Exhibitor testimonials 2015

“The Baby Show is a great event providing resources for new parents and parents alike from the seminars; the product range and the services that are on exhibition – there’s something for everyone with a young family. As a brand owner, it’s great experience to get your products in front of new and returning customers, to build your relationships and to find out what other new exciting products are available in the baby arena. Thanks North Port Events for this professionally run event.”
- Kylla Petersen,Two Little Feet

“As an online retailer at Breastmates, we don't get to see our customers. During our weekend at The Baby Show it was amazing seeing so many women wearing our clothing designs (just by chance as they were wearing them on the day), and then hearing that people were actually seeking out our stand to come and see us. This was amazing encouragement for our brand. Also having the opportunity for new potential customers to see our current clothing designs, feel them, and touch the fabrics will be beneficial for our online sales afterwards.” 
- Frances McInnes, Breastmates

“I never expected to have such a good response from the public and sold almost all of our products. We were a little worried because we thought we were going to run out of stock on the first day. It was definitely a great experience for us. The North Port Events staff are professional, helpful and reliable. The best part of it is we made our money back and some more. We also had two wholesale customers after The Baby Show too, so we are very pleased!” 
- Janice Banks, Eco Shop

“This was our first time as exhibitors at The Baby Show and we were highly impressed with North Port Events co-ordination of the show in its entirety. Whenever we had a query, we were helped at a drop of a hat. There was also a visual presence of the co-ordinators on each day and each one of them came over to introduce themselves to us, which we thought added that personal touch. The overall experience was great.” 
- Pietrie Jacobs, Kea Kids Childcare

"The Baby Show staff were very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to ensure we were doing okay. We made more sales than expected and were thrilled with the number of visitors to our stall."
- Trish Roudnew, Fred’s Swim Academy Australia

"The target audience of The Baby Show is the right one for my business, it is a good opportunity to educate new customers and to create new relationships. We work hard at obtaining new leads at the show and this works well. 
- Bianca Lodetti, Small Small World


"Once again The Baby Show was a great success, allowing us to demonstrate our products to our target market and launch our new ranges. The show is a fantastic way for new parents and parents to be to see a range of products for their baby and purchase at discounted prices."
- Sheryl Service, Rumina Natural Care Ltd (Nuk)

"The Baby Show provided me with direct sales and brand awareness which is critical for growing my new small business."
- Aimee Anderson, Busy Bugs

"The Baby Show really puts us on the map for our business. It gives us the ability to ensure that all people coming through can see our brand and can associate the products that are strong within our branding." 
- Trevor Douthett, babycity

"The Baby Show again provided us at Comfy Bebe the opportunity to connect with our customers and present our products, both with information and demonstrations. It's always a great few days where each year the brand gains more strength and recognition in the market place."
– Comfy Bebe

"We launched a new product at the show and the support we received in the marketing and promotion of the product enabled us to sell-out within an hour on the third day. We have already booked to return next year. I would recommend the show without hesitation."
– paulandstella

"The Baby Show is superbly organised and nothing is left unturned. There must be an enormous amount of effort and planning that happens in the lead-up – and the reflection of this is displayed in the result not just over the three days of the show, but also with the follow-up post-show. Well done to all at North Port Events."
– Two Little Feet

"If you have a product for pregnant women, babies or young families, then the Baby Show is the place to be. There is no easier way to reach your target market! I also love meeting all of the exhibitors and catching up with everyone every year. It is quite a lovely community."
– The Nappy Lady

Exhibitor testimonials 2014

“Plunket’s chosen to be a part of the Baby Show for all of 21 years, we choose to keep coming back because its our key market. It's the only way to get in front of everyone all at the same time.
It's a really good opportunity to network with a lot of other products and services that are in the same kind of market as you. Everyone’s really friendly and it's a great atmosphere.”
– Hadden Morrison, Plunket

“Being a major sponsor of the Baby Show and working with North Port Events is a really easy process. They are fantastic at giving us PR opportunities and suggestions of promotions or competitions we can run on our stand, and that makes it more interactive and helps us with our display. They’re really professional to deal with and really cant rate them highly enough.”
– Kirstin Martin, Ford NZ

“It's a great place to demonstrate our new products, its often things that people haven’t seen before. People come to the show expecting to see something new and something fresh that they haven’t seen in our store, and it's a great way to demonstrate to everyone with everybody watching.”
– Kendall Cochrane, The Baby Factory

“Each year there has been a new focus, such as Natural Parenting in 2014, and this keeps the show refreshed. We'd love to be a part of the 2015 event!”
– Kylla Petersen, Northern Creations (Two Little Feet)

“This event provided great exposure and an excellent platform for our new brand launch. I cannot think of a better opportunity to bring a new or existing brand to market.”
– Stephanie Shailer, Child’s Play

“Crowds at the Baby Show are here to buy, there are a lot of them, they are ready to spend and they are looking for bargains. They’re looking for good products for good prices.
The Baby Show in three words, I can do that; busy, busy, busy.”
– Danielle Beh, Baby on the Move

“We chose to come to Baby Show because the Baby Show is the biggest event that's held in New Zealand. We get more traffic than anything else.
We’re a new brand, so connecting with customers that we haven’t met before is really important.”
– Mark Edwards, Edwards & Co

“As a first time show exhibitor I found the whole experience fabulous. Great communication, easy access for set up, and awesome location.”
– Laura Trowbridge, BabyBaby

“Being involved in the Baby Show gave us great exposure for our brands, allowing the company to access a larger customer base and make valuable trade connections.”
–  Adam O’Brien, IGC Dorel NZ Ltd

“We have been part of the baby show for 11 years and each year it gets better and better, both for our brand and the attendees.”
 Sheryl Service, Rumina Natural Care (NUK)

Exhibitor testimonials 2013

"It's my seventh year at the show and I really like the new white stands, they make the show look modern and open. This year, I've really appreciated the lovely boys in the car park who have helped take my stock inside. Words can't describe how helpful that is. It's the small things that make a big difference."
– Christina, Mumi and Bubi

"We love exhibiting at the Baby Show. The organisation and ease of set up is great, the staff are helpful, and we love meeting clients new and old, and putting a face to our brand."
– The Lauren and Delwyn Project

"It's been really great. I've done heaps of expos but I like this one the best. There are bubbles, bright colours and everyone is really helpful. I'll come back when I have my own children because there are such good show specials."
– Wanja, Lego Duplo

"I love exhibiting at the Baby Show. It's a great way to get brand exposure and speak with your target market face-to-face. On top of that it is really well organised and promoted. I also appreciated all the extra staff that was around to help carry stock!"
– Ochre Baby

"If you have a product for pregnant women, babies or young families, then the Baby Show is the place to be. There is no easier way to reach your target market! I also love meeting all of the exhibitors and catching up with everyone every year. It is quite a lovely community."
– The Nappy Lady

"The Baby Show is an important event for us to be able to meet and discuss our products with our potential market. It is an excellent event. Congratulations Baby Show team."
– Sea-Band Mama

"NZSale loved being a part of the 2013 Baby Show. Communication was fantastic in the build-up, staff very friendly and helpful during the show. Very professional job! Thanks guys."
– NZSale

"The Baby Show is a one-stop venue to be in front of an engaged audience. Consumers get to touch, feel, see and learn about your products, while as a business you get to network, gain customer loyalty, sales and educate your consumers. It's also a lovely way for your consumers to get to know the personality of the business as opposed to just the products or services the business stands for. The Baby Show is superbly organised and nothing is left unturned – there must be an enormous amount of effort and planning that happens in the lead-up – and the reflection of this is displayed in the result not just over the three days of the show, but also with the follow-up post-show. Well done to all at North Port Events."
– Two Little Feet

"Thank you to everyone involved in the Auckland Baby Show. Everyone we dealt with was professional and wanted to help us in every way possible. We launched a new product at the show and the support we received in the marketing and promotion of the product enabled us to sell-out within an hour on the third day of the show. We have also taken many manual orders as well as numerous trade enquiries. We have already booked to return next year. I would recommend the show without hesitation."
– Jason Cavallaro, Managing Director, paulandstella (the self-heating baby bottle Australia & New Zealand)

"The Baby Show again provided us at Comfy Bebe the opportunity to connect with our customers and present our products, both with information and demonstrations. It's always a great few days where each year the brand gains more strength and recognition in the market place."
– Comfy Bebe

"Fantastic, a really good show. Each year seems to get better and busier and the PR has been brilliant. It was good to see that the Chinese media has also been covered."
– Tracey, NUK

"It's our first time exhibiting at the show and we're enjoying the nice atmosphere and think we will come back, we've had a lot of interest in our product."
– Ross, Ultimate Playgrounds

"Really busy show and we've often had a queue at the till, with a lot of people coming to the show just to see us, which makes us happy."
– Louise Tanguay, The Sleep Store

"It was a great show and we've already signed up for next year. Numbers are up and our brand is beginning to have some resonance in the market. Sales are good, happy days!"
– Richie, Kiwi Living

"It was great to have North Port Events staff wandering around to make sure we were happy and if there were problems, they sorted them out. We had a great spot and brilliant neighbours."
– Baby Trenz

"The Baby Show is imperative for my business to reach newly pregnant and new parents."
– Tiny Turtles

"The Baby Show was a great place for our new business to launch."
– NZ Born

Exhibitor testimonials 2012

"I love exhibiting at the Baby Show. It gives us a chance to educate new people with the Mumanu pillow as well as getting feedback from those who are already using it. In fact it's so much fun I was even able to run a half marathon in the morning of the final day and still come in to do the show with a smile on my face!"
– Samantha Thurlby-Brooks, Mumanu

"It allowed our brand more exposure to the shopping decision-makers and to educate them on the difference between our product and other brands."
– Paul, 100% Nutz

"Our number one show where we engage with parents face-to-face."
– Margaret Hall, Bounty

"The staff were fantastic.
I really enjoyed the whole experience."
– Krystal, Ochre Baby

"The Auckland Baby Show is a key event on the Huggies calendar as a way to get face-to-face engagement with our target market and educate them on the benefits of our products. With a range of sampling activities in-market, the Baby Show may not be the cheapest per contact. It is, however, a higher quality of engagement and I would argue a higher conversion rate." 
– Cody Goodall, Huggies

"It's the Bathurst of pregnant women… there's just babies and children everywhere. With the product that we do, it suits the market perfectly."
– Ritchie Watson, Kiwi Living Ltd

"If you've got a product that is relevant to a pregnant woman or babies or children, then this is the place to be."
– Kate Meads, The Nappy Lady

"This was the first time we had decided to exhibit at the Baby Show and it was well worth the money we spent. Not only did we manage to increase brand and product awareness, we also managed to get some good sales."
– Sam Ranaweera, D-Link

"Thank you to the amazing team at the Baby Show, we had a great time, met loads of wonderful people, and had a great response to our stand and brand at the show. We look forward to returning next year, and see the Baby Show as an integral part of our advertising."
– Lauren, The Lauren and Delwyn Project

"The Baby Show was  a hit for us – we were able to increase our brand awareness in an area that is particular to our business."
– Jemma's Family Daycare

"We generate a lot of business from here. Yes, the Baby Show is definitely the one to be at."
– Angela Scott, Angela Scott Photography

"The show is really good, mostly we do it to get our name out there, get people familiar with the brand."
– my Layby

"Great show, and a great chance for our customers to come and view our products first-hand, as we are located in Pukekohe and it's a long way out for a lot of people to come."
– Karen, Baby Trenz

"As wholesalers, it is the only time of the year we get to interact with consumers, get their feedback and find out how much they know about our brand. The Baby Show worked perfectly for this. However, the main purpose is to give out information and samples for our brand and we certainly achieved this. The bonus... heaps of parents were convinced enough to purchase during the show, and hopefully in the months to come from retailers."
– Rumina

"The Baby Show offered us a successful foray into the New Zealand market and we certainly hope for continued growth for the brand."
– Jose Rivalland, iCandy

"The Baby Show was a fantastic sampling opportunity for us and we were blown away by the feedback we received – and the sales!"
– Blair Roberts, Totally Devoted

"We do sell quite a lot at the Baby Show. We get new parents who don't know about the brand, they'll come and they'll purchase something and then we get them back, because they've used it and they like the quality of NZ-made."
– Dimples

"A great opportunity to present products directly to potential customers."
– Daniel Thomas, It Makes Sense Ltd

"The Baby Show this year was fantastic, our whole team had a great three days. We have had great success from our past exhibits and I cant wait to see the results from this year's show!"
– Sharmila Sukha, PixiFoto

"This was our first show with North Port and we did not know what to expect. The staff, particularly Terri, were very helpful and encouraging. We knew the show would be a difficult one for us, as we were targeting a very small niche market. We were very pleased with the overall experience of the show and are seriously considering exhibiting once again next year."
– Babee Products

"This was our first year exhibiting and we wanted to meet our market and get some brand awareness as well as increase our database. We achieved both so were very pleased."
– Kidzstuffonline.co.nz

"My first experience at the Baby Show has been great. Such a wonderful team. The event is so well run. I received heaps of support and communication throughout the whole process. I'm looking forward to the 2013 show. Thanks again."
– Gina, Evermore Photography

"You're never ever going to get that sort of contact, directly to your market, elsewhere: it's a no brainer, isn't it? Where can you get return on investment like that?"
– Steve Riley, Nosefrida

"We exhibited at the Baby Show for the first time this year with the objective of introducing new products to the market and raising brand awareness. We are pleased with the results achieved in both these areas."
– Troy Woods, Pan Pacific Industries (NZ importers of Sea-Band and Sea-Band mama!)

Exhibitor testimonials 2011

"Thanks again for another great show. It's so valuable for us to 'get out from behind the computer', meet new customers and be recognised by existing customers. It's a chance to reflect on our branding and our marketing performance."
– Frances McInnes, Breastmates

"The show is a great way to engage and interact with our target market."
– Margaret Hall, Bounty Services

"The show is a fantastic opportunity to engage with our key consumers and emphasise the benefits of the HUGGIES® range through open dialogue and demonstrations. The show is an invaluable tool in our consumer centric marketing strategy."
– Selina Roberts, Huggies

"We welcomed so many new members and subscribers during the show and gained great exposure of the brand to new parents as well. The show always has such a great vibe and we go into it feeling excitement and anticipation for a great weekend."
– Angela Pedersen, OHbaby!

"Another successful year for the Auckland Fire Service, Auckland Burn Support Charitable Trust and Safekids New Zealand, at this show. Being able to engage with parents and interact with children allows us to expose this group to our services. In 2012 we hope to be back to once again engage with the communities towards their safety and injury prevention."
– George Stephens, New Zealand Fire Service

'We love the show every year. We've made fantastic contacts, increased our client base and showcased products to thousands of parents. I've yet to find a better way to get in front of so many parents at one time. Plus, the show staff always go out of their way to help us succeed."
– Kate Meads, The Nappy Lady

"Sports4tots thoroughly enjoyed the show. This was our first time being involved and we found the process easy from start to finish. There was plenty of onsite help and assistance over the weekend… this is the one show you should attend."
– Lisa Cross, Sports4tots NZ Ltd

Exhibitor Testimonials 2010

"If your target market is anything to do with pregnancy, babies and preschoolers then THIS IS THE EVENT TO BE AT! The show brings thousands of people directly to you and your products – it's brilliant! It's a must if you are in the 'baby/kids' business! Thank you North Port Events – another year of excellent satisfaction!"
– Kara Subritzky, Jack & Abby

"As a new brand, it has been a wonderful opportunity for us to meet our potential customers and present our NZ-designed and -made range. Feedback on our products was hugely encouraging and continues to help give us direction as we grow our brand. I'm very grateful that the ASG Parent and Child Show exists, and will continue to utilise it as Comfy Bebe grows."
– Paula Ruiz, Comfy Bebe

"We thoroughly enjoy exhibiting itti bitti at the ASG Parent and Child Show. We have such a visual product and we get such an amazing response, both during the show and after with sales through the website. We are aware though that these shows are not always about the sale, but getting the brand name out there, and that is our main focus."
– Karyn Cray, itti bitti NZ

"One of the reasons I love the ASG Parent and Child Show is that as an exhibitor, we have lots of opportunities to talk to customers in person, understand their needs and concerns, and help them to find the products that best suit their requirements."
– Kitty Zeng, ALLBABY

"The Parent and Child Show offers a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with our existing and new customers, and a great chance for our customers to see our products first-hand. The weekend provided a fantastic branding opportunity with thousands of target market purchasers under one roof. This is our third year exhibiting and we will be back!"
– Mocka

"The Parent and Child Show is a great opportunity for us to meet our customers, meet mums-to-be, provide education on products available, demonstrate our new products, and is a great audience for our first Tommee Tippee Tea Time Talks seminars. It is a great branding exercise for our company."
– Jackel NZ / Tommee Tippee

"The people who visited were there to buy and were genuinely interested in the products – not just there for the free samples. Strangely enough, our sales on Sunday were even better than the Saturday though there were less visitors. All in all a great show for us!"
– Real Nappies

"We love being a part of the show, we love meeting all the wonderful people, hearing feedback about our product and at the same time developing brand awareness, adding to our customer database and building rapport with our clients. I highly recommend the show! It is so much fun too!"
– Smart Mum Jewellery

Exhibitor testimonials 2009

"The Auckland Parent and Child Show was the ideal opportunity to step out from behind the internet and showcase our products to a very information hungry and receptive audience. It has really helped to amp up the profile of our baby sleeping bags."
– Lola & Ben

"A great show. As a branding exercise, I believe we achieved an excellent response as well as taking lots of orders over the three days."
– IGC Dorel NZ Ltd

"This was the first time we exhibited on the ASG Parent and Child Show and we enjoyed every minute of it. We had a lot of enquiries during the show, our database doubled. We also made important contacts with other exhibitors. Many thanks to North Port Events, who were absolutely brilliant and really looked after us pre and during the show."
– Mother and Child Mobile Natural Health Clinic

Exhibitor testimonials 2008

"The Auckland Parent and Child Show provides fantastic exposure for our Breastmates brand. It's fabulous being able to talk to so many customers in person, and they like being able to see our products for real rather than just looking at the images on our website. The show is run by industry experts and the level of organisation and help is just astounding. This includes their pre-show training, which is very valuable for first-timers."
– Breastmates.co.nz

"This entire event is managed impeccably; the support, communication and friendliness from the North Port Events team is just brilliant. We are massively addicted to the ASG Parent and Child Show. It's a fabulous opportunity for us to introduce ourselves to thousands of parents, to meet our existing customers, and for them to meet us! The show brings our target market directly to us – this is definitely the place to be. It is fabulous and we've already booked for 2009!"
– Jack & Abby

"I find the show incredibly important to get exposure out there and meet with potential new clients. We have had an extremely successful show this time around, with careful planning and a great attitude you can achieve real success here. The staff were very helpful with setting up and breaking down. All the ingredients are available for a great show, I will be back."
– Designer Portraits Ltd

"I think that it's a place you have to be. It's money well spent to be here. I think that you need to be here if you want to speak to mothers."
– BPM Childcare

"We launched our company at the Parent and Child Show in Wellington three years ago and sold out. We've now got to a point where, thanks to the show, our brand is really well known."
– Womama

"I've been exhibiting for 15 years now because as a wholesaler who sells to shops, I don't often get the chance to speak to the public. The show is also a great chance to demonstrate."
– Baby First

"We have been doing the Parent and Child Show for four years, and the reason we do it is because we sell. So, it is a type of advertising that pays for itself."
– Motherwell

Exhibitor testimonials 2007

"North Port Events does a fantastic job of organising all the Parent and Child Shows throughout the country. I was especially impressed with the new structure of the Auckland show in October this year. Congestion was reduced to a minimum, which made for a much calmer event. Thanks North Port Events for all your help in creating successful shows."
– Mountain Buggy Ltd

"Reaching our target market has never been as easy as participating in the Auckland ASG Parent and Child Show this year. The networking opportunities at the exhibitor function were a bonus (along with the wine and delicious nibbles!). I can't say enough about the North Port Events staff and their subcontractors. They all supplied superb service and were always there when you needed them. We will see you guys again next year for another fabulous weekend or three!"
– Nappy Days

"We have found being part of the Parent and Child Shows such a positive experience – the North Port team are helpful and have a great support crew onsite, and it's fantastic being in the midst of hundreds of target market buyers! Not only do we have the opportunity to meet with our customers face-to-face and gain their valuable feedback, we also have an excellent branding opportunity throughout the three main centres."
– The Baby Factory

"The Parent and Child Show was a fantastic event and provided us with an invaluable chance to connect with parents of under-fives. The North Port Events team was superb with their organisation, communication and support. It was a very worthwhile event."
– ABC Learning Centres

"We loved every moment we spent at the Parent and Child Show. The people we talked to were fantastic and we got great reviews about the launch of our new product. The North Port staff were outstanding during the show and everything we asked for was delivered or done for us promptly and always with a smile. We look forward to next year's show in 2008."
– Junior Scholars

"We found the show to be a fantastic way to showcase our wonderful Kiwi Families website to the very friendly South Islanders! The feedback from the public was fantastic."
– Kiwi Families

"We found the Christchurch show a great way to introduce our business to the local market and were overwhelmed with the level of interest we received and the sales generated."
– WorldWear

"We absolutely LOVE the Parent and Child Shows nationwide. They allow us to showcase our beautiful product range, speak face-to-face with many of our loyal and new customers, launch new brands and strengthen our own. Each year at the shows the bar has continued to be raised and it's been a pleasure to be a part of this process. We always feel so supported by the staff at North Port Events, who make exhibiting a breeze. We particularly appreciate the massive amount of energy that goes into marketing the show professionally and ensuring that many thousands attend."
– Natural Parenting NZ Ltd