Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Kind + Jugend Leading Trade Fair

Kind + Jugend is strengthening its position is the most important international specialist trade fair for the baby and toddler outfitting industry. At the end of the trade fair on Sunday, September 16, 2012, the event again recorded a good result, as in the record year 2011. Including estimates for the final day, over 21,000 visitors from 103 countries were counted this year. The share of foreign visitors was above 70%. A total of 938 exhibitors from all segments of the baby and toddler outfitting industry presented trends and innovations to the professional audience over an area of 100,00 square meters.

The international importance of Kind + Jugend can be clearly seen in the regions of origin of the professional visitors. Over 70% of visitors came from abroad. Particularly high increases were recorded this year from overseas: North America (+15.7 %), Asia (+14.7 %), Australia/Oceana (+7.6 %) and Africa (+7 %). The Koelnmesse visitor survey confirmed the value of Kind + Jugend as the most important industry platform. Around 90% of the specialist visitors would recommend a visit to Kind + Jugend to friendly companies.

The Innovation Awards presented on the first day of the event for outstanding product innovations have become a fixed highlight in the baby and toddler outfitting industry and are regarded as an important quality criterion in international trade. This year, 169 companies from 31 countries participated in the away, submitting a total of 217 products – more than ever before.

The winners of the Kind + Jugend Innovation Awards 2012 
World of Moving Baby: 
Kudu, PLAY S.A. (Spain)

World of Travelling Baby: 
CYBEX Sirona, CYBEX GmbH (Germany)

World of Moving Baby & Travelling Baby Accessories: 
AIR TRAVELLER, Deryan B.V. (Netherlands)

World of Baby Safety at Home: 
Video Baby Monitor, BabyPing c/o Y-cam (Great Britain)

World of Baby Toys: 
Wishbone Flip, Wishbone Design Studio (New Zealand)

World of Baby Textiles: 
Hamac Swimsuit 2012, Génération Plume SAS (France)

World of Baby Care: 
Anti-colic bottle, Nûby New Valmar (Belgium)

World of Baby Furniture: 
Bednest (Great Britain, Netherlands)

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