Interzoo 2022

The world´s leading trade fair for the pet industry


At the world’s biggest marketing platform for the international pet industry, manufacturers, wholesalers and service providers from over 60 countries present products for pets and innovative pet supplies. This makes the world-leading Interzoo a key source of inspiration for the international pet industry. Trade visitors get a global market overview of the latest pet food products, grooming aids and accessories for four-legged pets, birds, ornamental fish and terrarium animals.


That’s what visitors are looking forward to

“Even though the pet industry and thus the cooperation with partners and suppliers from all over the world has become increasingly digital in recent years, no web meeting can replace the personal exchange and direct experience of products and innovations. I am therefore all the more pleased to meet many familiar and new faces at Interzoo 2022 and to finally be able to experience again what makes our entire industry so special.”
Torsten Toeller, Chairman of the Board, Fressnapf

“Finally another real event. This is certainly the opinion of many of us who have sorely missed the personal exchange within the industry over the past two years. Although digital formats will continue to exist, they will certainly also be flanked by selected real events in the future. Even if participation in such events will be even more selective. Due to this mixture of real and digital, synergies arise and we can use the positive effects with regard to the boost of digitization and build on them.
For our cooperation and for me personally, Interzoo is an important indicator of current developments and trends. Many manufacturers focus on the Interzoo date when developing their innovations. In this respect, I am particularly curious to see which products are available in the field of sustainability, how manufacturers deal with the current challenges of the industry and what new developments there are. And of course, the personal exchange will certainly have an even greater significance this year.”
Birgit Zelter-Dähnrich, CEO, egesa-zookauf

“We appreciate the innovative power of this international event. For us, the focus is particularly on innovations in the food and non-food sector as well as in the service sector – i. e. the trends of tomorrow, as supplementary elements for our product range and our services. In addition, we look forward to exchanging ideas with existing and potential cooperation partners, both at a national and at a European level.”
Andreas Schulz, CEO, Das Futterhaus

Interzoo is a tremendous opportunity to speak to businesses and fellow trade associations from around the world about their concerns and expectations for the future of the aquatics trade, providing us very useful insights to guide the development of our policies and lobbying strategies.”
Dominic Whitmee, Chief Executive, Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association Ltd (OATA)

“Interzoo is the obvious place for me to meet nearly everyone who I need to talk to, discuss with, and collaborate with on the global pet trade scene; be it commercial actors, trade association colleagues or other stakeholders in this fabulous industry. My very first Interzoo, back in 1988, truly opened my eyes to the internationality, versatility, professionalism, and size of the pet industry. I see Interzoo playing an immense role in being the leading international meeting place for pet trade people. Now – after two years of pandemic – we all need physical meeting places more than ever before, and I am looking forward to seeing you in Nürnberg.
Svein A. Fossa, President, European Pet Organization (EPO)

“Interzoo is the best place to meet all the network in charge of the animal welfare. I look forward to coming back as each year to my office with plenty of new contacts and new ideas to increase my business.”
Olivier Dominikowski, Owner of Terrapro, Vice President EPO and PRODAF

“I’m looking forward to the next Interzoo – hopefully without face masks and other restrictions. I have been visiting Interzoo regularly for almost 40 years, also in the past in Wiesbaden. I appreciate the international flair as well as the size and variety.
I like Interzoo by far the most of all international trade fairs. I am looking forward to the old and new contacts and meetings with colleagues. New trends in the industry are exciting, especially those that focus on animal welfare, sustainability, organic production and regionality. Niche products, special products and the premium segment are interesting. The options for selecting specific products for stationary, online, service and marketing are individual – for successful multi-channeling. Also noteworthy are the cultivation of contacts with the strategic orientation for the successful future of the international pet trade as well as a decisive, concerted approach against opponents of pet keeping.”
Andreas Popper, Vice President, European Pet Organisation (EPO)

“After three years of pandemic, I am looking forward to finally discovering new suppliers ‘offline’ at Interzoo, taking exciting products into my hands and seeing familiar faces again.”
Detlev Busch, CEO, Zoo-Busch

Author: WZF / Thomas Geiger