The four day show, held in Bologna, helped British exhibitors to connect with important export markets. PetQuip reported that firm orders had been cemented before the exhibition closed. For example, Hugo Kamishi secured orders from Italy and Greece, Howler & Scratch attracted orders from Malta and Austria and Armitage took new distributor orders from Greece and Iran.
PetQuip’s director general, Amanda Sizer Barrett said; “A total of 62 buyers from all continents held discussions with the federation’s team and the leads resulting from these discussions will be passed on to the relevant British suppliers. The buyers came from 20 European countries as well as from as far away as Australia, Canada, Kuwait, Dubai and China.
“We expect far more new UK exports to be secured from this event to follow, since these initial reports of successes achieved by the UK contingent were gathered prior to leaving the show, so represent only a small selection of the UK exhibitors. We expect to hear many more positive stories and that the actual export orders received will grow as firms follow up on the numerous enquiries received.
“Zoomark has become a firm fixture on the PetQuip international event calendar, and this year we organised a record total of pet product suppliers within the group, all keen to expand their international sales territories.”