Press Releases “Pet Connections Expo” Announces Opening Keynote Speaker and Registration Going Live Published 2 years ago on June 8, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) PHILADELPHIA, PA – International Conference Development, LLC (ICDevents) announced that registration is now live for its second annual Pet Connections Expo and that Dave Ratner, Owner, Dave’s Soda and Pet City and Dave’s Pet Food, will kick off the show with a keynote address focusing on the 10 things to do as soon as you get back to the store. This session will be filled with easy-to-implement “must-dos” that all businesses should already be doing. Attendees will leave with a list of simple things that every business owner/manager must do to compete with national chains and own their local market. Pet Connections Expo sets itself apart by providing free educational content for pet retailers. As an independent retailer and pet product developer, Dave connects with customers on a daily basis. Mr. Ratner will focus his opening presentation on strategies that independent retailers can incorporate to level the playing field with the giant online and brick-and-mortar stores. Mr. Ratner commented, “As a passionate crusader for indie retailers, I am thrilled to be opening the show and on the advisory board of Pet Connections Expo, along with some of the other truly great retail representatives throughout the country. It is an honor to share my experiences, successes and failures with the attendees at Pet Connections Expo. Compete with national chains by owning your local market. As obvious as it seems it’s the small business owners and managers who pay attention to the details and put customers first that eventually lead the pack to success” The Pet Connections Expo will take place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center from October 2-3, 2018. After a successful launch in 2017, this year’s focus will continue to be on topics that are most important to independent pet retailers. Pet Connections Expo will bring together pet industry buyers and suppliers from around the mid-Atlantic and East Coast regions as well as the entire country. Advertisement “We are excited to kick off our 2018 program with Dave Ratner and launch registration for our Fall event. Stay tuned for announcements of additional high-profile, industry-leading speakers. Our goal is to focus on the independent pet retailer and empower their success,” stated Bill Doherty, ICDevents President and Show Director. Further details on the 2018 Pet Connections Expo can be found at www.petconexpo.com. Related Topics:Pet Connections Expo click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Pet Connections Expo Goes Virtual Winner Announced for Pet Technology Challenge Paul Allen Kicks Off Pet Connections Expo in NJ Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Photo Gallery2 days ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Hot Sellers2 days ago Dogs Go Crazy for Polkadog Bakery’s Atlantic Silverside, Plus More Hot Sellers Press Releases2 days ago Zesty Paws Names CFO True Tales6 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Photo Gallery2 days ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Trace's Store School3 days ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest3 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School3 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales6 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Photo Gallery2 days ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Photo Gallery6 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Headlines1 week ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery5 days ago New Edibles for Cats, Vegan Bars for Dogs and Toys for the Holidays [GALLERY] Columns5 days ago 4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Lease for Your Pet Business Real Deal1 week ago How Do You Handle Know-It-All Customers in Your Store?