PRACTICAL FUTURIST MICHAEL ROGERS FORECASTS WHAT IS IN STORE FOR 2020 AND BEYOND AT THE JPMA BABY SHOW

Learn how advancing technology, the formation of Millennial families and integration of real and virtual worlds will create new product opportunities for the juvenile products industry

MT. LAUREL, NJ (March 10, 2017) The Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA) has tapped Michael Rogers, Practical Futurist®, to present the breakfast keynote on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the inaugural JPMA Baby Show, a JPMA and Family Media event, in Anaheim, California. Rogers will review the more predictable activities impacting the future such as advancing technology, genomics and the development of new manufacturing materials and how they intersect with Millennial family formation. Attendees will discover what breakthrough products are on the horizon, why smart homes will get smarter, and how new parents will manage their children’s “screen time.” Manufacturers and retailers will gain insight on how manufacturers need to stay ahead of the curve by adopting a research & development investment mindset.

“As someone who has experienced firsthand the time and energy it takes to develop a new product, I’m looking forward to getting a peek into the future,” says Kelly Mariotti, JD CPA CAE. “Dynamic change is happening in months and years not decades. Products and services we take for granted today were unimaginable only a few years ago. Our goal for the JPMA Baby Show is to create an environment that incubates product ideas and people connections that leave our attendees inspired to create the next big juvenile product or service.  I encourage everyone to join us for this compelling look into the future.”

Michael Rogers studied physics and creative writing at Stanford University with additional training in finance and management at the Stanford Business School Executive Program. He has worked with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and GE to Microsoft, Pfizer and American Express, as well as both NASA and the Department of Defense.

In his frequent media appearances and addresses to business executives, venture capitalists, educators as well as the public at large, Rogers is known as a dynamic speaker who delivers an entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals, Rogers blends technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.

Michael Rogers’ breakfast keynote presentation will take place Friday, May 12, wrapping up conference programming at the JPMA Baby Show, a JPMA and Family Media event. The JPMA Baby Show is 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 will host 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. 

To register for 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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