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New Dates for Dog Lovers Shows in Melbourne & Sydney

2020 Dog and Cat Lovers Shows rescheduled

Following recent instruction from the Australian Federal Government regarding the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and advising against non-essential, organised public outdoor gatherings of more than 500 people and indoor gatherings of more than 100 people for up to six monthsEvent Management International (EMI) have rescheduled all 2020 events.


• 2020 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show: rescheduled to Friday 27 until Sunday 29 November 2020
• 2020 Melbourne Cat Lovers Show: rescheduled to Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 May 2021
• 2020 Sydney Dog Lovers Show: rescheduled to Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August 2021

EMI CEO, Jason Humphris, said “In light of the recent Government announcement we have had no choice but to reschedule all our events to safeguard their long-term future.”

“Naturally, we are incredibly disappointed because these events play such an important role in supporting the dog and cat loving communities but we are confident that these new dates allow us to continue presenting these world class festivals in the safest environment possible for all people and pets.”

“Like so many other businesses in the event and pet industries, we are determined to weather this current situation and return with an even more impressive event as the Show provides a highly valuable marketing platform for the pet sector and educational resource for dog and cat owners across the country.”

“Given the extra time we now have to prepare, the company is in a strong position to present an even more exciting festival line-up for visitors when we next open the doors.”
“In light of the hardships the community is facing, we ask people to consider the health and wellbeing of their pets and to please support their local rescue groups as they will need all the support possible right now,” concluded Humphris.

Tickets purchased for all 2020 Shows will be valid for the rescheduled dates. All current ticket holders have been contacted via email to explain the re-issuing process as well as the option to obtain a full refund if they would prefer to do. EMI encourages ticket holders to attend the re-scheduled dates as it will help stakeholders, breed clubs, rescue groups, and the event through a very difficult time.

Event Management International are now developing a range of digital, data and social media-based advertising packages for businesses so they can still reach the extensive Dog and Cat Lovers Show audiences in other virtual ways this year. Organisers are committed to providing a range of new marketing opportunities that will provide a much-needed sales boost to struggling retailers during this period of social distancing.

MEDIA RELEASE, 19th March 2020

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