Zoomark International Gears Up to Kick Off 2019 Show
Zoomark International is around the corner and is expected to host 757 exhibitors from 45 countries. The event, which will be held May 6-9 in Bologna, Italy, is organized by BolognaFiere with the support of ASSALCO (the national association for companies involved in the sectors of pet food and pet care) and ANMVI (the national association of Italian veterinarians).
“Zoomark International 2019 will fill an exhibition space of 55,000 square meters, an increase of more than 10 percent on the 2017 edition,” said Antonio Bruzzone, general manager of BolognaFiere. “The event will involve pavilions 25 and 26 and the new pavilions 28, 29 and 30, which were opened in the autumn of 2018. The total number of 757 exhibitors will enable us to set a new record of companies involved, exceeding the record set at the last edition.”
More than 400 products will be on display, according to event organizers. Around 40 percent of items relate to pet food while about 40 percent of the new products are for dogs, followed by products for cats and in third place for fish and ponds.
A special initiative at Zoomark is the Aqua Project that, following the success of its first edition in 2017, will return with a project developed to provide even greater space to the aquarium sector and will directly involve companies involved in this field. The objective, according to Zoomark organizers, is to go beyond the conventional and to demonstrate the great versatility of aquaria, equipped with the most modern technology in order to develop designs that are both unusual and surprising in their simplicity.
A presentation of the ASSALCO Zoomark Report will offer a detailed analysis of the market trends and an up-to-date picture of the main developments in the pet sector in Italy: an opportunity for discussions about the Italian pet market, which is experiencing a period of healthy development with the current number of pets in Italy standing at about 60 million.