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2024 Pet Industry Events, Trade Shows & Conferences

Better your business by putting these pet industry gatherings on your calendar this year.

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Editor’s note: If you have an industry event you’d like us to add to this calendar, email editor@petsplusmag.com.

January

Jan. 22-25
AAFCO Mid-Year Meeting
Chattanooga, TN
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has several meetings throughout the year for its membership. The organization establishes nutritional standards for complete and balanced pet food.
aafco.org
Produced by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)

Jan. 22 – 24
Pet Industry Leadership Summit ‘24
Coronado, CA
The industry’s only high-level networking event that brings together top executives from every segment of the pet-care community to share ideas, collaborate to solve problems, and develop new ways to improve the pet industry. This year’s speakers include engaging storytellers and subject matter experts on a range of issues that affect all in the pet-care community. Keynote speakers include basketball legend Bill Walton, restauranteur Will Guidara, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and motivational speaker Mary Kelly.
pida.org/events/summit2024
Produced by the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), American Pet Products Association (APPA), Pet Advocacy Network (PAN) and World Pet Association (WPA)

Jan. 26-28
Clicker Expo
Virtual
An opportunity for animal training enthusiasts and professionals to receive coaching, keep up with the latest techniques and learn from positive reinforcement experts.
clickerexpo.clickertraining.com
Produced by Karen Pryor Clicker Training

February

Feb. 15-18
The Groom Expo West
Pasadena, CA
The West Coast’s grooming trade show and educational programing for anyone interested in improving their knowledge, handling and care of pets.
groomexpowest.com
Produced by Barkleigh Productions

March

Mar. 3-9
Professional Pet Sitters Week
This week shines a light on the viability of pet sitting as a career and the importance of using professional pet-care services.
petsit.com
Produced by Pet Sitters International (PSI)

Mar. 6
Pet Sitters International Focus Online Summit
Virtual
This summit for pet sitters and dog walkers provides pet professionals with opportunities to network online and learn from industry experts.
petsit.com
Produced by Pet Sitters International (PSI)

Mar. 8-10
GROOM’D (formerly Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference)
Atlanta, GA
The Southeast’s largest trade show dedicated to grooming and pet-care professionals. Offers skills, tips and techniques to grow your business as well as cutting-edge products to inspire innovation. Educational programming includes dozens of educational seminars, hands-on workshops and interactive sessions.
groomd.org
Produced by World Pet Association (WPA)

Mar. 16-17
North American Reptile Breeder’s Conference & Trade Shows
Tinley Park, IL
These shows (three additional conferences later in the year in Dallas, TX; St. Louis, MO; and Schaumburg, IL) are events where the general public and breeders meet face-to-face and network.
narbc.com
Produced by ECO Publishing and Chicago Reptile House

Mar. 20-22
Global Pet Expo
Orlando, FL
International product gathering for the pet industry that connects product manufacturers, importers, retailers, thought leaders and creative minds. Expo includes the Global Learning Series, which is free for all registered attendees and offers 40-plus hours of live education.
globalpetexpo.org
Produced by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

April

Apr. 4-7
Intergroom
Secaucus, NJ
An international conference for professionals in the pet grooming industry. Features a three-day trade show, top industry speakers sharing their expertise, and a large lineup of educational seminars.
intergroom.com
Produced by Barkleigh Productions

Apr. 5-7
Clicker Expo
Portland, OR
An in-person opportunity for animal training enthusiasts and professionals to receive coaching, keep up with the latest techniques and learn from positive reinforcement experts.
clickertraining.com
Produced by Karen Pryor Clicker Training

Apr. 5-7
Healthy Dog Expo
TBA
Brings internationally respected authorities on natural dog health, feeding and veterinary care together with talks, demonstrations, exhibits and vendors. healthydogexpo.com

Apr. 14-15
Pets Canada Pet Industry Show Vancouver (formally PIJAC Canada)
Richmond, Canada
Pets Canada holds several industry events across Canada at which attendees can discover the newest products and the latest technology. Clients and suppliers can connect, network, and participate in special events and seminars.
petscanada.org/events/canada-events/pet-industry-show-vancouver/
Produced by Pets Canada

Apr. 25-28
Northwest Grooming Show
Tacoma, WA
The only grooming show serving the Northwest region of the country. Features a large trade show, seminars by industry pros and grooming competitions.
nwgroom.com
Produced by Barkleigh Productions

Apr. 29-May 1
Pet Food Forum
Kansas City, MO

May

May 6
Pet Food Forum Europe (co-located with Interzoo 2024)
Global pet food industry conference and exhibition focuses on research and technologies utilized in the development, formulation and processing of pet food and treats. Also includes dozens of educational sessions led by globally recognized experts focused on the latest pet food trends, processes and innovations.
petfoodforumevents.com
Produced by WATT Global Media and PetFoodIndustry.com

May 7-10
Interzoo 2024
Nuremberg, Germany
The world’s biggest trade fair for the international pet industry, bringing together manufacturers, wholesalers and service providers from over 60 countries to present the latest pet products and innovative pet supplies.
interzoo.com
Produced by WZF

May 15-18
Animal Care Expo
San Antonio, TX
This expo brings together animal welfare professionals together for educational workshops, learning labs, networking opportunities and social events in addition to a trade show displaying the latest animal-care products and services from a wide range of exhibitors and sponsors.
humanepro.org/expo
Produced by The Humane Society of the United States

May 20-23
Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo West
Las Vegas, NV
A national conference for professionals in the pet boarding and day-care industry. Featuring a two-day trade show showcasing products and companies in the industry, top industry speakers sharing their expertise, and a lineup of educational seminars.
petboardingexpowest.com
Produced by Barkleigh Productions

May 22-22
PFEXPO West
Anaheim, CA
Held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Pet Food Experts’ annual customer appreciation event and buying show allows retailers to learn about new products, get great deals and connect with the vendor community and the Pet Food Experts team.
petfoodexperts.com/pfexpo-2024
Produced by Pet Food Experts

June

Jun. 20-23
PetQuest
Wilmington, OH
Tradeshow and grooming competition for groomers in the Midwest. The event hosts programs for anyone interested in improving their knowledge, handling and care of pets.
pqgroom.com
Produced by Barkleigh Productions

July

Jul. 11-13
Best Friends National Conference
Orlando, FL
This conference connects animal welfare leaders from across the country, unites like-minded animal welfare supporters, and helps them gain knowledge to save the lives of more homeless pets.
bestfriends.org/events/best-friends-national-conference
Produced by Best Friends Animal Society

Jul. 29-30
WhizBang! Retail Success Summit
Grand Rapids, MI
World-class retail education for independent retailers includes breakout sessions, networking, event sponsor conversations, and action planning for retailers.
retailsuccesssummit.com
Produced by WhizBang! Retail Training

August

Aug. 7-9
AAFCO Annual Meeting
San Antonio, TX
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has several meetings throughout the year for its membership. The organization establishes nutritional standards for complete and balanced pet food.
aafco.org
Produced by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)

Aug. 15-18
The All American Grooming Show
Schaumburg, IL
The world’s longest-running grooming show has a full lineup of vendors, seminars and contests where the aim is to encourage curiosity and learning in a supportive atmosphere.
aagroom.com
Produced by Barkleigh Productions

Aug. 14-16 (Education begins Aug. 13)
SUPERZOO
Las Vegas, NV
Held at the Mandalay Bay convention center, SUPERZOO is the most-attended pet industry trade show in North America. It offers rich educational offerings targeting pet retailers and groomers, an easy-to-shop show floor, and is an annual gathering place for the entire industry to connect, learn and do business.
superzoo.org
Produced by the World Pet Association (WPA)

Aug. 25-26
Pets Canada Pet Industry Show – Drummondville (Formally PIJAC Canada)
Drummondville, Canada
The Pets Canada holds several industry events across Canada in which attendees can discover the newest products and the latest technology. Clients and suppliers can connect, network, and participate in special events and seminars.
petscanada.org/events/canadian-events/pet-industry-show-drummondville/
Produced by Pets Canada

Aug. 30-Sep. 1
Marine Aquarium Conference of North America 2024
Pittsburgh, PA
Brings together the greatest marine animal educators, businesses, leaders, cultivators and pioneers to continue to share and educate on topics of interest in the fish industry.
macna.org
Produced by Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MACNA)

September

Sep. 4-7
IACP Canine Professionals Annual Conference
Fort Worth, TX
This International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) conference has seminars and workshops covering topics such as canine health and wellness, training methodologies, canine sports and business growth.
iacpdogs.org/page/2024-us-conference
Produced by the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP)

Sep. 5-8
Groom Expo
Hershey, PA
Groom Expo is the world’s largest grooming show. The event hosts dozens of educational seminars, exciting grooming competitions, and a weekend packed with extra events to meet and mingle with fellow pet professionals.
groomexpo.com
Produced by Barkleigh Productions

Sep. 12-13
PFEXPO East
Montville, CT
Held at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, Pet Food Experts’ annual customer appreciation event and buying show allows retailers can learn about new products, get great deals and connect with the vendor community and the Pet Food Experts team.
petfoodexperts.com/pfexpo-2024
Produced by Pet Food Experts

Sep. 17-18
Pets Canada Pet Industry Show – Toronto (Formally PIJAC Canada)
Toronto, Canada
Pets Canada holds several industry events across Canada in which attendees can discover the newest products and the latest technology. Clients and suppliers can connect, network, and participate in special events and seminars.
petscanada.org/events/canadian-events/pet-industry-show/
Produced by Pets Canada

Sep. 19-21
Pet Sitter World Educational Conference
Niagara Falls, NY
This annual conference offers professional pet sitters an opportunity to network in person and learn from industry experts.
petsit.com/psw23
Produced by Pet Sitters International (PSI)

Sep. 24-26
IBPSA Flow Business Conference
Tucson, AZ
The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) conference helps bring knowledge and guidance to increase professionalism, boost business and improve quality of care throughout the pet-care services industry.
petcareconference.com
Produced by the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA)

Sep. TBA
New England Grooming Show
Springfield, MA
Features a three-day trade show, grooming competitions, educational seminars and networking events; attendees will leave with a wealth of knowledge and a newfound love for their careers and businesses.
newenglandgrooms.com
Produced by Barkleigh Productions

October

Oct. 12-13
The International Naturally Healthy Pets Experience by AllProvide
Orlando, FL
Pet parents, pet professionals, and veterinarians can participate in a jam-packed weekend of expert speakers and exhibitors sharing the latest information, products, and the true science behind holistic pet care. Speakers include Dr. Peter Dobias, Dr. Barbara Fougere, Dr. Nick Thompson, Dr Conor Brady, Dr. Kären Marsden, Dr. Steve Marsden and Dr. Barbara Royal.
eventcreate.com/e/intlexperience
Produced by Dr. Judy Morgan

November

Nov. 4-7
Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo
Hershey, PA
National conference features a two-day trade show showcasing the best products and companies in the industry, top industry speakers sharing their expertise, and an extensive lineup of educational seminars.
petboardingexpo.com
Produced by Barkleigh Productions

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