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
24-25 May, 2022

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

Guillaume Cretenot, Mars

‘Great opportunity to develop relationships with strategic partners for start-ups’ Katie Smith, Founder and COO, Newroad Foods

Why Attend

In the wake of the petcare boom, it seems 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, multinationals, investors and mid-size brands are looking to add to their portfolios or partner with companies who can help them expand from vertically across pet health, products and platforms.

With sustainability, tech and nutrition at the forefront of everyone’s mind, join us at the Petcare Innovation Summit Europe and attend our split content tracks in health, nutrition, and pet products and services to allow you to completely personalise your experience at the event.

The Best in Show Spotlight is back and bigger than ever, connecting key financial investors with the best start-ups in the European petcare 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!

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

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Our 2022 agenda will be released shortly, stay tuned!

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Best In Show

Highlighting innovation across the petcare space is at the core of this event. Two innovation showcases will allow 12 emerging brands to present on our virtual main stage. Finalists will be hand-picked by our prestigious Selection Committees, with 6 Pet Health and 6 Consumer brands selected.

The two categories are split as follows:

Pet Health & Tech, includes pharmaceuticals, wearables, telemedicine solutions, insurance, supplements and nutrition, and flea & tick treatments.

Consumer Products and Services, includes food, treats, pet accessories, services for pet owners, and retail.

Finalists will have the chance to showcase their brand through a virtual booth, including a recorded presentation. There will then be a live audience Q&A for our virtual room of seasoned strategic M&A scouts, venture capital and private equity investors.

2022 applications will open soon. 

Selection Committee

Author:

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.

Author:

Ivan Farneti

Founding Partner
Five Season Ventures

Author:

Ella Wales Bonner

Investor
Jam Jar Investments

Author:

Victoria Perweiler

Venture Partner
Digitalis Ventures

2022 SPEAKERS

 

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.

 

Robert Dawson

Founder
Vet-AI

Robert Dawson

Founder
Vet-AI

Robert Dawson

Founder
Vet-AI
 

Ivan Farneti

Founding Partner
Five Season Ventures

Ivan Farneti

Founding Partner
Five Season Ventures

Ivan Farneti

Founding Partner
Five Season Ventures
 

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

 

Victoria Perweiler

Venture Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Victoria Perweiler

Venture Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Victoria Perweiler

Venture Partner
Digitalis Ventures
 

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
 

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.

 

Dominique Tarr

Head of R&D
KatKin

Dominique Tarr

Head of R&D
KatKin

Dominique Tarr

Head of R&D
KatKin
 

Erik Wide Gustafsson

Co-Founder & CMO
Buddy Pet Group

Erik Wide Gustafsson

Co-Founder & CMO
Buddy Pet Group

Erik Wide Gustafsson

Co-Founder & CMO
Buddy Pet Group
 

Guilherme Coelho

Founder and CEO
Maven Pet

Guilherme Coelho

Founder and CEO
Maven Pet

Guilherme Coelho

Founder and CEO
Maven Pet
 

Madeline 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. 

Madeline Morely

Co-Founder & CEO
Tomojo and Entovet

Madeline 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

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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.

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2022 Partners

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Media Partners

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