700 Canadian Pet Professionals Welcomed at the National Pet Industry Show – Vancouver

The PIJAC Canada team flew into Vancouver with a feeling of great anticipation as we prepared for our first post-pandemic trade show.  Saturday morning as exhibitors began to arrive and Sunday as visitors lined up out the door of the venue, you could feel the spirit of comradery return.  This is the feeling we had all missed so much.  We were back!

The National Pet Industry Show in Vancouver was a roaring success.  In addition to fantastic pre-registration numbers, we had a record-breaking 400+  visitors over the two days and a very full new product section.  Our show in western Canada may be the smallest one in stature of our annual three-show series, however, make no mistake the western Canadian businesses were raring to go! They enthusiastically traveled the aisles kitted out with their stylish Pet-tek lanyards and nifty Nutram official show bags, happily greeting familiar vendors and exploring offerings from a number of new companies.  With over 80 exhibiting companies present, representing thousands of products, visitors were not disappointed.

One of the best moments at the show was being able to once again present the Canadian Pet Community Awards. There was a great turnout for the presentation with lots of enthusiastic applause for the nominees and winners.  What really added to the celebration was our fantastic official Awards sponsor, Pan Pacific Pet, who came directly to the ceremony from their exhibit dressed in the circus costumes they had been wearing all day. You just couldn’t help but have fun!

Thank you to all our exhibitors and visitors who participated. At the end with 300+ exhibitors and 400+ visitors, the show brought together over 700 pet professionals.   We know how much everyone has missed the in-person shows and we are so thankful for the opportunity to once again be able to offer these events.  Our sincere thanks go to our sponsors Nutram, Pet-Tek, and Pan Pacific Pet who truly helped make this show a reality.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on the show floor for our next show in Drummondville, QC (August 28-29) and Toronto, ON (September 18-19).  It is be a much-anticipated reunion of clients, friends, and industry family.  Details for the show are scheduled to be published in the coming weeks.