JPMA BABY SHOW DRAWING KEY BUYERS
JPMA BABY SHOW DRAWING KEY BUYERS
As exhibitor participation grows, so does support from national, online, and specialty retailers
MT. LAUREL, NJ (December 15, 2016) Members of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and the juvenile products industry are expressing resounding support for the JPMA Baby Show, a JPMA and Family Media event by committing to space representing 60 percent of the show floor in less than three months. In addition to manufacturer support, national and online retailers including Amazon.com, Babies“R”Us, buybuy BABY, Diapers.com and Walmart have all announced plans to send buyers to the inaugural JPMA Baby Show in 2017.
“As the world’s leading retailer specializing in baby products, the Babies R Us team is looking forward to attending this signature industry event next May. The (JPMA) Baby Show offers our team a tremendous opportunity to work closely with our business partners and hear from our customers about the products, services, and solutions they are seeking,” said Reg McLay, Senior Vice President for the U.S., Babies“R”Us.
“Stakeholders from across the country and globe are voicing their support for a new venue that will bring all facets of the industry together,” said Kelly Mariotti, JPMA executive director. “The JPMA Baby Show is a destination offering access to the people and information our industry wants most. The event will deliver access to industry trends and thought leaders; retail decision makers; traditional media and social influencers; and new and expecting parents.”
The larger retailers are adding their voice of support to dozens of specialty and independent retailers from across the country who have also expressed interest in attending what is quickly becoming the newest, “must-attend” event in the juvenile products industry.
“Our mission at Diapers.com is to offer parents the best, safest, and most innovative solutions to their children’s needs – from the time their kids are newborns to when they’re off to Pre-K. That’s why we’re excited to attend the JPMA Baby Show: to discover first-hand the latest and most advanced products to bring to our customers,” said Cate Khan, Vice President of Merchandising & Buying, Diapers.com.
The JPMA Baby Show brings the juvenile products industry together for North America’s only trade event that combines conference, trade show, and consumer day programming under one roof at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Held from May 9-13, 2017 the JPMA Baby Show boasts 300,000 sq. ft. of curated floor space featuring leading manufacturers in sleep and furniture, mobility, feeding, child restraint systems, health and safety, gear, and soft goods. For more information about the JPMA Baby Show visit www.JPMABabyShow.org.
About The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is a national trade organization of over 200 companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico. JPMA exists to advance the interests, growth and well-being of North American prenatal to preschool product manufacturers, importers and distributors marketing under their own brands to consumers. It does so through advocacy, public relations, information sharing, product performance certification and business development assistance conducted with appreciation for the needs of parents, children and retailers. Each year, JPMA sponsors Baby Safety Month in September to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of the safe use and selection of juvenile products. For more about JPMA please visit www.jpma.org.
About Family Media, LLC.
Family Media produces the largest consumer show for new and expectant families in the country – the New York Baby Show. 2016 marks expansion to California and the first annual LA Baby Show held November 5-6. Lead by New York Family Magazine and NewYorkFamily.com, Family Media reaches over 120,000 families per month through print magazines, online platforms, and local community events including the New York Family Camp Fair Series and education recognition awards. More information is available at www.NewYorkFamily.com.
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Media Contact: Beth Mauro (JPMA)
Sales Contact: John Hurley (Family Media, LLC.)
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