ABC Kids Expo
Published: 09 July, 2009
Despite ongoing concerns about the global economy, retailer registrations for the 2009 ABC Kids Expo®, September 13 - 16, 2009 in Las Vegas Nevada, continue to roll into the offices of All Baby & Child, Inc® the parent company which produces the event. "We are targeting 13% growth in the attendance of our retail stores for this year's event. Global advertising efforts are "paying off" based on early response and registrations, as 25% of our attendees presently registered are from outside the United States. This puts us on a pace to double the previous attendance for international retailers," said a spokesperson.
While the primary audience and attendees for the event will remain the United States and North American retail companies, the 2009 event will have participants (both manufacturer and retailers) from around the globe. This increased growth and awareness of the expo worldwide is a direct result of enhanced marketing efforts by the ABC Kids Expo staff. The event has worked with the US Department of Commerce to promote the show through its publication, ‘Commercial News USA', along with utilizing numerous international juvenile products trade publications.
The relative continued strength of the British Pound and the Euro to the US Dollar makes for a favorable business climate for anyone attending from the UK and Europe. Unlike other events servicing the Juvenile Products Industry, qualified retailers have NO FEES FOR ADMISSION. The Board of Directors is committed to making this event as economically advantageous as possible for everyone involved.
Much of the optimism concerning the 2009 ABC Kids Expo® is based on the successful launch of a new conference and trade show; held May 4 - 6, 2009 in Louisville KY, by All Baby & Child, Inc. All participants were astounded at the education sessions, key note speaker, networking events and trade show. Because of this, the Board of Directors is anticipating record participation as the show prepares to open for the seventh year. The expo has grown to its present size of 33,200 net square meters with more than 875 exhibitors displaying their newest and most innovative products throughout the expansive exhibit space. Presently there is a wait list of exhibitors hoping to secure space at this year's event.
"For 2009 we have expanded both our Naturally Kids® showcase and our popular Modern Child® showcase. These juried sections of our show enhance the shopping experience for retailers who target specific clientele with natural and organic products or for those who are looking for a simple clean aesthetic design paired with high functionality.
"New for 2009 will be an enhanced production of ABC Kids Expo TV produced in the All Baby & Child, Inc./Baby & Kids Studio. Coverage will be streaming live globally throughout our event via the World Wide Web. Millennia the world's most advanced interactive and communications robot, will be visiting throughout the hall. Other exciting features of the event for 2009 will be the 3-D Hologram projection system providing "eye popping" unique graphics, highlighting and bringing to life the products around our exhibit hall. The H2Ovation indoor "Waterfall" will mark the entrance to our New Product Showcase featuring hundreds of the latest and greatest new products being introduced to the juvenile products industries," said a spokesperson.
The All Attendee Industry Reception (free to everyone attending the expo) on Monday September 14th, will be full of food, beverages, fun and world class entertainment. Last year over 6,000 members of the industry took time to celebrate success and nurture critical business relationships. 2009's event will be a "can't miss" event.
All of the leading manufacturers to the industry will be exhibiting along with over 200 new and first time exhibitors. Whether you are a retailer, exhibiting manufacturer, sales representative, importer/exporter or member of the media, you are invited to witness the "Power of Partnership" and develop long-lasting profitable relationships by attending the annual ABC Kids Expo®.
"We welcome attendees and exhibitors from around the world to experience everything that is the ABC Kids Expo®. Join our growing family of attendees already participating in the ABC Kids Expo® and discover why we are more than an ordinary tradeshow."
ABC Kids Expo®
12302 Hart Ranch
San Antonio, TX 78249