29th September to 1st October 2024  |  Telford International Centre
11 Jan 2024

PATS adds new Aquatics Zone to the 2024 TRADE show

PATS adds new Aquatics Zone to the 2024 TRADE show
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PATS 2024, reverting to its original title of the Pet & Aquatics Trade Show, will introduce a focussed Aquatics Zone to its three-day exhibition, which takes place at Telford International Centre from Sunday, 29th September to Tuesday, 1st October 2024.

The Aquatics Zone will be a dedicated area for aquatics and watergardening exhibitors and will showcase all of the latest launches from the leading manufacturers and suppliers.

“The launch of the Aquatics Zone at PATS is really exciting and has been welcomed by the aquatics and watergardening sector,” said organiser Gordon Thomas.

“We know from our previous attendance figures that 615 retailers who visited PATS Telford in 2023 had an interest in aquatic products, and that was without any of the major content we have now planned for 2024. We will be working hard in the coming months to ensure the leading suppliers and the right buyers make the Aquatics Zone a great success at PATS 2024.”

“To emphasise the importance of the Aquatics Zone we have revived the original name for PATS – the Pet & Aquatics Trade Show.”

The Pet & Aquatics Trade Show will be the biggest ever in the exhibition’s 15-year history and will take over the whole of the Telford International Centre.  It will be exclusively a TRADE ONLY event.

The Zone will be located in Hall 1A of Telford International Centre as shown on the plan below, located next to the show entrance, and can accommodate up to 40 exhibitors. It will also feature its own dedicated New Product Showcase and refreshment area.

Pet product suppliers will again be exhibiting in Halls 1, 2 and 3.  With the new three show days, retailers will also have more opportunity to spend longer at the show and ensure they visit all product sectors.

Aquadip, which has been supplying UK retailers for over 25 years, was one of the first companies to book stand space in the Aquatics Zone and commercial director Joey Abrahams expressed excitement at the prospect of attending.

“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,” said Joey.

“The fusion of pets and aquatics under one roof promises a great three-day event. It is ideal for us to connect with our existing customers but also to meet potential new ones.

We can showcase our whole range of products and explain that customers do not have to worry about customs or other paperwork since Brexit. This is all covered by our UK entity allowing customers to order without any worries.”

Other leading companies who have already reserved stand space in the Aquatics Zone include ALF, Aqua One, Cloverleaf, Fluval and Exo Terra, OASE, Pettex and Zoomed.

Retailers and buyers can register their interest in visiting PATS 2024 by visiting www.patshow.co.uk, which has all the up-to-date information about the show.

Photographs of PATS Telford 2023 are available to download at

https://stewartwrittle.dphoto.com/album/dollqv

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

 

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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
The New Starter Zone had a serious buzz about it. We had a lot of interest, keeping us busy on both days of the show. It was perfect for a new business starting out. 
Louise Toal
Owner & Founder |  Furr Boost
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

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