The humanisation trend, the rise of the ‘millennial pet parent’ and changing consumer behaviour are just some of the factors attributed to the ‘mass disruption’ of the €39.5 billion European Pet Industry.
Following on from the inaugural Pets & Money Summit earlier this year, Kisaco Research will be returning to London in 2020 with the Petcare Innovation Summit on February 27-28, to showcase ‘the trailblazing innovation reshaping the European Pet Industry’.
More than 100 industry executives attended this year’s event, designed to connect pet brands with strategic and financial buyers.
Twelve innovative emerging pet care brands will win the chance to present their products or services on the main stage at the summit, with the winners hand-picked by a selection committee made up of industry leaders and investors.
Delegates can book up to 24 ‘Pre-Scheduled 1-on-1 meetings’ to find their next business partner – this year there were more than 250 meetings booked.
Speakers next year will include David Milner, CEO, Lily’s Kitchen; Sarah Kaye, CEO, Pet Food UK; Jamie Brannan, senior vice president & cluster lead UK, Ireland & Nordics, Zoetis; Annabelle Feather, associate partner, Piper; and Richard Setterwall, founder of DogBuddy.
Early bird rates with £400 off are available for registering before November 29.