New Award Offered for Pet Industry Tech



International Conference Development, LLC (ICDevents) will award companies offering new technology products for the pet industry with an innovative technology award.


“We are excited to bring this new award program to our 2019 show.  Pet retailers that attend will be able to meet each of the finalists at their booths and consider the new technologies that will surely be of interest to their customers.  These companies will add to our expanded floor in 2019 and will help us to continue our focus on empowering the success of retailers,” said Bill Doherty, ICDevents president and Pet Connections Expo, show director.


Product submissions are open and will close on July 26. The finalists will be selected by Aug. 16 and the final judging will be on Oct. 16 at Pet Connections Expo, where all participating companies will receive a discounted tabletop exhibit space.  


Five finalists will provide a five minute pitch on their product to a panel of investors, the press and attendees at Pet Connections Expo. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen based on creativity, originality, relevance to the pet industry, technical problem solving and the presentation onstage.


Prizes will be provided for the five finalists and the grand prize winner will receive a prize package worth over $7,000, including a cash grant and mentorship by leading consultants in the pet industry.


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