The international pet industry exhibition, Zoomark International, returns this week, featuring 450 exhibitors from 40 countries around the world.

The exhibition will take place in Bologna, Italy from 10-12 November, and is the first international trade event to take place in Europe. There is also a digital preview online from 3 to 9 November.

The physical event will feature new products, and a host of conferences and seminars discussing the state of the pet care industry.

The Zoomark digital session offers a digital platform for meetings between exhibitors and buyers, distributors, and retailers in the specialised and grocery retail channels.

Day one of the in-person event will open with an analysis of the market and the main socio-cultural trends in the Italian pet industry, then later in the day an in-depth session discussing the evolution of distribution channels, and the development of private labels in the pet sector.

The event was postponed until May 2022, but the decision was made by the Zoomark Steering Committee to bring the event forward to November 2021.