bringing business to business
For the first time, VetForum will take place in the UK. The overwhelming consensus has been that virtual is no real substitute for in-person connection. Our decision to move the event to the UK is motivated by our desire to get back to physical events as quickly as possible. We hope the new UK location will make the decision to join us easier than ever!
The forum is designed for supplier companies to meet with owners, managing directors and procurement specialists of vet groups throughout the UK and Europe, by way of pre-arranged meetings, conference and networking opportunities.
- Reconnect with the industry in a safe, time-efficient way
- Share New Best Practice post COVID-19 with peers from UK and Europe
- Plan your itinerary to meet with the suppliers that will help drive your business forward
- Get a 360-degree view of the buyer/supplier partnership
- Differentiate: leverage information from multiple supplier meetings
- Build a community of new business relationships
- Reconnect with vet groups across the UK and Europe
- We pre-select attendees to ensure you only meet with the right decision makers
- Interact face-to-face in our 15-minute format
- Take the temperature on the market and find out what customer priorities are post COVID-19
- Companies are limited by supplier type to maximise your exposure
Founder of Onswitch
Keynote Speaker Alison Lambert, Founder of Onswitch
Alison worked in practice for several years before pursuing a career with Hills Pet Nutrition and MARS, discovering the customer experience passion that her award-winning company, Onswitch, is renowned for today.
Onswitch promotes customer-centred practice so pets, horses and livestock receive better care; providing research, marketing, CPD and business consultancy with an effective, innovative, straight-talking and client-led approach.
Alison is Honorary Associate Professor at Nottingham University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. She is published widely, regularly speaks at key international veterinary congresses and events, and was given the AVA’s Veterinary Business Thought Leader award in 2019.
Managing Director, Pennard Vets
Speaker Matthew Flann Managing Director, Pennard Vets
Matthew graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1999 and is now Managing Director of Pennard Vets. Recently, Pennards has become one of the only practices in the UK to have been transfered into employee ownership.
Matthew will speak at VetForum on the benefits of employee ownership trusts as an alternative strategy for growth.
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.
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.
Elevator Pitches Supplier snapshots
Fast-paced, 45-second insights from innovative suppliers.
VetForum will take place in the UK for the first time at the De Vere Cotswold Hotel. Set amongst 152 lakes, this is a place where modern design effortlessly combines with its natural surroundings. Wood, Cotswolds stone and glass are seamlessly integrated to create light, airy and contemporary lakeside spaces to make every event extraordinary.
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