For the first time in Spain, three important events dedicated to pets will be held in the same exhibition centre and on the same dates: Fira de Barcelona’s Mascota Show where the latest pet food and pet care products will be presented; the Southern European Veterinary Congress attended by around 5.500 experts; and the international reptile and amphibian fair, Expoterraria. From the 1st to the 4th of October his coincidence will turn Barcelona into a reference point for pet professionals and lovers.
Mascota, which arose from the transformation of Sizoo and the Festival de la Mascota, will showcase the latest trends in food, health, accessories and specialised services for domestic animals. Although a trade fair, the general public will have the opportunity to see these new products at the weekend, on the 3rd and 4th of October, in the Montjuïc exhibition centre, also the setting for the other two major events which, together, will occupy halls 2, 5, 7 and 8 and the Plaça de l’Univers.
The show’s list of proposals includes the Pets’ Fashion Catwalk where the new collections of pet fashion and accessories will be presented, featuring designers like Adolfo Domínguez, and a large variety of activities for the whole family such as aquarium and cat exhibitions, training trials, a dog beauty contest and children’s workshops with service dogs for persons with disabilities, among others.
At the same time, around 5.500 experts on animal health will attend the Southern European Veterinary Conference – 44th Congress of the Association of Spanish Specialist Veterinarians of Small Animals (AVEPA), which will feature 200 conferences and speakers from around the world. Topics at the event will include Leishmaniosis disease in dogs, new medical and surgical advances, clinic management and veterinarian assistant training. There will also be specialised workshops on diagnostic techniques and dog behaviour, among others.
www.salonmascota.com 1 & 2 october: only professionals | 3 & 4 october: general public