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Get an insight into the next generation of families


Get an insight into the next generation of families

The Baby Products Association is delighted to announce the keynote speaker at its AGM event in London on 19th June 2024 as Nick Richardson the Founder of award winning The Insights Family.

This leading market research company provides real-time market intelligence on the attitudes, and consumption of kids, parents and families across 22 countries and 6 continents, providing clients with access to the most comprehensive and dynamic market intelligence of its kind, on their attitudes, behaviour and consumption as well as tracking more than 56,000 brands and IPs across these markets.

Nick explains: “This generation of families are like no other. Both parents and kids are super-informed and constantly connected meaning they are more financially empowered and influential than ever before. Our presentation will be focussing on this generation of parents, who are both from the Millennial and Gen Z generations, whose attitudes, behaviour and consumption are far more dynamic than previous generations, and will identify some of the latest trends which the baby products industry need to be considering”

For more information on Nick and The Insights Family visit www.theinsightsfamily.com

 What you need to know about the EU General Product Safety Directive

Another not-to-be-missed seminar will be presented by James Birch of SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.

James will explain how the challenges in regard to product safety are constantly evolving. He will also describe how new technologies, growth in online sales, inconsistencies around complex market surveillance rules, lack of efficiency in product recalls and the need to align regulation provisions to ensure standardization have all led to the need for an update to the EU General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), Directive 2001/95/EC.

Published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU) on May 23, 2023, the GPSR entered into force on June 13, 2023, and shall apply from December 13, 2024. It replaces the GPSD and Directive 87/357/EEC, related to Food Imitating Products, and amends Regulation (EU) 1025/2012 and Directive 2020/1828, pertaining to standardization and consumer protection. As a regulation and not a directive, it imposes clear and detailed rules in relation to product safety without the risk of divergent transposition by Member States.

SGS offers a range of consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that you comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products you bring to market. As Baby Products Association members, you will receive 10% discount from in house testing at the SGS Bradford lab.

An update on R129

R129 Car Seat regulations are being updated and the implications for UK companies manufacturing car seats and retailers selling them will be explained. Luke Burns of Cybex will provide you with all the information you need and answer questions you may have.

Amazon to be confirmed …

Amazon is one of the newest members of the Baby Products Association and a representative will be attending the AGM to give a presentation – visit the website at www.b-p-a.org for more information.

Why now is time to join your industry trade association

Marc Hardenberg, chair of the Baby Products Association, will share exciting plans for the trade association in the future. For the first time, the association will be welcoming retailers and industry partners into membership and believes that 2024 is the year that the nursery industry should come together to promote safety for children and a more prosperous trading platform for all industry suppliers.

An open invitation

The Baby Products Association’s AGM, seminar and networking event is free of charge and open this year to both members and non-members. It takes place on Wednesday 19th June 2024 at Wellington Hotel by Blue Orchid, Wellington Hall, 71 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PA (nearest tube station - Victoria and St James Park).

Association members are invited to arrive for a 2.30pm start, with non-members invited to join the event from 3.00pm onwards with a great line-up of speakers, followed by networking drinks and nibbles.

For catering purposes, all attendees are requested to register online at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/HVRB2Z6

If you would like more information about joining the Baby Products Association or about becoming an association partner, email Christine Scippo for the latest 2024/2025 membership information pack – christine@b-p-a.org

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