Press Contact:

Franz Balve
Tel. (732) 933-1117
Koelnmesse, Inc.
8700 W. Bryn Mawr
Ave. Suite 640
North Chicago, IL 60631



Chicago, Cologne – November 5, 2009

For the first time in many years, there will not be a date overlap between the 2 most important industry shows in the international Juvenile Product industry: Kind + Jugend will take place from September 16-19, 2010 in Cologne, Germany while ABC Kids is scheduled to take place from October 10-13, 2010 in Las Vegas.

Says Mike Curry, Creative Director of Bumbleride Strollers:” In the past it has been incredibly difficult to split time between those 2 shows especially for smaller companies as key employees in our company were forced to be present at both events. I look forward to the separations of the shows next year”. Similar sentiments were shared by Jeff Cornelison, Executive Vice President of International for Kids II: “We certainly appreciated the time gap between the two major shows. Exhibitors now can use their corporate booth design at both events. It will also make it far easier to properly staff for those two major trade shows. We expect to see more fellow North Americans at Kind + Jugend based on those date changes.”

Added Mette Petersen, President of Chicago-based Koelnmesse Inc., the North American subsidiary of the organizer:” Kind + Jugend has been a true success story for many North American companies over the past years. However, we know of quite a number of companies who would have liked but could not take part in our Cologne event, because of the date overlap with ABC Kids. We expect that based on the 2010 show dates and the dollar currency weakness, many U.S. manufacturers will take advantage of this opportunity“.

Despite difficult economic conditions, Kind + Jugend 2009 was able to increase attendance by 7 % to 18,000 attendees from 95 countries. Buyers were able to source products from 781 international suppliers.

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For more information on exhibiting or attending Kind + Jugend 2010, please contact:
Ken Dickerson
Koelnmesse Inc.
Phone: 773-326-9926

For Media Credentials contact:
Franz Balve
KoelnMesse Inc
Phone: (732) 933-1117


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