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PETS+ Wellness Summit Adjusts Dates, Location

Attendees requested a two-day conference, plus a more pet-friendly venue.




The upcoming PETS+ Wellness Summit has adjusted its dates and location after considering feedback from registrants and exhibitors.

The Summit will now take place Oct. 1-2 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL, less than five minutes away from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

The original schedule had the event starting one day earlier at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL.

The streamlined schedule better allows attendees to mix education with wholesale shopping for products, while reducing the amount of time they need to spend away from their businesses.

Meanwhile, the new venue allows easier access for visitors flying in for the Summit (including free shuttle buses from the airport), and is noted to be friendlier to those traveling with pets.

In a message explaining the changes, PETS+ Editor-in-Chief Ralf Kircher wrote, “We’re thrilled that [PETS+ readers] are as excited about the Summit as we are, and we’re glad that, among other constructive comments, it was suggested our original schedule might be too long to be away from your business. As a result of the feedback, we have tweaked the event in ways we believe will make it even more useful to you.”

What has not changed is the value of the education sessions, covering CBD, raw food, raw alternatives, supplements, healthy play, aging and partnering with local vets.

Learn more details about the PETS+ Wellness Summit at

Check out our education schedule and speaker list.

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Use the handy form below to register up to five people for the PETS+ Wellness Summit. Remember, the Summit is for pet professionals only. Registration will take less than a minute.



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These 10 Attendees Won a Free Night at the PETS+ Wellness Summit Hotel

Find out who won a free night at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel on us!




Leading up to the PETS+ Wellness Summit happening Oct. 1 and 2 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, we gave away 10 free nights to 10 lucky attendees. Picked at random, they are:

  • Kelly Donnel, Pet Central Station, Lincoln, NE
  • Kimberly Aspenleiter, Moore Equine Feed & Supply, Southern Pines, NC
  • Patricia Boden, Animal Connection, Charlottsville, VA
  • Justin Dowling, Pet Supply Port, Saukville, WI
  • Brianna Swanberg, Mutts & Meows, Nashville, TN
  • Christine McCoy, The Natural Pet Enrichment Center, North Royalton, OH
  • Annabell Bivens, The Dog Store by Your Dog’s Best Friends, Alexandria, VA
  • Hernando Umana, Beautify the Beast, Lutz, FL
  • Trace Menchaca, Flying M Feed Co, Houston, TX
  • Chris Guinn, Dog Krazy, VA

Thinking of making last-minute travel plans to attend the PETS+ Wellness Summit? Friday, Sept. 20, is the last day to get the conference rate at the Lowes Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Get more info about the summit.

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PETS+ Wellness Summit Opens Hotel Room Sales, Launches Show App

Event’s buzzed-about conference program continues to add big names in wellness.




PETS+ has announced a few key developments from the PETS+ Wellness Summit, the first-ever live event from PETS+ magazine, including the opening of a dedicated hotel room block at the event venue, a new show app, and further exciting additions to its ground-breaking conference program.

Hosted at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL on October 1 and 2, the PETS+ Wellness Summit is an education and buying event designed to help all pet professionals improve their performance in one of the most critical, fastest-growing sectors of the pet business.

If you haven’t signed up to attend the very first event from PETS+, do it now. It could be your best chance of the year to lift your pet wellness game. Register here.

Here are a few more key Wellness Summit developments:

Hotel Rooms for the Summit Now Available. Attendees can now book their rooms at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL with a special PETS+ Wellness Summit discount. See available options and reserve your room here.

Show App Ready to Download. We’re proud to present our new Wellness Summit show app from Whova. The state-of-the-art app provides a full conference schedule, exhibitor list and venue map (coming soon), as well as special on-site announcements plus special networking opportunities to help you connect with fellow attendees and other show participants. To get the absolute most from the PETS+ Wellness Summit, you absolutely need this app. Download below.

Get our official conference app

For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here

For feature details, visit Whova

Updated Conference Schedule Posted. Our conference schedule continues to take shape, with more than 20 experts confirmed to participate in a comprehensive slate of educational sessions. Participating experts include Gregori Lukas of THEO Pet Grocery, Billy Hoekman of Answers Pet Food, Julianna Carella of Treatibles and Spencer Williams of West Paw, along with prominent pet product retailers and service providers like PETS+ America’s Coolest Stores honorees Ed Kaczmarek of Urban Pooch and Trace Menchaca of Flying M Feed Co. Check out the updated show schedule here to see the latest sessions.

To register for the PETS+ Wellness Summit, go here.

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Raw Food Is the Focus for 2 PETS+ Wellness Summit Panels

The event is scheduled for Oct. 1-2.




(PRESS RELEASE) MONTCLAIR, NJ – Raw pet food takes the spotlight at two panels during the PETS+ Wellness Summit, scheduled for Oct. 1-2, 2019 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL.

“Raw Raw Everywhere, But Which Brands Should I Sell?” will discuss criteria for evaluating raw food brands — from sourcing to support — and selecting the options that are best for your store. Panelists include Gregori Lukas, Certified Pet Food Nutritionist and owner of THEO Pet Grocery in Montclair, NJ; Billy Hoekman, Nutrition Science Director for Answers Pet Food; and Lindsay Meyers, a CVT who works in veterinary outreach for Primal.

“Converting to Raw” includes panelists Lukas, Hoekman, and Janelle Pitula, Certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist and owner of Wags to Whiskers in Plainfield, IL. The panel of manufacturers and retailers will share how they upgrade pet parents to raw feeding, through staff training, educational seminars and more.

Additional panelists will announced in the coming weeks.

With exhibits and educational sessions scheduled throughout the two-day event (click here for a complete list), the PETS+ Wellness Summit is the first to focus completely on pet health and wellness products as well as expert advice from leaders in both retail and manufacturing. Attendance is free to owners and staff of pet stores and service providers. To register, go to Pet products and services companies interested in exhibiting can learn more at vendors/.

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