Kids India 2016 Highlights Back-to-School Trends

Over 5100 buyers travelled to Mumbai for the 2016 Kids India show

Over 5,100 buyers came to Mumbai for Kids India

The 2016 edition of Kids India wrapped up after a successful three day run (September 15-17) at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.

Now in its fourth year, the show has grown to become India’s largest B2B event for suppliers of children’s products, especially toys. (India, considered an important emerging market for kids’ products, reported a population of over 400 million children under the age of 18, in a recent census.)

Attracting international attention

This year, over 5,100 international visitors travelled to Mumbai to see the latest products and trends offered by 150 vendors, such as well-known companies like Funskool India Ltd. and Hamleys Reliance Brands Ltd.

While most exhibitors were from the host country, others came from as far away as Spain, Mexico, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Kids India visitorsEducational focus

According to a spokesman for the show’s organizers, which includes Spielwarenmesse India Pvt. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Germany’s giant Spielwarenmesse), one of the highlights of this year’s show was a special Back to School pavilion featuring manufacturers of school supplies and stationery products. However, like many North American exhibitions, much focus was also given to classic toys that integrate modern technologies.

Featured workshops

Along with the latest products, visitors were also treated to a full program of workshops, discussions and seminars on a wide variety of topics, including Toy Safety Standards in India, 3D Printing Solutions for the Toy Industry, Trends in the International Market, Making Licensing Opportunities Work for Licensees, and The Serious Business of Child’s Play.

Kids India hosts

For more information, contact Kids India.

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