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Best International Stylist in Show Competition Added to Atlanta Pet Fair Schedule


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This year’s Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, a trade show and conference and host of North America’s largest pet grooming competition, will include new features for professional pet product retailers, pet stylists and service professionals. 

The show’s organizer’s, the World Pet Association (WPA), have added a Best International Stylist in Show competition, a Paint and Sip Night networking event, and Hand Stripping Demo presented by Denys Lorrain, the vice president of European Grooming Association (EGA), who will provide insights into the latest international techniques. Lorrain’s unique perspective gives attendees the opportunity to incorporate proven worldwide style into their service offerings. 

The show is set to stage March 7-10 and will be held at Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. It provides the industry access to the latest array of products, education and networking. 

Education is one of the flagship offerings of the Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference. More than 60 seminars will provide attendees with a comprehensive lineup of expert-led education to hone their craft and boost their business and marketing skills. Sessions will range from thought-leading and in-depth seminars to hands-on workshops and live demonstrations designed to support attendees in their efforts to improve technique, gain insight on industry best practices and increase their value to customers, said show organizers.

“Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference is the best place for pet grooming professionals to learn essential skills while also receiving training and certifications,” said Jacinthe Moreau, WPA president. “This is the only place where they’ll find such a wide variety of courses vetted by our experienced Education Director and internationally renowned grooming expert. Topics are timely, relevant and on trend, ensuring retailers and pet service professionals have access to everything they need to be successful in 2019. And the incomparable grooming competitions provide a national stage to be recognized for innovation and creativity. There is truly something for everyone in the industry at this event.”

Education sessions for the 2019 conference include CPR-PetTech First Aid and Care for Your Pets, presented by Mary Oquendo and Beth Cristiano; Scissoring “How To” Demo, presented by Jonathan David; and Deciphering Shampoo & Determining What You Need, presented by Lisa Vella and Donna Walker.

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