The upcoming Pet Fair Asia is set to happen from August 16 to 20 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). This year holds special significance as it commemorates the 25th anniversary of the event. The exhibition space, spanning an impressive 230,000 square meters, will be occupied by over 2,200 exhibitors who will be showcasing an array of products for pets. The event is projected to draw in more than 250,000 attendees from China and beyond, with a notable portion of 70,000+ being professionals deeply involved in the trade sector. This five-day occasion is expected to be a bustling gathering.

Pet Fair Asia has played a pivotal role since its inception in 1997 in nurturing the growth of the Chinese pet supplies industry. This year, there’s a particular focus on assisting international buyers in their smooth return to China. This assistance comes in the form of a comprehensive hospitality package and meticulously arranged trips to the event. Specially chosen international buyers will be partaking in a range of in-person meetings, carefully curated match-making activities, and visits to pet shops in Shanghai. The goal is to create optimal connections between these buyers and the right suppliers and partners. The event is also drawing attention from key decision-makers of prominent international players in the industry, as well as government bodies, who are actively engaging in various discussions and forums.

Complementing the main event, Pet Fair Asia offers parallel activities designed to enrich the experience of attendees and foster valuable networking opportunities. The overarching theme of the event revolves around advocating for sustainable progress within the global pet industry.

During August 19 and 20, the event will be open to the general public. This time is reserved for local pet owners who will have the chance to explore the latest trends in the realm of pet lifestyles. A diverse array of on-site activities will be available to captivate the audience, including the Pet Supermarket, Paw-Up STORE pop-up shops, the Wagging Tail Concert, U+Market Fair, Summer Night Dog Walking Party, and more. This collective effort is aimed at creating the most extensive pet-friendly gathering in China.

Over the past decade, the population of pets in China has undergone an impressive 70% growth, reaching a notable figure of 116 million pets in the year 2022. The majority, accounting for 69%, are under the care of younger generations ranging from 19 to 30 years old. With pet owners representing just a fraction, a mere 20%, of China’s total population, the momentum of growth within the industry shows no signs of slowing down.

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