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Inspiring topics at the Trend Forum – curiosity pays off

After a great opening with a lot of highlights we are now looking forward to three further eventful days as Kind + Jugend progresses. But the innovations and the products at the exhibitors’ booths are not the only things that are interesting – the framework program in our Trend Forum offers numerous highlights as well. 

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News, perspectives, trends, ideas: in the scope of 25 inspiring presentations, internationally renowned experts will present you with relevant issues from the baby and toddler outfitting sector during the whole discuss show, taking place in hall 10.1., stand A70/B78. The program is as diverse as the industry itself: it ranges from safety issues to sustainability, design and lifestyle trends through to new retail concepts.

You can find a complete overview of the program on our website – we’ve picked a few intriguing highlights for you:

Pimp my shop NOW: Friday, September 12, 12 a.m.

Günter Bauer (finishing dutch retail design) talks about the concept for optimizing retail space that he has developed for Children’s Fashion Cologne 2013 together with Koelnmesse and shares insights and tips.

International store design trends and the latest retail concepts worldwide: Friday, September 12, 12:45 p.m.

Silvia Talmon (The Store Designers®) gives a lecture on strategic alignment of brands, emotionalization and digitization and of current trends in retail design.

Kid’s lifestyle trends 2015/16: Friday, September 12, 13:30 p.m.

Speaker Anri Hamilton (Trend Bible) names the factors, that determine gaming, care, health and welfare, entertainment and free time in this sector and shows how this forms colors, material, shape and design of the products.

“I-size” – what advatages does it bring?: Friday, September 12, 14:15 p.m.

Peter Jahn discusses the security of kids in cars and the new test standard for child restraint systems ECE R 129 which divides experts – some are enthusiastic, some are sceptic.

Change Management in the baby market: Friday, September 12, 16:15 p.m.

Ursula Lindl (Ursula Lindl Consulting) gives a paper on a changing sector: trade and industry are working on new strategies. What is the result at the POS?

Design as a selling point: Saturday, September 13, 12:45 p.m.

Jörg Meister (little big things GmbH) explains why sustainability, ergonomics, manageability and esthetics appreciate – and how they become a selling point in the design of a product.

“Design for a real world” – human ecology and social change start at kids first environment: Sunday, September 14, 11 a.m.

Design is one of the central themes at the trade fair. Thomas Maitz (perludi) shows, how applied design influences the life and how already the products of our smallest support a new value awareness.

Provided with new ideas, get further inspired at the trade fair: for example at our Design Park and at future of kids design.


An exciting supporting program, international experts, interesting contacts – curiosity pays off at the Kind + Jugend 2014! We are curious of your opinion: Which topics at the trend forum has sparked you?

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