At Interzoo 2022, the world’s leading trade fair for the pet industry, exhibitors and trade visitors alike drew an extremely positive conclusion: “We are already planning to come to the next Interzoo”, said more than 90 percent of survey respondents. Despite challenging conditions, Interzoo organizer WZF (Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Zoologischer Fachbetriebe GmbH) successfully held the world’s biggest pet industry trade fair in Nuremberg in May 2022. 27,861 trade visitors from 129 countries came to learn about the latest pet food and pet care products, pet accessories, and pet services. The 1,328 exhibitors came from 59 countries.
“It was plain to see that the international pet industry made the most of the long-awaited industry platform Interzoo to present its latest products and services to the trade community and establish new sales partnerships. The positive atmosphere and the still extremely high percentage of international visitors (72.5 percent) confirmed Interzoo’s status as the world’s leading trade fair”, said Norbert Holthenrich, President of Interzoo’s honorary sponsor, the German Pet Trade & Industry Association. Gordon Bonnet, Managing Director of Interzoo organizer WZF (Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Zoologischer Fachbetriebe GmbH), was also pleased with the results: “Our expectations were far exceeded, as were those of the exhibitors and visitors. Some countries were unable to attend due to the coronavirus pandemic or the war in Ukraine. In our mind, the fact that so many industry players made a firm commitment to attend is a strong vote of confidence in Interzoo and its organizer WZF”, Bonnet said.
|About WZF GmbH and its leading industry event Interzoo|
WZF GmbH – Pet Industry Services organizes Interzoo in Nuremberg in partnership with the German Pet Trade & Industry Association ZZF as the founder and honorary sponsor. WZF is the owner and organizer of the world’s largest international trade fair for the pet industry. With more than 1,300 exhibitors and about 28,000 trade visitors from 129 countries at the last event, Interzoo is the undisputed world’s leading international fair for pet supplies. Since 1988, WZF has engaged NürnbergMesse GmbH to operate the trade fair. Since the summer of 2020, Interzoo Academy has been offering specialist presentations on topics of interest to the pet supplies sector.
WZF is a hundred percent subsidiary of ZZF. With its business fields trade fairs and events, media work and public relations, education and the issuing agency for identification markings for protected species WZF makes an important contribution to the economic and communicative development of the pet industry.