Petindex has been postponed until next year – but a ‘virtual’ pet trade show will take its place this summer.
PIF said today that it was ‘with regret’ that it was cancelling the event ‘in the face of the continued global spread of covid-19 and the current UK lockdown’. It was due to take place later this month and was to have included the British Dog Grooming Championship and the PIF Awards.
The 2021 Petindex date will be April 18-19 at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.
In place of this year’s Petindex, PIF is launching a ‘virtual trade show’ – Virtual Petindex – which is being planned for June the 14-15, 2020.
And the PIF Awards have been rescheduled to take place later this year during the Glee/PawExpo trade show on Wednesday, September 16.
The Virtual Petindex event will combine seminars and trade stands that visitors can visit using their laptop or mobile phone. It will be fully interactive and give visitors the opportunity to engage with trade stands, as if at a face-to-face show, but without the need or cost of travel and accommodation.
PIF will be notifying delegates, speakers, exhibitors and other service-providers directly with more information and the next steps to participate in this new venture
Further details about all these events will appear over the next few days on www.petindexshow.com