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Dates: June 14 - June 15, 2020

Time: 10.00 – 18.00 (BST)

Virtual Petindex is a new type of trade show aimed at all pet businesses within the UK pet market, as well as those overseas. It is organised by the Pet Industry Federation, the UK trade association for pet businesses.

Taking place on 14 & 15 June 2020, Virtual Petindex will provide a unique platform for exhibitors and visitors to connect, market themselves to new and existing audiences, learn about new products and encounter educational opportunities. All in a safe, remote and cost-effective environment.

Register for free to attend the event on the two live days by completing the registration form.

If you are interested in exhibiting, please email for further details about how your company can participate.

Not sure what a virtual trade show involves? Have a read of the FAQs below to find out more about what to expect when you join one.

Why Attend?

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, physical trade shows both in the UK and overseas have been cancelled. There is therefore a real need for something to take their place in order for pet businesses to continue to operate and to thrive both during and after this pandemic.

A virtual trade show for the pet industry provides an ideal platform for manufacturers, retailers and other pet professionals to regain these lost business opportunities during the restrictions and to strengthen their businesses, giving them the best possible chance of long-term survival.

Virtual Petindex will therefore allow you to get the best from attending a traditional trade event, including sourcing new products, talking directly to customers and suppliers, obtaining discounts and fantastic learning opportunities, whilst doing so remotely, inexpensively, and safely.

The benefits of Virtual Petindex are:

  • A fantastic user friendly platform
  • Educational webinars and presentations from industry experts
  • View hundreds of new products
  • Product promotions and discounts
  • Online ordering
  • Real time communication with exhibitors


  • No travel or accommodation expenses
  • No time away from your business

Sign up to attend for free, by completing the registration form on the menu item above.

Thanks to eBay for sponsoring Virtual Petindex

Thanks to Pet Worldwide for their media sponsorship of Virtual Petindex


Exhibitor List

Webinar Schedule

14th June

 10am -10.30am

Introduction to Cat Grooming

 10.30am - 11am

Why is My Dog Scratching?

 LIVE -11am-12pm


 11am – 11.30am

Telling your Story through Video Content


Management of Pet Obesity


Insect Food for Dogs

 12pm -1pm

Canine First Aid

 1pm -1.30pm

One Welfare: How Companion Animals Fit in

 1.30pm -2pm

Publicity Tips for Pet Businesses


LIVE Panel Discussion




Preparing for Emergencies: Transporting Animals


Dog Enrichment in a Boarding Environment

 LIVE 4pm-4.45pm

Why Sell on eBay


Zoonotic Diseases


Blogging for Pet Businesses

15th June


Pet Personas


CBD Oil for Pets


How software can make your business more resilient post Covid-19

 11.30am-12pm noon

The Three Must Dos for your Pet Business


LIVE Panel Discussion


How Science has Helped us Understand the World of Dogs


Building Trust Post Covid-19


How to Communicate with Cats


Branding and Trade Marking




Customer Care: Confidence and Communication


America’s Changing Pet Retail

Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Petindex is a live event taking place on the 14 & 15 June 2020. Registered visitors will also be able to access the exhibition hall and full seminar content on demand for 30 days after the event.
Much like a live exhibition, Virtual Petindex is designed to allow show visitors to learn about the latest developments within the pet industry and to talk to potential suppliers and customers. Having registered for the show, you will have the freedom to attend webinars, navigate the exhibition hall and visit all the exhibition stands. You can browse the show floor using the interactive floorplan or by using the exhibitor search tool.
Yes, you will need to register for this online event. Simply follow the link at the top of the page and submit your information. Then you will receive an email confirming your registration for the event.
Virtual Petindex is an end-to-end web platform built to engage pet industry professionals from all over the world in one virtual venue. The platform enables exhibitors to interact with trade visitors through live interaction tools.

Virtual Petindex will feature a lobby, exhibition hall, auditorium, networking area and many other interactive features. The whole platform is intuitive to use, meaning trade visitors and industry professionals will find it easy to find their way around and start interacting. Plus, the whole platform works without any downloads or plug-ins and will display on any device (mobile, tablet or desktop).
No. Some exhibitors may have the ability to request a video chat, but a webcam is not required to participate.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
Virtual Petindex is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
If you operate as a pet business, you should register for Virtual Petindex. This event is geared towards helping pet businesses succeed. You can attend as a retailer and find new and exciting products, as well as learn from the various webinar streams happening on both days; or you could attend as a dog walker who could recommend products to their clients in the future; or you could attend as a dog groomer who can both use and sell products to their clients; or as a kennel or cattery that is looking for supply and new products that will fit in with the new legislation on enrichment toys. There really will be something for all pet businesses.
Just like a live exhibition, you will see many leading pet brands at Virtual Petindex with the latest products and services available as well as webinars from leading industry experts.
Once you enter the show you will have the option to navigate around the exhibition hall or go directly to a trade stand using the interactive floor plan or search tool.
  • Access to our affinity partners to discuss how they can save your business money
  • Private PIF members lounge where you can connect and network with over PIF members and businesses.
You can communicate with exhibitors in several ways including, text, audio, and live chat features. Or you can leave a question about the product or service you are looking at and a stand representative will reply.
You can make direct enquiries to the exhibitor via the communication tools as you browse the stand.
Yes. Please speak direct to the sales representatives on their stands and they will be able to facilitate this for you. You can communicate directly with them using text, audio, or video.
  • PIF membership and education teams
  • Other visitors from the UK and abroad
  • Exhibitors
  • Industry experts
Yes. Like any physical event, Virtual Petindex will have a visitor bag for you. You can add show offers, PowerPoint presentations and exhibitor brochures to your virtual bag and then email them to yourself or share with other people in your business.
All webinar content and access to the exhibitor stands will be available on demand for 30 days after the event. You just will not be able to join in on any live Q&A but will still be able to view the content.
The latest pet products
Free webinars from leading industry figures
Live networking opportunities from the comfort of your home
Any documents or files you view on a trade stand can be added to your virtual bag and downloaded after your visit to Virtual Petindex.