In October 2011, the inaugural WildlifeXpo event was held at Alexandra Palace, London and Painted Dog Conservation UK was invited to have a stall and to provide a speaker. Billed as the UK's most comprehensive wildlife show, with talks, forums, lectures and exhibitors from almost all walks of wildlife, visitors had the opportunity to listen to lectures and presentations from some of the best known wildlife presenters and visit the stands of over 100 exhibitors. PDC’s founder Dr Greg Rasmussen gave an inspirational talk on the status of the painted dog and the challenges facing the project in Zimbabwe. PDC UK’s Patron, Steve Leonard, joined us on the Saturday and was responsible for a rush of visitors to the stand, including Mark Carwardine and Chris Packham. The project’s unique snare wire sculptures sold very well and awareness of the dogs’ problems was raised with a whole new audience. PDC UK looks forward to WildXpo 2012. Hope to see you there! Exact dates tbc.