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Pet Industry Leadership Summit Set for January


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The 2020 Pet Industry Leadership Summit (The Summit 2020) has been scheduled for Jan. 13-15 in San Diego. The event, formerly known as the Pet Industry Leadership Conference, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) and the World Pet Association (WPA).

In addition to its new name, the event will feature a compressed schedule that gives “participants maximum value in a shortened timeframe,” event organizers said. More than 250 CEOs, chief financial officers, owners, vice president of sales and marketing and other C-level executives are expected to be in attendance, organizers added.

“We are very pleased with the evolution of this excellent event that takes place in a relaxed, fun setting,” said Steve King, CEO of APPA. “In just a few short years, it has become one of the most important networking events of the year in the pet industry. From making key business connections, to gaining valuable insight from world-class speakers about our industry, the global business climate and business trends, The Summit is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.”

The Summit 2020 schedule features speakers such as Rich Karlgaard, Forbes publisher and futurist, speaking on “Trump, Tech, Trade, Turbulence and the 2020 Election,” and adventurer racer and firefighter Robyn Benincasa on “Leading Through Change.” The featured panel discussion will focus on “The Omnichannel Supply Chain—Competing in a Brave New World.” Brian Beaulieu will return to the keynote stage to share his insight on managing growth in an unsure economy.

Breakout sessions will highlight pet trends, advocacy, transparency in the pet industry, and the myths and realities of mergers and acquisitions.

This event is open to members of APPA, PIDA, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and WPA. Registration will open in September. For details, visit here.

 

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