The PetQuip association has secured cash grants for British companies at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida in March 2017. The trade organisation has announced that eligible British exhibitors will receive an attractive package. Grants are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department for International Trade (DIT) Tradeshow Access Programme (formerly UKTI TAP programme).
Following the success of the last six shows, PetQuip is expecting considerable demand for stands. Space is limited, so interested companies are urged to apply early.
The director general of PetQuip, Amanda Sizer Barrett highlighting the importance of the show, said: “Global Pet Expo offers significant opportunities for British suppliers to expand their businesses across the massive US pet care market and to many other overseas territories.
“In fact, the last edition of the show attracted key buyers from 76 countries. The US market for pet products is worth over $60 billion, and the fact that the show attracts all of the leading US and Canadian retailers such as Petco, PetSmart, Pet Supermarket, Pet Valu and other retailers such as Ahold, Amazon, TJX Company, Target, Tractor Supply Company and Costco speaks for itself.
“UK firms exhibiting in previous British groups at Global Pet Expo are now benefitting from repeat business from this important market. The 2017 edition of the show offers similar opportunities for British exporters across all sectors of the industry, including items for cats and dogs, small mammals, birds, plus products for the aquatics, reptile and equine sectors”.
PetQuip’s comprehensive support package for the British exhibiting companies will include:
- Advice and information about how to prepare for and how to maximise a company’s presence at the show
- Support from an industry information stand organised and manned by the experienced PetQuip team
- Press editorial and promotion on exhibitor’s products prior to, during and after the show
- Preview marketing material distributed to named buyers in advance of the show
- Help with freight, travel, accommodation and other logistics
Interested companies should contact PetQuip to receive further information and costs and to book a stand.