Organisers of PATS said it has broken all records with the two-day show at Telford in Shropshire recording its highest ever attendance figures since the event was launch in 2009.
A total of 2,185 retailers and buyers went through the doors of The Telford International Centre, which was 6% higher than PATS Telford last year. It beats the previous record attendance of 2,148 recorded in 2017.
The largest-ever PATS show, staged in three halls for the first time, closed with visitors and exhibitors agreeing it had been a huge success, with the event delivering an unrivalled platform for the launch of hundreds of exciting new pet product innovations.
Organiser Gordon Thomas said many of the companies exhibiting at PATS Telford were eager to point out the quality of people visiting their stands had been of the highest standard.
“Exhibitors told us they met with the key decision makers and buyers, and that was good to hear because we put in place measures that ensured the right people attended,” Mr Thomas said.
“Overall, the response to PATS Telford 2022 has been excellent and positive, and proves that the pet industry is firmly behind this show.”
Dates for the diary
PATS Sandown 2023: March 26-27
PATS Telford 2023: October 1-2