Kids India opens advance ticket sales for trade buyers

Visitor registration for Kids India 2019 is officially open, welcoming the toy industry to take part in India’s largest trade fair for toys, children’s products and sports good.

More than 160 exhibitors will showcase their latest products at the event running from September 26th to 28th this year.

Last year the show attracted more than 5,300 visitors and international visitors can apply to have their travel expenses refunded through the reimbursement scheme, sponsored by the Indian government.

The trade fair itself takes place in India’s commercial hub in Mumbai. Meanwhile, the rising number of manufacturing facilities across the whole of India is putting the country on the map as an internationally respected production location.

Other contributing factors include India’s rising population, a growing middle class and an increasing awareness of the importance of toys in child development. this awareness is reflected in the growing popularity of Kids India, whose last event attracted visitors from 31 countries.

"Due to the tremendous response from international buyers, we have decided to open the online visitor registration early this year," said Katharina Janotta, managing director of Spielwarenmesse India, the team behind Kids India.

"This will give attendees more time to prepare their visit to the show."

In collaboration with the organising partner, Sports goods Exports Promotion Council of India and the Indian government, Kids India is offering international retailers and buyers the chance to have their travel expenses paid by the Travel Reimbursement Programme.

The programme is being continued in response to high demand at Kids India 2018 and supports international interest in Indian toys. visitors can apply for the scheme when they register online.

    

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