The PetQuip trade association has put in a bid for Government cash grants. The money will benefit British firms exhibiting at the Zoomark International pet trade show in Bologna in 2017.
The association has also booked a prime stand location for the British pavilion at another major pet trade show, Global Pet Expo in Orlando in 2017.
Since PetQuip first organised the British pavilion at the biennial Zoomark show in 2007, the British group has grown each year. PetQuip’s director general, Amanda Sizer Barrett said: “The Italian market for pet care products continues to expand at a faster rate than those of France, Germany and the UK; but Zoomark is not just about the Italian market.
“At the 2015 event, trade buyers attended from 85 countries, making it an excellent selling platform for UK companies aiming to expand into overseas markets. “
PetQuip will be providing comprehensive support before, during and after the event to the participating firms within in the British pavilion and elsewhere in the halls. The association will also organise and man a British pet care industry information stand for the benefit of the visiting overseas buyers. Its team will provide information on UK pet care products and firms. It will also gather specific sales leads for distribution to its member companies.
The dates for Zoomark next year are 11 to 14 May 2017. As demand for stand space is high, the early-bird deadline for applications is 16 December 2016.
Another major petcare trade exhibition where British exhibitors have secured valuable, repeat orders from overseas markets is Global Pet Expo in Florida. Since PetQuip announced that it has won Government cash funding for eligible British exhibitors, the association has secured a prime location for the British pavilion at the heart of the show.
Amanda Sizer Barrett said: “This should result in even greater footfall for the British exhibitors, and could open doors for even more significant export orders for the UK participants.
“As an added bonus, eligible British SMEs exhibiting at this show can qualify for grants of £2,000 from the Department for International Trade, via PetQuip. The dates for Global Pet Expo are 22 to 24 March 2017.”
British companies interested in exhibiting at either Zoomark or Global Pet Expo can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call PetQuip on 01959 565 995.