Petfood Forum China and Pet Fair Asia will give pet food professionals insights into China’s growing pet food market and grant opportunities to connect with peers. Pet Fair Asia is 20 years old and its growth keeps accelerating. The 2017 event is expected to be 40 percent larger than last year with eight halls and a total of 100,000 square meters of floor space.
Petfood Forum China on August 23 and Pet Fair Asia on August 24-27 are some of the largest exhibitions in Asia for cat, dog, reptile and small animal products. The exhibition will take place in a new venue to better present a wide product spectrum (including pet food technologies, veterinary, etc.) and optimize visitors flow.
With conferences, on-site events, professionals from around the world and multiple country pavilions, Pet Fair Asia will be a comprehensive business accelerator platform packed with opportunities for pet food professionals.
Petfood Forum China 2017 attendees will have similar opportunities for education and networking to those of Petfood Forum China 2016.
With a growth rate of at least 19 percent for retail sales, the Chinese pet food market is growing at an impressive rate. The factors behind China’s significant growth were highlighted by leading subject-matter experts during Petfood Forum China 2016. This fifth annual event was held in Shanghai, China on 17 August in conjunction with Pet Fair Asia 2016.
To kick-off this event, attendees were treated to an overview of a survey on the Chinese pet food market, presented by Wang Jinquan, PhD, associate professor with the Feed Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Significant data points of this survey, which was funded by the government’s Ministry of Agriculture, included volume production of 700,000 tons in 2015, representing production value of 7.5 billion CNY (US$1.1 billion) and overall sales of 23 billion CNY (nearly US$3.5 billion).
While cat trends continue, the pandemic has added to overall slow-growth treatment of the cat food market.
Premiumization and humanization, as well as automation, fueled continued operation growth in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.