Don't Miss these 2023 Events!

IACP 2023 US Conference Conference

25-28 September 2023
Minneapolis, MN

2023 Flow Business Conference

1-3 October 2023
Rosen Shingle Creek; Orlando, Florida
Each Fall, the IBPSA FLOW Business Conference brings together business owners and decision-makers from the pet care industry, with services including daycare, lodging, pet sitting, grooming, training, and dog walking. Attendees enjoy targeted education, trade show access, networking, and so much more!

2023 Pet Sitter World Educational Conference

5-7 October 2023
Winston-Salem, NC
Registration for the 2023 in-person event is limited to 100 attendees. Early registration is encouraged! Early bird registration ends 3/7 (the best rate!) and regular registration will be open through 9/1 or until capacity is reached—whichever comes first.

2023 APDT/CAPDT Educational Conference and Trade Show

18-20 October 2023
Covington, KY
The 2023 APDT/CAPDT Annual Conference has something for every dog training background and interest. Gain an educational edge through three days of the best available CEU opportunities, learn about new trends through lectures, workshops and panel discussions taught by professional dog training experts. Network with your peers and discover products and services that will enhance your dog training business and career. Observe the demo area while experts exhibit dog training techniques and tricks! The annual APDT/CAPDT Annual Conference is the premier dog training conference for dog training professionals and behaviorists.

The 2023 Conference is being held in Covington, Kentucky, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, just across the bridge from downtown Cincinnati. When not partaking in the many features of conference, enjoy the many local sights and attractions that Covington has to offer.

Boarding & Daycare Conference

6-9 November 2023
Hershey, PA
An exciting national conference for professionals in the pet boarding and daycare industry. Featuring a two-day trade show showcasing the best products and companies in the industry, top industry speakers sharing their expertise, and an awesome line up of educational seminars.

Upcoming Pet Industry Events in 2024

Pet Industry Leadership Summit 2024

22-24 January 2024
Cononado, CA
The Pet Industry Leadership Summit is THE DON’T-MISS EVENT to meet with the top executives in the pet care community. The industry’s only high-level networking event is now open to everyone in the pet care space for Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers and other Pet Business Leaders. The Summit 2023 was the largest ever — with nearly 280 attendees, including more than 70 new industry professionals from nearly 50 new companies.

GlobalPETS Forum 2024

24-26 January 2024
Venice, Italy
Join us in January 2024 for three days of networking with other executives and inspiring speeches from top industry players and experts.

Groom Expo West

15-18 February 2024
Pasadena, CA
Groom Expo West is the 2nd largest professional pet grooming conference & tradeshow in the world! If you’re looking for quality grooming tools and supplies, or maybe want to learn how a software system could improve your shop, GEW’s massive trade show is the place to be! With nearly 100 vendors, there’s plenty to see and do. Groom Expo West is leading the industry in education too! Barkleigh has assembled nearly 40 respected speakers from all corners of the pet care industry. Learn from the experts! Seminars will cover everything from latest grooming techniques, to everyday issues involved with running a pet care business.

Texas Pet Sitters Conference

23-25 February 2024
Lewisville, TX
We welcome ALL Pet Businesses including Pet Sitters, Dog Walkers, Groomers, Boarding, Daycare, Pooper Scooper Services, Training and more! You do NOT have to live or operate in Texas to be part of our conference or membership. We LOVE making attendees and members 'Honorary Texans!'


Ballroom on Bull Street ~ At The American Legion

1-3 March 2024
Savannah, GA
NAPPS 2024 CONFERENCE: Our goal is to bring together industry leaders with session topics that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration, and provoke conversations that matter.

Global Pet Expo

20-22 March 2024
Orlando, FL
Global Pet Expo is the primary pet industry event put on by the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) and American Pet Products Association (APPA). Opportunities abound for exhibitors to showcase their latest groundbreaking pet products.

The Show welcomes independent retailers, mass-market buyers, distributors, and other qualified pet professionals. It provides exclusive access to industry insiders and ensures it is not open to the public.


4-7 April 2024
Secaucus, NJ
Intergroom is an international grooming conference held each year in New Jersey. In addition to grooming competitions, the conference features an extensive continuing education seminar series with topics of timely interest to groomers and salon managers. Attendees also have an opportunity to view grooming and industry related products and equipment from over 100 booths at the Trade Show.


7-10 May 2024
Nuremberg, Germany
At the world’s biggest marketing platform for the international pet industry, manufacturers, wholesalers and service providers from over 60 countries present products for pets and innovative pet supplies. This makes the world-leading Interzoo a key source of inspiration for the international pet industry. Trade visitors get a global market overview of the latest pet food products, grooming aids and accessories for four-legged pets, birds, ornamental fish and terrarium animals.

Connect: Canada's Pet Trade Expo

15-16 May 2024
Niagara Falls, ON
As a Canadian hosted event, Connect Canada's Pet Trade Expo is proud to showcase the thriving pet industry in Canada, which is known for its love of animals and commitment to their welfare. Canada boasts a vibrant community of pet retailers, manufacturers, distributors, specialty pet breeders and service providers, all of whom contribute to the growth and innovation of the industry. Join us! Let's Connect!

Pet Boarding Expo West

May 2024
Las Vegas, NV
An exciting national conference for professionals in the pet boarding and daycare industry. Featuring a two-day trade show showcasing the best products and companies in the industry, top industry speakers sharing their expertise, and an awesome line up of educational seminars.


June 2024
Wilmington, OH
PetQuest is the best resource for groomers in the midwest. There are programs for anyone interested in improving their knowledge, handling and care of pets. Also, great competitions to challenge you and help hone your skills. So, if you are serious about the pet care industry, you will want to be here.

Florida's Pet Business Summit!

August 2024
A weekend packed with hands-on workshops to help your pet business succeed! Workshops led by PAWsome industry + business experts in professional pet care fields



14-16 August 2024
Las Vegas, NV
If it’s happening in the pet industry, it’s happening at SuperZoo—North America’s largest pet retail event. It’s the ultimate destination for pet pros to get business done (while having some fun)! Stock up, scale up and catch up with peers and suppliers in the most comprehensive marketplace of debut products, proven best-sellers and management and e-commerce solutions that can drive your business forward.


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