With just two days to go until the launch of the UK’s first online pet trade show, Virtual Petindex, organiser the Pet Industry Federation has revealed final details of the event.
Taking place this Sunday (June 14) and Monday, and sponsored by eBay UK, the show offers more than 60 trade stands from the UK and overseas, as well as a packed line-up of webinars.
In the last week alone, the following companies have signed up as exhibitors:
* Pureform Natural Health
* Duggan Veterinary Supplies
* Mealberry GmbH
* Juice & Jam
* Spotty Dog Communications
* Beat Grossenbacher GmbH
* Adios Plastics
* MPETS bvba
* Naked Leaf
* Versele Laga
* Buddy Pet Foods
* Pawia Pet Care Management.
Exhibitors will ‘man’ their stands between 10am and 6pm each day, although the Virtual Petindex site will be available to access at any time until July 15 by those who have registered to attend the event by 1pm on Monday June 15.
The webinars (listed in full at the end of the article) cover a range of topics aimed at all pet professionals, as well as grooming demonstrations and live panel discussions. Some of the webinars are live; and those that aren’t often have a ‘Meet the Speaker’ opportunity at the end of them in the networking area, where visitors can ask speakers anything further about their presentation.
In addition to the webinars, there are two panel discussions taking place each day, with visitors invited to submit questions during the talks to the speakers and panellists:
Sunday 14 June – 2pm – ‘Should all Pet Businesses be Licensed?’
Vicky Skinner, Pet Industry Federation (Moderator)
Sharon Edwards, City of London Corporation
Bruce Casalis, Bruces Doggy Daycare
Stuart Simons, Groomers Spotlight
Alexandra Baker, Pet Industry Federation
Paula Boyden, Dogs Trust
Lynn Hart, Lion Learners
Monday 15 June – 12pm – Rural Policy Group & Pet Industry Federation
‘The Business of Pets in a Post-Covid-19 World’
Mark Lumsdon-Taylor, Rural Policy Group
Peter Roy, Natures Menu
Sara Pearson, Business Media Perspective
Jack Tindale, Policy Connect
Nigel Baker, Pet Industry Federation
Sammie Hunt, Redpaw Pet Supplies
Alison Conley, MHA MacIntyre Hudson
Jonathan Geldart, IOD
All members of the pet industry are invited to attend Virtual Petindex.
To sign up as a visitor, please visit https://vpetindex.vfairs.com