Over 1000 exhibitors from over 60 countries have reserved their place at Interzoo 2022, to be held in Nuremburg from 24 to 27 May 2022.

Interzoo, organised by WZF, is the world’s leading exhibition for pet supplies and returns as an in-person event after a COVID forced break, with the last on-site exhibition being held in 2018.

Dr. Rowena Arzt, Director of Exhibitions at WZF, said she is very pleased with the positive response to both the event and having exhibitors on-site.

“We’re expecting about the same degree of internationality in our exhibitors as we had at the last Interzoo in 2018. We’re constantly receiving additional registrations. Visitors are also eager for in-person participation.”

Arzt said that Interzoo 2018 was the most successful event its history and that registrations for the 2022 version are currently just 10 per cent below that of four years ago.

“Considering the ongoing pandemic, we see this as an outstanding result and it makes us very proud. It’s a clear sign that the pet industry is anxious to resume in-person contact and sees Interzoo in Nuremberg as a way to do this – to present innovations in a tactile form, find inspiration in the variety of products, discover trends and come together with like-minded people.”

As well as hosting global exhibitors, the program will also feature international experts, discussions on trends and market developments, sustainability, and presentations and demonstrations on the industry’s latest topics of interest.

Positive aspects of 2021’s Interzoo.digital will also be incorporated in next year’s event, with the program available online at Interzoo Academy as on-demand videos.

“Our goal is to combine positive elements from the digital world with the physical world in order to ensure the most convenient and effective exhibition experience possible. One of our objectives is to provide attendees with as much time as possible for in-person interactions while also allowing for the chance discoveries and encounters that distinguish exhibitions from other formats,” said Arzt.