The organisers of Interzoo have decided to make this year’s exhibition an online event in early June because of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.
But there was better news on the international pet trade exhibition front with the decision to bring forward Zoomark International to November this year from its 2022 date.
And Interzoo will return to Nuremburg, Germany, with an ‘in-person’ show in May 2022.
In a joint statement, Interzoo and Zoomark said: “Trade shows are key marketing and communications tools for the global pet industry. Many companies were hoping to showcase their products and services at the forthcoming international pet industry trade shows with the aim of boosting their business as the ability to talk to customers face-to-face is especially important in times of crisis.
“However, due to the persistent travel restrictions and conditions that remain unsafe for hosting international trade fairs, WZF, the organiser of Interzoo, and BolognaFiere, the organizer of Zoomark International, have jointly decided to reschedule the fairs in order to optimise business opportunities.
“As a result, Zoomark International will take place in Bologna, Italy, from November 10-12 2021, while the industry will meet in Nuremberg, Germany, at Interzoo from May 24-27 2022.
“To enable exhibitors to maintain contact with their customers worldwide and develop new business, WZF has developed a digital format for Interzoo, which will take place from June 1-4 2021. The new trade show schedule re-establishes the original calendar, which sees Zoomark International to be held in the odd years and Interzoo in the even years.
“WZF and BolognaFiere are convinced that the digital formats and rescheduling of their trade fair dates are the best ways to support the industry during the covid-19 pandemic. The organisers of the two trade fairs are planning further joint activities, which they will report on during the first quarter of 2021.”