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India pet fair sees increase in domestic visitors

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-- --will announce the next dates by April 1, 2009.


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