Virtual Petindex has announced it is now open for registrations and stand bookings.
The event, organised by the Pet Industry Federation (PIF) is due to take place between 14 June and 15 June.
The virtual show is set to combine seminars and trade stands that visitors can visit using their laptop or mobile phone.
It will be fully interactive and allow visitors the opportunity to engage with trade stands through these online platforms. In addition, over 20 webinars have been scheduled over the two-days event designed to provide visitors with new skills and knowledge.
All exhibitors will have fully-branded virtual trade stand that can feature videos and product images, documents, presentations, web links and live chat features. Orders can be taken directly from visitors at the show.
Nigel Baker, PIF CEO, said: “In the face of huge disruption to the pet industry caused by the covid-19 restrictions and the cancellation of a number of trade shows, including our own Petindex, a virtual trade show will provide a lifeline for businesses in our industry to connect with other businesses, both in the UK and overseas.
“It is a cost-effective and low risk way to source new products, sell products and services and learn new skills, something which is more vital now than ever before.”
He added: “We are excited about the opportunities Virtual Petindex will bring, and look forward to engaging with as many pet businesses and professionals from the UK and abroad to give our industry a much-needed boost after the unprecedented challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.”