Pet Fair Asia 2012 broke all previous records drawing nearly 50,000 visitors during the four-day event, which was held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai, China, October 11-14. The pet industry event attracted a total of 506 exhibitors from 25 countries showcased new and existing brands, as well as 12,351 industry professionals and 36,000 pet owners.The show's first International Pavilion drew 40 pet product exhibitors from Germany, Italy, Netherlands, France, USA, Australia, Japan and Korea. Additionally, the International Pet Industry Summit drew 180 delegates to hear three sessions with debate from 13 pet industry experts on issues such as trends in consumer behavior and key manufacturing challenges.
Pet Fair Asia 2012 was also co-located with the first Petfood Forum China, which took place October 12. Industry experts presented information and insights on topics including pet nutrition and ingredients, petfood safety and packaging, regulations in the US and China, the Chinese pet market and new product development.
Pet Fair Asia 2013, will be held August 22-25, 2013, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai, China. Petfood Forum China will be held August 23, 2013.
Commercial petfood makers are creating mixers and diets
that require consumers to get involved with preparation
For more about sustainability in petfood, watch
Jan Hoijtink's Petfood Forum 2010 PowerPoint, "Corporate
social responsibility: from whim to a matter of
See the full results of the survey sent to the Petfood
Industry audience on sustainability.
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
The question is whether they provide additional benefit to the dog or cat
It's an "Intel inside" type of molecule -- but also a problem child
What is this quiet, unassuming ingredient, and should it be there?
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