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PetQuip Announces Cash Grants for British Companies to Attend GPE



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The PetQuip association has announced that eligible British firms will have the opportunity to receive cash grants to help them exhibit at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Fla., March 16-18, 2016. The Brasted, England-based association has secured British government funding for eligible U.K. exhibitors. The exhibiting companies can benefit from £2,000 investment grants, which are subject to UK Trade & Investment terms and conditions. Details of the grants and other information on the association’s support package are available from  PetQuip

Following the success of the PetQuip-organized British group at the past five Global Pet Expo trade shows, the association is expecting considerable demand, and as booth space is limited, interested companies are urged to apply early. 

 “The sheer size of the North American market for pet products makes Global Pet Expo a very attractive proposition for U.K. suppliers,” said Amanda Sizer Barrett, director general of PetQuip. “This is highlighted in the American Pet Products Association’s (APPA) estimate that the total U.S. pet industry expenditure is over $60 billion, and in the 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey that states that 65 percent of U.S. households own a pet, equating to 79.7 million homes. The survey further estimates there are over 85 million cats and more than 77 million dogs [owned as pets in the U.S.]. In addition to the huge scale of the U.S. market, another significant consideration for U.K. suppliers is that in 2015, 29 percent of visitors to Global Pet Expo were from outside the U.S., representing around 82 countries.”

U.K. exhibitors in the PetQuip-organized group will be located in a prime position within a British-branded and -themed pavilion area as part of the organizer’s international pavilion, PetQuip reported. The position will be close to The Boutique and What’s New areas, which lead on to the very popular New Product Showcase.

PetQuip’s comprehensive support package for the British exhibiting companies will include advice and information about how to prepare for and how to maximize a company’s presence at the show; support from an industry information booth organized and operated by the experienced PetQuip team; press editorial and promotion on exhibitors’ products prior to, during and after the show; preview marketing material distributed to named buyers in advance of the show; and help with freight, travel and accommodation and other logistics.

Interested companies should contact PetQuip to receive further information, including costs, and to book a booth. They can call or email Theresa Swann or Emma Lewis at +44 (0) 1959 565 995, theresa@petquip.com or emma@petquip.com.

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