Headlines Interzoo Postponed Beyond 2020 It was originally scheduled for May 19-22. Published 10 months ago on April 2, 2020 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet WZF has decided to postpone the Interzoo trade fair to “beyond 2020” because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision “follows intense consultations between WZF and its organizing partner, NürnbergMesse,” according to a press release. The event was originally scheduled for May 19-22 in Nuremberg, Germany. Last month, organizers said they were postponing the event until a date yet to be determined. Advertisement The release continued: Due to the current worldwide consequences of COVID-19 Interzoo can no longer be realized in 2020. The organizers are instead working on a new time-slot beyond 2020. This approach was agreed upon by the organizer of the world’s premier trade show for pet supplies, WZF Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Zoologischer Fachbetriebe GmbH, after careful assessment of the current situation and in consultation with NürnbergMesse as its assigned partner, and with representatives of the industry. “Interzoo attracts leading companies of the pet supplies industry from around the world. Against the background of the current situation involving health hazards, travelling restrictions and constraints of movement, large-scale economic damage and other adverse factors we consider it impossible to still offer a trade show in 2020 which lives up to the expectation the industry at large associates with a global premier event such as the Interzoo,” says Norbert Holthenrich, President of the German Pet Trade and Industry Association, ZZF, the honorary sponsor of Interzoo. “As we are speaking, the majority of companies are finding themselves in crisis mode and certainly not geared to plan and prepare the presentation of their products and services at a trade fair“, Holthenrich continues. Search for a New Trade Fair Date WZF is working with caution at finding the best possible date for the postponed 2020 Interzoo. In doing so, WZF is in constant dialogue with the Interzoo Advisory Committee as well as other industry experts and event organisers. “Our primary objective is to find a solution that serves the interests of our exhibitors and visitors“, states Dr Rowena Arzt, Director Exhibitions at WZF, “because Interzoo’s status as the world’s leading trade fair for pet supplies depends hugely on the exhibitors´ commitment, their well-focused preparation and presentation at the show and, of course, on the ideal mix of trade visitors.” Related Topics:COVID-19InterZoo 2018trade shows click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Pet Industry Leaders Seek to Keep Businesses Open Amid COVID-19 Lockdowns More Retail Restrictions Arise Amid COVID-19 Surge Pet Valu U.S. to Close All Stores Permanently Due to COVID-19 Impact Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Photo Gallery7 hours ago LOL at These Pet Industry Bernie Memes Press Releases2 days ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases2 days ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines5 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store? Headlines1 week ago Pet Stores Have Questions About Lightspeed Supplier Network. We Have Answers!