Organisers herald return of PATS Sandown in 2021

Organisers of PATS Sandown, which takes place on February 14-15, 2021, said around 70 exhibitors have already committed to the event.

The pandemic put a halt on trade exhibitions around the world with PATS Sandown 2020 in February being the last ‘live’ UK pet industry event to take place.

Organisers revealed that around 70 companies have booked their stand space for PATS Sandown, including regular exhibitors like Anco, Beaphar UK, Beco, Burns Pet, Dorwest Herbs, James & Steele, Johnson’s Veterinary Products, KONG Company, Lennox, Natures Menu, Pedigree Wholesale, Pet Munchies, Sky Pet Products and Trixie.

Another regular exhibitor to have already committed to showcasing its brands at Sandown is the Canagan Group, which includes Symply Pet Foods.

Charlie Williams, commercial director of the Canagan Group, said: “We are incredibly excited to attend PATS Sandown and have the pleasure of meeting our clients in person.

“We look forward to the opportunity to welcome new customers to the Canagan Group family. As ever we are committed to the independent pet trade so it is a great to be returning to PATS Sandown for the 10th consecutive year.”

Steve Driver, owner of Pet Trade Innovations, said the business has really missed seeing its customers and the engagement of face-to-face sales that you only really get from a live event. He added: “Not only is it a great networking opportunity but it’s a perfect for creating a buzz about exciting new products, which customers get to touch and feel while we talk them through the sales features.”

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