The 23rd China International Pet Show (CIPS 2019) achieved a new record once again, with 1,387 exhibitors from 24 countries and more than 80,000 visitors.
CIPS is an annual global gathering for pet professionals and labelled as ‘the most important sourcing platform in the world pet industry and the only B2B show to enter into the Chinese and Asian markets’.
Organisers say the trends coming out of CIPS were clear: ‘healthier’ pet food, and accessories with more ‘functional, intelligent and fashionable’ designs.
The total international brands at CIPS 2019 reached 33.7%, brought by both exhibitors from overseas or their representatives in China. New exhibitors are mainly from some pavilions such as Great Britain, Canada, Korea, India, and Italy, with the main overseas exhibits being premium food and natural or organic products.
The top 10 visitor countries were Korea, the US, Japan, Russia, the UK, Germany, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia.
John Walgate, managing director of British business Vitalin, said: “We came to China for the first time…We are amazed at how good and how big it is. We are really pleased. The best show we have been to for many years. We are surprised at how big and how fast China pet market is growing, especially with premium products and modern products. We are very happy to be here and will come back next year.”
To encourage the aquatics market, CIPS Global Ornamental Fish Championship is building up a community of hobbyists, breeders, clubs, associations, and suppliers. More than 100 judges from 25 countries or areas and nearly 1,000 hobbyists from about 60 countries participated in the event, and more than one million hobbyists joined in the contests.
The 24th China International Pet Show (CIPS 2020) will be held in Guangzhou from November 12-15.