Kind + Jugend has remained successful as a trade fair for decades.
Applications are rolling in for the upcoming Kind + Jugend trade show, due to run from 17th – 20th September. Some 70% of the 1,200 companies expected to attend have already announced their participation, including many leading companies and brands.
To mark its 60th anniversary, Kind + Jugend has made some changes to the show’s floorplan; instead of the previous hall 4.1, the trade fair will take place in halls 3 and 2 on the Cologne fair grounds. The previously used hall 11.3 will also be incorporated into the new layout, offering exhibitors optimised guidance and more attractive presentation possibilities, and resulting in a show that takes place across a more streamlined two floors, rather than three. The response to the new hall planning has been predominantly positive, according to the organisers. The new hall allocation for 2020 aims to provide a better overview, clearer attribution, shorter routes and an optimised quality of stay.
The event programme for the trade fair is already taking shape. Invitations to participate in the Innovation Award have been sent, as have invites for the Kids Design Award. The first applications have already been received for both competitions, but applications for the Innovation Award can still be submitted until the end of June. Applications for the Kids Design Award should reach Koelnmesse by the beginning of June.
Koelnmesse is preparing for a successful Kind + Jugend, although it is of course keeping a close eye on global developments. Should the show be delayed or cancelled due to coronavirus, Koelnmesse will refund visitor tickets already purchased while exhibitors who don’t wish to take part on a revised date will also be reimbursed.