Pet Fair Asia 2012 broke all previous records drawing nearly 50,000 visitors during the four-day event, which was held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai, China, October 11-14. The pet industry event attracted a total of 506 exhibitors from 25 countries showcased new and existing brands, as well as 12,351 industry professionals and 36,000 pet owners.
The show's first International Pavilion drew 40 pet product exhibitors from Germany, Italy, Netherlands, France, USA, Australia, Japan and Korea. Additionally, the International Pet Industry Summit drew 180 delegates to hear three sessions with debate from 13 pet industry experts on issues such as trends in consumer behavior and key manufacturing challenges.
Pet Fair Asia 2012 was also co-located with the first Petfood Forum China, which took place October 12. Industry experts presented information and insights on topics including pet nutrition and ingredients, petfood safety and packaging, regulations in the US and China, the Chinese pet market and new product development.
Pet Fair Asia 2013, will be held August 22-25, 2013, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai, China. Petfood Forum China will be held August 23, 2013.
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