WZF – service company for the pet industry
Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Zoologischer Fachbetriebe (WZF) is a one-hundred-per-cent subsidiary of the German Pet Trade & Industry Association (ZZF). The service company with its business fields of Interzoo and ring issuing agency and its media work makes an important contribution to the economic and communicative development of the pet industry.
Interzoo - the industry's leading exhibition
WZF GmbH together with ZZF as honorary sponsor organizes INTERZOO in Nuremberg, the biggest international trade fair for the pet industry. Nowhere else do traders get a similarly extensive overview of the products from the worldwide pet market every two years. About 1,800 exhibitors and over 39,000 trade visitors from 117 countries at the last event make Interzoo the world's undisputed leading exhibition for pet supplies.
Media work and industry PR
ZZF is the publisher of zza - Zoologischer Zentralanzeiger. This magazine for the pet industry is published by zza-Verlag der WZF GmbH and reports on market activities, industry players, new products and legislative measures. It comments on topical business issues and pet-keeping matters and provides information about the association's activities.
WZF GmbH also publishes brochures, trade literature such as training manuals, and labels for pet sales displays. WZF also funds industry and pet-keeper portals like zza-online.de, zzf.de, interzoo.com or my-fish.org and my-pet.org, and publishes market studies.
The communication work of WZF GmbH includes press and public relations for Interzoo and for the whole pet industry. Training WZF GmbH regularly organizes the ZZF Symposium and training seminars on behalf of ZZF, which has also appointed its service company for organizing the standard knowledge test for prospective pet retailers in Hesse.
Ringstelle - the ring issuing agency
The Federal Ministry of the Environment has recognized ZZF as an issuing agency for identification markings for protected species. The association has appointed its subsidiary WZF GmbH for the sale and registration of bird rings and other identification aids.