WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Following its well-received debut in August 2010, the new juried Baby & Child division will expand by 20 percent for the winter 2011 New York International Gift Fair to feature some 150 companies offering sophisticated and purpose-driven products for children 0-10 years.
“The demand for sophisticated and stylish children’s products is exploding, and Baby & Child offers a breadth of well-designed resources across multiple categories,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president. “The division brings together leading brands, emerging resources and taste-makers in one consolidated collection.”
According to show management, divisional growth will result from the relocation of key children’s resources from other NYIGF divisions into Baby & Child, as well as the addition of newcomers to the New York market. In addition, several Baby & Child charter exhibitors have requested expansions for the division’s second semi-annual edition.
Baby & Child is one of 10 carefully categorized divisions of the NYIGF. It runs Saturday, Jan. 29, through Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Show hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, except for Wednesday, when the show closes at 5 p.m.