Baby & Children's Product News

OCT-NOV 2016

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6 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 BABY & CHILDREN'S PRODUCT NEWS ™ S cheduled January 9-12, is the 8th annual HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair 2017. Located at the Hong Kong Conven0on and Exhibi0on Centre, it presents over 500 exhibitors with products related to many different segments of the booming market for in- fants and toddlers. Reputable and knowl- edgeable exhibitors range from equipment, apparel, consumables, and care products to items that s0mulate a baby's intellectual development. 2017 Zone Highlights The fair is thema0cally zoned to facilitate easier sourcing. Among the zones are: • Brand Name Gallery, which houses top brands offering top quality • World of Strollers and Gear, located at Expo Drive Hall, for a great range of strollers, car seats and accessories • Nursery Electrical Appliances, introduc- ing technology that saves 0me and en- ergy. Maximizing Your Time While at the fair, visitors can par0cipate in events designed to help grow their business. Seminars add to a1endees' knowledge while networking events ex- pand a1endees' circle of industry con- tacts. The Hong Kong Toys and Baby Products Awards gives an insight into the latest trends and leading edge products. Concurrent and co-located with the Hong Kong Baby Products Fair is Asia's biggest toy fair, the HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, providing synergis0c sourcing. The Hong Kong Licensing Show and the Hong Kong Interna0onal Sta0onery Fair are also concurrent and under the same roof. Hear What Buyers Say "The two-child policy will lead to more newborn babies and fuel value-added consump0on by affluent mainland cus- tomers. I'm leading a sourcing team to find suitable suppliers here. I expect 5- 10% of our product assortments will be successfully revamped and upgraded as a result of this rewarding visit." Larry Kung, Founder & CEO, Leyou, Inc., Chinese mainland "I am visi0ng Hong Kong Baby Products Fair for the first 0me to source new prod- ucts. This is really the best fair for us to find products and suppliers. Everything has been well organized here with pro- fessional staff support." Chantal Evers, Owner, Tallytate, Spain Aendee Informaon Trade buyers may pre-register and receive a free admission badge and save HK$100. For more informa0on visit www.hktdc.com/hkbabyfair/XX, or the mo- bile site hktdc.com/wap/baby/T119 ◆ HKTDC Baby Products Fair Set January 9-12 ABC returns to Las Vegas October 18-21 W hether you're looking for so or hard goods for the ju- venile industry, you'll find t hem at this year's ABC Kids Expo, scheduled October 18-21 at the Las Vegas Conven0on Center. The 14th an- nual event is expected to a1ract more t han 12,500 a1endees and will feature numerous first 0me exhibitors. Last year's event had 1,004 exhibitors displaying in 3,259 booths. First 0me ex- hibitors numbered 314 in 423 booths. A 1endees included 5,323 buyers that represented 79 countries. Major exhibitor categories range from maternity and baby gear to apparel and g i s, as well as furnishings, toys, and more. Special juried sec0ons are dedi- cated to Modern Child®, and Naturally Kids®. Maternity Square® features man- ufacturers of maternity clothing and lin- gerie as well as fashion and accessory items such as diaper bags, nursing slings, and nursing covers. A runway event showcases many of the products. The Modern Child® Pavilion features juvenile product manufacturers that focus on contemporary design and high func0onality. This juried sec0on repre- sents the most innova0ve designs within numerous product categories. Emphasis is placed on originality, crea0vity, inno- va0on. and authen0city, as well as func- 0on in addressing and solving the needs of today's parents and children. The Naturally Kid® exhibitor pavilion s howcases manufacturers of environ- mentally friendly products that are healthy for both families and young chil- dren and demonstrate a responsibility to t he planet and its natural resources. This juried sec0on incorporates products that are natural, eco-friendly, and/or organic. The ABC Kids Expo a1racts the indus- try elite, with virtually every significant manufacturer or distributor of products for infants and children presen0ng their newest, most innova0ve products and services in over 1 million square feet of exhibit space. First held in 2001 with 100 booths, the event features a New Prod- uct Showcase which offers manufactur- ers a pla/orm upon which to introduce the newest, most exci0ng products. New at the 2016 New Product Show- case are the Awards Of Dis0nc0on that Connued on page 8

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