On October 22, 2015 China Kids Expo 2015 closed its doors in Shanghai New International Expo Center (2345 Longyang Road, Pudong New Area) setting new benchmarks in terms of size, visitor numbers and international participation. Co-organized by China Toy & Juvenile Products Association and Koelnmesse GmbH, China Kids Expo is held concurrently with China Toy Expo, China International Licensing Show and CKE Education.
The entire exhibition space exceeded 145,000 square meters with more than 1,500 exhibitors. Internationally the number of exhibitors increased by 30% (cf. China Kids Expo 2014) featuring more than 500 brands from more than 20 countries, including world-famous brands such as Chicco, Inglesina, Combi, Kiddy, Pigeon, NUK, Kids Land, Nuna, Joie, CAM, Pouch, Smitten Baby, STM, i-BABY, Zooper as well as national pavilions from Canada, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Korea and Taiwan.
“This is the first year for the Canada Pavilion at CKE. We couldn't be more pleased with the turnout for the show. Not only did we receive a lot of traffic, but buyers came here to do business.”
- Jason Pearson, Representative of Canada Pavilion
China Kids Expo’s rapid increase of international participation was complemented by the attendance of China’s leading brands in the industry such as Goodbaby, Angel, Baby First, Rikang, Maky Poko, Alpha, Longchang, Huawei Toys, Muwan Toys, Kurhn Toys, Kaiqi, Yonglang, Coolbaby, Golden Baby, Guanyi, Happy Baby and Ianbaby. The domestic exhibitor clusters include Guangdong Dongguan, Shenzhen Electronic Toys, Chenghai Plastic Toys, wooden products from Yunhe of Zhejiang, Yongjia Playground Equipment, Pinghu Baby Bikes, and Baoying Education Toys from Jiangsu.
“We got lots of attention since we participated China Kids Expo. And many agents also come to us for further cooperation, which helps us to build the sales channel quickly and smoothly. Many thanks to the organizers of China Kids Expo.”
-Mr. Huang Xiaochen, Business Director of Beijing Heymoms Network Technology Co., Ltd.
This year’s edition furthermore attracted 60,618 trade visitors (ct. 50,515 China Kids Expo 2014) including China’s largest and most influential baby chain stores (Leyou, Lollipop, Aiyingshi, etc.), online retailers (RedBaby), supermarkets (Carrefour), department stores and shopping malls (New China Children’s Store, Joy City, CRL Living Mall).
“After visiting CBME and CKE, I found that the former one is focused on retailers and single buyers, while most of China Kids Expo’s target visitors are from agent wholesalers and stores, if you want to make big deals, CKE will be a better choice, and also an ideal place to exposure new products and brands among trade visitors.”
-Mr. Hu Zhijie, General Manager of Shanghai Sonnenschein Trading Co., Ltd.
China Kids Expo is held annually since 2011 in autumn in Shanghai, China’s biggest international trade hub. The show is much more than just an expo. Each year, the hosts hold various activities such as special displays, meetings, awarding ceremonies, appraisals, round-table discussions and matchmaking sessions so that the exhibitors and audiences have opportunities to release their products or share information in the industry. This year, the organizers initiated 18 concurrent activities which provide opportunities of face-to-face communications and exchanges, including the Conference on Chinese Toys and Kids Products, the Forum on Future Development of Preschool Education, the 14th Innovative Star Competition in the Chinese Toys and Kids Products Industry, the Party of the Chinese Toys and Kids Products Industry with the 2016 Press Conference of Global Innovative Products, and World Trend in China - 2016 Global Innovative Products.
China Kids Expo will return on October 19-21, 2016 expecting even more floor space, more exhibitors and complementing concurrent activities.
About the Organizers
China Toy & Juvenile Products Association (CTJPA)
China Toy Association, established in 1986 and later renamed China Toy & Juvenile Products Association (TJPA) in June 2011, is the sole national trade body of its kind in China and the only official representative in the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) appointed by the Chinese government. Its authoritativeness is widely recognized by the government, trade, media and consumers.
As a world-renowned trade fair organizer, Koelnmesse has an excellent track record for organizing some of the world’s most successful trade events, such as the accomplishedKind + Jugend – the leading global fair for the baby and toddler outfitting sector – in Cologne, Germany. With 90 years’ experience in organizing large-scale commercial events connecting buyers and sellers, Koelnmesse brings forth an unrivaled skill-set and expertise needed to develop China Kids Expo into one of the premier international furniture production trade shows in Asia.