Kids India: Diverse offering at the Indian toy fair
- Seventh trade fair featuring international exhibitors
- New activity area for creative crafts: Creative Arena
Indian toy industry platform for the world
Kids India, the country’s biggest international B2B platform for toys, children’s products and sports goods, is continuing to strengthen the position of its toy industry. With the seventh edition taking place in Mumbai from 26 to 28 September 2019, this trade fair is of major significance both for the Indian toy sector and the international market, as is clearly reflected in the exhibitor profile. Special areas such as Back to School, TrendingNow and Sports Arena shine a light on dedicated focal themes. The Creative Arena is a new feature inviting visitors to dip into creative crafts.
Kids India expects to welcome around 140 Indian exhibitors. It is the only trade fair to bring so many Indian companies from the toy and children’s product industry under one roof. Among them are important brands such as Brightway Exports International, Frank Educational Aids, Funride Toys, Greengold Licensing and Winmagic Toys who set the standard across the industry, as well as start-ups, such as All Things Baby Brainsmith, Grasper Global, GoDiscover and I Built It, whose innovative products add another fascinating element to the industry. The spectrum of products is tailored to different target groups – be it in terms of quality, design, national regulations or safety requirements – making the trade fair a must-attend event for buyers interested in Indian manufacturers. In addition, companies from Germany, Hungary, Malaysia, Poland and the PR of China will be presenting their portfolios at the World of Toys by Spielwarenmesse eG Pavilion.
New feature in 2019
Organiser Spielwarenmesse India Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary wholly owned by Spielwarenmesse eG, confers a leading role on innovations, trends and topics of current interest to the industry. Important features include special areas such as the Sports Arena, a platform for testing and trying out sports and outdoor products, and the TrendingNow Pavilion, presenting the trend products of the year. The Back to School Pavilion features companies offering school and stationery supplies. In 2019, this special area will receive a new activity zone, which will spotlight mainly the school sector. The Creative Arena will provide participants with a platform for creative activities, directed by a variety of experts and giving toy retailers new ideas for expanding their business. Katharina Janotta, Managing Director of Spielwarenmesse India, states: “Creative products and items for school are universal as they kindle interest both among children and parents. By introducing the Creative Arena, we want to show that this segment is relevant for all retailers stocking toys.”
Reimbursement for international visitors
To promote exports from India, the Sports Goods Promotion of India (SGEPC) under the aegis of government of India will once again organize the Reverse Buyer Seller meet (RBSM) for international buyers to Kids India. Under this scheme international buyers can claim their travel expense to Kids India. The scheme was very well received in 2018. “We are currently inviting international buyers to avail the travel reimbursement program. Applicants should now hurry up and get in touch with us to start the process.” says Mr. Tarun Dewan, Executive Director of SGEPC.
Information on the terms and conditions for exhibitors can be found at www.kidsindia.co.in/exhibitors.
International buyers can apply for the travel cost reimbursement scheme sponsored by the Indian government. More information about this and visitor registration is available at www.kidsindia.co.in/visitorregistration
About Spielwarenmesse India Pvt. Ltd
Spielwarenmesse India Pvt. Ltd. is the Indian subsidiary of Spielwarenmesse eG which is the organizer of the world-leading Spielwarenmesse® (www.toyfair.de) in Nuremberg. The company was founded in April 2016 to consolidate the position of Spielwarenmesse eG in one of the world’s largest growth markets. The main objectives of the company include representing Spielwarenmesse eG and staging the trade fair Kids India. Kids India is supported by SGEPC (Sports Goods Export Promotion Council), TAITMA (The All India Toy Manufacturers’ Association) and NSIC (National Small Industries Corporation). Further information is available here: http://www.spielwarenmesse.in/
More information about Kids India is available on the internet at www.kidsindia.co.in