Innovation is vital for the future of your business. Learn how to unleash creative thinking and implement a successful innovation strategy. GlobalPETS Forum Asia is a professional conference for professionals from the global pet industry.


What's in it for you?
  • Become a creative thinker and implement a successful innovation strategy.
  • Learn from major pet retailers and online platforms from around the world.
  • Meet business partners from all over the world.
  • Combine with the CIPS trade show.
Join us!

Are you a decision-maker in an Asian or non-Asian organization that is active in pet food, treats or accessories? If so, GlobalPETS Forum Asia is definitely for you!

Attend for just €595 (plus VAT), including all breaks, lunch and the social evening, plus a handout. Receive €50 early bird discount until 1 September 2017. Promotional material in the gift bag: €50 (plus VAT) per insertion.


9:00 - 9:15Welcome and opening
9:15 - 10:30Detlef Reis: Creative thinking
10:30 - 11:00coffee break
11:00 - 12:00Tendayi Viki: Profitable business models
12:00 - 13:00lunch break
13:00 - 13:45Innovation in online pet retail
13:45 - 14:15Dave Bolen: Change in pet retail
14:15 - 14:45coffee break
14:45 - 15:15Panel discussion with global top retailers
15:30 - 17:00Workshop: Tools for creative thinking
15:30 - 17:00Workshop: Practical methods for innovators
17:00 - 17:15networking break
17:15 - 18:15Inspiration from pet industry startups
18:15 - 18:30Summary and closing words
18:30 - 21:30Social evening


Detlef Reis
Dr. Detlef Reis is a creativity and innovation expert. As Founder and Chief Ideator of Thinkergy Limited, his mission is to create and empower innovators in Asia and beyond with the help of highly effective innovation methods in the form of innovation trainings, projects and licensing solutions.

Tendayi Viki
Dr Tendayi Viki is an academic, author, entrepreneur and consultant. His research examines the various factors that influence successful innovation within organizations. He applies his academic work in his consultancy work as he helps larger companies to innovate like startups.

Dave Bolen
Dave Bolen has made a career in pet retail. He served as EVP at Petco, and the last years he has been President and CEO of PetSupplies ‘Plus’. Today he is operating as an advisor to leaders in the pet industry.



GlobalPETS Forum Asia is a partnership between CIPS and GlobalPETS, powered by PETS International. CIPS is the main trade event for the pet industry in Asia. GlobalPETS is the leading B-to-B platform for pet industry professionals, with 40,000 customers in over 130 countries.