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.
Impact Unleashed provides an opportunity for business leaders to come together to hear innovative ideas and inspirational stories from leaders within and outside of the pet industry.
He has been leading the international scientific committee of Farmina Pet Foods since 2012.
Pet product innovators and manufacturers can register to be part of the event, which will be held Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.