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Interzoo 2024 Sets New International Exhibitor Record, Offers Diverse Pet Industry Program

By Pet Age Staff//May 7, 2024//

Interzoo 2024 Sets New International Exhibitor Record, Offers Diverse Pet Industry Program

By: Pet Age Staff//May 7, 2024//

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Interzoo 2024, which will be held May 7 to 10 in Nuremberg, Germany, has set a new record in terms of exhibitors, exhibition space and countries represented. With well over 2,100 exhibitors from 68 countries and an expected 40,000 trade visitors from more than 120 countries, Interzoo is the world’s largest pet industry trade fair. Interzoo 2024 is exceeding the previous record of Interzoo 2018, according to organizer WZF GmbH – Pet Industry Services.

Interzoo 2024 features the world’s most comprehensive range of pet supplies in a total of 14 exhibition halls, with a gross exhibition area of more than 140,000 square meters at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. In addition, Interzoo 2024 will offer additional innovations, including six English-language short conferences of 90-120 minutes each, and an all-day program on the Fresh Ideas Stage in Hall 3 on every day of the trade fair.

“A distinguishing feature of Interzoo is that so many companies present their new products at the world-leading fair. In this way, Interzoo offers trade visitors a unique worldwide opportunity to experience first-hand and in one place a fascinating array of new products and inspiring companies and gain exclusive market insights and sector-specific information,” said Dr. Rowena Arzt, director exhibitions at Interzoo organizer WZF GmbH.

The strong international presence at the world-leading fair, with an exhibitor contingent of around 86 percent from outside Germany and 15 national pavilions, guarantees an unrivalled overview of the global market. After Germany, the countries sending the largest numbers of exhibitors are China, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, the USA, Belgium and the UK. The expected 40,000 trade visitors will be able to prepare for the event with the Interzoo App. The smartphone application also helps to explore the extensive range of products by exhibitors from all over the world.

Throughout the four-day trade fair, Interzoo visitors can benefit from an excellent and condensed market overview of the latest trends, products and developments in the global pet supplies industry. The Interzoo experience will be enriched by numerous opportunities to cultivate existing business contacts, get in touch with new clients and initiate post-fair business. During the trade fair, the Interzoo Country Sessions on countries and regions will provide exciting insights into important growth markets. Also, the topic of sustainability will be highlighted and discussed in a separate session.

The international pet supplies industry continues to grow. According to market research institute Euromonitor, the global pet supplies market was able to increase its revenue last year to around €182.7 billion (up 6 percent) despite the challenging economic climate. A growth rate of 4.7 percent is forecast for 2024. The largest pet supplies markets are North America with around €84.8 billion and Western Europe with around €37.9 billion, followed by the Asia-Pacific region at about €26 billion.

According to organizer WZF GmbH, the cat is still Germany’s favorite pet: A total 15.7 million cats live in a quarter of German households. Forty-two percent of cat owners even have two or more feline housemates. Dogs are also extremely popular (10.5 million). Following dogs are the 4.6 million small animals, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and mice. Following small animals are the 3.5 million companion birds. Ornamental fish live in 2.2 million aquariums and 1.3 million garden ponds, while 1.2 million terrariums are home to various reptiles and amphibians.