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.
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De Dibevo-Vakbeurs wordt gesponsord door:
“ 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
2019 DIBEVO TRADE FAIR: LARGER SHOW FLOOR AND FREE CATERING
Exhibition theme: Fit for the future
Amersfoort, May 2019 – In the even years ‘knowledge’ and in the odd years ‘products’: this is the formula the national industry association Dibevo adheres to in the organisation of its annual events for pet professionals. After the successful Dibevo University knowledge event in 2018, a true Dibevo Trade Fair will once again be held this year, with a full focus on products. The organisation has however implemented two major changes: the exhibition will be one and a half times as large as the 2017 edition, and this year, all food and beverages will be included in the price of admission. The Dibevo Trade Fair will be held on 6 and 7 October 2019 at the Broodfabriek in Rijswijk (NL).
‘Things are really starting to move again,’ according to Dibevo President, Joost de Jongh. ‘The economy is gathering steam, unemployment is at a historic low, and there are plenty of opportunities out there for a healthy business. The criterion is that you have to be flexible enough to respond to every change in the future. This is why we chose “Fit for the Future” as the theme for this year’s exhibition. As an organisation, we have noticed that it is the suppliers with a future vision who rushed to register as exhibitors. The great part is that visitors to the exhibition will be able to rely on the knowledge of these suppliers. After all, they’ve done market research and know whether there is potential for their products in the specific market or location where the visitor’s business is active," according to De Jongh.
11,000 m2 show floor space
Due to the increased demand for stand space, the number of square metres of show floor space has been expanded from 7,000 to 11,000 m2 compared to the 2017 edition, spread out over two halls. “Don’t underestimate the size of the Dibevo Trade Fair," De Jongh emphasises. “In a mere two days’ time, millions of Euros in pet food and pet supplies will be sold to more than 2,000 customers with a pet shop, garden centre or other pet-related business. I would even go so far as to say that it is a missed opportunity for suppliers who don’t participate. Besides, we offer stand space starting at six square metres."
Free food, drinks and parking
During the Dibevo Trade Fair, all food and drinks are completely free of charge. A light breakfast (coffee/croissant) is also available starting at 8:00 a.m. for visitors and exhibitors. This is also free. Perfect for those wishing to avoid traffic jams and get an early start to their exhibition visit. Parking in the multi-storey car park (50 metres from De Broodfabriek) is included in the price of admission.
Admission to the Dibevo Trade Fair costs €25. Visitors who register in advance on dibevovakbeurs.nl will receive a discount of 7 Euros off the ticket price and will only pay 18 Euros. Companies that are Dibevo members will receive a member code which may be redeemed for four free tickets. Members pay 15 Euros each for extra tickets.
Sunday, 6 October: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, 7 October: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Children under 16 and dogs are not permitted at the Dibevo Trade Fair. Service dogs and guide dogs for the blind are naturally welcome.
New products gallery
This edition of the trade fair will also feature a new products gallery. Every exhibitor may participate by entering their best or most innovative product. Visitors will vote on which exhibitor should win the ‘best-of-show award’, or the prize for the best and/or most innovative product at the 2019 Dibevo Trade Fair. Everyone can vote for this product at the show. Dibevo raffles off several prizes every day of the show.
Dibevo is the national industry association for businesses active in the entire pet industry. For further information on Dibevo, please visit www.dibevo.nl (in Dutch only).
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Sunday, 6 October: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, 7 October: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The room where the ‘light breakfast' is served is open from 8:00 am.
Important: Children under 16 and dogs are not permitted at the Dibevo Trade Fair. Service dogs and guide dogs for the blind are naturally welcome.
2288 GD Rijswijk
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On Sunday, 6 October, a lot of public parking will be available in the immediate vicinity of De Broodfabriek. You can also park at car park P2 next to De Broodfabriek or in the multi-storey car park across the street (50 metres away).
On Monday 7 October, the public road will be a less convenient option. The best place to park is at car park P2 next to De Broodfabriek or in the multi-storey car park across the street.
Parking in the multi-storey car park (Van Gijnstraat-Verrijn Stuartlaan; 50 metres from De Broodfabriek) is free for trade fair visitors. You do not need an exit ticket to leave this facility. There will be a parking attendant on duty
Public transport travel information
On foot from Rijswijk train station
De Broodfabriek is only a seven-minute walk from the Rijswijk NS station. Get off the train at the Rijswijk station, and follow the signs for the main station hall. When you exit the station, you will be on the Sir Winston Churchilllaan. Go right onto the Lange Kleiweg. Go left onto the Visseringlaan, and right onto the Volmerlaan at the traffic lights. The main entrance will be about 100 metres on your right-hand side. View the route in Google Maps.
Bus/Tram: stop right outside the main entrance
Bus line 30: Volmerlaan (Naaldwijk - Zoetermeer) stop
Bus line 50: Volmerlaan (Den Haag - Zoetermeer) stop
Bus line 51: Volmerlaan (Den Haag - Delft) stop
Tram line 17: Volmerlaan/Visseringlaan (Statenkwartier – Wateringse Veld) stop
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
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 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? 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:
- APPI Biological Solutions for Animals
- Aquadistri BV
- Beeztees (sponsor)
- Chew Express Netherlands
- CJ Wildlife
- De Jong Marinelife
- Dibevo Zorgportaal
- Dierengroothandel Overbeek
- Diervoeding Tak (sponsor)
- Dog & Cat Supply
- Dog with a mission
- Emax Nederland
- Edgard & Cooper
- Erven Trading International
- Farm Food
- Ferplast Benelux BV
- Garvo “Voer naar mijn hart”
- Gebr. De Boon (sponsor)
- Greenheart - Premiums BV
- Groothandel Dick Rood Vof
- Groothandel Smulders
- Group Depré Petfood
- Hofman Animal Care
- Huisdier Kennis Instituut
- I&I Pet Supplies
- Johnson Petfoods
- Landelijk InformatieCentrum Gezelschapsdieren
- Landman Hoevelaken b.v.
- Laroy Group
- Leonard Sports
- Microcash winkelautomatisering
- MR. TAILS
- Nerus International B.V.
- NML Health
- OASE (sponsor)
- Pet Bedding
- Petlando GmbH
- PETREBELS (sponsor)
- Petsolutions NV
- Petstyle living
- Peys Doggyfood
- Prins Petfoods
- Quinmo Pet Food & Pet Supplies
- Renske Natuurlijke Diervoeding
- Royal Canin
- Rudolph Petsupplies
- Ruinemans Aquarium
- Suitical International B.V.
- Supreme Petfoods
- S&W Import en Export BV
- Tijssen goed voor dieren
- Trudo’s Pet Products
- TS Animal Health
- Valk Solutions BV
- Van der Basch Trading
- Vitakraft Nederland B.V.
- Vivani Fishfoods