Petcare Innovation Summit Europe 2022

Petcare Innovation Summit

Driving innovation and investment to build a data-driven and sustainable petcare industry

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London, UK
17-18 May, 2022

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

Guillaume Cretenot, Mars

‘ The Petcare Innovation Summit provided access and availability to network with potential strategic partners making the investment well worth it.” - Chloe DiVita, Co-Founder, All Pet Voices

Why Attend

In the wake of the petcare boom, the European petcare market shows no signs of slowing down and is forecast to reach $23 billion by 2025, bringing with it tremendous opportunities.

Investment, partnerships, and acquisitions are happening like never before as insurance companies, multinationals, investors and mid-size brands are looking to add to their portfolios or partner with companies who can help them expand both geographically and vertically.

Join us at the Petcare Innovation Summit Europe to meet the consumer and industry demand for sustainability and digitalisation across all sectors. Our new split content tracks across nutrition, health and pet products and services allow you access insider industry knowledge on biggest and most imminent challenges facing each sector of the petcare.

The Best in Show Spotlight is back and bigger than ever, connecting key financial investors with the best start-ups in the European market - driving collaboration, innovation, and partnership within petcare.

Meet your future partners in petcare by joining our leading network of investors, start-ups, multinationals in pet products and pet health, retailers, insurance and industry supporting companies across 2 days of face-to-face networking opportunities.

See you there!

250+
Attendees
15
Best In Show Brands
500+
One-to-One Meetings
1
Must Attend Industry Event

Best In Show

The Best in Show Spotlight is back for 2022!

Highlighting innovation across the petcare space is at the core of this event. Three Best in Show Spotlights will allow 15 of the most innovative emerging companies to present their products or services on the main stage in London. Applications will be reviewed and finalists will be chosen by our prestigious selection committee which is comprised of petcare’s biggest investors and industry leaders.

Selection Committee

With only the 5 leading companies chosen to present for each category: Pet Health, Nutrition and Products & Services, this is a unique opportunity for emerging companies to present to our live audience of seasoned strategic M&A scouts, venture capital and private equity investors and secure the investment and partnerships needed to ensure your success in 2022.

The Best in Show 2022 Finalists have been announced! See who they are here.

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2022 SPEAKERS

 

Guillaume Crétenot

Vice President for Global Strategy, Ecosystem and Venture
Mars Petcare

At Mars Guillaume is Vice President for Global Strategy, Ecosystem and Venture. He develops and implements strategy to move from a FMCG business model to true Eco-system leader playing in products and services (vet services, pet owner services)

He also oversees the Leap Venture Studio & Academy

Prior to Mars, Guillaume was Principal in BCG

 

Guillaume Crétenot

Vice President for Global Strategy, Ecosystem and Venture
Mars Petcare

Guillaume Crétenot

Vice President for Global Strategy, Ecosystem and Venture
Mars Petcare

At Mars Guillaume is Vice President for Global Strategy, Ecosystem and Venture. He develops and implements strategy to move from a FMCG business model to true Eco-system leader playing in products and services (vet services, pet owner services)

He also oversees the Leap Venture Studio & Academy

Prior to Mars, Guillaume was Principal in BCG

 

 

Fabien Desiage

Head of Business & Ecosystem Development
Purina PetCare Europe

Fabien is leading Purina’s business and ecosystem development to support the company’s transformation from a Petfood centric business to a PetCare business.

Fabien has been in the pet care business for over 25 years including assignments in France, Switzerland, UK, and Spain.

His pug, Stich, is a strong supporter of his ambition to make pet parenthood an easy and seamless experience.

Fabien Desiage

Head of Business & Ecosystem Development
Purina PetCare Europe

Fabien Desiage

Head of Business & Ecosystem Development
Purina PetCare Europe

Fabien is leading Purina’s business and ecosystem development to support the company’s transformation from a Petfood centric business to a PetCare business.

Fabien has been in the pet care business for over 25 years including assignments in France, Switzerland, UK, and Spain.

His pug, Stich, is a strong supporter of his ambition to make pet parenthood an easy and seamless experience.

 

Kim Bill

Head
Purina Accelerator Lab

Kim leads the Unleashed Accelerator, the partner of choice for pet start-ups.

Her purpose is growing and partnering with disruptive pet start-ups to transform the pet care industry, making pet ownership even more meaningful and enjoyable.

Her background in both science and business facilitates her job as a super-connector, bringing value to both startups and Purina. Tofu, her cat approves of her job.

Kim Bill

Head
Purina Accelerator Lab

Kim Bill

Head
Purina Accelerator Lab

Kim leads the Unleashed Accelerator, the partner of choice for pet start-ups.

Her purpose is growing and partnering with disruptive pet start-ups to transform the pet care industry, making pet ownership even more meaningful and enjoyable.

Her background in both science and business facilitates her job as a super-connector, bringing value to both startups and Purina. Tofu, her cat approves of her job.

 

Julia Belaya

Head of International Business Development
Kinship

Julia heads international business development for Kinship, working to accelerate the growth of the Kinship portfolio in the UK, Europe and other key international markets. She drives new customer acquisition and revenue growth for Kinship’s portfolio of businesses by identifying strategic partners, investment opportunities and market gaps.

Julia Belaya

Head of International Business Development
Kinship

Julia Belaya

Head of International Business Development
Kinship

Julia heads international business development for Kinship, working to accelerate the growth of the Kinship portfolio in the UK, Europe and other key international markets. She drives new customer acquisition and revenue growth for Kinship’s portfolio of businesses by identifying strategic partners, investment opportunities and market gaps.

Prior to Kinship, Julia was the Global Head of Business Development at Plug and Play, the world's largest early stage investor, accelerator, and corporate innovation platform. During her time there, Julia grew the Digital Health program to over 20 leading corporate partners  and locations all over the US, Europe, South America and Asia.

 

Stephanie Armstrong

SVP Cluster Lead for UK, Ireland, the Nordics
Zoetis

Stephanie has been working in the animal health industry for over 16 years at Zoetis, she is Senior Vice President and Cluster Lead for the UK, BeNeLux, the Nordics and Ireland. Zoetis is the world’s leading animal health company and a member of the Fortune 500, aiming to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals. With 70 years of experience innovating a leading portfolio and pipeline of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, and technologies, colleagues stand by those caring for animals by providing solutions worldwide.

Stephanie Armstrong

SVP Cluster Lead for UK, Ireland, the Nordics
Zoetis

Stephanie Armstrong

SVP Cluster Lead for UK, Ireland, the Nordics
Zoetis

Stephanie has been working in the animal health industry for over 16 years at Zoetis, she is Senior Vice President and Cluster Lead for the UK, BeNeLux, the Nordics and Ireland. Zoetis is the world’s leading animal health company and a member of the Fortune 500, aiming to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals. With 70 years of experience innovating a leading portfolio and pipeline of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, and technologies, colleagues stand by those caring for animals by providing solutions worldwide.

Prior to becoming Senior Vice President, Stephanie was Chief of Staff to Zoetis CEO Kristin Peck. Stephanie has broad business experience in the private and corporate sector, the latter in various roles (strategic, operational, executive, sales, marketing, veterinary operations, line management and staff roles) in the APAC, North American and European markets.

Animals have always been a significant part of Stephanie’s life, having been part of a family with a deep and ongoing love of animals combined with her early passion for problem solving, maybe a career centered around animals was inevitable. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney and post-graduate qualifications in Veterinary Pharmacology and an MBA from the University of Technology, Sydney Stephanie has put this all to good use as a practicing veterinarian in Australia and the UK and latterly with Zoetis. 

 

Mark Scott

Co-Founder & CEO
Bella & Duke

Mark is Co-Founder and CEO of the pet wellness brand Bella & Duke which has become the largest DTC of natural pet food in just over 3 1/2 years in the UK.

Mark Scott

Co-Founder & CEO
Bella & Duke

Mark Scott

Co-Founder & CEO
Bella & Duke

Mark is Co-Founder and CEO of the pet wellness brand Bella & Duke which has become the largest DTC of natural pet food in just over 3 1/2 years in the UK.

 

Andre Jordao

CEO
Barkyn

Andre is an experienced entrepreneur and the CEO of Barkyn, a pet food subscription combining personalised food and telemedicine, growing in multiple European countries.

Andre Jordao

CEO
Barkyn

Andre Jordao

CEO
Barkyn

Andre is an experienced entrepreneur and the CEO of Barkyn, a pet food subscription combining personalised food and telemedicine, growing in multiple European countries.

 

Ivan Farneti

Founding Partner
Five Season Ventures

Ivan has been an active venture capital investor for the last 20 years and he is the co-founder of Five Seasons Ventures, the first European venture fund fully focused on Foodtech.

Ivan Farneti

Founding Partner
Five Season Ventures

Ivan Farneti

Founding Partner
Five Season Ventures

Ivan has been an active venture capital investor for the last 20 years and he is the co-founder of Five Seasons Ventures, the first European venture fund fully focused on Foodtech.

He is passionate about product and technology innovation aimed at solving big challenges in the food industry: from alternative sources of proteins, to functional foods, from new models of food distribution to the reduction of food waste.  At Five Seasons he invested in Tropic Biosciences (plants gene editing), Butternut Box (DNVB pet nutrition), THIS.co (plant-based meat alternatives), Cortilia (D2C fresh food retailer), YFood Labs (balanced meal replacements), Just Spices (D2C spices), Yamo (D2C fresh baby food) and La Fourche (D2C organic groceries).

His experience from previous venture funds in London, includes structuring investments, organizational and strategy development, setting up governance for growth and planning for successful exits. He was an early stage investor in Everbridge, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVBG), Tridion (acq. by SDL Plc), Gomez (acq. by Compuware), among others.

In his spare time he enjoys family life, cooking, fly fishing, and practicing jiu-jitsu with his son Adam.

 

 

 

Caroline Collins

Director
Pennard Vets

Caroline is a practicing Vet with over 15years experience and is Clinical Director at Pennard Vets. She believes in finding new and better ways to care for clients and their pets. It is this drive that has lead to constantly innovating and exploring Industry-leading advances to deliver this

Caroline Collins

Director
Pennard Vets

Caroline Collins

Director
Pennard Vets

Caroline is a practicing Vet with over 15years experience and is Clinical Director at Pennard Vets. She believes in finding new and better ways to care for clients and their pets. It is this drive that has lead to constantly innovating and exploring Industry-leading advances to deliver this

 

Robert Dawson

Founder
Vet-AI

Robert Dawson

Founder
Vet-AI

Robert Dawson

Founder
Vet-AI
 

Victoria Perweiler

Venture Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Victoria is a Venture Partner at Digitalis Ventures. Digitalis Ventures manages Companion Fund, a $130m fund investing in the future of pet care. 

Prior to Digitalis, Victoria led growth marketing and product strategy at a number of human health startups in SF & NYC (Nurx, Ava Women), taking these companies to their first 100k customers.  As a former operator, she’s a hands-on investor that enjoys supporting portfolio companies on hiring, growth and product roadmaps. 

Victoria Perweiler

Venture Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Victoria Perweiler

Venture Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Victoria is a Venture Partner at Digitalis Ventures. Digitalis Ventures manages Companion Fund, a $130m fund investing in the future of pet care. 

Prior to Digitalis, Victoria led growth marketing and product strategy at a number of human health startups in SF & NYC (Nurx, Ava Women), taking these companies to their first 100k customers.  As a former operator, she’s a hands-on investor that enjoys supporting portfolio companies on hiring, growth and product roadmaps. 

She’s excited to partner with product innovations that positively impact how humans interact with their companion animals and improve a pet's long term health outcomes. 

 

Barry Brackner

Strategy Consultant Former Marketing & Commercial Director
CVS

Barry is a strategy consultant to the pharma, welfare, retail, tech and veterinary profession having previously held senior executive roles within the veterinary profession most recently an executive board role at CVS as Marketing and Commercial Director, the largest PLC veterinary group in Europe, a role which involved him developing and delivering marketing strategies for the organisation and its member practices and honing its commercial operations.

Barry Brackner

Strategy Consultant Former Marketing & Commercial Director
CVS

Barry Brackner

Strategy Consultant Former Marketing & Commercial Director
CVS

Barry is a strategy consultant to the pharma, welfare, retail, tech and veterinary profession having previously held senior executive roles within the veterinary profession most recently an executive board role at CVS as Marketing and Commercial Director, the largest PLC veterinary group in Europe, a role which involved him developing and delivering marketing strategies for the organisation and its member practices and honing its commercial operations. This role saw him supporting growth and the integration of over 300 veterinary practices, crematoria, out of hours clinics and multi-disciplinary hospitals and bringing to market a number of own label prescription and non-prescription products.

 

Julien Renard

Co-Founder
Vetstoria

Julien Renard is the CEO and Co-founder of Vetstoria, the industry-leading veterinary booking platform used by over 2500 practices globally to streamline operations, improve customer experience and maximise revenue. As of today, Vetstoria integrates with close to 30 practice management systems across 18 countries and the list is growing.

Julien Renard

Co-Founder
Vetstoria

Julien Renard

Co-Founder
Vetstoria

Julien Renard is the CEO and Co-founder of Vetstoria, the industry-leading veterinary booking platform used by over 2500 practices globally to streamline operations, improve customer experience and maximise revenue. As of today, Vetstoria integrates with close to 30 practice management systems across 18 countries and the list is growing.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Julien worked as an emergency veterinarian for many years across Europe and the UK. His current work has been informed by a deep understanding of the unique challenges and potential in pet care with a focus to optimise the pet owner journey through automation and integration.

 

Ella Wales Bonner

Investor
Jam Jar Investments

Ella Wales Bonner

Investor
Jam Jar Investments

Ella Wales Bonner

Investor
Jam Jar Investments
 

Dominique Tarr

R&D Lead
KatKin

Dominique Tarr

R&D Lead
KatKin

Dominique Tarr

R&D Lead
KatKin
 

Alex Baumann

Co-Founder and CEO
Petbuddy Group

Alex Baumann is the co-founder and CEO of swedish-born Petbuddy Group (PBG) that acquires and scales sustainable pet food brands. Prior to founding Buddy Pet Foods (now part of PBG) in 2019 Alex was MD for beauty-subscription box Glossybox Nordics, worked with M&A and internationalization at british THG, and led digital strategy at Volvo Cars. Alex holds an MSc. in International Business from Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law

Alex Baumann

Co-Founder and CEO
Petbuddy Group

Alex Baumann

Co-Founder and CEO
Petbuddy Group

Alex Baumann is the co-founder and CEO of swedish-born Petbuddy Group (PBG) that acquires and scales sustainable pet food brands. Prior to founding Buddy Pet Foods (now part of PBG) in 2019 Alex was MD for beauty-subscription box Glossybox Nordics, worked with M&A and internationalization at british THG, and led digital strategy at Volvo Cars. Alex holds an MSc. in International Business from Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law

 

Guilherme Coelho

Founder and CEO
Maven Pet

Co-founder and CEO @ Maven - I don't know what life is without pets!  That's why I'm building the first AI+Human that knows if your pet is safe and healthy 24/7.

Guilherme Coelho

Founder and CEO
Maven Pet

Guilherme Coelho

Founder and CEO
Maven Pet

Co-founder and CEO @ Maven - I don't know what life is without pets!  That's why I'm building the first AI+Human that knows if your pet is safe and healthy 24/7.

 

Madeleine Morely

Co-Founder & CEO
Tomojo and Entovet

Anglo-French, 29 years old. Madeleine studied Economics at Exeter University and then did a MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College. 

After graduating I joined a Carbon Offsetting company called Natural Capital Partners briefly before deciding to set up he own insect-based pet food company TOMOJO.

Created in November 2017, TOMOJO is an insect-based pet food company based in Paris. Our mission is to promote natural, healthy and traceable food for pets while preserving the planet. 

Madeleine Morely

Co-Founder & CEO
Tomojo and Entovet

Madeleine Morely

Co-Founder & CEO
Tomojo and Entovet

Anglo-French, 29 years old. Madeleine studied Economics at Exeter University and then did a MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College. 

After graduating I joined a Carbon Offsetting company called Natural Capital Partners briefly before deciding to set up he own insect-based pet food company TOMOJO.

Created in November 2017, TOMOJO is an insect-based pet food company based in Paris. Our mission is to promote natural, healthy and traceable food for pets while preserving the planet. 

 

Matthew Dobbs

Global Chief Medical Officer
Destination Pet

A leader with a proven track record of creating, developing and growing profitability in animal health businesses, having set up his own business and grown it to become the largest in its sector, before managing a successful Private Equity buy-out. Matt continued to manage the growth and operation of the business through PE ownership and subsequently led a successful trade sale.

Matthew Dobbs

Global Chief Medical Officer
Destination Pet

Matthew Dobbs

Global Chief Medical Officer
Destination Pet

A leader with a proven track record of creating, developing and growing profitability in animal health businesses, having set up his own business and grown it to become the largest in its sector, before managing a successful Private Equity buy-out. Matt continued to manage the growth and operation of the business through PE ownership and subsequently led a successful trade sale.

As an entrepreneurial leader and a CEO from first principals, Matt has experience in all aspects business management and leadership. From developing a results-oriented delivery team, through to focusing on relationships and outcomes with customers and patients, Matts industry leading expertise is in growing healthcare businesses that deliver value for all stakeholders.

Matt's wide network and ability to form strong relationships, give him a unique broad insight into the veterinary, agricultural and companion animal sectors.

 

Michael White

Founder
Puppy Fat

Michael White

Founder
Puppy Fat

Michael White

Founder
Puppy Fat
 

Pavel Gertsberg

CEO & Co-Founder
Strelka AI

Pavel Gertsberg

CEO & Co-Founder
Strelka AI

Pavel Gertsberg

CEO & Co-Founder
Strelka AI
 

Noora Keskievari

CEO and Co-Founder
OneMind Dogs

Noora Keskievari is CEO and co-founder of OneMind Dogs. With over 20 years of experience in dog training and world top-level dog agility coaching her passion is to make high-quality dog training accessible to everyone.

In 2012 she founded OneMind Dogs with other passionate dog behaviour and training experts. She has since led the company into a global business with over $4M cumulative revenue, a large international coach network and an engaged community of dog lovers.

Noora Keskievari

CEO and Co-Founder
OneMind Dogs

Noora Keskievari

CEO and Co-Founder
OneMind Dogs

Noora Keskievari is CEO and co-founder of OneMind Dogs. With over 20 years of experience in dog training and world top-level dog agility coaching her passion is to make high-quality dog training accessible to everyone.

In 2012 she founded OneMind Dogs with other passionate dog behaviour and training experts. She has since led the company into a global business with over $4M cumulative revenue, a large international coach network and an engaged community of dog lovers.

OneMind Dogs to develop a high-quality dog training method and an effective, scalable online dog training concept.

Noora is passionate about giving a better life for dogs and has a broad understanding of the pet care industry from professional dog training to online services.

Besides training dogs professionally for more than a decade, Noora has an in-depth understanding of the pet care business from multiple perspectives, including customer service, retail, veterinary services, and scalable online training service.

She’s also a board member of four companies and has been nominated as a top young business person by the two biggest Finnish business magazines.

 

Pete Wedderburn

Online veterinarian and co-founder of Petfix Club

Dr Pete Wedderburn BVM&S CertVR MRCVS is a qualified veterinarian since 1985. He has worked in his own four-veterinarian companion animal practice in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland since 1991, and he has his own menagerie of dogs, cats, ducks, hens and a few other furry friends! His mission in life is to communicate high-quality information to pet owners, in an entertaining, engaging way.

Pete Wedderburn

Online veterinarian and co-founder of Petfix Club

Pete Wedderburn

Online veterinarian and co-founder of Petfix Club

Dr Pete Wedderburn BVM&S CertVR MRCVS is a qualified veterinarian since 1985. He has worked in his own four-veterinarian companion animal practice in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland since 1991, and he has his own menagerie of dogs, cats, ducks, hens and a few other furry friends! His mission in life is to communicate high-quality information to pet owners, in an entertaining, engaging way. As part of this mission, he is a founder of the innovative pet health information website, www.petfixclub.com, which launched in late 2020.

 

Yaroslav Azhynuk

Co-Founder and CEO
Petcube

Yaroslav Azhynuk

Co-Founder and CEO
Petcube

Yaroslav Azhynuk

Co-Founder and CEO
Petcube
 

Geryn Evans

Founder
Project Blu

Geryn Evans

Founder
Project Blu

Geryn Evans

Founder
Project Blu
 

Olivia Engellau

Chief Business Development Officer
Voff Premium Pet Food

Olivia Engellau

Chief Business Development Officer
Voff Premium Pet Food

Olivia Engellau

Chief Business Development Officer
Voff Premium Pet Food
 

Sam Worthy

CEO and Founder
Tailwise

Sam is CEO and co-founder of Tailwise.
He founded Tailwise after he personally experienced the broken dog homing process. He now leads the team on its mission to build the go to platform for responsible breeding and dog ownership.

Prior to Tailwise, Sam led sales and business development at two early stage startups from seed to series A, which were backed by Seedcamp and Octopus Ventures. He originally trained and worked in real estate investment at Fortune 500 JLL in the City of London.

Sam Worthy

CEO and Founder
Tailwise

Sam Worthy

CEO and Founder
Tailwise

Sam is CEO and co-founder of Tailwise.
He founded Tailwise after he personally experienced the broken dog homing process. He now leads the team on its mission to build the go to platform for responsible breeding and dog ownership.

Prior to Tailwise, Sam led sales and business development at two early stage startups from seed to series A, which were backed by Seedcamp and Octopus Ventures. He originally trained and worked in real estate investment at Fortune 500 JLL in the City of London.

 

Eli Hasson

Founding Partner
PHIL Ventures

Eli Hasson is founding partner of PHIL Ventures (Pet Health Innovation Labs) – the early-stage investments arm of Australia’s PETstock group.

Based in Tel Aviv, Eli has over 25 years’ experience in the Israeli tech sector – with deep knowledge in business strategy and multi-national operations. He was involved in multiple disruptive digital health ventures and led several technology mega-projects. Eli co-founded Quantum Discoveries – an industry-disrupting mineral exploration company that develops and deploys innovative technologies, operating in Chile and US.

Eli Hasson

Founding Partner
PHIL Ventures

Eli Hasson

Founding Partner
PHIL Ventures

Eli Hasson is founding partner of PHIL Ventures (Pet Health Innovation Labs) – the early-stage investments arm of Australia’s PETstock group.

Based in Tel Aviv, Eli has over 25 years’ experience in the Israeli tech sector – with deep knowledge in business strategy and multi-national operations. He was involved in multiple disruptive digital health ventures and led several technology mega-projects. Eli co-founded Quantum Discoveries – an industry-disrupting mineral exploration company that develops and deploys innovative technologies, operating in Chile and US.

Besides his passion for tech & innovation, Eli is an avid jazz musician and improviser.

 

 

Stanislav Nazarenus

Co-Founder
Mammaly

Stanislav Nazarenus is the co-founder and Co-CEO of mammaly, a digital pet health startup from Germany. He is leading the product, finance, operations as well as the retention marketing teams. Previously, he was active in the management consulting and venture capital industry at firms like KPMG, Coparion or Global Founders Capital.

Stanislav Nazarenus

Co-Founder
Mammaly

Stanislav Nazarenus

Co-Founder
Mammaly

Stanislav Nazarenus is the co-founder and Co-CEO of mammaly, a digital pet health startup from Germany. He is leading the product, finance, operations as well as the retention marketing teams. Previously, he was active in the management consulting and venture capital industry at firms like KPMG, Coparion or Global Founders Capital.

 

Ilari Haataja

CEO & Co-Founder
Alvar Pet

Ilari Haataja

CEO & Co-Founder
Alvar Pet

Ilari Haataja

CEO & Co-Founder
Alvar Pet
 

Derek Cummins

CEO and Founder
PetExpert

With a career spinning 28 years+ in software and technology based corporate businesses across US and Europe, Derek created, built and managed corporate start-ups and restructured established businesses to accelerate growth and provide shareholder value.

Derek Cummins

CEO and Founder
PetExpert

Derek Cummins

CEO and Founder
PetExpert

With a career spinning 28 years+ in software and technology based corporate businesses across US and Europe, Derek created, built and managed corporate start-ups and restructured established businesses to accelerate growth and provide shareholder value.

For the last 16 years he has held senior management and board positions including CEO of multimillion Euro businesses in several territories in Europe. He has led well known industry brands e.g. o2, Dimension Data, Solera and worked with leading insurers Allianz, Generali, AXA, and VIG delivering innovative and imaginative technology.

In 2017, he co-founded PetExpert, a fully digital pet health insurer and as CEO, built a multi-million Euro business spanning three countries with a plan to be in six countries by the end of 2022.

Derek is a lover of Dogs and Cats and is passionate about animal health, rights and welfare which was his inspiration for the creation of PetExpert.

 

Garyth Stone

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey

Garyth Stone

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey

Garyth Stone

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey
 

Joseph Sutton

Co-Founder
Catipilla

Joseph Sutton

Co-Founder
Catipilla

Joseph Sutton

Co-Founder
Catipilla
 

Bruce Casalis

Founder and CEO
Bruce's Doggy Daycare

 

Bruce Casalis

Founder and CEO
Bruce's Doggy Daycare

Bruce Casalis

Founder and CEO
Bruce's Doggy Daycare

 

 

Lucy McKinna

Founder
McKinna Plant Labs

Lucy graduated as a vet from the University of Melbourne in 2007 and has worked in companion animal practice in the UK and the Middle East ever since. Passionate about animals, the environment and corporate responsibility, 5 years ago she had the idea to make a vegan dog food with an ingredient list and a nutritional analysis that made her feel like she was doing a great thing for her dog, as well as the planet, launching the flagship product in the range, Noochy Poochy Adult in June last year.

Lucy McKinna

Founder
McKinna Plant Labs

Lucy McKinna

Founder
McKinna Plant Labs

Lucy graduated as a vet from the University of Melbourne in 2007 and has worked in companion animal practice in the UK and the Middle East ever since. Passionate about animals, the environment and corporate responsibility, 5 years ago she had the idea to make a vegan dog food with an ingredient list and a nutritional analysis that made her feel like she was doing a great thing for her dog, as well as the planet, launching the flagship product in the range, Noochy Poochy Adult in June last year.

 

Caroline Wilkinson

Founder
Barket Place

Caroline Wilkinson

Founder
Barket Place

Caroline Wilkinson

Founder
Barket Place
 

Maarja Buddell

Founder
Pet & Me

Maarja Buddell is an Estonian entrepreneur, who found her true passion in dogs and entrepreneurship. She is the CEO and founder of PET & ME, also owns a dog salon Groomland and is a creative mind in SO POSH Dog Cosmetics.

Maarja Buddell

Founder
Pet & Me

Maarja Buddell

Founder
Pet & Me

Maarja Buddell is an Estonian entrepreneur, who found her true passion in dogs and entrepreneurship. She is the CEO and founder of PET & ME, also owns a dog salon Groomland and is a creative mind in SO POSH Dog Cosmetics.

 

Damien Clarkson

Co-Founder
THE PACK

Damien is the Co-Founder of THE PACK, one of Europe’s most exciting plant-based dog food startups. Since launching in September 2021 THE PACK has quickly built a strong following of pet parents using their highly innovative and nutritionally complete wet foods for dogs. Damien and his THE PACK Co-Founder Judy Nadel previously built Vevolution, a leading community in the plant-based world. Today the Vevolution is one of the world’s leading specialised marketplaces for plant-based and cell-ag businesses to find investment. 

Damien Clarkson

Co-Founder
THE PACK

Damien Clarkson

Co-Founder
THE PACK

Damien is the Co-Founder of THE PACK, one of Europe’s most exciting plant-based dog food startups. Since launching in September 2021 THE PACK has quickly built a strong following of pet parents using their highly innovative and nutritionally complete wet foods for dogs. Damien and his THE PACK Co-Founder Judy Nadel previously built Vevolution, a leading community in the plant-based world. Today the Vevolution is one of the world’s leading specialised marketplaces for plant-based and cell-ag businesses to find investment. 

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Far from the typical ‘meet-and-greet’ exhibition experience, you – as a sponsor or exhibitor – will be positioned as a partner of the event with a focus on the benefits of your product and brand, rather than just a name on an exhibition list.

With our extensive marketing experience and strategy, your partnership with Kisaco Research will grant you a sponsorship package that is an extension and enhancement of your current marketing and branding efforts. We value your ROI and will work with you directly on your specific goals and targets – that’s why we take special care in finding the most relevant end-users to attend, so that your financial and resource investment is smartly allocated.

Find out more by calling us at +44 (0)20 3696 2920, or emailing Harrison Sharp at [email protected] 

Press Partnerships

Whether you are an association, embassy, industry body or publication, we can offer a tailored marketing partnership to suit your needs. As a Media Partner we can:

  • Promote your organisation as an event partner across all conference materials, including the website, brochure, emails and on-site programme
  • Offer your members or readers a discount on their registration fee for Petcare Innovation Summit Europe
  • Provide one free press pass to attend
  • Distribute promotional materials at the conference

If you are a registered industry journalist or member of the press and would like to arrange an interview with a speaker or to discuss the event please contact:

Marianne Brett
Senior Marketing Executive
T: +44 (0)203 696 2920
E:  [email protected]

Conference Packages

Sending Your Team? Group Discounts Available!

Applicable for Primary Market, Service Provider and Industry Rates Only. Not available for Academic or ‘Start-Up’ rates

Book a Team of 3+ - Save an Additional 10% Off
Book a Team of 5+ - Save an Additional 15% Off

If you would like to register a team of 3 or more, please email [email protected] for your discount coupon code before registering. PLEASE NOTE: Discounts cannot be combined with Early Bird Pricing or any other discount or offer. If you have any questions about your registration, please call us on +44 (0)20 3696 2920

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Venue

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Riverside Building
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 7PB

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MAKE THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS

Make the most valuable connections possible with your bespoke meeting scheduler.

With free access to the MEETING MOJO platform, you can create a bespoke meeting schedule for the summit, ensuring you connect with the industry stakeholders that are most important in building your business.

MEETING MOJO gives you access to the entire attendee list, allowing you to message and invite people to connect during the formal meeting sessions run throughout the day. You will also have additional time during our informal networking sessions.

24 private meetings are available for each guest.

About Kisaco Research

Kisaco Research produces, designs and hosts B2B industry conferences, exhibitions and communities – focused on a specialized selection of topic areas.

Meet industry peers that will help build a career-changing network for life.

Learn from the mistakes of your peers as much as their successes—ambitious industry stalwarts who are happy to share not just what has made them successful so far but also their plans for future proofing their companies.

Note down the inspired insight that will form the foundation for future strategies and roadmaps, both at our events and through our online communities.

Invest both in your company growth and your own personal development by signing up to one of our events and get started.

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