By Priyanka Tanwar*

The 23rd China International Pet Show (CIPS 2019), the B2B international platform held from Nov. 20 to 23, 2019 in Shanghai, created a new record once again with 1387 exhibitors from 24 countries or areas and over 80,000 visitors from over 90 countries or areas, covering 130,000 square meters. CIPS is regarded as the yearly global gathering for pet professionals and labelled as the most important sourcing platform in the world pet industry.

CIPS organised a series of profess-ional events for various sectors of professionals concurrently, such as the 7th China Pet Distributors & E-commerce Conference, the 6th New Product Showcase and Fashion Show, the 5th Global Pet Forum Asia (GPFA), the 4th Global Ornamental Fish Championship, the 3rd CIPS Innovation Award, the 3rd China Pet Store Owners Forum, the 1st CIPS Global Grooming Conference (CGGC), the 2nd Golden Finger Grooming Competition, and the 1st China International Pet Food Forum((CIPF) in order to educate manufacturers and distributors of pet goods and services.

Global Pet Forum Asia’s 5th edition, held on November 19, focussed on diving into the new rules and regulations developing and what we can expect in the immediate future. A range of speakers from Europe, USA and Asia presented on a variety of topics ranging from understanding the trends and developments in the Global Pet market to potential for investment in the Pet Care industry. Ms. Linda Brady Hawke, Publisher – Creature Companion magazine and Convener – India International Pet Trade Fair, enlightened the audience on the dormant potential of the Indian Pet Industry. CIPS 2019 also conducted a lot of contests targeted to enhance the consuming level, guide the industry, and richen the colourful life for pets.

Author is Editor, Creature Companion Magazine