29th September to 1st October 2024  |  Telford International Centre
23 May 2024

PATS 2024 smashes through 300 exhibitor mark

PATS 2024 smashes through 300 exhibitor mark

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 out, with only two 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 www.patshow.co.uk, 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 www.patshow.co.uk where you’ll also find a full list of exhibitors and information on how to reach the venue.


Photographs of PATS Telford 2023 are available to download at


For further media information please contact Neil Pope by email press@impact-exhibitions.com


We had a fantastic experience exhibiting at PATS, where we were able to showcase our products. PATS provides us with an excellent platform to connect with industry professionals, gain valuable market insights, and establish relationships, making it a truly successful and rewarding experience.

Charlie Williams
Commercial Director |  Canagan Group

The amount of new products on display is amazing. A visit to PATS is more than worthwhile - it's essential if you're a serious retailer.

Amanda Tallis
Harrys Pets

PATS is the show not to be missed, we get busier every year without a doubt

Rob Newsome
Director Sales and Operations |  Danish Design

This year was my seventh trip to PATS. It’s so important for us to keep up to date and stay relevant, and the event helps us to do that every year

Jo Sutton
Owner |  Discount Feeds in Wetherby
I think the show is important to the industry as it gives people the chance to talk face to face. I loved the New Starter Zone
Jo Milnes
Distinctive Pets, Yorkshire
As a Dutch-based supplier of live, frozen and dried fish food, aquarium plants and water treatments to UK retail outlets, public aquaria and zoos, I am thrilled to hear that PATS is introducing a dedicated aquatics section into its trade show. The fusion of pets and aquatics under one roof promises a great three-day event.
Joey Abrahams
Commercial Director |  Aquadip
PATS has helped support and raise the profile of Furr Boost, especially on the back of the New Starter Zone last year. At this year’s show we would be happy to talk about our experience in the Den (Dragons' Den) as well as our Super Charged, Award Winning smoothies.
Louise Toal
Director |  Furr Boost

“We have timed our launch to coincide with PATS 2024. We are very excited to be finally launching our products after the hard work we have put in behind the scenes to design such a high quality, practical and eco-friendly dog bed. We look forward to welcoming retailers to our stand to be able to see DogDoov”.

Joe Denham
Director |  DogDoov

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