The popular grooming contests—including the new Kenchii Kup, which awarded $5,000 in prize money—took center stage.
The 2017 Show will feature 1,130 exhibitors, 3,435 booths and 223 first-time exhibiting companies.
The conference will kick off with keynote speaker Patti J. Moran, PSI president and author of Pet Sitting for Profit.
The breakfast is not open to the public, and Global Pet Expo attendees must wear their badges to attend.
Rumor returned to the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this year to claim the top spot of Best in Show.
Executives met at the event in sunny Southern California to discuss how to make the future of the pet industry even brighter.
This year will feature a bigger show floor with more than 100 exhibitors displaying the latest products, tools and supplies.