The 2022 Indepet Conference was held last week at the Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast, Queensland, and the industry was out in force.

Running over four days from 22-26 May, the theme of the Conference was ‘Stronger Together’ and featured speakers from across the industry, a supplier trade exhibition, and the chance to mingle and network with a sprinkling of fun events throughout the week.

Here are some highlights from day three of the Indepet Conference, which included a scavenger hunt throughout Sea World, a private dolphin show, the announcement of shareholder of the year, and dinner and games inside Sea World.

Winners of the Shareholders of the Year were:

Hans and Gail Petiet – Tails Pet Centre, Ridgehaven South Australia, Australia

Des Meyer and Mari Visagie – Pet Essentials Tauranga, New Zealand

Finding mascots for the scavenger hunt.
Tia Wishart, Indepet, explaining the rules.
Proudly displaying a koala mascot.
SpongeBob SquarePants was a popular mascot choice.
Got the mascot and ready to go.
The scavenger hunt kicks off.
Team four with their first find.
SpongeBob visits Penguin Point.
Shorts and sneakers were a good choice for the scavenger hunt.
Team four with another find.
SpongeBob meets the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The dolphin show gets under way.
Todd Clarkson announcing the shareholders of the year.
Hans Petiet, Tails Pet Centre, getting up close and personal with Dougie the dolphin.
Australian shareholder of the year Hans Petiet, Tails Pet Centre, and Todd Clarkson, CEO of Indepet.
Fun at the photo booth.
Shooting hoops for cuddly prizes.
Competition was fierce.
The spoils of war.
An impressive haul of fluffy winnings.