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Support at every stage!

It is well conceivable that it hasn’t been so easy for the jury of international industry experts to finally choose the nominees for the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award 2015. All together 130 companies from 25 countries handed in 174 innovative products. Now the nominees in eight categories are chosen and announced. On September 10th (10.00 am in hall 10.1) to the beginning of the fair trade the winners are going to be selected.

However, the Innovation Award is only one of six support projects through what the Kind + Jugend wants to support young companies and designers and also established brand manufacturers at every stage of their market participation: from prototype up to a successful brand product.

Promotion cycle of the Kind + Jugend - Support at every stage

Promotion cycle of the Kind + Jugend – Support at every stage


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?