Trade show PATS Telford welcomed 2,009 visitors to the two-day event on September 25-26, 2016.
Organiser Gordon Thomas said many of the companies exhibiting at PATS Telford were eager to point out the quality of people visiting their stands had been of the highest standard:
“Exhibitors told us they met with the key decision makers and buyers, and that was good to hear because we put in place measures that ensured the right people attended.
“I also think the uncertainty caused by Britain’s vote on Europe has resulted in a decrease in the number of international visitors, as has been the case at a number of recent UK trade shows. I do feel that once things settle down, we will return to a high number of overseas buyers visiting our shows.
“Overall the response to PATS Telford 2016 has been excellent and positive, and proves that the pet industry is firmly behind this show.”
Award-winning retailer Piers Smart, of Scampers Natural Pet Store, shared his experiences of the show. “PATS Telford is perfect for the UK pet store buyer. The halls are easy to navigate, stand designs allow quick routing so you don’t miss anyone, there’s great parking and it’s easy to get to from anywhere in the country.
“Yet again we renewed old friendships, strengthened new ones, found great new products, got a great feel for where specialist pet currently sits and spent a huge amount of money.”