Interzoo 2022 is coming up in Nuremberg, Germany from 24 to 27 May. WZF GmbH, the organizer, has affirmed that about 1,300 exhibitors from more than 60 countries have already registered. Across an exhibition area of 105,000 m², the world’s leading pet supplies fair visitors can discover the global market’s latest products for any pets.
“Despite the challenges created by Covid-19, the global pet industry has developed positively during the past two years,” comments Norbert Holthenrich, President of the German Pet Trade & Industry Association (ZZF), the honorary sponsor of Interzoo. But since the pandemic began, supply chains have been severely disrupted, with production problems and delivery bottlenecks as a consequence. Holthenrich views Interzoo as an opportunity to change focus and pave the way for new business: “Manufacturers and buyers can meet again in person at the world’s leading fair in Nuremberg in order to establish new business contacts and discover products of interest.”
More than 80 per cent of all exhibitors come from outside Germany which warrants a global market overview. The largest international contingents represent Italy, the UK, US, Netherlands and Spain. There will be a total of eleven national pavilions, some of them larger than previously, from Brazil, the UK, India, Italy, Canada, Singapore, Taiwan, the Czech Republic and the US, with France and South Korea being new additions this year.
Dog and cat products unalteredly account for the largest share of all offers (47%), followed by small animals and rodents (10%), then pet birds and aquariums (8% each). The selection of supplementary products for the speciality pet retail sector makes up 6 %. Products for garden animals account for 5 % with smaller shares for other segments such as subject-area literature, shop fittings and packaging.
Strong international visitor numbers expected
After removing travel restrictions and along with the proven hygiene concept, Dr Rowena Rowena Arzt, Director Exhibitions for WZF GmbH, looks forward to welcome a big number of international visitors: “At previous Interzoo events, more than a quarter of the visitors came from Germany and three-quarters from other countries – about 42 percent from other parts of Europe and a little over 30 percent from outside Europe. We expect the structure will be similar at Interzoo 2022, with fewer visitors from some eastern European and Asian countries in view of the situation there. This does not affect the importance of Interzoo as the world’s leading fair in this sector, and it continues to offer many opportunities for international contacts, interaction and business.”
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