Pet Industry Forum & Awards 2017

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM [GST]

Whittlebury, Towcester, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom



Pet Industry Forum DAYTIME ONLY Partial Approval -£174.00

Sales end on -24/11/2017

This ticket price includes daytime conference, lunch and refreshments and VAT. It excludes accommodation.

PIF Awards Dinner ticket Partial Approval - £174.00

Sales end on -24/11/2017

This ticket price includes the pre-dinner drinks, three-course dinner, wine and entertainment, as well as VAT. It excludes accommodation.

Combined Forum & Awards ticket Partial Approval -£336.00

Sales end on -24/11/2017

This is the best value ticket and includes access to the daytime conference and the evening awards dinner, lunch and refreshments, as well as pre-dinner drinks, wine and entertainment and VAT. It excludes accommodation.

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Event Information

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM [GST]

About the Events

The Pet Industry Forum & Awards is the UK's premier event for the pet industry. This one day event is packed with a fantastic array of high-profile speakers, to give you an invaluable insght into a range of issues that affect every one of us in the UK pet industry.

Topics this year include:

  • Product innovation
  • Ways of engaging with potential pet industry employees
  • US pet market
  • The impact of effective marketing
  • Protecting your business

The full programme is available to view - FORUM PROGRAMME 2017

In the evening, the Pet Industry Awards dinner takes place, where the 2017 winners are revealed. As this year marks PIF's 70th birthday, we look forward to celebrating in style.

Both events offer ample networking opportunities and are a great way to learn, make new contacts and re-acquaint yourself with existing contacts.


Tickets can be purchased for both the day conference and the awards dinner. There is a special value combined ticket if you wish to attend both.

PIF members receive a 20% discount off the ticket price, when you enter the member code.

VAT is included in the ticket price.


We have negotiated a special rate with Whittlebury Hall of £120 B&B and a limited number of rooms have been ringfenced for our event. Rooms can be booked on 01327 850490 and quoting '70483'.

Event Location

Event Speakers

Steve Fowler

PIF Chairman and Forum Chairman

Russell Turner

Ideation & Solutions Director, DS Dmith Packaging

Dave Ellerington

Head of New Business Development, DS Smith Packaging

Kate Hardcastle

Keynote speaker

Retail and commercial expert respected nationally and internationally. Kate is a regular contributor and industry commentator to Sky News and BBC as well as many prevalent trade publications. She will

Mark Lumsdon-Taylor

Chief Executive, Hadlow College

Hadlow College is a close partner of the Pet Industry Federation working on a range of ground-breaking projects that generate strong synergy between education and industry. Students who have access to

Shawn Dooley

Managing Director, SMD Group

In a post-Brexit world, it’s likely that UK companies will need to look across the Atlantic, even if they’ve not considered the USA as a potential market. Shawn has extensive experience at helping ove