The show has nearly sold out of exhibitor stands.
The show will be held March 7-10 at Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.
The show will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, August 20–22, with education sessions on August 19–22.
The convention will be headlined by two keynote speakers.
The show will be held during four weekdays as opposed to its traditional weekend dates to accompany more international buyers, according to organizers.
The hour-long program featured four entrepreneurs pitching their brands and products for the hosts and a panel of industry experts.
The event attracted 55 percent more industry leaders this year.
A newcomer among trade shows, Pet Connections Expo proved valuable for its compact setting and conference lineup.
World Pet Association (WPA) president Jacinthe Moreau reveals how Aquatic Experience 2018, which will be held in Secaucus, N.J., Oct. 19-21, will delight both hobbyists and retailers alike with competitions, education, new products and more.
Winners were named in five categories, plus one woman was given the title of Pet Industry Women of the Year 2018.