Baby & Children's Product News

DEC 2017 - JAN 2018

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6 DECEMBER/JANUARY 2018 BABY & CHILDREN'S PRODUCT NEWS ™ ABC Spring Educational Conference scheduled May 22-24 in Orlando S ponsored by All Baby & Child Corporation, Inc., the Spring Educational Conference is the only educa- tional conference of its kind for the juvenile product industry. This annual event provides the optimal combina- tion of learning, networking, and purchasing opportunities for juvenile independent specialty stores and their key suppliers. The 10th annual event is slated May 22-24 in Or- lando. There is no cost for participation by independent re- tailers. Hands on workshops and training, millennial consumer panels, and vital Brixy meengs are planned to provide con- ference a,endees access to the latest issues and industry trends that may affect them. Also included are discussions about what is working and what is not working in today's rapidly changing consumer-driven marketplace. Built into the conference is a trade show that provides retail- ers with the opportunity to meet with their key suppliers to fur- ther develop professional relaonships, view new mid-year product introducons, and discuss methods to improve or sus- tain profitability for all pares. The trade show is scheduled be- tween May 23 and May 24. The juvenile product industry's spring educaonal confer- ence provides the opmal combinaon of learning, network- ing and purchasing opportunies that will help enable juvenile independent specialty stores and their key suppliers to be,er compete, thrive, and prosper in the decades ahead. Sponsored by All Baby & Child, Inc., producers of the popular international and industry-wide ABC Kids Expo, the educational conference provides specialty store retail- ers with the opportunity to gain important knowledge about the products they sell and learn about ever-chang- ing relevant industry issues that affect them now and in the future. For more informaon call 210/ 691-4848 or visit ◆ W ith more than 80% of avail- able exhibit space sold has been sold for the Juvenile P roducts Manufacturers Associaon Baby Show, according to Kelly Mario-, J PMA execuve director. The event is scheduled March 20-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convenon Center in Washington, D.C. The annual JPMA Innovaon Awards will take place at the JPMA Baby Show in Washington D.C. The Juvenile Products Manufactur- ers Associaon (JPMA) and Family Media, LLC are partnering for the sec- ond year to co-host and co-produce a series of baby events targeted at the juvenile products industry. The Baby Show Series for 2018 kicks off with the JPMA's March 20-24 conference and trade event. The Washington D.C. Baby Show consumer event is scheduled in con- juncon with the JPMA Baby Show trade event on Saturday, March 24. Ad- dional regional consumer events pro- duced under The Baby Show Series umbrella include two, two-day con- sumer events: the New York Baby Show (May 19-20) and the Chicago Baby Show (August 25-26). Created in response to industry de- mand, Mario- says the JPMA Baby Show is designed to provide a world- class trade show experience complete with three days of a trade show floor an educaonal conference, and culmi- nang with the largest consumer baby show in North America - the Washing- ton, D.C. Baby Show. The Washington, D.C. event is ex- pected to draw more than 5,000 ex- hibitors, juvenile product buyers, distributors, manufacturers, con- sumers, and media from around the globe. Six official hotels have been named to serve the needs of show ex- hibitors and a,endees. "The JPMA Baby Show provides a big-tent forum to bring industry stake- holders together under one roof. The JPMA Baby Show is where we will ad- vance the industry's strategic agenda, discuss relevant safety issues, educate the industry, connect with consumers and yes, provide a showcase to launch and sell new products," says Mario-. For more informaon visit ◆ JPMA, Family Media to sponsor 2nd annual baby trade and consumer show

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