The 18th China International Pet Show (CIPS) in Beijing attracted 946 exhibitors from 20 countries and about 36,000 trade visitors from 70 countries, according to NürnbergMesse, the show's co-organizer together with China Great Wall International Exhibition Company. The show was held Nov. 17-20, 2014. About 26% of visitors came from Europe, and another 21% traveled from other places outside Asia.

"The stable economic situation in China is creating a good basis for the country's pet supply industry and is making it an attractive market for companies worldwide," said Katharina Neumann, project coordinator at NürnbergMesse. "For international exhibitors in particular, the CIPS opens doors to the Asian market and is very popular."

More than half of the exhibitors presented products and services from the pet segment, while another third came from the aquarium field. Organizers have already received 400 exhibitor registrations for the 2015 event, which will be held Nov. 4-7, 2015, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.