Pet Industry News Current Issue Exclusives Classified Ads Marketplaces Industry People & Profiles Pet Industry Resource Center
7:52 AM   April 19, 2014
Your E-mail:
Click Here to Subscribe
Subscriber Services
Which type of signage do you most prefer to use inside your store?
Click Here for Complete Breed & Species Profiles
Product Finder
Bookmark and Share

Upcoming Aquatics Conferences and Why You Should Go

Posted: September 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m. EDT


By Patrick Donston

This August, I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful conference in Maine: the Ornamental Fish Health Symposium sponsored by the University of New England. My praise goes out to Rick and the University for assembling an outstanding group of aquatic professionals (both pet industry and public aquarium), DVMs, fish pathologists and aquaculture professionals together for a weekend. What we all learned together was truly amazing—most importantly, the connections made among the industries working together to achieve a common goal. As I drove home, I couldn’t stop thinking about what I’d learned and the new ideas I couldn’t wait to get started on.

Goldfish
iStock/Thinkstock

"All” aquatics conferences, such as MACNA and The Aquatics Experience, are valuable tools to operate your business. From a business standpoint, the connections are priceless; from the educational perspective they are imperative. What you come away with is up to you, although there should be no shortage of ideas to grow, compete and challenge the future.

I know the expense for travel and accommodations, and for someone else to mind the shop can be hindrances. If these are your concerns, I urge you to contemplate these dilemmas. Make the effort to attend one of these conferences—you won’t be sorry. We’ve already begun to lobby the University of Maine to maintain and attend the conference next year. 

<HOME>

 



 Give us your opinion on
Upcoming Aquatics Conferences and Why You Should Go

Submit a Comment

Industry Professional Site: Comments from non-industry professionals will be removed.

ABCs of Positive Training
Buy Now
Dog Bible
Buy Now
House-training Your Dog
Buy Now
Become a Fan of Pet Product News  International
Follow us on Twitter
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed.
PRIVACY POLICY/OUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS.
Terms of Use | Guidelines for Participation
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our messageboards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC, nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.



Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.