Visitors to PATS Sandown in March can expect a busy and exciting show as all exhibitor stands at the two-day event have now been sold.
The Surrey and Esher Halls at Sandown Park will be packed with stands showcasing new products. And with the ‘Show Sold Out’ signs being posted already, there will be lots to see and talk about with over 140 companies exhibiting.
As well as meeting up with a long list of PATS regulars, visitors will be greeted by a host of new faces when the show takes place on Tuesday, March 21, and Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
Thirty companies will be exhibiting at the Spring show for the first time as they see PATS as the perfect opportunity to showcase their products to retailers and overseas distributors.
Kittyrama is a start-up company specialising in cat accessories, and co-founder and director Carolina Ballon-Forrester emphasised the importance of exhibiting at PATS Sandown. “The show gives us a unique opportunity to introduce our award-winning products to the entire pet trade,” said Carolina. “We are looking forward to some exciting days at the trade show, packed with business opportunities for a new company like us.”
Following its success as a first time exhibitor to PATS in Telford, leading veterinary charity, PDSA, has signed up to exhibit at Sandown. Paul Lilwall, PDSA Vet Care Sales Manager, said: “We were delighted to launch our Vet Care range to the trade at Telford and were pleased with the outcome. We’re already looking forward to exhibiting at Sandown.”
Regular exhibitors like Unipet International see PATS Sandown as an important event to present new products and services to UK and overseas buyers. The company’s Chloe Mitchell said: “It’s the perfect platform for us, enabling us to gain feedback on our exciting new ideas, along with keeping abreast of the latest industry news. We’re looking forward to meeting with existing and potential customers.”
One of PATS Sandown’s most popular features is the New Product Showcase, which continues to grow in size and because of its importance it will have a new and larger home in the Surrey Hall’s Brasserie Bar in 2017.
The Showcase entries will be judged by a panel of retailer judges for the New Product Awards on the first morning of the show, and the results will be announced and promoted throughout the halls for the rest of the exhibition.
PATS Sandown will see the return of the Grooming Workshops by popular demand after a two-year absence at the Surrey venue. Highly talented members of Groom Team England will be showing off their skills in the Esher Hall where visitors will be able to witness the expertise required to become an accomplished groomer.
There will also be a full programme of free seminars during both days of the show.
To help make the visitor experience even more enjoyable and rewarding, both the Surrey and Esher Halls have their own entrances and registration points, with visitors benefitting from free show entry, free parking, a free catalogue and many special offers.
There will also be a wide range of food available from all the various outlets and all visitors will receive a free cup of tea or coffee voucher, which will be redeemable all day. Those arriving before 10.30am will also get a free breakfast voucher.
To register for free entry to the show and to view the full list of exhibitors visit www.patshow.co.uk
Tuesday 21st March: 9.30am-5.30pm
Wednesday 22nd March: 9.30am-4.30pm