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Pet Connections Expo Moves to Online Format for 2020 Show


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The Pet Connections Expo, which is presented by International Conference Development, LLC (ICDevents), will be a virtual experience. The fourth annual show will take place virtually from Oct. 13-14, and offer a lot of interaction and opportunities to network, see the latest products, view business-building educational sessions, and connect and do business from home, said show organizers. In addition, ICDevents will offer a brand-new virtual conference program, a series of free webinars leading up to show and a new PreBook Portal concept. 

“We are excited to move forward with the show in October with a virtual format that allows us to continue to build the pet connections community, allowing for retailers to get great show specials (and pre-show specials via our online ordering PreBook Portal), hear from industry leaders on emerging trends and topics that will help their businesses, while offering a way for manufacturers to retain industry market presence and brand recognition, all while staying safe,” said Bill Doherty, ICDevents president and show director.   

“The Virtual Event will allow for the same type of interaction that is available at our face-to-face show and add a lot of fun features,” Doherty added.  “This is a way for the pet community to stay healthy while coming together online to enjoy some great savings before and during the show, as well as the cost savings on travel, lodging and other expenses. The response to date has been tremendous, and we are eager to make this happen for the pet community of retailers and manufacturers.”

The new format is also beneficial for manufacturers, organizers said. 

“We are also very excited about being able to offer an affordable way for manufacturers to generate leads that would otherwise be lost with no face-to-face events happening,” said tradeshow manager Rob Correia. “With virtual access to all retailers, the overall volume of leads will likely be higher than the booth traffic of an in-person event.” 

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