PATS 2024 smashes through 300-exhibitor mark


It will be the biggest event in the show's history

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PATS 2024 – the Pet & Aquatics Trade Show taking place at Telford International Centre from Sunday 29th September to Tuesday 1st October 2024 – has smashed through the 300-exhibitor mark, making it the biggest event in the show’s 16-year history.

Stand space at the three-day show is almost sold, with only three stands remaining, as UK and international pet companies get set to take over all four exhibition halls at the Telford International Centre.

“The demand for stand space at PATS has been phenomenal, with many companies booking much larger stands as they seek to take advantage of the new three-day format,” said organiser Gordon Thomas, of Impact Exhibitions and Events.

“With the addition of the Aquatics Zone and a bigger New Starter Zone, the exhibition will cover the whole of the Telford International Centre, and now we have smashed the 300-exhibitor mark it will be the biggest PATS show ever.”

PATS recently exhibited at Interzoo in Nuremberg, Germany, as international interest in the show returns after the Covid pandemic.

“We met lots of European distributors and retailers at Interzoo,” added Gordon. “We also saw international buyers from as far afield as the US and Australia. Interest in the UK pet market seems to be returning after a difficult couple of years.”

PATS is currently working closely with trade association PetQuip on a programme to identify key European pet product buyers and distributors to invite them to visit PATS.

With registration for visitors now open on the exhibition’s new-look website, Gordon is urging pet retailers and buyers to sign up for their free entry.

Rosewood Pet Products is thrilled by the prospect of exhibiting at PATS. Senior brand manager Kate Burnett said: “We can't wait to unveil our latest product developments and share the evolution of our brand. As passionate pet lovers, connecting with fellow enthusiasts at PATS is a highlight for us.”

Albion Pet Foods sees PATS as an opportunity to raise the company’s profile in the industry as well as showcase its latest products. “The Albion team is delighted to have a stand at PATS this year and is looking forward to the three-day event,” said director Gill Bower. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase our brand and products plus also meet other exhibitors and see what new products are around. Although Albion has been going for over 40 years, most people have never heard of it, so I think PATS will be a great opportunity to get our name out there – and hopefully more business.”

With a record-breaking number of exhibitors, PATS 2024 will also feature its biggest ever New Product Showcase of pet, aquatic and watergardening products. All entries will be judged by an independent panel of retailers and retail experts to determine the winners of the New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews.

As an increasing number of pet retailers introduce pet grooming salons into their stores, the PATS programme of talks, demos, workshops and competitions will provide invaluable insights into this side of the business.

To make the visitor experience even more exciting there will be unrivalled show offers and competitions, fantastic networking opportunities, a free show catalogue, free parking for up to 1,300 cars and a complimentary tea/coffee voucher.

You can register online at where you’ll also find a full list of exhibitors and information on how to reach the venue