PetsFestival 2018, the most important pet show of the year in Italy, will start on Saturday 20th October and will last until Sunday 21st at the Piacenza Expo complex. There have been many exciting announcements about the show this year: above all the Petsfestival is focusing on its audience, and will have, for the first time in its history, an incredibly vast and heterogeneous speaker program with guests from the United States and England. Moreover, the exhibitions have also increased, and there will be at least 3 different areas of interest. We obviously focus on the aquarium hobby, but PetsFestival has so much more.
The Aquarium Speakers of PetsFestival 2018
We have followed the announcements of PetsFestival in recent weeks, presenting all the speakers as they were announced. Today we present the list with schedules and various titles, but remember to register in advance at the following email address: email@example.com . I strongly recommend you do as soon as possible to reserve the available seats.
Saturday October 20th:
- 10:30 – Roberto Rondoni’s talk on “Set-up and maintenance of a Malawi tank“;
- 11:00 – Dana Riddle’s talk on “Lighting the Reef Aquarium – New Information“;
- 12:00 – Tony Vargas’s talk on “Reef Aquariums (simple yet complicated)”;
- 13:00 – Peter Kersh’s talk on “Innovations in fish nutrition – new ways of looking at ingredients, formulations and manufacturing processes”;
- 15,30 : Davide Mascazzini’s talk on “Anthozoa predation on plankton”;
- 16,00: Massimo Morpurgo’s talk on “Palythoa e palytoxins in aquariums: real risks for aquarists health?“.
Sunday October 21st:
- 10:30 – Livio Leoni’s talk on “Set-up and maintenance of a Tanganyka tank” (article);
- 11:00 – Dana Riddle’s talk on “Coral Coloration“. (article);
- 12:00 – Tony Vargas’s talk on “Dubay (Two massive public aquariums)”. (article);
- 15,30 – Roberto Ferri’s talk on “The positive outcomes of a correct water movement in aquarium” (article).
Aquarium events of PetsFestival 2018
The second edition of the Goldfish Experience offers a careful selection of goldfish specimens presenting, in a dedicated area, both the most common forms of Carassius auratus auratus and the ones that are rare and unusual.
Pond set-up course
The course will be held by the OASE Company and the “Laghetti Che Passione!” Portal in collaboration with La Mangrovia store.
The DaniReef/Reefs.com Booth
As usual, our staff will be present at the event, but this year we will have a small booth, so we are waiting for you to come by and have a chat. We are ready to provide you with the best possible report of PetsFestival. We will show you who participated and what they brought to show. As usual, we will try not to forget anyone. But if any company would like to invite us for a particular event, do not forget to contact us. If you want you can show up with our shirt, you can find out how to order it here.
Aquarium hobbyist groups are back at the PetsFestival
This year, several aquarium groups are booked to have their own little stand at PetsFestival. In alphabetical order the following groups will be present, with the great return of AcquaPortal:
- ACF – Acquario Come Fare
- Alba (Caridine)
- Laghetti che passione
- ReefArt International
There are many exhibitors, and while there is no rush for the purchase of some items, the same thing doesn’t apply to the purchase of corals. In this case, it would be better to arrive early on Saturday morning to be among the first ones to choose corals. In events such as this, those who arrive first will have the best choice. Do not think you can come Sunday afternoon and find the most beautiful corals, because those will have been sold on Saturday morning.
PetsFestival 2018 exhibitors
PetsFestival 2018 exhibitors stands summarized here:
|A.I.C.||Associazione Italiana Ciclidofili||www.aiconline.it|
|A.I.K.||Associazione Italiana Killifish||www.aik.it|
|AQ Style||Online shop||www.aquariumstyle.it|
|Acquari Malberti||Aquarium tanks and reptile tanks manufacturer||www.acquari-malberti.com|
|Aquatic Life||Fauna Marin authorized dealer and online shop||www.acquaticlife.net|
|Associazione Italiana Betta||Italian Betta Show, expo, competition||www.aibetta.it|
|Bef biosystem||Insect breeding for animal food production||www.befbiosystems.eu|
|BettaDesire – Exotica||Breeding, selection and import of Betta Show
Top Selection Since 2010
|Bianchi Alex||Amatour breeder||FB: Alex’s Zebra|
|C S Aquarium||Shop: fish and plants||FB: CS Acquarium|
|ReefSnow||Shop specialized in fishes and corals||www.reefsnow.com|
|Coral Reef||Marine and freshwater fishes, corals and invertebrate shop||www.coralreef.it e FB: Antonio Buonocore (Coralreef)|
|Creas production||Creas Production tanks manufacturer||www.creasproduction.it|
|Cremona Tropical Fish||Freshwater fish breeder||FB: Cremona Tropical Fish, FB: L-Welse Allevamento Amatoriale e FB: I Cory di Nemo|
|EscheMatteo||Everything for aquariuma and reptiles. New Era food||www.eschematteo.it|
|Foglie d’Acqua||Fish breeder|
|Funhobby||Italian authorized dealer Aquamedic- Vertex/Somatic and others||FB: Funhobby Italia|
|Gardens & Koi||Outdoor area design||www.gardensandkoi.it|
|Geomarine||Coral and fish retailer||www.geo-marine.it|
|Goldfish Experience||Goldfish show|
|H. V. Innovation||Innovative lights and marine equipment ATB, Twistman|
|Heart of the heart||Habitat and biotope realizations from Malesia and South America|
|Iquitos 2.0||Colombo fish import in Italy||www.iquitos.it|
|La Mangrovia||Aquarium and vivarium plants||FB: La Mangrovia|
|KoiLab||Koi carps. Japan fish import||www.koilab.it|
|Morabito Domenico||Shrimp breeder|
|Nati con la coda||Fish, plants and coral shop||www.naticonlacoda.it|
|Oase Italia srl||Tank manufacture and aquarium equipment||www.oase-livingwater.com/it_IT/|
|Oasi Discus||South American fish shop, tank set up and maintenance, accessories|
|OceanLife||Aquarium accessories manufacturer||www.oceanlife.it|
|Ondanomala||Marine fish and invertebrates shop||www.londanomala.com|
|River Monster||Unusual species breeding, river monsters||www.river-monsters.it|
|Salt Water Cloud||Automatic tank controller producer||www.saltwatercloud.com|
|Shrimp & Plant Florence||Breeding and sales of shrimps and plants||FB: Shrimp&Plant Florence|
|Shrimp Italy||Shrimps and similar||FB: Shrimp Italy|
|Tetra||Leader company in aquarium items.||www.tetra.net|
|Tropheus Italia||Tropheus fish passionate||FB: Tropheus Italia|
|Vescovi Elena||Ciclid breeder||FB: Mercatino dei Ciclidi Bergamaschi e FB: Malawi, il mio lago stellato|
|Wild Fish – Sara Coltra||Asian fish shop|
You can keep an eye on the list of exhibitors on the official website www.petsfestival.eu, under the Exhibitors link, but we do not believe that there will be other additions. The spaces have all been booked for some time already.
The admission ticket for PetsFestival costs 12 euros, it can be purchased online by clicking here. We suggest you buy it online in order to avoid the massive queues at the entrance, as you can see below from one of our repertoire images.
If you’d like to see who participated at the previous PetsFestival, the pictures, videos, and everything else are here. You can get to Piacenza Expo following Google Maps directions The official website: PetsFestival We will be there, will you? Let us know here in the comments, on social media, or anywhere you prefer!