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Kind + Jugend in top form – the entire world meets in Cologne

Full aisles, a good mood and good business opportunities: The Kind + Jugend 2014 came to a successful close on Sunday and again surpassed a number of records.

Stand: Ergobaby, Halle 11.1

Over 20,000 trade visitors from 109 countries experienced at Kind + Jugend 2014 what the new record number of 1,052 exhibitors from 51 countries had to offer. Numerous content and happy faces from all around the world have shown us that Kind + Jugend 2014 was a major success. (more…)

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. 

trend forum kind + jugend

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. (more…)

Design for kids – now and in the future

Kids as well value inspiring and creative surroundings. Discover how this could actually look like on Kind + Jugend, taking place from September 11 through 14. We present the world of modern design from a kid’s perspective – developed by leading designers and promising talents.

creative design at Kind + Jugend 2014

One of the highlights of this year’s design focus is the future of kids design competition. International designers and design schools showcase ten prototypes and concepts for children’s furniture and toy products that inspire by their great ideas, creative design and functional material usage (hall 10.1., stand C80).

Some of the presented prototypes will be manufactured especially for the fair and be shown there for the very first time. Up to three designers will be offered support by “project godfathers” from the industry who will back them up and promote the further development of their products through to their marketability. You will be able to see the results next year: Koelnmesse honours the winners with a free of charge presentation at Kind + Jugend 2015.

An important attraction for trade visitors will be once again the Trendforum (hall 10.1., stand A70/B78), a platform where numerous issues will be discussed. Which (design) trends characterize the outfitting sector for babies and children? Which development should you keep an eye on in the mid-term? Leading experts provide, for example, insights into current market developments, children’s lifestyle trends for the upcoming season or new ideas when it comes to store design.

In cooperation with the design platform afilii, we will present children’s furniture, toy products and accessories that stand out thanks to their trend-setting design and their unique materials at the Designpark. Already a big success last year, the exhibition in hall 10.1 will once again be a source of inspiration on the subjects of living and individual lifestyle in the children’s room.

As it is only one week to go before the trade show opens its doors, make sure to secure a ticket in our Ticket Shop to not miss any trends. And now let’s start and get inspired: About which designs and trends are you really enthusiastic this year?

Outstanding products at the Kind + Jugend 2014

To present the most progressive and the most popular products of the year – that is always our aim at Kind + Jugend. At this year’s trade fair, besides the established Innovation Award we proudly present the G+J | Family Consumer Award for the first time, which is to be conferred in cooperation with the publisher Gruner + Jahr.

Hallendurchblick, Halle 11.1

Innovation is a fine tradition at the Kind + Jugend: Also in 2014 we will point out outstanding new products with the Innovation Award. In eight categories, all exhibitors could apply with their new products and developments for the internationally known seal: From buggies to traveling  and safety products to toys, textiles and nursing to children’s furniture and accessories. (more…)

Kind + Jugend – even more interactive this year!

The countdown is on: In three weeks, Kind + Jugend 2014 will open its doors in Cologne. The preparations for the worldwide leading trade show for kids’ first years are in full swing, and we’re looking forward to welcoming you. If you want to buy tickets, you can do so in our ticket shop.


More than 1,000 exhibitors from over 40 countries will present their innovations from September 11 through September 14. The kick-off on September 11, 10 a.m., is the traditional awarding of the Kind + Jugend Innovations Award that honours ground-breaking new products. It will be immediately followed by the premiere of the new G+J | Family Consumer Award, paying homage to the top products of the year. Additional highlights of this year’s trade fair are the “Designpark 2014” and the special show “future of kids design” in hall 10.1. It showcases prototypes from international designers that are exhibited for the very first time as well as trendsetting and market-ready furniture, toys and interior design accessories which help create an inspiring and creative environment for kids. (more…)