China International Pet Show 2015 Approaches
The 19th China International Pet Show (CIPS) is scheduled for Nov. 4 to 7, 2015, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.
The newly completed venue offers more than 1 million square feet of exhibition space, and more than 930 companies have already registered with more than 1,000 exhibitors expected.
“To develop a global market presence, the CIPS, alongside the established European trade fairs, is an important event,” said Adrian Bartlett of Doggequin, a U.K.-based company that sells life-size dog mannequin pet shop displays.
“At the same time it is a particularly effective way for us to test the sales potential of the growing Chinese market and to serve our existing customers from all over Asia and Australia,” Bartlett added.
GlobalPets Forum Asia is a new networking event scheduled the day before the show, where topics such as the Chinese pet market, Chinese contract law and importation regulations will be discussed.
Also on the docket is the Sino-Japan Pets Forum, where visitors can meet wholesalers and distributors from China and Japan, the China Aquatic Plant Master and China Aquascape contests, China International Ornamental Fish Show and China Pet Groomers Competition.
The China Great Wall International Exhibition Company of Beijing and NurnbergMesse, a German exhibition company, are the organizers.
Last year, CIPS drew 946 exhibitors from around the globe and some 36,000 visitors.
China continues to be an attractive market for the global pet industry, with 33 million Chinese families now owning a dog or cat and an estimated pet population of 288 million, according to Euromonitor International, a London-based market research firm.
The CIPS 2016 is scheduled for Nov. 10 to 13, 2016, at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou, China.