Zoomark International, Bologna, Italy 15–17 May 2023
Zoomark offers British suppliers an outstanding opportunity to exhibit their products to an international audience. The biennial Zoomark International is set to be the leading pet trade show in Europe next year, don’t miss out on an opportunity to meet with International Buyers and increase your export sales.
In November 2021, the most recent edition of the show, there were 450 exhibitors, of which 30% came from 44 countries. The number of buyers who arrived in person exceeded 15,000, with 60% of the visitors coming from 82 foreign countries, amazing statistics given that at the time we were experiencing a pandemic. For 2023, it is anticipated that the attendance figures will be closer to the 2019 edition when there were 757 exhibitors, 507 of which were from 45 overseas countries. The number of buyers that attended the 2019 edition exceeded 29,000 and 38% of visitors came from over 100 foreign countries.
The Italian market for pet supplies is one of the most dynamic in Europe. According to figures published by Assalco in 2021, pet ownership is phenomenal in Italy, with 62 million pets in Italian homes: dogs and cats both have populations of over 16 million, a notable increase during the period of the pandemic. The total turnover for cat and dog food is estimated at 2.431 billion euros and has grown by 8% in value and over 4% in volume over the last year. The supply chain for pet products is one of the most dynamic in the Italian economy. According to the report, there are around 9,000 supermarkets, c.750 stores belonging to pet chains and 5,000 independent pet shops.
PetQuip is organising the British group and pavilion at Zoomark and has once again secured a prime spot for the British pavilion in Hall 26 and exhibiting details will be available soon.
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