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VetForumUK & Europe 2020

VetForumUK & Europe 2020

October 5-6, 2020

Vilamoura, Algarve

Vilamoura, Algarve | October 5-6, 2020

With the UK veterinary market at peak consolidation, attentions now turn to the nation’s wider links to European businesses. Whether this be picking up best practice from leading clinics on the continent, or absorbing the operations of top-notch clinics, it’s most certainly the talk of the industry.

More importantly, establishing a solid reputation above competitors has become the key motivation for business leaders. For this, VetForum UK & Europe will be examining Operational Efficiencies – and how every stakeholder in the client corridor – from pet parent to vet to business manager – can work as one.

As the only invite-only event of its kind, we play host to senior figures from both vet groups and suppliers. We facilitate an intimate connection – one beyond business and towards relationships – in order to completely jumpstart your business capabilities in just two days.

We do this through OpenRoom’s signature one-to-one meetings program; a series of fifteen minute meetings built around your personal preferences. Informal networking and conference content complete the packed agenda – it’s no wonder they event has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2018.

Andrew Curwen
CEO, XL Vets

Chair, Andrew Curwen, CEO, XL Vets

Andrew qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol Vet School in 1990.  He worked for several years in mixed practice in the UK. In 2000 he moved to Bayer Animal Health where he became Marketing Manager for the UK and Ireland.  In 2006 Andrew joined XLVets, a collaborative community of independently owned veterinary practices, committed to working together to share knowledge, skills and resources. As Chief Executive of XLVet UK Ltd he has led a team that has created a range of services and initiatives that enable the XLVet membership to first define and then deliver “excellence in practice”.

Mark Gill
Operations Director, Goddard Vet Group

Testimonial, Mark Gill, Operations Director, Goddard Vet Group

What a corker of an event! I must admit to having been a little sceptical that the three days out of the office would be a good use of my time, but I need not have worried. The ‘speed dating’ is nothing short of genius. It forced focused conversations that cut to the chase and forced an assessment of the opportunity that is not replicated in any other forum I have come across. 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. 

Craig Evans
General Manager, iM3

Testimonial, Craig Evans, General Manager, iM3

I was sitting 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.

Ideas worth sharing

Ignite Sessions, Ideas worth sharing

Short, sharp, insightful sessions to ignite your curiosity.

Supplier snapshots

Elevator Pitches, Supplier snapshots

Fast-paced, 45-second insights from innovative suppliers.

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+44 20 8222 8837

Event Partners

Global 4 Communications

Global 4 Communications are an award winning supplier and installer of market leading business telephone systems for an array of company sectors.

The venue

VetForum UK comes to the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Resort - a luxury 5 star hotel in a 5 star location. Overlooking Vilamoura Marina on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the Tivoli Marina offers the best of both worlds: the tranquility of the beach, and the lively atmosphere of Vilamoura town are both within minutes of the hotel. 

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