CIPS 2019 Post Show Report
The 23rd China International Pet Show (CIPS 2019), held from Nov. 20 to 23, 2019, hosted 1,387 exhibitors from 24 countries and over 80,000 visitors from over 90 countries.
The total international brands at CIPS 2019 reached 33.7 percent, either brought by exhibitors from overseas or their representatives in China. The new exhibitors mainly came from places such as Great Britain, Canada, Korea, India and Italy, and the main exhibits from overseas were premium food and natural or organic products.
The total number of visitors increased 32 percent compared to last year, mainly from new visitors from all over China, and new pet market countries from the Middle East, East Europe,South America and Africa. The following nations ranked the top 10 visitor countries’ origin: Korea, U.S. Japan, Russia, UK, Germany, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia.
To help educate both the manufacturers and consumers, CIPS organized a series of professional events for various sectors of professionals concurrently, such as the 7th China Pet Distributors & E-Commerce Conference, the 6th New Product Showcase and Fashion Show, the 5th Global Pet Forum Asia(GPFA), the 4th Global Ornamental Fish Championship, the 3rdCIPS Innovation Award, the 3rd China Pet Store Owners Forum, the 1st CIPS Global Grooming Conference (CGGC) and the 2ndGolden Finger Grooming Competition, and the 1st China International Pet Food Forum (CIPF).
CIPS is also focused on innovation. The CIPS Innovation Award was announced in 2017 and is free and open to all enterprises (CIPS exhibitors or non-exhibitors) in the world together with PETS International. In 2019, the CIPS organizer received over 200 products from exhibitor or non-exhibitor from all over the world. The products were judged not only on health, design and concept, but also on green and sustainable development in the industry. From the New Product Showcase and Innovation Awarded products, CIPS found the designs from the Asian manufacturers are more and more favored by the visitors, and the research and development teams owned by the Chinese manufactures are also increasingly valued.
As the Chinese pet consuming market has grown in the past five years, CIPS started to put more emphasis on China domestic markets, which can be witnessed by a lot of forums and lectures for the Chinese importers, distributors and E-commerce distributors, groomers, retailers and students. The Chinese Pet Market Report delivered by JINGDONG every year during CIPS night provided a detailed description for the Chinese consuming market, and ALIBABA also introduced the present and future market trend in China.
To also encourage the aqua market, CIPS Global Ornamental Fish Championship is building up an aqua community of hobbyists, breeders, clubs, associations, and suppliers. Over 100 judges from 25 countries or areas and nearly 1,000 hobbyists from about 60 countries have participated in the event, and over a million hobbyists joined in the contests.
The 24th China International Pet Show (CIPS 2020) will be held on Nov. 12 to 15, 2020 in Guangzhou.