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VetForum APAC 2019

VetForum APAC 2019

November 13-14, 2019

AVANI Riverside, Bangkok

AVANI Riverside, Bangkok | November 13-14, 2019

The APAC vet services market is in its infancy relative to its potential - and corporates are beginning to consolidate the market, supported by private equity involvement.  Against this backdrop, VetForum APAC makes an exciting addition to OpenRoom's portfolio.

The event follows our signature format of one-to-one meetings, a time-effective way for people and businesses to connect, identify opportunities and explore new solutions. 

Thom Jenkins
Founder & CEO, Gula

Chair, Thom Jenkins, Founder & CEO, Gula

Thom Jenkins has lived in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong while serving as COO of the first international group of veterinary clinics in Asia. Thom operated clinics across 6 cities in Mainland China (Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai), Hong Kong and Singapore, leading a truly international team from 20 different countries. Thom went on to be Commercial Director and COO of Village Vet, a group of 30 clinics in the UK, which is now part of the Linnaeus Group and Mars Petcare. He is the Founder and CEO of Gula, a telemedicine platform for veterinary clinics. Thom is also Non-Executive Director at Recruit4vets - a leading international veterinary recruitment agency, and an advisor to YLD - one of London’s fastest growing software engi­neering and design consultancies.

Dr Anthony Beck
Veterinary Business Consultant, AsiaVet

Round Table Chair, Dr Anthony Beck, Veterinary Business Consultant, AsiaVet

Dr Anthony Beck has been developing veterinary industry investment strategies for China mainland since 2004 and is the only foreign vet to have built and sold a veterinary group in China mainland. He co-founded Doctors Beck and Stone and was acting Chief Veterinary Office until early 2019. He managed and trained a 60-person veterinary team spanning 4,500km (Beijing to Singapore).

Dr Anthony has launched Asiavet consultancy that is focused on  building partnerships with Asian and China mainland practice owners boosting their ability to provide extraordinary client service and patient care, whilst empowering their veterinary team and maximising their business value through sustainable operational and financial reporting.

Head of Corporate

Testimonial, Head of Corporate, Virbac

'I was looking forward to it knowing the groups that were attending in advance, however never expected it to throw so many opportunities our way.'

Director of Vets
Simplyhealth Professionals

Testimonial, Director of Vets, Simplyhealth Professionals

'It can be really hard to get to the right people even though they are existing clients - the level of seniority here is impressive.'

General Manager

Testimonial, General Manager, iM3

'I was sat opposite a key contact last night – someone I have tried to email for months – and it’s fantastic, because I have had more time with him over the past day than I have ever had with him, meaning we have actually created a relationship. That is worth millions. That meeting alone was worth the price.'

Operations Director
Goddard Vet Group

Testimonial, Operations Director, Goddard Vet Group

'The ‘speed dating’ in this context is nothing short of genius. I leave feeling enthusiastic about the commercial opportunities and I would be very surprised if I don’t do business with several of the companies I met. At least two of the companies I feel most enthusiastic about have previously approached me to meet at my office and I have declined, feeling that there was unlikely to be anything worth pursuing.'

Strategic Implementation Manager

Testimonial, Strategic Implementation Manager, IVC

'An inspired concept. Never before have I been to an event collecting the who’s-who in veterinary in one place.'

Ideas Worth Sharing

Ignite Sessions, Ideas Worth Sharing

Short, sharp 10-minute sessions to ignite your curiosity.

60-Second Insights

Elevator Pitches, 60-Second Insights

Fast-paced 60-second insights from innovative manufacturers.

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The venue

VetForum takes place at the award-winning AVANI Riverside, with its stunning views over Chao Phraya river and the city of Bangkok, in the heart of the Asia Pacific region. 

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