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PETS+ Wellness Summit Adjusts Dates, Location

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

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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 petsplusmag.com/summit.

Check out our education schedule and speaker list.

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This October, PETS+ is hosting its first-ever education and buying summit, with a laser focus on one of the most exciting, fastest-growing areas of the pet business — wellness. The PETS+ Wellness Summit will be held Oct. 1-2 in Rosemont, IL, just outside Chicago and minutes away from O'Hare International Airport. Watch the video to see how you'll boost your wellness business at the event.

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

The event is scheduled for Oct. 1-2.

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(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 petsplusmag.com/summit. Pet products and services companies interested in exhibiting can learn more at petsplusmag.com/summit- vendors/.

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5 Reasons You Simply Cannot Miss the PETS+ Wellness Summit

It’s designed to send a bolt of lighting into your wellness product and service sales.

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5 Reasons You Simply Cannot Miss
The PETS+ Wellness Summit

It’s designed to send a bolt of lighting into
your wellness product and service sales.

THIS FALL, Chicago may very well be the coolest place on earth. (At least for pet business owners.)

And we don’t mean shivering-in-thermal-underwear cool. We mean awesome-things-that-will-rock-your-face-off cool.

That’s because, this year, PETS+ is doing something extremely cool. We’re hosting our first-ever education and buying summit, with a laser focus on one of the most exciting, fastest-growing areas of the pet business — wellness.

The PETS+ Wellness Summit will be held Oct. 1-2 in Rosemont, IL, just outside Chicago. We’ll be keeping you up to date with show developments in the coming weeks, but encourage all pet pros to register early to ensure your position at the Summit. (One more thing that’s cool? The Summit is entirely free for pet product retailers and service providers!)

Here are a five key reasons you don’t want to miss the PETS+ Wellness Summit.

1. INSPIRATIONAL LEARNING

The Summit marks the first-ever education and buying conference from PETS+. Pet pros across the U.S. have fallen in love with our magazine and online products. Now you can experience our innovative approach to learning and inspiration in a live setting. A panel of experts and successful retailers (yeah, the people who are doing this stuff in real life) are joining forces to bring you more than a dozen informative sessions. Featuring titles like “Law and Order (CBD),” which focuses on the legal aspects of selling CBD to your customers, and “Old Pets, New Tricks,” which outlines service and product sales opportunities directed at senior pets, it’s a program focused on electrifying your sales and revenues. (Actually, we think it will send a bolt of freaking lightning into your business.)

2. FOCUSED BUYING

Buying at the Summit is designed to complement the education you receive, with a curated show floor that lets you connect with key vendors specializing in wellness products. (Categories include CBD, raw food, behavior and anxiety, digestive support, supplements, flea and tick, skin and coat, and many more.) If you’ve been inspired to expand your product or service sales into a new category by the sessions you’ve attended, you’ll find high-quality vendors ready to work with you. (And if you’re not ready to buy, that’s absolutely fine too. Simply connect with vendors to learn more and buy when you’re ready.)

3. ORIENTED TOWARD ACTION

The entire Wellness Summit, from education to show floor, is designed to help you take action. Our promise is that you’ll return home from our event with tons of actionable ideas, plus supporting educational materials, that will allow you to hit the ground running as you move toward creating an entirely new (or dramatically expanded) profit center for your business.

4. ULTRA-CONVENIENT LOCATION

The Summit will be hosted in Rosemont, IL, just outside of Chicago, at the beautiful Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Enjoy the benefits of being located near one of America’s iconic cities, while avoiding the traffic and hassle — ugh, parking! — of that city. It’s a convenient one-day drive from major urban areas across the Midwest. And, for those flying in, the hotel is just minutes away from O’Hare International Airport.

5. PRIME NETWORK-BUILDING

PETS+ is the preferred business-to-business media of some of the country’s most innovative pet pros. At the Summit, you’ll meet top pet pros featured in the magazine, including businesses profiled in America’s Coolest Stores, plus the Brain Squad and the PETS+ Facebook Community. (Not to mention PETS+ editors Ralf Kircher and Pamela Mitchell, who can’t wait to meet you.) In keeping with the magazine’s ethos of sharing freely for the benefit of all pet pros, it’s a perfect chance to connect and build your contact list with some of the smartest people in the business.

OK, PETS+ fans, that’s the pitch.

Remember the when and where: Oct. 1-2 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL.

We’d love to see you there.

And remember, you can help us make our inaugural educational event even more successful by registering today. (And if you’re a true believer in what we’re doing, please invite your industry friends and connections to meet you there.)

(It’s free for pet product retailers and service providers.)

Or learn more about the Summit and our education program.

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West Paw Founder Spencer Williams to Speak at PETS+ Wellness Summit

The Summit is set for Oct. 1-2 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL.

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(PRESS RELEASE) MONTCLAIR, NJ – Spencer Williams, president and owner of West Paw, a world-class manufacturer of eco-friendly pet toys and other products, will speak at the PETS+ Wellness Summit. The Summit takes place Oct. 1-2, 2019, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL. Williams will participate in the discussion “Let’s (Healthy) Play.” The panel will focus on how to recommend and sell in this category, where products and services are a bit pricier than the average rope toy. West Paw will also sponsor the panel. The time and date of the session will be announced soon.

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 while offering expert business advice from leaders in both manufacturing and retail. Attendance is free to owners and staff of pet stores and service providers.

To learn more about the summit, visit petsplusmag.com/summit or register at petsplusmag.com/register.

Pet product companies interested in exhibiting can learn more at petsplusmag.com/summit-vendors/.

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