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Kind und Jugend, Cologne News

Kind und Jugend


Kind und Jugend

20th to 23rd September 2018
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany

www.kindundjugend.com

Kind und Jugend is the largest European nursery trade show and one of the largest in the world covering more than 100,000m² of exhibition space with over 1,200 exhibitors. The show offers great export opportunities with more than 22,000 trade visitors from over 100 countries attending. Last year approximately 75% of trade visitors came from outside Germany.

Bookings for UK Pavilion in 2018 will be opening soon. Please contact Adrian Sneyd - adrian@nurseryfair.com for more information.

UK Pavilion

Lords and Dragons

The Baby Products Association certainly upped its game in Cologne this year, as the UK Pavilion at Kind und Jugend was not only bigger and better than ever before; with more participants and eye-catching branding; but also attracted attention from Lords and Dragons too.

Touker Suleyman of BBC television’s Dragon’s Den spent several days in the UK Pavilion supporting current business interests and exploring opportunities to support new UK innovations. Lord Digby Jones of Birmingham who is chairman of a number of businesses including On Logistics which is the UK distributor for Apramo; and also served as the UK’s Minister of State for Trade & Investment from 2007 to 2008, spent a day visiting the UK Pavilion and expressed his admiration for the exhibition area saying: “It’s incredible to see so many British companies together flying the flag. Seeing the prominent branding in the UK Pavilion – which is the focal point of the entire hall –  makes me feel proud to be British.

This year, more than 70 companies participated in the UK Pavilion with every type of product for pregnancy and babies possible including toiletries and wipes, feeding and teething accessories, toys and furniture and of course strollers and car seats. The dedicated networking area in the centre of the Pavilion proved hugely popular, not only with exhibitors in the Pavilion, but encouraged international buyers to remain in the area to meet colleagues and enjoy refreshments. Demand for the UK Pavilion bags, sponsored by BabyStyle, was huge, with Julie Milne of the Baby Products Association commenting: “I couldn’t put the bags out quickly enough – they were snapped up like hotcakes and it was great to see them carried around the exhibition halls and also in Koln town centre - they certainly attracted visitors to the UK Pavilion.”

The Baby Products Association also produced an independent UK Pavilion Directory again this year, which proved a useful tool for buyers searching for specific British companies and is light and easy to carry for future reference too.

The UK Pavilion Networking event which took place on the first day at the close of the show, was well attended by British exhibitors and retailers and buyers attending the show and was extra special this year with a jazz band providing a jovial atmosphere. This was provided by Nursery Today magazine which jointly sponsored the event to celebrate its 20th anniversary. AllPort Cargo Services, which provided the logistics for many exhibitors in the UK Pavilion also sponsored the event – ensuring plenty of free drinks and nibbles to be enjoyed by all.

Whilst numerous Baby Products Association members return to the UK Pavilion at Kind und Jugend year after year, 2017 had an unprecedented number of brand new companies new to the industry. Stephen and Sarah Cummins of Mooncow commented: “We choose to use Kind + Jugend as a platform to launch our company Mooncow with our very first product. The feedback and response was overwhelming and we could not be happier with how it went. We have a significant number of leads that have and will lead to business now and in the future. We feel really positive about the future of Mooncow and are looking forward to designing and developing further products.”

Motherly Love, which produces natural skincare products for pregnancy and babies, also attended the show for the first time, with Jan Bastard of the company stating: “It was our first time attending this trade show and the UK Pavilion was very well laid out and looked very professional. Our products are on the periphery of the main show theme as this is a baby and toddler show and we are predominantly pregnancy with some baby products. For this reason, we did not expect to have big numbers interested in our products. We were therefore very pleased with both the number of positive leads that we got and the broad country base that they came from.”

Robert Anslow, managing director of the Baby Products Association, concludes: “The UK Pavilion moved to a new location, Hall 4.1 of Koelnmesse this year and we were uncertain about how this would work for our members. However, it was noticeable that this area was busier than other halls at the show – to the point that several companies in Halls 10 and 11 have enquired about relocating to the UK Pavilion next year. Early feedback from our exhibitors indicate that 2017 was another very successful show.”

 DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE 2017 UK PAVILION DIRECTORY

Thanks to the sponsors of the 2017 UK Pavilion:

          

2017 UK Pavilion Exhibitor List

04.1 A-049 A little bit Brilliant
04.1 A-042 Apramo
04.1 C-049 Babocush
04.1 B-042 Babycup
04.1 A-048b Baby K'Tan
04.1 C-045b Baby MORI
04.1 B-045 Baby Products Association
04.1 A- 054 BabyStyle Oyster, Hybrid
04.1 A-050 BabyStyle, Egg
04.1 A-040 Bambino Mio
04.1 B-044b BANZ
04.1 A-044 Bibetta
04.1 A-044a Cheeky Chompers Ltd
04.1 A-045 Cheeky Wipes
04.1 B-061a Colorland
04.1 A-060 Cosatto Ltd
04.1 B-053 CuddleCo
04.1 C-045c CUDDLEDRY
04.1 B-042b Doddl
04.1 C-040 DoddleBags
04.1 B-044a Dreamgenii
04.1 B-051 East Coast Nursery 
04.1 C-046 Easy Tots
04.1 B-047a Fill n Squeeze Ltd
04.1 B-049 Gummee 
04.1 B-049a Hanababy
04.1 C-048 Ickle Bubba
04.1.B-046c Innovations by D2M
04.1 C-041 Kereso sea sponges
04.1 B-046b KeriKit 
07.1 A-054a Kit & Kin
04.1 B-063 Kit for Kids
04.1 A-041 K-Play International Ltd
04.1 B-055 Little Life
04.1 B-048 Littlehouse Furniture
04.1 B-043a Mama Designs
04.1 B-040 Matchstick Monkey
04.1 C-045e MEEMOOBABY-MEELIGHT
04.1 B-044 Milk Monster
04.1 C-045a Mimi + Mago
04.1 B-040a MJ MARK
04.1 A-048a MOBA
04.1 C-045 Mooncow
04.1 C-043 Motherlylove Natural Skincare
04.1 C-049a Mummy Loves Organics
04.1 C-041a Muslinz
04.1 B-048b My Carry Potty
04.1 B-042c MYWEETEEPEE
04.1 C-045d Nana's Manners
04.1 C-041b Nibbling
04.1 C-042 Nimble 
04.1 B-051a Obaby
04.1 A-048 Omnio
04.1 B-059 Opus Innovations
04.1 B-061 PacaPod
04.1 B-046a POGU
04.1 B-047 ROCKIT
04.1 C-047 Rosa & Bo
04.1 A-040a Shnuggle
04.1 C-044a Sleepybobo
04.1 B-042a Sock Ons
04.1 B-048a Suncrest
04.1 B-041a Sweet Dreamers
04.1 C-047a SwimFin Ltd
04.1 C-044 The Body Bump
04.1 C-043a The Good Karma Shop
04.1 B-046 Tidy Tot
04.1 B-041 TotsBots
04.1 B-043 TUMTUM
04.1 C-043b Wombat & Co. London
04.1 A-043 YOOMI
04.1 C-047b Zellie
04.1 B-059a Zip Us In
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

“This was our first experience of being in the UK Pavilion and I found the experience better on every level. Speaking to suppliers from other countries there was certainly a sense of jealously about the UK Pavilion and what the BPA has achieved. It is great to see the BPA providing such concrete support and help to us all through initiatives such as these.” Guy Schanschieff, Bambino

Below is a list of news articles and press releases that you may find interesting. Please take time to look through those that interest you.

One-stop-shop for quality British baby products
2 August, 2016

The Baby Products Association’s UK Pavilion at Kind und Jugend, from 15th to 18th September 2016, is once again fully...

TAP grants available for Cologne
8 February, 2016

The Baby Products Association confirms that a number of Trade Access Programme (TAP) grants are available for companies exhibiting at Kind und...

UK stands out from the crowd
UK stands out from the crowd
18 September, 2015

The BPA members’ delegation which joined the UK Pavilion at Kind und Jugend in Cologne in September returned to the UK exhilarated after...

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