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OFF THE LEASH
Until we
meet again
I'm patiently waiting and wondering when in-person industry
events will start back in full force. In an informal poll of
just a few readers, about half said they were ready to attend
in-person events and about half said they were not yet ready
to take that leap. No one reported they had already attended
an in-person conference or trade show.
With more than a year of online events under our belts,
virtual attendees and virtual event organizers have had a good
opportnity to test the waters and fine tune what works when
our industry gathers via the internet.
Following the 2021 Global Pet Expo Digital Access in
March, Pet Food Processing asked some exhibitors to share
their thoughts on the virtual experience versus in-person.
Rick Ruffolo, chief executive officer and president of
Phelps Pet Products, found the virtual Global Pet Expo to be
very productive.
" Although it is next-to-impossible to recreate and replace
the in-person experience, the chance meetings, and the camaraderie
that make the pet industry so special, we found the
virtual show platform offered a great opportunity for interested
buyers to learn more about our latest dog treat innovations.
" There is no doubt the virtual show was far easier to navigate
in a much more efficient and stress-free manner than
walking the show floor, " Ruffolo added. " My only suggestion
would be to find a way to enable exhibitors to virtually visit
with each other during the show, which is a critical opportunity
for networking and shared learnings during the inperson
shows. "
Gary Sheets, director of sales for the eastern United States
at Mid America Pet Food, said he was pleased with the outcome
of the expo this year.
" We finished with twice as many connections than we expected,
exceeding the number of associations we made in
physical attendance previous years, "
Sheets commented. " ...That said, you
can't beat the in-person environment.
Our team loves seeing familiar and
new faces, and we will look forward to
getting together face-to-face next time. "
Of all that has been learned during
our many months of social distancing
and online events, I'm curious if some virtual aspects might
stick around and become standard features the next time the
industry meets again... in real life.
Jennifer Semple | Editor, jsemple@sosland.com
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