This annual event is intended to bring together the pet sector, to acquire knowledge and to inspire. There are multiple successful initiatives at home and abroad to bring together representatives of the pet sector to give them a platform.  It was clear that there was a need for such a platform for the Dutch pet sector and Acadamy Bartels took the initiative for the Dutch Pet Conference & Awards: the network event for pet professionals where knowledge and recognition come together.

The theme of the conference will be ‘Innovation’ and will take place on 20 November (daytime) in the TV studio ‘Studio21’ in Hilversum, the Netherlands.


Keynote speakers Björn Kuipers, Carl van Dyck and Eduard de Wilde will share valuable insights from their experience and specific background. In addition there is a great line-up of speakers who will offer inspiring parallel sessions in the field of veterinary medicine, retail trends and customer experience. During the Award Gala, awards will be presented in different categories. Expert judges, each within their own specific sector, will judge the nominations.

The website of Dutch Pet Conference