, Munchkin, Mutsy, Nattou, Newell, Noukies, Novatex, Nuby, Nürnberg Gummi, Odenwälder, Paidi, Peg Perego, Philips Avent, Pinolino, Playgro, reer, Reisenthel, roba-Baumann, rotho, Schardt, Sauthon, sigikid, Silver Cross, Sterntaler, Suavinex, Takata, Tobi, Uppababy, Vulli, Wickelkinder – manduca and Julius Zöllner.

All exhibition segments are exceptionally filled, while new exhibitors like Schlafkontor or Lulando/Moleo, as well as returning exhibitors like Jumbo Spiele or Evenflow enrich the offering.

The "Kind + Jugend Innovation Award“ and the KIDS DESIGN AWARD are important anchors of the event programme. They point out the impulses the industry can expect in the coming season, which themes are of interest to the trade and parents, and which solutions will be provided.

The "Innovation Award" honours excellent and innovative products in eight categories. The jury is composed of international trade journalists, as well as security and health experts.

The KIDS DESIGN AWARD distinguishes outstanding concepts and designs for baby and children's outfitting and furniture that are inventive and futuristic in terms of their function and design. Here too, the jury is composed of high profile experts from the industry, design and education.

Together with the "Consumer Award" introduced in 2014, the Kind + Jugend competitions attractively cover the value creation chain of the industry: from the original ideas of product development to the end product ready for sale in stores that convinces both children and parents.

While high profile jury committees come together for the "Kind + Jugend Innovation Award“ and the KIDS DESIGN AWARD, consumers decide on favourite products and bestsellers. International partner magazines and portals survey their customers, so that a broadly based overview of the most important developments that is close to the consumer is ready in time for Kind + Jugend.

All winners will be announced on the first day of the trade fair, Thursday, 20.09.2018, and the distinguished products and designs will be presented at attractive special events on the trade fair grounds.

The renowned awards of Kind + Jugend represent an important communication and marketing instrument for the distinguished companies, and are received by the industry enthusiastically.

The special event DESIGN PARC also provides further impulses for industry and the trade. Objects, furniture and toys are presented here that distinguish themselves through their extraordinary design and have already reached market maturity.

In the past year, the special event "The Connected Kidsroom" was also presented for the first time; a theme that met with great interest from exhibitors and visitors. In 2018 as well, a number of ideas relating to this trend theme will also be presented, showing how new and pioneering technologies can be used to achieve more safety and well-being in the children's room.

Those interested can also find out which trends can still be expected in the baby and children's outfitting industry, and which correspondingly influence supply and demand at the "Trend Forum“ of Kind + Jugend. The lectures will be presented by industry experts and trend researchers, and revolve around, among other aspects, market figures and questions of distribution. The "Innovation Award" and the KIDS DESIGN AWARD will also be presented on the stage of the "Tend Forum".

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include CIKB in Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.

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The next events:
spoga+gafa - The garden trade fair, Cologne, Cologne September 2018
Kind + Jugend - The Trade Show for Kids' First Years, Cologne 20.09. - 23.09.2018
CIKB - The platform for the Kitchen Industry in China (24.10. open to the public), Shanghai 10.10. - 12.10.2018

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