The India International Pet Trade Fair (IIPTF) ran from January 30 to February 1, 2009, at the Delhi International Expocentre in Noida, India, according to a review by the creator of the event, Creature Companion .
The third annual IIPTF 2009 was considered a success. While the number of visiting foreign exhibitors and business delegates/buyers was down from previous years, reportedly due to the global financial turndown (foreign delegates/buyers from 21 countries at the 2008 edition, whereas there were 12 countries represented in IIPTF-2009), the number of domestic visitors was up substantially.
According to Euromonitor International , the Indian pet market is projected to grow at 20% per annum, at least until 2011. This is in part due to the rise in the number of nuclear families and dual-income households.
IIPTF will be held again in early 2010 although the exact dates and venue have not yet been determined. The IIPTF Web site-- www.IIPTF.com --will announce the next dates by April 1, 2009.
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