Toy & Hobby China and Baby & Stroller China to Open Today
Two of the biggest toy and baby product fairs in Southern China, Toy & Hobby China and Baby & Stroller China, will commence today, April 8, 2015, marking the first editions under a new joint venture called Guangzhou Li Tong Messe Frankfurt, which was formed between Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Guangzhou Toy Association last November. The three-day events, which are held in the Poly World Trade Center Expo in Guangzhou, will run April 8-10, and are expected to draw more than 40,000 trade visitors to source from nearly 1,300 toy and baby product exhibitors. The scale of the two fairs are expected to increase more than 50 percent compared to 2014 thanks to strong market conditions. "This year's fairs will occupy an exhibition area of 75,000 square meters, 59 percent larger than the previous editions," says Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt. The expansion will allow more exhibitors to benefit from the strong alliance of one of the world's largest exhibition companies and a key local player in the Chinese toy and baby product market. Click here for more.
Astra Reaches Record-Breaking Number of First-Time Exhibitors
With more then 1,400 members, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is one of the largest associations for companies in the toy and children's products industry. It has recently announced that 89 toy manufacturers will be participating for the first time at ASTRA's upcoming Marketplace & Academy. The exhibit hall—ASTRA's largest ever—is sold out and includes 15 percent more exhibitors than in 2014. Many will be showing products are not yet available on the Internet, which gives specialty retailers the opportunity to be the first to offer them in their communities. Click here for more.
Latest Addition TrailzTM Joins Stokke Family
Always ready for an adventure, Stokke TrailzTM is designed to take families wherever they want to go. TrailzTM is the first all terrain stroller in Stokke's innovative stroller collection. The stroller is built for action, and takes parents wherever they want to go effortlessly, in ease and comfort, no matter the season. Click here for more.