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Petcare Innovation Summit

Reshaping the Petcare industry through partnerships and disruptive innovation

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Virtual Event
18-19 May, 2021

“A very complete view on what's going on in terms of innovation in the Petcare category. ”

Guillaume Cretenot, Mars

Best In Show Innovation Showcase 2020: 12 of the most promising innovators in the Petcare industry were chosen by our Selection Committee to introduce their products on the main stage, in a quick-fire round of presentations. Click the link below to find out who presented at Petcare Innovation 2020.

Why Attend

The Petcare Innovation Summit connects emerging pet health and consumer brands with seasoned strategic players and financial buyers.  Our content covers the critical trends and dynamics of the sector impacting pet health and consumer products & services, including the latest trends in pet food, telemedicine, pet tech and nutrition.

This is the must attend European summit for those looking to meet prospective strategic partners to help accelerate their businesses to the next level, as well as players seeking to build their investment or acquisition pipelines.

Separate content tracks allow you to tailor the event to you needs, whether you are interested in new therapeutics, digital vet services, or consumer trends. Joint networking time brings the whole EU Petcare ecosystem together, inspiring collaboration, innovation, and partnerships.

The Best in Show Spotlight will showcase 6 innovative start-ups from each category: Pet Health &Tech, and Consumer Products & Services. Each finalist will be hand-picked by our Selection Committee, and have the opportunity to present their brand on the Main Stage.

150+
Attendees
12
Best In Show Brands
500+
One-to-One Meetings
1
Must Attend Industry Event

Who Will Be There

30%
Multinationals & Retailers
20%
Investors & Financial Buyers
10%
Industry Supporting Companies

Emerging & Mid-sized Brands

Expect exciting and innovative brands from accross all pet categories:

  • Food
  • Treats
  • Supplements
  • Veterinary
  • Accessories
  • Hard Products
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Everything else!

Multinationals & Retailers

Investors & Financial Buyers

Industry Supporting Companies

Best In Show

12 pet brands, hand-picked by the prestigious Selection Committee, introduce themselves and their products/services on the main stage, in a quick-fire round of presentations.

 6 Pet Health, and 6 Consumer brands will be selected. Submissions will be accepted from both Mass and Prestige brands in Food, Treats, Supplements, Accessories and Hard Products, Insurance, Retail, Services and Technology. They should be early to mid-stage brands that are actively seeking financial investment, acquisition, distribution, and/or marketing.

 The more detailed the application form, the more information the selection committee can use to make their decision. However, if you do not wish to fill in a question, please feel free to leave it blank.

 What will I get as a finalist?

 • Mainstage Spotlight – you will be given the opportunity to showcase your brand to our virtual room of seasoned strategic M&A scouts, venture capital and private equity investors. 

• Virtual Booth – each finalist will get their own “virtual booth” to include a product demo, brand video and company information, giving investors and potential partners the information they need to make a connection.

2020 Selection Committee

Author:

Jürgen Degrande

Co-founder
Edgard & Cooper

Marketing & sales academic background. Moved to New York in 2010 and build a career as sales director retail.

Returned to Belgium to pursue a financial MBA and co-founded Edgard & Cooper in 2015. Responsible for commercial department at Edgard & Cooper.

 

Author:

Annabel Feather

Associate Partner
Piper

Author:

Antoine Regis

Partner
Eutopia

Author:

Belinda Gurung

Investor
JamJar Investments

 

Author:

Claire Gavin

Director of Private Brands and Innovation
Pets at Home

Author:

Nigel Baker

CEO
Pet Industry Federation

Author:

Pippa Lamb

Partner
Sweet Capital

Pippa is an invesor at Sweet Capital and splits her time between the London and LA offices. Prior to Sweet Capital, Pippa worked in Consumer Private Equity at LVMH-backed L Catterton, where she was part of the investment team that worked on a $175m co-invest with JD.com into Secoo, China's largest luxury e-commerce player. Prior to this, Pippa spent five years at J.P. Morgan in London and Hong Kong, where she was part of the global equity strategy team, analysing companies for investment primarily in the technology and consumer space. Before J.P. Morgan, Pippa worked for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Shanghai and Beijing, developing UK/China investment and policy initiatives. Pippa holds an BA in Chinese from Oxford University and an MBA (Fulbright Scholar) from Harvard Business School. Pippa was promoted to Partner in July 2019.

2020 SPEAKERS

 

Antoine Regis

Partner
Eutopia

Antoine Regis

Partner
Eutopia

Antoine Regis

Partner
Eutopia
 

Bruce Casalis

CEO
Doggy Day Care

 

Bruce Casalis

CEO
Doggy Day Care

Bruce Casalis

CEO
Doggy Day Care

 

 

David Lonsdale

Partner
August Private Equity

David Lonsdale

Partner
August Private Equity

David Lonsdale

Partner
August Private Equity
 

Peter Pitchard

CEO
Pets at Home

Peter is an experienced retailer with over 30 years’ experience having worked for M&S, Sainsbury’s, Iceland, ASDA and Wilkinson Hardware Stores. 

Peter is now Group CEO of Pets at Home Group PLC appointed in 2018. He has been with the retailer since 2011 initially as Commercial Director then COO & more recently Retail CEO.

Peter is a life-long pet parent and today is “dad” to Oscar and Leo two very cute but very mischievous cats.

Peter Pitchard

CEO
Pets at Home

Peter Pitchard

CEO
Pets at Home

Peter is an experienced retailer with over 30 years’ experience having worked for M&S, Sainsbury’s, Iceland, ASDA and Wilkinson Hardware Stores. 

Peter is now Group CEO of Pets at Home Group PLC appointed in 2018. He has been with the retailer since 2011 initially as Commercial Director then COO & more recently Retail CEO.

Peter is a life-long pet parent and today is “dad” to Oscar and Leo two very cute but very mischievous cats.

Peter has refocused the strategy of the business to bring all its assets together and become “The Best Pet Care Business in the World” enabling pet parents to do their best for their beloved pet.  Pets at Home wants to make being a pet parent, easy, convenient but above all rewarding.

The business has amazing assets - V.I.P. – The Very Important Pets Club, the award winning pet loyalty scheme launched in 2012 now with over 4.5 million members with 1 in 3 dogs and 1 in 4 cats, in the UK registered on the scheme.  A truly seamless web and store operations allowing pet shoppers to shop with Pets at Home in any way they wish with 65% of all orders being chosen to be collected in store.  The business recognizes the importance of educating and helping pet owners, running highly successful children pet workshops, puppy socialization classes, puppy training, dog agility and even dog birthday parties.

Pets at Home also runs the UK’s largest joint venture veterinary business under “Vets4Pets” as well as owning 4 specialist hospitals performing life changing surgery and treatments for pets.

In July 2019 Pets at Home extended on its services capability by becoming the lead investor in Tailster.com the UK’s leading digital dog walking and pet boarding business.

‘Today the business has 453 Pet Superstores, 440 Vet Practices, 316 Groom Room Salons and 4 Specialist Hospitals. Pets at Home is the UK’s leading Pet Care Business, with sales in excess of £950m’

 

 

Dylan Watkins

CEO
Poppy's Picnic

 

Dylan Watkins

CEO
Poppy's Picnic

Dylan Watkins

CEO
Poppy's Picnic

 

 

Jamie Brennan

Senior Vice President and Cluster Lead UK, Ireland & Nordics
Zoetis

Jamie Brennan

Senior Vice President and Cluster Lead UK, Ireland & Nordics
Zoetis

Jamie Brennan

Senior Vice President and Cluster Lead UK, Ireland & Nordics
Zoetis
 

John Howie

CEO
Lintbells

John Howie

CEO
Lintbells

John Howie

CEO
Lintbells
 

Matt Diffey

Head of Group Strategy & Transformation
Pets at Home

Matt Diffey is Head of Group Strategy & Transformation at Pet at Home.  He works closely with the Pets at Home management team to develop and implement the Group’s strategy – which is centred on the vision ‘to be the best pet care business in the world.’  Matt also plays a leadership role in driving the Group’s M&A agenda, including the Group’s recent investment in Tailster, the UK’s leading dog walking and pet boarding service, and now represents Pets at Home on Tailster’s Board.

Matt Diffey

Head of Group Strategy & Transformation
Pets at Home

Matt Diffey

Head of Group Strategy & Transformation
Pets at Home

Matt Diffey is Head of Group Strategy & Transformation at Pet at Home.  He works closely with the Pets at Home management team to develop and implement the Group’s strategy – which is centred on the vision ‘to be the best pet care business in the world.’  Matt also plays a leadership role in driving the Group’s M&A agenda, including the Group’s recent investment in Tailster, the UK’s leading dog walking and pet boarding service, and now represents Pets at Home on Tailster’s Board.

Prior to joining Pets at Home in 2016, Matt was a Case Team Leader at Bain & Company in London, where he worked primarily with consumer-oriented businesses to develop solutions to their most important strategic and organisational issues.  He also spent a year in Bain’s Private Equity Group, supporting several of the world’s leading private equity funds on commercial due diligence.

He started his career in the social impact sector and is passionate about the role large businesses, such as Pets at Home, can play in being a force for good in broader society.

Matt grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, USA, and received a BA in Philosophy from Tufts University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

 

 

 

 

Klaus Wagner

CEO
Green Petfood and Josera Petfood

Klaus Wagner

CEO
Green Petfood and Josera Petfood

Klaus Wagner

CEO
Green Petfood and Josera Petfood
 

Matthieu Wincker

President
Ultra Premium Direct

 

Matthieu Wincker

President
Ultra Premium Direct

Matthieu Wincker

President
Ultra Premium Direct

 

 

Michael Hurnaus

CEO
Tractive

Michael Hurnaus

CEO
Tractive

Michael Hurnaus

CEO
Tractive
 

Peter Dunkley

Director, CA Business Unit & UK Corporate Accounts
Zoetis


 

Peter Dunkley

Director, CA Business Unit & UK Corporate Accounts
Zoetis

Peter Dunkley

Director, CA Business Unit & UK Corporate Accounts
Zoetis


 

 

Richard Setterwall

Founder
Dog Buddy

Richard Setterwall

Founder
Dog Buddy

Richard Setterwall

Founder
Dog Buddy
 

Sarah Kaye

CEO
Pet Food UK Ltd.

Sarah Kaye

CEO
Pet Food UK Ltd.

Sarah Kaye

CEO
Pet Food UK Ltd.
 

Jürgen Degrande

Co-founder
Edgard & Cooper

Marketing & sales academic background. Moved to New York in 2010 and build a career as sales director retail.

Returned to Belgium to pursue a financial MBA and co-founded Edgard & Cooper in 2015. Responsible for commercial department at Edgard & Cooper.

 

Jürgen Degrande

Co-founder
Edgard & Cooper

Jürgen Degrande

Co-founder
Edgard & Cooper

Marketing & sales academic background. Moved to New York in 2010 and build a career as sales director retail.

Returned to Belgium to pursue a financial MBA and co-founded Edgard & Cooper in 2015. Responsible for commercial department at Edgard & Cooper.

 

 

Tania Moser

CEO
Pets Deli

Tania is the CEO of Pets Deli, the leading direct-to-consumer pet food brand in Germany. Pets Deli’s mission is to make healthy feeding easy for everyone. It boasts a full range of premium dog and cat foods such as raw meals, dry and wet food and a complete assortment of snacks. In addition it carries products for pets with sensitive stomachs and recently introduced a sustainable product line that uses alternative proteins as well as a complete healthcare line.

Tania Moser

CEO
Pets Deli

Tania Moser

CEO
Pets Deli

Tania is the CEO of Pets Deli, the leading direct-to-consumer pet food brand in Germany. Pets Deli’s mission is to make healthy feeding easy for everyone. It boasts a full range of premium dog and cat foods such as raw meals, dry and wet food and a complete assortment of snacks. In addition it carries products for pets with sensitive stomachs and recently introduced a sustainable product line that uses alternative proteins as well as a complete healthcare line.

Tania took over Pets Deli in 2017 after it had to file for bankruptcy and rebuilt it from scratch. Today it is one of the fastest growing online pet food companies in Europe known for its speed of operation, online marketing strength and successful subscription services. Pets Deli currently launches on average one new product per week and will continue to grow both on- and offline in the upcoming year.

She holds a masters degree in International Management previously worked for the Boston Consulting Group. 

 

Elif Polat

Analyst
Euromonitor International

Elif Polat

Analyst
Euromonitor International

Elif Polat

Analyst
Euromonitor International

https://bit.ly/36YjQCN

 

Oliver Boucher

Senior Director, Business Development
Zoetis

Oliver Boucher has a successful track record creating and managing start-ups and executing strategic transactions at Board level on both the buy-side and sell-side of the life science business-to-business (B2B) market within the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries. He also has significant experience in fund-raising, both dilutive and non-dilutive. He has held senior commercial and business roles in a succession of biotech companies after having gained executive level experience for seven years as a director of business development at GSK.

Oliver Boucher

Senior Director, Business Development
Zoetis

Oliver Boucher

Senior Director, Business Development
Zoetis

Oliver Boucher has a successful track record creating and managing start-ups and executing strategic transactions at Board level on both the buy-side and sell-side of the life science business-to-business (B2B) market within the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries. He also has significant experience in fund-raising, both dilutive and non-dilutive. He has held senior commercial and business roles in a succession of biotech companies after having gained executive level experience for seven years as a director of business development at GSK. Before joining industry, Oliver Boucher was a patent attorney in London, Montreal and Paris. He received an MA in genetics and molecular biology from Cambridge University and earned an MBA from INSEAD Business School. Mr Boucher joined Zoetis in 2017.

 

Garyth Stone

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey

Garyth Stone

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey

Garyth Stone

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey
 

Travis Street

Strategy & Delivery Manager
Veterinary Health Innovation (vHive)

Travis Street has been developing proprietary software in the commercial sector since 2011. With experience leading teams in marketing, software development, design, artificial intelligence and human healthcare sectors, he’s spent four years teaching Master’s level business modelling as Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Surrey University Business School.

Travis Street

Strategy & Delivery Manager
Veterinary Health Innovation (vHive)

Travis Street

Strategy & Delivery Manager
Veterinary Health Innovation (vHive)

Travis Street has been developing proprietary software in the commercial sector since 2011. With experience leading teams in marketing, software development, design, artificial intelligence and human healthcare sectors, he’s spent four years teaching Master’s level business modelling as Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Surrey University Business School. Shifting his focus to animal health, he is currently acting Head of the Veterinary Health Innovation Engine (vHive) at Surrey University Veterinary School with partner organisation Zoetis - the world’s largest animal health pharmaceutical company, where he is leading on the development of several platforms in animal health for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation cofounded initiatives in Sub Saharan Africa.

 

Rikke Rosenlund

CEO
BorrowMyDoggy

Rikke Rosenlund

CEO
BorrowMyDoggy

Rikke Rosenlund

CEO
BorrowMyDoggy
 

Pablo Pazos

CEO
Barkibu

Entrepreneur and software craftsman.

Founder of Barkibu, a platform to connect veterinaries and pet lovers.

Founder of ReallyLateBooking, a new way of travel, same-day hotel booking from your mobile.

Founder of IIPIR, a startup specialized in mobile applications development.

Pablo Pazos

CEO
Barkibu

Pablo Pazos

CEO
Barkibu

Entrepreneur and software craftsman.

Founder of Barkibu, a platform to connect veterinaries and pet lovers.

Founder of ReallyLateBooking, a new way of travel, same-day hotel booking from your mobile.

Founder of IIPIR, a startup specialized in mobile applications development.

 

James McElroy

CEO
GuDog

James McElroy

CEO
GuDog

James McElroy

CEO
GuDog
 

Charlotte Halkett

Chief Commercial Officer
Bought By Many

Bought By Many is a Pet Insurance innovator, showing pet parents it is possible to love your insurer.

By speaking to thousands of pet owners and looking at millions of online searches it identified the insurance products pet owners wanted but could not find, and then launched those in 2017. Bought By Many now covers more than 150,000 pets, was voted the UK’s Most Trusted Pet Insurance Provider at the 2019 Moneywise customer service awards and launched into its first international market, Sweden, in 2019.

Charlotte Halkett

Chief Commercial Officer
Bought By Many

Charlotte Halkett

Chief Commercial Officer
Bought By Many

Bought By Many is a Pet Insurance innovator, showing pet parents it is possible to love your insurer.

By speaking to thousands of pet owners and looking at millions of online searches it identified the insurance products pet owners wanted but could not find, and then launched those in 2017. Bought By Many now covers more than 150,000 pets, was voted the UK’s Most Trusted Pet Insurance Provider at the 2019 Moneywise customer service awards and launched into its first international market, Sweden, in 2019.

Charlotte has been making the insurtech revolution a reality in the insurance industry for more than a decade. She is a qualified actuary and a recognised insurtech top influencer.

 

Nick Thompson

Bsc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS
Holistic Vet

Nick Thompson

Bsc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS
Holistic Vet

Nick Thompson

Bsc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS
Holistic Vet
 

Rowan Sanderson

Chief Nutrition Officer
Bella & Duke

Rowan Sanderson

Chief Nutrition Officer
Bella & Duke

Rowan Sanderson

Chief Nutrition Officer
Bella & Duke

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