News Strong Seminar Line Up At Pats Sandown



Strong seminar line-up at PATS Sandown
8th January 2020

By Karen Pickwick

PATS Sandown, the UK’s spring pet industry exhibition, has secured a strong line-up of speakers for two days of seminars designed to give pet retailers ideas on new lines, new approaches and new profit potential.

The talks, sponsored by Pet Product Marketing and produced in association with Pedigree Wholesale, will take place in the Esher Hall Seminar Theatre of Sandown Park Exhibition Centre on both days of the show, Sunday and Monday, February 9-10.

The free-to-attend seminars will cover a wide range of topics including: how to make customer loyalty the driving force of your business; helping cats and dogs to thrive will help your business to thrive; using calendar events in 2020 to drive sales; how to increase footfall by stocking raw foods.

Retail expert Ian Retallick will deliver a talk on how retailers can dominate the market and smash the competition. The author of ‘David and Goliath, How Independent Retailers Can Take on the Giants and Win’ will share his three-step formula to help you dominate your sector of the market so that when customers think of your kind of products and services, they think of you.

There will also be a chance to earn Suitably Qualified People (SQP) points for those people attending an AMTRA-accredited seminar on canine and feline dental hygiene by Beaphar UK.


“One of the easiest ways to discover new ideas that could help boost your business is to attend the free seminars at PATS,” said organiser Gordon Thomas.

“If there’s a subject that catches your eye then make a mental note of the time or write it down in your diary so you don’t miss it.

“Most seminars last half-an-hour so they won’t take up a huge amount of your buying time. Also because of the time limit, there’s a lot of information packed into such a short session and often it’s a good idea to take notes or write down bullet points. Usually, the speaker will take questions at the end of the talk.”

Visitors can see more than 150 exhibitor stands packing the two halls at Sandown, including an impressive number of items in the New Product Showcase, sponsored by pbwnews, and dog grooming workshops.

Both the Surrey and Esher Halls have their own entrances and registration points, with visitors benefitting from free show entry, free parking, a welcome cup of tea or coffee, a free catalogue and many special offers.

To register for free entry to the show and to view the full list of exhibitors, visit