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IBERZOO+PROPET 2018 highlights innovation applied to pet care

IFEMA calls the second edition of IBERZOO+PROPET 2018

From 15 - 17 March 2018, at Feria de Madrid

The Organisers’ Committee has been formed, with numerous sector participants

Noticia Prensa IFEMA G

On 27 September, the first Organisers’ Committee of the coming edition of IBERZOO+PROPET, the International Pet Industry Trade Fair, met at IFEMA. At the meeting, where the committee was formed with numerous sector representatives, there was a discussion of the magnificent results of the first edition, which was held last March. They also discussed the strategies being used for the next call, organised by IFEMA in collaboration with the sector’s two main bodies: AMVAC, Madrid Association of Pet Veterinarians, and AEDPAC - Spanish Association of Pet Product Distributors, that will be held from 15 to 18 March 2018, at Feria de Madrid.

At the meeting, they discussed the success of merging the established annual event PROPET, with a history of nine editions and biennial the IBERZOO (which six events under its belt), creating a benchmark exhibition for the professional pet sector in Spain and on the Iberian Peninsula. The results speak for themselves. A total of 480 companies from 53 companies took part, and were visited by 16,224 trade visitors from all around the world, confirming the international flavour of the exhibition. 

The Organisers’ Committee of IBERZOO+PROPET, has two co-presidents, José Ramón Escribano from AMVAC and Lluc Ferrer from AEDPAC, with some of the most prestigious firms in the pet sector. MSD Animal Health, Henry Schein, Dingonatura, Artero, Hill’s Pet Nutrition España, Progenex, Boehringer Ingelheim, Química Farmacéutica Bayer, Juper, Pisciber, and Royal Canin; as well as the Spanish Association of Veterinarians, AEVET, and institutions like Madrid City Council and the Department of Economy and Tax of the Region of Madrid. 

IBERZOO+PROPET will once again be a meeting place for the pet sector’s offer and demand, and a business platform, which will provide all participants with the best return on their investment. At the trade fair, visitors see the most extensive and innovative displays of pet products and accessories; fashion, and toys; food and nutrition; pharmaceutical products and health; hygiene and beauty; the pet trade; equipment for pet shops and for veterinary clinics; furniture; snacks, harnesses and collars, and services and management.

The offer is targeted at a wide group of professional visitors, consisting of specialised retailers, veterinarians, dog stylists, breeders, trainers and other sector professionals. 

Vets will hold the 35th Annual AMVAC - VETMADRID Congress. It is always held to coincide with PROPET. VETMADRID2018 will focus on medicine and surgery in dermatology and the sensory organs.

As well as the veterinary congress, and with a focus on innovative products and services to improve the health and welfare of pets, there will be activities for professional groups involved in the sector, which will make IBERZOO+PROPET a space for top-level training, analysis and discussion. Based on the results of the previous call, the best received features at last year’s event, such as the Training and Commercial Forum will take place again; like the Escaparate (Showcase) - New Product and Innovation Gallery; Masco Trends; the Pasarela Boutique; masterclasses in dog styling courtesy of Artero; Aquarium activities Pisciber, and the IBERZOO+PROPET awards to recognise people’s worthy careers in the sector, among others.

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