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The U.S. Commerce Department is pleased to offer the opportunity to exhibit at the FOR FAMILY fairs which take place April 3 – 6, 2014, in Prague, Czech Republic. FOR FAMILY fairs combine four different and yet supplementary fairs targeted at every day family life.

The strongest focus in last couple years (and the most success for U.S. catalog fair participants) came from FOR PETS part of the fairs.

FOR PETS (www.for-pets.cz): is a fair focused on pet owners/breeders. The fair targets all types of pets - dogs, cats, exotic birds, terrarium animals, small mammals, rodents and aquarium animals. Nomenclatures: food, veterinary preparations, cosmetic preparations, articles for breeders, pet accessories.

Other related fairs are as follows.

FOR SENIOR (www.forsenior.cz): is a fair focused on seniors’ full value and active living. Nomenclatures: medicines, supplements, home aids, medical equipment, medicinal cosmetics, fashion for seniors, travel, free time activities. FOR KIDS (www.forkids.cz): specializes in products/services for children. The fair showcases a cross section through all what can make children’s life more pleasant and parent’s life easier. Nomenclatures: home products (furniture), clothing and footwear, leisure activities, toys, school equipment, sport products, etc. FOR TEENS: will take place for the first time. The goal of this fair is to target teenagers. Nomenclatures: table and computer games, educational software, consumer electronics, products for free time activities, sports, etc.


Cost for participating in a U.S. Commercial Service booth catalogue show: $200

By participating in a catalogue show the U.S. companies will receive:

  • Product literature display at the U.S. Commercial Service booth at the show.
  • Results report of all the potential partners that expressed interest in your product, and all the trade leads we collect from end-users that visit our booth.
  • Inclusion in the U.S. Commercial Service booth flyer presenting all its exhibitors.
  • On-line promotion on U.S. Commercial Service web pages.
  • Post-show follow-up and market information.

Deadline: Registration is open till March 10, 2014

Registration: Register HERE.


U.S. exhibitors can take advantage of a basic stand offer provided below or you can discuss different booth options with trade fair organizer. Contact person is Mrs. Romana Loušová – lousova@abf.cz


The Gold Key program provides visiting U.S. firms with prequalified meetings with potential overseas agents, distributors, sales representatives and strategic business partners. More information on Gold Key program is available HERE.

Participants Feedback

“We participated in the FOR PETS Expo in Prague in 2012 and found it to be a very exciting show. The Czech Republic is a relatively new market for us so we found the GKS to compliment our marketing efforts nicely. In addition to that the staff as the U.S. Commercial Service there went out of their way to assist us with our needs. Overall it was a very pleasurable experience.” Jay Younis, TAMSCO.

“We appreciate the fact that not only did you send us contacts but you explained the way to communicate with the Czechs. Thank you,” Barbara Parkes, K9 Carts.

The Czech FOR PETS catalog fair was a great success for our company. As a result of the catalog fair, we signed up Panda Plus as our distributor for the Czech Republic. I would recommend the catalog fair to any US companies looking to export pet products to the Czech Republic. In my opinion, the value of the show is well worth the cost. The report that you prepared following the fair was thorough, and had great detail about the companies that we’re interested in our collars. We were able to set up multiple meetings at the Interzoo show thanks to your work.” Michael Colangelo, Headroom Limited, Inc./BooBooLoon

Contact Information for FOR FAMILY 2014:        

Mr. Janis Kalnins, Senior Trade Specialist

Email: Janis.Kalnins@trade.gov

Phone: 001 702 219 7461 (US)

Mrs. Veronika Novakova, Commercial Specialist – FOR PETS/FOR SENIOR

Email: Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

Phone: 00420 257 022 437 (Czech Republic)