2019 DIBEVO TRADE FAIRFit for the future
After the successful Dibevo University in 2018, yet another ‘true’ Dibevo Trade Fair will be held on 6 and 7 October 2019. For over 80 years, the Dibevo Trade Fair has been the most important (and fun!) trade event for pet professionals in the Netherlands. It is an event that revolves around product presentations, networking, getting inspired, buying products, and sharing experiences and insights with colleagues and customers. And it all happens with pets in mind.
The Dibevo Trade Fair is sponsored by:
“ Actually being able to hold and see the new products with your own eyes at the trade fair is just fantastic. It helps you know what you’re ordering for customers when they ask for a product you don’t have in the store. ”Cindy van der Steen Deurloo’s Poedelparadijs
“ I always love seeing how all the products are displayed. It gives me ideas that I can apply in our own store! ”Loeke van Hoorn Van Hoorn pet store
“ The location and ambience of the event in Rijkswijk is amazing. It was busy but energizing, and we found a few new items we can really use! The organisation was fantastic! ”Wim Tante Betje cat kennel
WHY SHOULD YOU EXHIBIT AT THE DIBEVO TRADE FAIR?
Participating in the Dibevo Trade Fair is an absolute must for every company that is active in the production and/or distribution of food and accessories for pets. The trade fair is and will remain the ideal place to introduce products, launch special offers and increase your brand awareness (even further) in the industry. What’s more, a survey conducted among Dibevo members showed that visitors expect ‘their’ suppliers to be there with a stand, particularly if it is a well-known company.
As an exhibitor at the Dibevo Trade Fair, you will have the opportunity to come in contact with more than 2,000 (potential) customers thanks to the free food-and-drink concept, guaranteed to keep them on the show floor longer. Thinking of leaving at 4:20 p.m.? Why should you when you can enjoy a chat, a snack and a beverage?
This year, the trade fair will be occupying two large halls at the Broodfabriek in Rijswijk, offering a total capacity of 11,000 m2 of floor space. The venue is conveniently located just off the A4 motorway, and very easy to get to by car and public transport. There is also plenty of free parking available.
During this edition of the trade fair, we will be charging the very affordable per-metre price of 109 Euros (special Dibevo member rate). After deciding on the number of square metres, you can choose whether to use your own stand or rent the standard stand construction for an additional fee.
Food and drinks are free at the 2019 Dibevo Trade Fair. A light breakfast (coffee and a croissant) is also available for exhibitors and visitors at 8:00 a.m. Perfect for those wishing to avoid rush-hour traffic jams.
The Dibevo Trade Fair will open an hour earlier than the 2017 edition on both days. Opening hours:
Sunday, 6 October: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, 7 October: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The combination of low admission prices and free food and drinks makes a visit to the trade fair extra appealing. Dibevo members will receive four free tickets (extra tickets are €15 per person) and non-members pay €25 and only €18 if they pre-register.
Doing business in a positive atmosphere The atmosphere at the Dibevo Trade Fair is always excellent. Visitors are usually in a great mood, and are all the more so when the food and drinks are free, as will be the case this year. Additionally, the trade fair will be held two days after National Pets’ Day, a day on which shops usually see high sales.
Good to know
The majority of the visitors to the Dibevo Trade Fair work in the retail trade (70%). The remaining portion of the visitors are a mix of owners of boarding kennels, grooming salons, and suppliers, but also dog walking services, obedience schools, DIY stores with a pet and garden section, breeders, temporary employment agencies and the media.
NB: Children under 16 and dogs are not permitted at the Dibevo Trade Fair. Assistance dogs and guide dogs for the blind are naturally welcome
As an exhibitor, you can choose whether to use your own stand or rent the standard stand construction for an additional fee. As an exhibitor, you can choose whether to use your own stand or rent the standard stand construction for an additional fee. Using your own stand gives you the maximum amount of freedom, but you will need to supply the walls and lighting. Carpeting is however included. The maximum building height is four metres.
Standard stand construction includes:
• Partition walls
• Frieze panel with company name
• One double spotlight per four m2 of stand space
For both stand construction and stand construction, catering is included in stand rental.
Click on the image to get the latest floorplan of the Dibevo Trade Fair (modifications reserved).
EXHIBITION THEME: FIT FOR THE FUTURE
2019 will be the sixth year in a row of economic growth. Although this is good news, it’s hardly smooth sailing in the retail sector. In practice, this means more work, time and entrepreneurial spirit are required to achieve the same results.
What do you need to do to face up to these challenges? What can retailers do to get their customers off the sofa and into their stores? Which products are the ‘winners’ on the shop floor and how do you maximise the demand? What are the ultimate tempting tools for increasing customer loyalty? How can you use new technology to give your customers what they want the most (convenience, affordability and no hassles)?
In short, what can pet specialists do to make their companies future-proof, and what can you, as a manufacturer, wholesaler or importer do to support customers in these efforts? A smart entrepreneur is ready for the future; in other words, fit for the future. This is the precise theme of this year’s Dibevo Trade Fair.
LIST OF EXHIBITORS
Until now, the following companies have entered into the Dibevo Trade Fair: