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Petcare Innovation Summit

Reshaping the Petcare industry through partnerships and disruptive innovation

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London, UK
27-28 February, 2020

“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 are chosen by our Selection Committee to introduce their products on the main stage, in a quick-fire round of presentations. WINNERS ANNOUNCED - click the link below to find out who made it to the Final 12!

Why Attend

Increasing pet ownership combined with an upsurge in purchasing power are just some of the drivers resulting in continued growth in the €39.5 European Pet space.

With the humanisation trend and changing consumer behaviours forcing some of the industries most seasoned pet brands to diversify their existing portfolio, partnering with an emerging disruptor has never been so crucial. In the last year, Pets at Home bought a stake in dog-walking service Tailster whilst Nestle Purina acquired a majority stake in direct-to-consumer dog nutrition business Tails.com illustrating a growing appetite for innovation from the industries major players.

The objectives of the Petcare Innovation Summit are to connect emerging pet brands with seasoned strategic players and financial buyers.  Our focus is on categories including pet food, veterinary health & nutrition, services, technology and accessories. This is the go-to meeting for those looking to meet prospective partners to help accelerate their businesses to the next level, as well as players seeking to build their investment or acquisition pipelines. 

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

See what we got up to last year

Pets & Money Summit London 2019 Highlights

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.

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.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED - click here to find out who they are!

2020 Selection Committee

Jürgen Degrande

Co-founder
Edgard & Cooper

Annabel Feather

Associate Partner
Piper

Antoine Regis

Partner
Eutopia

Belinda Gurung

Investor
JamJar Investments

Claire Gavin

Director of Private Brands and Innovation
Pets at Home

Nigel Baker

CEO
Pet Industry Federation

Pippa Lamb

Partner
Sweet Capital

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

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The Agenda

We're excited to share that the Pets & Money Summit has evolved to the Petcare Innovation Summit this year. Please download the agenda to have a look at the full programme for this year.

What you can expect at the 2020 Petcare Innovation Summit in London:

  • 100+ leaders from pet brands, supporting companies, strategic buyers and financial buyers
  • Opportunities to connect with some of the pet industry's most influential executives
  • A chance to particpate in the Best In Show pet brand spotlight

See what happened at Pets & Money London 2019

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Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, London W68DR

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