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October 9, 2015 | The North American Road Show comes to an end

Eight months with only an occasional break – that’s how long our 2015 NPE tour took. From eastern Canada to western US we spent several thousand kilometres on the road, sometimes with and sometimes without the Editourmobil. The difficulties we encountered with transportation, vehicle breakdowns and the inevitable paperwork were really challenging for everyone involved on this tour.

But despite all the obstacles strewn in our path, the tour has been a resounding success. In the course of the tour, we visited around 45 companies in the PET sector, enjoyed many interesting discussions with industry leaders and drew up a comprehensive picture of the complexities of the market. All of this was crowned by the magnificent and eye-catching exhibition stand at the NPE. A fitting conclusion indeed to our eight months tour. Several articles arising out of the discussions we had have already appeared in previous issues of PETplanet Insider and there is still a lot more to come in future issues.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all companies and PETplanet Insider readers who took part in the Tour and gave us their support. Sincere thanks are also due to all my colleagues here in the office for their commitment, creativity, flexibility and above all for their patience which was often sorely tested.

I know that I speak on behalf of the entire PETplanet team when I say we are already looking forward to our next big tour projects: China and South Africa in 2016!


Kay Barton
Editor and Project Manager