Pet food professionals discuss the consumer demand for transparency, food safety, trends in the industry and more at the annual event.
It will no longer take place during the weekend as was the case in the past.
Exhibitors from abroad will account for 83 percent of all exhibitors, a new record, said the show’s organizers.
The event stimulates the trade of livestock, equipment and accessories, said show organizers.
The show floor spanned 352,300 net square feet of exhibit space to accommodate the growing number of attendees and booths.
The Pet Connections Expo will take place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Oct. 2-3.
The growing show provided grooming professionals with access to the latest products, education, pets and employee safety training, and networking.
Show attendance was also strong, according to several exhibitors.
The New Products Showcase awards selected winners in nine product categories.
The show will be honored as a “Next 50” honoree in every category.