September 27- September 30, 2024

Start making your plans now to join IPATACon 2024 in Budapest, Hungary for our Annual International Pet Shipper's Conference

IPATA has been holding international conferences since its conception in 1979, with members attending from around the globe. Topics change as the pet shipping industry changes, but the purpose is always the same - to share, learn, and network - the vital keys to providing more professional services to our clients and the pet shipping industry.

Attend the only conference exclusively for pet shipping experts that is designed to grow your business. Our 3-day educational conferences are packed with current industry information, informative speakers and access to airline and government partners.
Members from all over the globe met to network and discuss pet shipping issues, social media, disaster preparedness, certification and compliance issues and many other animal wellness and care topics.

IPATA conferences are for members only.

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The IPATA International Conference is only open to IPATA pet shipping members and Member & Non-Member Industry Partners such as airlines, airports, government agencies, and suppliers of goods and services to the pet shipping industry.

Sponsorships are Open

By sponsoring an IPATA Conference, you add value to the attendee’s experience while featuring your brand’s products and services to a target audience. IPATA’s conference sponsors have access to continuous exposure and create brand preference among the attendees.

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If you are a previous sponsor, your company will get early-notice of the opportunities.
If you are not a member but would like to sponsor, please contact for more information.


Novotel Budapest City & Budapest Congress Center

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Need a Visa Letter invitation from IPATA? Obtaining a Visa can often take weeks or even months depending upon the country, so don't delay.

Members are STRONGLY encouraged to submit a letter of invitation with their visa applications.
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Hungary Visa Information Site

Each meeting attendee is responsible for ensuring they have a visa authorizing them to travel to the country where a meeting is being held. IPATA is not responsible nor liable for travel being denied due to the lack of the appropriate visa and any registration fees paid will not be refunded. However, an attendee may register for a meeting and if the consulate or embassy denies their visa prior to the start of their travel, then a refund of registration fees may be possible; please email for details.