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Kind + Jugend

Kind + Jugend

Köln, Germany
Children, Toy, Games
Koelnmesse GmbH
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Kind + Jugend 2023 and Covid-19

Kind + Jugend 2023 will be innovating its way into the future of baby and toddler products from September 7th to September 9th. The live edition will be hosted at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. Trade visitors and exhibitors should note that at present, the venue does not have rigorous COVID-19 prevention measures. However, such measures may be implemented depending on the recent developments pertaining to the pandemic. Likewise, the country at present does not have travel restrictions, yet such may be instated at later dates. 


Kind + Jugend is the leading international trade fair for the baby and toddler outfitting sector. From infants’ and children’s hardware, children’s furniture and toys to maternity wear and fashion for mother & child – this trade show has been a major event showcasing all kinds of children’s products for more than 50 years now.

Kind + Jugend first entered the scene in 1960 as a marketplace for supply to meet demand. That soon changed tremendously with the introduction of more and more support items like the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award, Trend Forum, Design Parc and the Start Up Area. It’s this additional programming that has elevated the trade fair from just a simple procurement platform to a trendsetter and thought leader.


As a major consumer event, Kind + Jugend is an annual event, which is scheduled for September and located in Cologne, Germany. Koelnmesse performs the double duty of an official organiser and host venue, where trade visitors only have access to the largest product range in the world over the course of four days.

Working hours on the first three days are from 09:00 am in the morning up until 18:00 pm in the afternoon. The fourth day closes two hours earlier at 16:00 pm.

If you’re commuting without a rented car or taxi, you have multiple opportunities to use public transport. Koelnmesse is exceptionally well-connected to public transport given its central location. Whether you go by the city rail, shuttle buses, tram or metro, you’ll always arrive on time.

What You Can Expect as an Exhibitor

  • Kind + Jugend has weight in the baby and toddler product industry on a global scale and this means you’re able to meet with serious buyers, generate sales leads and expand on any professional networks you might have;
  • Because visitors come from 133 countries, you’re in a fantastic position to identify new markets that are suitable for your brand and make a move to break into them;
  • You gain access to trade press, which boosts any publicity and attention you might get on a product launch, if you’d done it anywhere else;
  • Kind + Jugend doesn’t just respond to trends, but allows you to really understand trends as they form in the early stages and even influence them.

Audience & Statistics

Last year was a huge success for Kind + Jugend. There were over 1200 international exhibitors to an audience of more than 24,000 trade visitors and among all of these 87% have decision making power in their company. That should be more than enough to convince you to book space on the show floor.

Where else will you meet the entire industry? We’re talking children’s specialist retailers, stores, department stores, mail order business, specialized market for children and baby equipment, importers, wholesale, chain purchasing associations, fashion agencies, nursery schools and toy specialist stores.

Given its location, it’s not surprising to discover that the countries with the biggest presence are all from Europe with France and Italy leading the charge. Though there’s high numbers from Central and South America with Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru registering an uptake in visitor numbers.


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We help you avoid all the stress associated with planning a work trip and leave all the details to us. Within one work day, we’re able to send you a list with the best deals in your price range with good links to public transport. Once you’ve booked your stay, you can turn to Trade Fair Trips ltd for other services. We can place reservations on meeting facilities and perform trade booth installations as well.

Past Editions

2021 edition

Kind + Jugend 2021 was a hybrid event consisting of a face-to-face exhibition with strict COVID-19 prevention measures and a digital platform. The edition took place between September 9th and 11th, 2021 at Messe Cologne. Organisers of the fair opted to change the format because of the ongoing pandemic. The safety precautions at the in-person fair included presenting health certificates and wearing masks. Approximately 2000 trade visitors and around 150 exhibitors attended the 2021 edition of Kind+Jugend. The digital platform which hosted the virtual fair remained available for peruse until 31.10.2021.
Edition 2022

The 2022 edition of Kind+Jugend was a hybrid event that took place between September 8th and September 10th, 2022. Messe Cologne was the location for the face-to-face aspect of the trade show. Due to the lifting of the country's national coronavirus regulations, it did not include Covid-19 safety safeguards. A digital platform with features such as video conversations complemented the live fair. Around 500 exhibitors from 38 nations attended the event, with 85% representing a foreign country. The event attracted 10,000 attendees from 103 countries, with 75% travelling from a foreign nation. India, Israel, Turkey, China, Canada, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, and the United States were among the represented countries.

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On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Cologne Bonn Airport

30 mins when travelling from Cologne Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By car
By car:

20 mins when travelling from Cologne Bonn Airport

10 mins when travelling from Cologne Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By public transport
By public transport:

30 mins when travelling from Cologne Bonn Airport

10 mins when travelling from Cologne Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

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