PIJAC Canada is excited to reveal their Ontario and Quebec based shows will combine into one large virtual event for 2020. The National Pet Industry Show Virtual Edition will be held live on September 13-14, accessible to exhibitors and visitors from across the globe.
“Planning has been in the works for some weeks.”, says PIJAC Canada Board Chairman, Craig Brummell., “When considering a virtual show, it was critical that we were able to offer a platform which allowed for direct b2b networking, kept expenses reasonable and ensured the safety of participants. As you can imagine there have been many moving parts which lead to this momentous decision.”
In the week following the association’s rapid shift to an online version of their Vancouver show in April, PIJAC Canada has invested in a high end virtual platform and are focusing their efforts on Canada’s first ever virtually based, bilingual, pet industry show.
“We always knew that COVID would not keep us or our members down so we found a way to move forward.”. Brummell goes on to say, “The shows were originally created to bring our industry together to build business relationships, share advancements and foster growth. In reimagining our shows, this year we stayed true to these foundational ideals to help ensure we delivered a platform which would provide the same benefits.”
PIJAC Canada will be providing regular updates via their social media channels in the weeks leading up to the event. Exhibitors can contact the association immediately for placement and visitor registration will be available shortly.
PIJAC Canada’s mission is to offer guidance and resources to pet businesses and help advance the well being of Canada’s animals. As a not for profit, we represent over 1400 members coast to coast and believe working together is the key to positive pet experiences and successful pet businesses.
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