Features of the Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference



Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference will be held from March 7 to 10, 2019.


Produced by World Pet Association (WPA), this specialty event, which features the largest grooming competitions in North America, will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.


Education is one of the flagship offerings of the Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference. More than 60 seminars will provide attendees with a comprehensive lineup of expert-led education to hone their craft and boost their business and marketing skills. Sessions will range from seminars to hands-on workshops and live demonstrations designed to support attendees in their efforts to improve technique, gain insight on industry best practices and increase their value to customers.


“Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference is the best place for pet grooming professionals to learn essential skills while also receiving training and certifications,” said Jacinthe Moreau, WPA president. “This is the only place where they’ll find such a wide variety of courses vetted by our experienced education director and internationally renowned grooming expert. Topics are timely, relevant and on trend, ensuring retailers and pet service professionals have access to everything they need to be successful in 2019. And the incomparable grooming competitions provide a national stage to be recognized for innovation and creativity. There is truly something for everyone in the industry at this event.”


Education sessions for the 2019 conference include CPR-PetTech First Aid and Care for Your Pets, presented by Mary Oquendo and Beth Cristiano; Scissoring “How To” Demo, presented by Jonathan David; and Deciphering Shampoo & Determining What You Need, presented by Lisa Vella and Donna Walker.


New features for the 2019 conference include a Best International Stylist in Show competition, a Paint and Sip Night networking event, and Hand Stripping Demo presented by Denys Lorrain, the vice president of European Grooming Association, who will provide insights into the latest international techniques. Lorrain’s unique perspective gives attendees the opportunity to incorporate proven worldwide style into their service offerings. 


Registration for the 2019 Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference is now open.


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