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Inaugural edition of Interpets Osaka is ready to open its doors

25 May 2023

In less than one month, the fair is set to host over 250 exhibitors from across 9 countries and regions, taking place from 16 – 18 June 2023 at INTEX Osaka. Marking the first year of the leading international fair for a better life with pets in Western Japan, the show boasts strong international participation from key markets including China, France, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. As the pet industry continues to thrive, Interpets Osaka not only provides a platform for trade visitors to conduct business meetings, but also serves as an immersive open door event for pet lovers from the general public.

Interpets Asia Pacific 2023. Photo / Messe Frankfurt Japan

In Tokyo earlier this year, its mother fair Interpets Asia Pacific attracted 62,234 visitors, while 25,261 pets along with their owners made their way to the fairground, where all kinds of animal-related products, services and information could be found, including automobiles, interior design, IT, leisure and hospitality items. These results clearly demonstrate that the demand in the pet industry continues to grow, fueling expectations for potential business expansion at the upcoming Osaka show.

Numerous exciting forums and events deliver a unique trade fair experience
The inaugural fringe programme for the Osaka show explores various facets that influence the pet goods market, offering fair visitors an exclusive glimpse into pet trends and the latest products. The ‘Business Forum’ will present the most up-to-date information on pet food safety, animal welfare laws, medical research updates and emergency disease in companion animals. Dr Toru Miyazaki, who discovered the Apoptosis Inhibitor of Macrophage (AIM) protein, an effective treatment for kidney disease in cats, will talk about its benefits and what can be expected.

Elsewhere, the Happy Grooming Contest will be conducted throughout the show, attracting numerous young professional groomers from across Japan. The fun also extends across a variety of other exciting events for both professionals and public visitors with their pets. These include a dog and cat photo contests, workout activities with pets, health counseling, a good manners campaign and more.

The parent event of the Osaka show, Interpets Asia Pacific, has been held since 2011 as one of Japan's largest pet industry trade fairs. Under the concept of ‘a better lifestyle for people with pets’, the fair not only showcases products and services, but also provides a platform where new ideas and business opportunities can be generated. For the general public, the fair is not just a special outing to enjoy with their pets, but also an opportunity to learn more about pet biology and health care, as well as to find tips on training a well-mannered companion.

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