PetExpo 2016, the third edition of PetExpo, was a three-day PET-ducational fair at Singapore EXPO from 25 to 27 March 2016 with a total attendee count of 27,856 public visitors and 8,417 pets featuring 75 exhibiting companies. The annual event is organised by MP Singapore Pte Ltd and is supported by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore, and e2i as the Employability Partner.
PetExpo 2016 is all-encompassing event that caters to the needs of pets and pet owners while also serving as a platform for visitors to gain educational material and participate in meaningful social activities promoting responsible pet ownership and pet welfare.
Other than a wide variety of pet products, the show featured a host of talks, workshops and demonstrations for pet owners and animal lovers to learn more about responsible pet ownership.
The educational aspect covered seminars spanning across a wide array of topics such as nutrition, pet bird care, and animal behaviour management. Visitors can also sign up for hands on workshops on basic pet grooming, dog massage, and agility. In addition to the educational aspect, the Masterclass Conference also allowed visitors to learn more on different types of rehabilitative therapies that can aid their pets in different aspects.
The social aspect focused on promoting pet adoption and creating awareness on pet abandonment. Activities included a speed dating adoption event and charity fundraising.
Entertainment-wise, there was a special appearance by renowned Cat Behaviourist, Jackson Galaxy in a Meet-and-Greet session. Other than appearing at the Meet-and-Greet Session, Jackson Galaxy also held a 2 hour seminar on 26 March 2016, Saturday, at the Max Atria that aimed to teach cat owners to better understand their cat’s behaviour. PetExpo also partnered with the Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) to organise the SKC Grooming Examination and Competition, International Championship Dog Show and SKC Championship Dog Show, as well as The Feline Fanciers Society of Singapore for a cat show.