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SuperZoo Reveals 2022 Lineup of Special Events and Features

The show is set for Aug. 23-25, with education sessions beginning Aug.  22.

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MONROVIA, CA —SuperZoo has released its lineup of highlights and features for 2022.

The event will take place Aug. 23-25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, with education sessions beginning Aug.  22. It will include “an energetic show floor with five product specialty areas, dedicated spaces for new products and emerging brands, a robust education program, world-class grooming contests and an exclusive beach party networking event,” according to a press release.

“We are counting down the days until the pet industry gathers again in Las Vegas at SuperZoo for what is certain to be the industry’s most dynamic and productive event of the year,” said Vic Mason, president of WPA. “With nearly 1,000 exhibitors, 70 expert-led educational seminars and nine grooming contests, the 2022 show truly has something for everyone in the industry. And this year, we can’t wait to wrap up the show with a networking beach party where pet professionals can celebrate all they have accomplished over the past year.”

More from the release:

SuperZoo 2022 Highlights and New Features

  • The energetic 300,000 sq. ft. show floor will feature the largest and most comprehensive assortment of pet products in North America. The show floor will be packed with nearly 1,000 exhibitors in every pet product category. This year, the curated show floor will feature five specialty areas: Natural and Health; Specialty and Lifestyle; Farm and Feed; Aquatics, Reptiles and Small Animals; and Groomer’s Marketplace.
  • More than 700 debut pet products will be on display in the highly popular New Product Showcase. A panel of five industry experts will select first place winners and runner-ups in 10 different product categories, as well as one Judges Award for New-to-Market Pet Product winner, on Tuesday, August 23.
  • Attendees can also get a first look at the latest trends by exploring the dedicated area for Emerging Brands on the show floor. This hand-picked group of startups are selected as the year’s best new innovators and entrepreneurs in the industry.
  • With over 70 sessions featuring nearly 30 experts, SuperZoo has the industry’s most robust education program for pet professionals. This year, the education program has been streamlined, with sessions taking place Monday and Tuesday, to allow for more time on the show floor to discover the newest pet products and innovations. The 2022 education will feature two specialty tracks designed for retail and grooming professionals, as well as Free Show Floor Talks taking place in Booth #5725.
  • With nearly $35,000 in winnings at stake, SuperZoo’s grooming contests let talented pet-styling professionals showcase their creativity on the industry’s grandest stage. Contests feature multiple divisions for each regular breed classes, plus awards for the Best First-Time Competitor, Best International Competitor and Best Pet Stylist in Show. Special contests include the Creative Styling Competition, Wahl Clipper Classic, All Breed Model Dog Challenge and the Super Jackpot Contest.
  • Groomers will have access to education sessions that will help them prepare for the Professional Grooming Credential (PGC) exam. Earning the PGC demonstrates a pet groomer’s expertise and dedication to providing the best care and services to their clients.

Industry professionals can connect with fellow pet professionals representing the full spectrum of the pet industry at the SuperZoo Beach Party. This one-of-a-kind networking opportunity will take place Wednesday, August 24 from 7-10 p.m. with music, happy hour and hors d’oeuvres.

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For more information about all of the SuperZoo 2022 features, and to register, visit www.superzoo.org. Connect with SuperZoo online on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.

About SuperZoo

SuperZoo boasts the most buyer participation of any trade show for the pet retail industry in North America. SuperZoo provides pet retail and industry professionals with leading-edge education and access to the most comprehensive array of market-ready products for a hands-on experience for retailers to competitively differentiate themselves. For the ninth consecutive year, SuperZoo has grown in exhibitor space and square footage and has been listed among Trade Show Executive’s “Gold 100” trade events since 2014. Produced by World Pet Association (WPA), the show attracts retailers, product suppliers and service providers at this must-attend annual event. For more information: www.superzoo.org

About World Pet Association

Founded in 1950, World Pet Association (WPA) is the pet industry’s oldest nonprofit organization. Based in Southern California, WPA coordinates industry-defining trade shows—SuperZoo, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference and other popular annual events such as America’s Family Pet Expo, a consumer pet and pet product expo. Most recently, WPA has launched WPA365, an online pet community offering the opportunity for retailers and manufacturers to connect 365 days per year. Through WPA’s Good Works program, proceeds from these events are funneled back into key industry organizations and nonprofits with the goal of making it easier for pet industry professionals to do business. WPA’s mission is to support the business needs of pet retailers and to promote responsible growth and development of the pet industry by providing thought leadership on consumer and legislative issues; lead efforts in the public sector to inform consumers and ensure safe, healthy lifestyles for all animals; and provide business resources, education, content and services to ensure pet product retailers have the support they need to be competitive. For more information about WPA, its industry events, WPA365 or to become a member, visit www.worldpetassociation.org.  

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