Interzoo Start-up Pavilion at Petfood Forum showcases new international pet food suppliers

For more than 30 years, building relationships and closing business deals has taken center stage at Petfood Forum.

NEW in 2023, Petfood Forum and Interzoo organizers WZF GmbH – Pet Industry Services have teamed up to create the Interzoo Start-up Pavilion. This initiative, taking place on the Petfood Forum 2023 exhibit hall floor, is designed to enable international pet food supplier start-up companies the chance to participate in the annual conference and exhibition on May 1-3, 2023.

The initiative of helping young companies break into the pet food industry originally started at Interzoo 2022 in the start-up area and on the Fresh Ideas stage.

The two industry events are continuing this project by helping international pet food suppliers reach pet food manufacturers, brands and co-packers by exhibiting at Petfood Forum 2023.

Petfood Forum 2023: Ideal platform for start-up pet food suppliers

Petfood Forum provides a unique and valuable platform for pet food supplier companies to promote and sell their products into the global pet food industry.

“As the global pet food market continues to evolve additional research and technology advances for brands and manufacturers are needed to meet consumer demands,” said Steve Akins, executive vice president, global petfood and events at WATT Global Media. “One of Petfood Forum’s highlights is the exhibit floor, where more than 300 pet food ingredient, equipment, packaging and service suppliers can connect with buyers from around the world for their products and services.

“Attending Petfood Forum each year provides industry professionals with up-to-date consumer buying trends and product and technology developments, while allowing the conference and exhibition’s participants to connect, collaborate and conduct business with one another,” continued Akins, summarizing the benefits of Petfood Forum.

“With the Interzoo Start-up Pavilion at Petfood Forum 2023 we are deliberately building on the successful program for international industry newcomers at Interzoo 2022,” explained Dr. Rowena Arzt, director exhibitions at WZF. “Comprehensive support with stand planning and their stay in Kansas City will give start-up companies the freedom to focus on developing their business and nurturing contacts at the conference.

“It is important to us to offer special platforms for innovations and support the development of international companies in the pet supplies industry. Thanks to the stepping up of our successful collaboration with WATT Global Media’s Petfood Forum team, we are tapping into new potential specifically for pet food, to initiate direct dialogue with customers, partners or potential investors while getting to know other markets.”

Learn more or sign up to participate in the Interzoo Start-Up Pavilion.

About Petfood Forum

Petfood Forum includes unique networking opportunities with top decision-makers and dozens of educational sessions, led by globally recognized experts focused on the latest pet food trends, processes and innovations. The 2023 event also features a robust exhibit hall floor where attendees will engage with supplier companies crucial to the global pet food industry.

Registration is open with early bird savings available. Multiple pass options are available to fit any budget.