Following the success of this year’s event, organisers of London Pet Show have announced that next year’s exhibition is moving to the larger Earls Court Two building to accommodate demand. The show will be held on May 12 and 13, 2112.
“The show was unbelievably successful this year and we have revelled in all the positive feedback from sponsors, exhibitors and the public, which has convinced us that visitor numbers will go up significantly in 2012, so we need to make sure we have space,” said Nicole Cooper, Show Director from QD Events.
Earl’s Court Two in Central London, with its enormous, modern hall, will allow the whole event to be held on one floor and offers easy access to the huge crowds of pet lovers expected and an exciting range of new events and activities at the show.
Organisers also announced they have secured leading household stain removal brand Vanish as headline sponsor again after last year’s success and the Kennel Club will once more be highly involved with the show.
The Kennel Club will bring double the number of breeds from last year to the Discover Dogs area, with expert advice on hand for visitors to the show from owners and breeders. They will also again be running the Display Ring, with a full programme of exciting activities building on the highly popular performances last year, including Heelwork to Music, obedience training and flyball, to name but a few.
“The London Pet Show 2011 was a fantastic opportunity for the Kennel Club to educate the public ensuring that dogs live healthy, happy lives with responsible owners. The Kennel Club ring was also a huge success contributing to a great event that was much enjoyed by all who attended,” said Vanessa McAlpine, Events and Education Executive, the Kennel Club.
The show is also working in partnership with the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) on a bigger and better ‘World of Cats’ in the Discover Cats zone in 2012, bringing many popular breeds from the seven pedigree sections, Persian, Semi Long Hair, British, Foreign, Siamese, Oriental and Burmese.
“London Pet Show 2011 was hugely successful for us because we had the opportunity to showcase to a huge number of the public that the GCCF cares for the welfare and wellbeing of all cats, whether they be a highly titled show cat or a more humble moggie,” said Anne Gregory, Director of the GCCF.
“We are already planning for 2012, when we will be coming back with even more cats across the breeds and very special features for The World of Cats.”
In addition to the competition arena, London Pet Show 2012 at Earl’s Court Two will include four zones, Discover Dogs, Discover Cats, Discover Small Furries and Discover Pets, incorporating exotics and aquatics, each with its own live interactive and stimulating feature area with demonstrations, talks and activities for that particular pet, plus plenty of shopping opportunities.
A high profile visitor marketing and PR campaign is being organised to attract 15,000 visitors to the show, which will include pet owners and fanatics as well as families with pets and those looking to choose a new family pet. The organisers are working closely with all the major organisations, charities and advisory bodies to reach existing and potential pet owners and are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.
Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Elaine Shannon on 0141 576 3235 or Elaine.firstname.lastname@example.org or for sponsorship, contact Nicole Cooper on 01273 857820 or email@example.com