of the day
Register in the Comet Suite on
arrival, where you will be welcomed with tea
The meet-the-buyer sessions will
last for approximately 20 minutes, commencing
at 9.30am and continuing throughout the day
until about 4.00pm. As far as possible, we’ll
try to allocate meetings in blocks so that participants
will not need to be at the venue all day.
Participating trade buyers
These are the trade buyers from
Finland and Italy who have confirmed their participation
in the event:
Ms Hanna Kariluoto, General Manager,
Fauna Finland Oy
Fauna Finland is a relatively
new company and is an importer, distributor
and wholesaler of pet food and pet care products.
It supplies the Faunatar chain and other pet
shops in Finland.
Ms Reetta Vuorenoja, Product Manager,
Faunatar was founded in 1984 and
is now one of the biggest pet shop chains in
Finland. There are 21 Faunatar shops across
the country, selling a wide range of pet products.
As these companies are part of
the same group, Ms Hanna Kariluoto and Ms Reetta
Vuorenoja will sit in together at meetings with
prospective British suppliers.
They are particularly
interested in: calendars (about pets and dog
breeds), dog leashes and collars, dog treats,
flea and tick collars for both cats and dogs,
anti-barking solutions, dog and cat bowls, pet
clothing, pet beds and carriers, dog and cat
toys, grooming items, and rodent treats.
Mr Stefano Carlesso, Buyer for pet
products, Centro Verde Toppi (a member of the
Giardinia group of garden centres)
Giardinia is a co-operation of
18 leading independent garden centres located
across northern Italy. The garden centres co-operate
in certain buying and marketing activities and
offer a wide range of gardening and pet products.
Mr Carlesso is interested
in leads, cushions, accessories for cats (for
example scratching items, etc.) products dedicated
to pets’ owners such as soft toys and
printed items like calendars with the animal
world as a theme.
Mr Andrea Terrile, Purchasing Manager,
Agras Delic SpA
For more than 20 years distributors
of pet food premium and super-premium: both
wet and dry for cats and dogs, under their own
brand and for private label.
Agras Delic currently buys from
manufacturing companies in several foreign countries,
including Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand,
Lichtenstein and also within Italy.
Sell to multiples and to specialised channels
(4,000 clients) served through an efficient
logistic service based on two storage areas
of 10,000sq m.
Interested in any new
Mr Massimo Bardelli, Sales Manager,
Eagle Italia Srl
Importers and exclusive distributors
of some American brands (for eight years exclusive
distributors of the US brand Eagle Pack). They
deal with wet and dry food for cats and dogs
and cat litter (from India) plus a small range
of Italian leads.
Currently looking for new European
products to be added to their US range, so the
timing of this mission is perfect.
They are mainly interested
in food but if there were some new and unusual
accessories that would be also interesting.
Mr Dario Brusatin, Purchasing Manager,
Manufacturers (conditioning systems
for aquariums and food supplements for cats
and dogs) and distributors of food and accessories,
also under their own brand for all types of
pet. Exclusive licensee for Flatazor (food).
Zooplanet sells only to specialised
shops. They are interested in:
- snacks for cats and dogs
- accessories in general as long as
they are particular and unique.
The event is being held
in the Novotel Hotel situated opposite
Terminal 1, the main terminal building
at Birmingham International Airport. This
Accor hotel has convenient access from
major motorways, rail services and of
course the airport. Only 20 minutes drive
from the centre of Birmingham with a free
Air-Rail service every 90 seconds which
links the hotel with Birmingham International
railway station and the NEC.
Please note: There is no vehicle
access to the front of the hotel. It is recommended
that you drive directly to the NCP multi-storey
pay car park 2.
The cost per meeting is
£55 + VAT for members of PetQuip
and £155 + VAT for non-members.
Please list in order of preference the
buyers you would like to meet.
Please note that while
requests for individual ‘Meet the
Buyer’ places will be handled on
a first-come, first-served basis, the
meetings will be allocated according to
this and the product preferences of the
buyers involved. PetQuip makes every effort
to ensure that at least one meeting is
allocated per request, but, because of
the complexities of this process, regrettably
no guarantees can be made.
Please return the application
form as quickly as possible, either by
email or fax to 01959 565885
download a copy of the application form
have any questions regarding this event,
please do not hesitate to telephone Kate
Smith or Charlie
Parker at PetQuip on 01959 565995.
(0) 1959 565 995 F +44
(0) 1959 565 885 E email@example.com