Russia, Moscow, ECC "Sokolniki", pavilions 2, 3, 4, 4.1, 4.2, 7A
September 22-24, 2021
9:00 - 18:00


Date: 07/29/2020

ParkZoo exhibition is postponed to 2021

After taking into consideration all of the pressing circumstances, the organizer of ParkZoo International Pet Industry Fair decided to cancel this year’s event, which was scheduled to 7–9th of September. The 10th annual exhibition will open its doors in 2021.

Less then two months before the event it is still unclear whether the venue – Moscow’s Sokolniki exhibition center – will be open for mass exhibition events on time.

ARTIS Expo, the organizing committee of ParkZoo, was constantly monitoring the situation. It considered other venues, but it was not possible to find a convenient and safe option. Safety, health and common sense are the priorities that guide ARTIS Expo. Even though the situation with coronavirus has improved in Moscow according to official statistics, waves of the virus are covering other regions of the country again and again. It goes without saying that the exhibition must not put its participants and visitors at risk.

"We could no longer keep people in uncertainty," says Natalia Morgunova, the Director of ParkZoo. “Organization of an exhibition is a complex, systematic process. We need to order stand constructions in advance, put together the program, organize people and logistics, since we have a lot of regional and international participants. The pet industry community was nervous, but there was nothing we could do to calm them down. In addition, it became clear that in the case of exhibitions there will be strict limits on the number of visitors and employees at the stands, as well as the arrangement of tables and chairs. It will be forbidden to treat guests with any drinks. Sanitizers, masks and other attributes of the new reality will be mandatory. There were obvious concerns about attendance: the epidemic is ravaging in the regions of Russia. Therefore, many potential guests questioned their attendance. Besides, we really hoped that the borders would open. ParkZoo has an international status. But now we understand that our foreign participants and visitors from abroad will not be able to come.

The purpose of the industry exhibition is to develop the industry, to network, to find new contracts, to create a platform and atmosphere fostering the exchange of information, experience and energy for a large number of colleagues. But the circumstances do not allow us to hold the full-fledged exhibition and fulfill its mission.

We have made the only responsible and sensible decision to date. We have to postpone the exhibition to 2021. We will contact all participants in the near future and discuss further actions. And we will celebrate together the 10th anniversary of our industry exhibition next year. I'm sure!"


Results of the «ParkZoo Digital» summed up


«ParkZoo Digital» – the first virtual pet industry exhibition On September, 28, until October, 2, 2020 Russia hosted the first in the history of domestic pet business online exhibition «ParkZoo Digital». It welcomed 73 exhibitors — manufacturers, distributors, and overseas suppliers who want to launch on the Russian market. They presented a various range of products for pets: food, treats and feed additives, care products and cat litters, veterinary medicines and veterinary equipment, accessories, aquariums and much more. The online format allowed to follow quarantine restrictions and to avoid risks. At the same time, it gave exhibitors and visitors opportunities to solve relevant business issues at the beginning of the autumn season: establish new contacts, make orders, review conditions, present new products, and find out the latest trends. Participating companies presented their trade offers, news and new products, videos, as well as broadcasts from stands and webinars. The platform provided them with the opportunity to communicate with visitors via online chat, schedule meetings and meet within video conferences. Approximately 2,500 people visited the «ParkZoo Digital» exhibition – professionals from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other countries: 31 countries in total. Almost one third (29%) of all visitors are newcomers, those who never visited the exhibition before.

«ParkZoo Digital» materials will be available until November 2, 2020


The exhibition «ParkZoo Digital» has ended. «ParkZoo Digital» materials will be available for the registered visitors and exhibitors on the website until November 2, 2020.

The exhibition «ParkZoo Digital» - Thank you for participating!


Dear colleagues! I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your trust and support of «ParkZoo Digital». In our difficult time for business, it is important not to stand still, to move forward all the time, to master new technologies, new opportunities, and new horizons. We have shown this by holding the «ParkZoo» exhibition in a new format. You are the most progressive and innovative representatives of the Russian pet industry. I appreciate your hard work and understand the scale of your contribution to the development of the Russian pet business. About two and a half thousand people attended the event. For the first event of the online format is very good attendance. The exhibition materials will be available on the website until November 2, 2020, and those who did not have time to visit the exhibition during the days of the event will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the exhibition on the website Thank you for your productive work at the exhibition, creative and prompt preparation. I look forward to your assessment of the new format, constructive criticism, tips and suggestions. After all, feedback helps us develop, move forward, and make better, important, and much-needed business events. I sincerely wish you energy, strength, good luck, and the realization of all your goals and plans. I respect and appreciate everyone very much.   Sincerely yours, Natalia Morgunova  

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