GlobalPETS Forum 2024 in Venice

Join us in January 2024 for three days of networking with other executives and inspiring speeches from top industry players and experts.

GlobalPETS Forum 2024 in Venice

The leading networking event for the pet industry

What to expect

At this networking event, you can expect to:

  • 300 executives from the world’s leading pet companies together in one room
  • Meet and make deals with new international business partners through facilitated networking
  • Be inspired by world-class speakers on the latest trends and where the pet industry is going
  • Hear from leading retailers and other key industry players
  • Combine business and pleasure during the social evening. This is where the real business is done!
  • All at a 5-star hotel in the beautiful Venice

The program

Our three day program is jampacked with networking opportunities and inspiring keynote speeches:

  • Day 1 – Wednesday January 24     (Afternoon only)
    • Retail tour     (Optional)
    • Informal get-together     (Optional)
  • Day 2 – Thursday January 25
    • Keynotes
    • GlobalPETS Forum Award ceremony
    • Social evening
  • Day 3 – Friday January 26     (Half-day)
    • Keynotes
    • Final networking lunch


Download the complete agenda: Click here


The GlobalPETS Forum is the TOP event in the pet industry. It is the best place for qualified discussions with the absolute leaders in our pet world – simply a must-have.

- Torsten Toeller
Founder/Chairman of Fressnapf

The speakers

Nicolò Galante
Liseth Galvis
Research Analyst
Eli Hasson
PHIL Ventures
Pet industry investor
Frédéric Le Guen
Timo Tervo
Pet Network International
Marco Hierling
AlphaPet Ventures
Marta Sułkiewicz
VP Global Research
Matthieu Glayrouse
Michael Thunell
Kate Vlietstra
Director, Food & Drink
Alexander Thelen
Erin Haas
Pet Sustainability Coalition
Director of Member Services
Jim Alden
Pet Food Experts
Chief Commercial Officer
Deborah Nas
AI Expert

Who should attend

Since 1999, we’ve been welcoming a diverse group of senior level executives (C-suite or VP/Directors) from across the pet industry:

  • Retailers
  • Distributors
  • Manufacturers (Pet food, toys and other accessories)
  • Suppliers (Ingredients, packaging..)

For optimal networking, we limit the max number of attendees to 300 executives.


Global Pets Forum gives me inspiration and many great ideas. It's a great opportunity to meet all the leaders in the pet business in one place. Therefore, I'm very happy to come back every year.

- Dušan Plaček
CEO of Plaček Group

I always find it beneficial to pull the 3 days out of my business calendar for the GlobalPETS Forum. The networking is more intense and effective than when we have tight schedules during trade shows and the like.

- Henriette Bylling
CEO of Aller Petfood

Great event! Definitely coming back. Really inspiring with an amazing crowd. I was really influenced and inspired to lead my company in the right direction.

- Nikola Ninov
Managing Director of Petmall


Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:

  • Are there any exhibiting possibilities at the event?
    • Yes, you can book a ‘Table top’ (a small booth) to gain more exposure, see registration form.
  • Are meals included?
    • Yes, lunches and dinners during the event are included.
  • Do I have to attend on Wednesday?
    • No, the retail tour and the evening event are 100% optional.

Do you have any other questions? Email us at

Register now

As this event is limited to 300 people, secure your spot today and register here.


Knowledge partners

Euromonitor Mintel


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