Organisers of the PATS pet trade show are gearing up for the biggest-ever edition of the event at Telford in October.
With over five months to go before the show, which takes place on Sunday October 1 and Monday October 2, 2023, more than 140 companies and brands have already booked to exhibit, accounting for 86% of the stand space. More stand space has been allocated in three halls of Telford International Centre to meet the increased demand.
As well as many of the industry’s big-name brands, a growing number of new companies have chosen to exhibit at PATS Telford, and as a result a New Starter Zone, supported by PetQuip, will be given a prominent position in Hall 3. The PetQuip Awards will once again be staged after the first day of the exhibition.
The New Product Showcase, sponsored by PBW News, will again be a major feature of the show as it gives visitors the chance to see all the new products launched at the show in a single area. Entries to the Showcase will judged by a panel of retailers for the New Product Awards on the first morning of the show, so the results will be known and highlighted throughout the three halls for the rest of the exhibition.
Show organiser Gordon Thomas of Impact Exhibitions and Events said: “The demand for stand space at PATS Telford has been phenomenal, so we took the decision to extend even further into Hall 3.
“It’s great to be able to offer pet start-ups the chance to showcase their new products and services in the New Starter Zone, and the take-up has been really good so far.”