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Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference Expands to Georgia International Convention Center



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Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference—the Southeast’s largest competition and trade show for professional pet stylists—will unveil a newly expanded event, featuring a larger show floor and additional seminars March 10-13, 2016, at the Georgia International Convention Center.

The new location means attendees will be able to observe North America’s largest grooming competitions—with 13 contests spread over three days—right on the show floor, while browsing more than 100 of the top product, tool and equipment suppliers in the industry.

Show favorites, including the Smock It to Me Contest and Rescue Rodeo, will take place along with popular competitions such as GroomTeam Sanctioned Classes, Runway Abstract Design, Creative Style and First Timers.

“It’s important for World Pet Association to offer our attendees a fun and professional setting to further their grooming education as well as offering products and services that will boost their business,” said Doug Poindexter, president of the Monrovia, Calif.-based World Pet Association.

A refreshed format ensures education seminars are offered in a more efficient manner for attendees. Each seminar is offered at $12, with select special seminars at $99. As an added incentive, attendees who purchase three or more seminars—or one special class—will receive a complimentary Weekend Trade Show Floor Pass.

Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference 2016 will offer 72 seminars—including eight special seminars—in subjects ranging from mobile grooming and cat grooming to treating skin and coat problems. Sessions also will cover new trends, such as Asian-fusion styles in Olga Zabelinskaya’s “How to Achieve the Modern Styles” and business-focused tracks such as Lynn Switanowski’s “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand in Sales.”

This year’s sponsors include: Andis, Earthbath, Electric Cleaner Co., EQyss, Espree Animal Products, Evolution Shears, Fresh ‘n Clean Products, Kenchii, Learn2GroomDogs.com, Nature’s Specialties, Oster, PuppyPlayGround.com, ShowSeason, Wag’n Tails and Wahl.

Kenchii will host a Masquerade Party on Friday, March 11.

For more information or to register online, go to atlantapetfair.org.  

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