JPMA AND FAMILY MEDIA LAUNCH A SERIES OF BABY TRADE AND CONSUMER SHOWS
Monday, July 18, 2016
Posted by: Kathleen Chaplick
JPMA AND FAMILY MEDIA LAUNCH A SERIES OF
BABY TRADE AND CONSUMER SHOWS
MT. LAUREL, NJ /NEW YORK CITY (July 20, 2016) The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and Family Media, LLC., signed a letter of intent to co-host and co-produce a series of baby events targeted at the juvenile products industry. The Baby Show Series kicks off May 9-12, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center with JPMA’s conference and trade event which will be called the JPMA Baby Show, a JPMA and Family Media Event. The Anaheim Baby Show consumer event will be held in conjunction with the JPMA Baby Show trade event on Saturday, May 13. Additional regional consumer events produced under The Baby Show Series umbrella include three, two-day consumer events: the New York Baby Show, the Chicago Baby Show, and the LA Baby Show.
“The JPMA Baby Show provides a big-tent forum to bring industry stakeholders together under one roof. The JPMA Baby Show is where we will advance the industry’s strategic agenda, discuss relevant safety issues, educate the industry, connect with consumers and yes, provide a showcase to launch and sell new products,” said Andy Newmark, JPMA chairman of the board, and senior vice president of Kolcraft. “We have the right partners with Family Media and their proven track record of publishing quality family publications and producing the best and largest baby shows. I couldn’t be more excited about what this series means for the future of JPMA and the industry.”
The inaugural Anaheim event will host over 300,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space at the Anaheim Convention Center and is expected to draw more than 5,000 exhibitors, juvenile product buyers, distributors, manufacturers, consumers, and media from across the globe. The headquarters hotel will be the Anaheim Marriott which is adjacent to the convention center. Over four and a half days participants will enjoy three days of exhibits and two days of an educational conference, culminating on Saturday, May 13 with the largest consumer baby show floor in North America.
“Family Media is proud to be partnering with JPMA on building the go-to events platform for the pre-natal to pre-K space,” said John Hurley, director of the New York and LA Baby Shows and publisher of New York Family. “This relationship leverages JPMA’s deep industry expertise with our parental consumer publishing and baby show production expertise. The industry will now have a single source for the best in both trade and consumer event experiences.”
“JPMA members have been requesting an exciting trade show experience that addresses the evolving business climate,” said Kelly Mariotti, executive director of JPMA. “By working with Family Media we can meet this demand and fuel the future growth of the association through developing direct consumer touch points, which are a high priority for our members.”
Exhibit sales will open in late summer for the JPMA Baby Show and the Anaheim Baby Show. Sign-up for email updates at www.JPMA.org. Exhibit sales are currently open for The 2016 LA Baby Show. To learn more visit www.LABabyShow.com.
About The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is a national trade organization of more than 250 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.
To find out more information about the JPMA Certification Program, the products certified and for a complete listing of JPMA members, please visit www.jpma.org. Follow JPMA on Twitter @JPMA, connect with JPMA on Facebook or on YouTube and visit www.jpma.org to learn more about additional safety tips and other JPMA initiatives.
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: Victor Domine (JPMA)
Sales Contact: John Hurley (Family Media, LLC.)
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