From China to Las Vegas, get a glimpse of what’s happening at juvenile trade shows here and abroad.
Trade show season is in full swing, and juvenile retailers are marking their calendars for the event and city that speaks to them.
Trade shows are vital when it comes to staying on top of trends; scouting the latest products; and meeting face to face with manufacturers, colleagues and juvenile product experts.
We’ve rounded up the most notable upcoming shows across the United States and beyond to give you a quick glimpse of what’s happening in the baby business.
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market
July 11-18, 2017
One of the largest gift and home furnishings Market of the summer, featuring more than 8,000 brands across all categories of gift, home décor and furnishings. Summer Market includes an array of seminars and demos, industry networking events and the much-anticipated ICON HONORS celebration. Who should attend? Everyone in the gift industry, including small, medium and large retailers.
Children, Baby, Maternity Expo (CBME)
July 19-21, 2017
The 17th CBME is expected to attract more than 88,000 attendees and 4,000 exhibitors, including the International Pavilion with manufacturers from North America, Australia, Spain, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The juvenile market has entered into increasingly fierce competition, and the industry needs to bring consumers more differentiated services and products. Since 2014, the CBME AWARDS have encouraged the Chinese maternity and baby industry in innovation and enterprise. As the core review team, the “100 expert jury” will nominate an “Annual Influential Brand,” “Mother and Baby Retailer Award,” “Regional Mother and Baby Retailer Award,” “Lifetime Achievement Award,” and the “Annual Dark Horse.” This year, CBME AWARDS has also adjusted the members of the “100-member expert jury” to ensure the best coverage of the pregnant baby industry.
Dallas Total Home & Gift Market
July 22-24, 2017
Total Home & Gift Market is the premier destination for connecting retailers and manufacturers in home décor, gifts, gourmet, housewares, accessories and lighting. Dallas not only delivers more, but more of what matters. In addition to permanent showrooms, The Temps provide hundreds of additional unique resources across all product categories.
Las Vegas Market
July 30-Aug. 3
Las Vegas, Nevada
With over 5 million square feet of showroom space and counting, Las Vegas Market offers infinite shopping opportunities on one cohesive campus. See more than 4,000 brands of furniture, home decor, and gift; 40 floors of permanent showrooms; and three unique temporary exhibits, including The Pavilions (Gift & Home). The Juvenile Home Furnishings, Toy & Baby category offers an extensive assortment of toy, plush, publishing and furnishing lines from leading manufacturers. Fueled by the accelerated growth of toy and baby resources, buyers can find products across all price points. A large selection of juvenile furniture is also presented, providing a cross-category selection of children’s products.
Aug. 12-15, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
When you have a growing business, the search for new products at low price points can be difficult. This hunt has led many companies all over the globe to source at the OFFPRICE Show—an order-writing tradeshow held during Fashion Week in Las Vegas. With over 500 vendors and more than 1,300 booths, it’s the largest tradeshow of its kind in the country. Add excitement to your stores and increase profits by sourcing at OFFPRICE, whether you’re looking for juvenile apparel, footwear, accessories or jewelry; it will all be at this show for 20-70 percent below wholesale.
Aug. 19-23, 2017
New York City, NY
NY NOW has a dedicated section for design-forward juvenile and baby products, called Baby + Child, which welcomes roughly 100 exhibitors. “Among the nearly 400 new brands making their NY NOW debut this summer, we’re thrilled to welcome more than 15 new brands to the Baby + Child section,” says Katie Seifert, public relations for the show.
It’s a juried collection of exhibitors, which means each must meet specific criteria before being accepted. This neighborhood of specialty exhibitors enables buyers and store owners to discover both premier and emerging brands featuring innovative, sophisticated, functional and fun products for babies, toddlers, kids and their families. Organizers also encourage buyers to visit the Gift section, specifically the 5300-5500 aisles, which feature more established toy brands. Buyers will feel like kids themselves when exploring this section.