Cancellation of the physical Spielwarenmesse 2022

Spielwarenmesse eG is now cancelling the world's leading fair planned for the beginning of February after all. The strong increase in the Omikron variant and the associated increase in stand cancellations leave the organiser no other choice. For the second time in a...

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Kind + Jugend Asean shifts its inaugural edition to 2023

Kind + Jugend Asean, the first satellite event of the world’s largest trade fair for premium baby and toddler products Kind + Jugend, will move to 5–8 April 2023. © Koelnmesse Over the past months, the launch of Kind + Jugend Asean in Thailand has received strong...

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Parents’ Choice: Tatiana Butskaya voted into the State Duma

Tatiana Butskaya at the Philips Avent Stand, Kind + Jugend, Cologne, Germany, 2018. In September 2021 Tatiana Butskaya, publisher of the BCMI member magazine Parents’ Choice, was voted into the lower chamber of the parliament of the Russian Federation (State Duma). A...

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Hybrid concept for next Kids’ Time

The 12th edition of Kids' Time will take place in Kielce, Poland from 28 to 30 September 2021. The 12th edition of Kids' Time will open its doors from 28 to 30 September 2021. "Kids' Time Digital" complements the physical format. The trade fair for children’s and...

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Online, Second Hand & Sustainability

Trend Report of the Association of the German Nursery Products Industry (BDKH) for the Cologne trade fair Kind + Jugend 2021 The second pandemic year 2021 is marked by hope for an end to the crisis. Many things have improved, most adjustments have been...

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Baby Harbour Katwijk: The stuff dreams are made of

Since the beginning of April 2021, Baby Harbour has been open, a unique shop by the Katwijk harbour with a nearby fabric shop owned by the same owners. And this offers many advantages to both the shops and customers. By Carola Siksma-Ruiters, editor-in-chief of the...

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Kind + Jugend plans branch in Thailand

Kind + Jugend, the world’s largest trade fair for premium baby and toddler products organised by Koelnmesse, will make its Asean debut from 30 March to 2 April 2022 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand. Kind + Jugend Asean aims to be the meeting place for leading global brands...

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U.S. Toy Association announces Top Toy Trends of 2021

After a historic year that saw U.S. toy sales skyrocket with millions of families stuck at home, The Toy Association unveiled the top toy trends that are expected to drive industry sales in 2021. The announcement was made during The Toy Association’s virtual Toy...

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