Interzoo has been celebrated as a success for British firms. The Nuremberg-based pet trade show took place from 26 and 29 May, 2016. The British pavilion was the largest ever and featured 62 pet care businesses.
On the British pet industry information stand, organised and manned by PetQuip, visiting buyers represented firms from European markets, including Portugal and Spain. Buyers and retailers came from as far afield as Russia, Argentina, Colombia, New Zealand, India and the Middle East.
PetQuip director general, Amanda Sizer Barrett, said: “The show organisers have announced that this year’s Interzoo was the largest in its history, with about 39,000 trade visitors from more than 90 countries. This represents a 5 per cent increase on the previous year. Once again, we found that many of the major international buyers were attracted to the UK stands. This was helped by the excellent location of the main British Pavilion, which was positioned near the entrance to the show.
“The variety and quality of the British products proved popular with show visitors and, in addition to actual export orders received at the show, we are confident that the numerous leads received will be converted into actual sales.”
PetQuip has announced that several of the meetings that took place have already generated sales leads for PetQuip member companies as well as providing potential contacts for future ‘Meet the Buyers’ events to be held by PetQuip in the UK.