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Over 90% of Kind + Jugend exhibition area is already booked

The fair opens registration for the Innovation Awards


The Kind + Jugend babycare products fair, to take place in Colongne from 11 to 14 September, already counts with over 800 registered exhibitors, and almost all exhibition segments "are more or less fully booked three and a half months before the fair even starts," according to a statement of the organization. Last year, the show gathered 1,014 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors from 110 countries.

Over 90% of the 100,000 square metres of exhibition space in Halls 10 and 11 is already booked. Almost all of the industry's key players from the children's furniture, safety chairs, textile outfittings, prams, toiletries and toys sectors are on board in Cologne again, including among others Artsana-Chicco, Britax Römer, Cybex, Dorel, Emmaljunga, Ergobaby, Mattel-Fisher Price, Micuna, Mutsy, and Recaro, among many others.

First-time exhibitors, who have confirmed their participation this year, include Birkenstock (Vettelschoß, Germany), Dodie (Levallois, France) and Goodbaby (Hong Kong, China).

The Baby Product Association (BPA) will be represented by 80 exhibitors at a spacious country pavilion spanning approx. 1,000 square metres. 35 members of the association of Spanish manufacturers of children's products, ASEPRI, will also be exhibiting. There will also be further country participations from France, Portugal, USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China this year. For the first time ever, South Korea will also be exhibiting at a joint stand.

The Innovation Awards
Also, the fair has opened registration for the Innovation Awards. The award ceremony of the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award will kick off the fair on 11 September, will kick off the fair. The entry deadline for this year's competition is 10 July 2014.

Safety, functionality and design are the most important purchasing decision criteria in the baby and toddler outfitting business. Based on these criteria, the renowned and international jury comprising of representatives from the trade, TÜV (technical authorities) and media assesses all of the entries submitted by the participating companies in the following eight categories:

- World of Moving Baby
- World of Travelling Baby
- World of Moving Baby & Travelling Baby Accessories
- World of Baby Safety at Home
- World of Baby Toys
- World of Baby Textiles
- World of Baby Care
- World of Baby Furniture

The winning products in each category are distinguished with the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award seal. The best products per category will additionally be presented in the Innovation Area of the Kind + Jugend in Hall 10.1 throughout the duration of the fair.

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