Atlanta Pet Fair and Conference Information

Grooming and pet service professionals converge on the Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference.




Get in on the grooming and pet services action while the getting is good.


The pet industry is going strong—and growing. In fact, pet industry spending hit $77.13 billion this year—up 14.6 percent—according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With more than 100,000 grooming businesses in the country, it’s a sure bet that grooming is, and will continue to be, a growing piece of the pet-spending pie. That means now is the perfect time to launch, expand or incorporate grooming services into your existing pet retail operation. Capitalize on this growing demand, tap into new a new revenue stream and increase your brand loyalty by appealing to the full spectrum of your customers’ pet needs.


If now is the time, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference is the place. As the southeast’s largest grooming and pet service show, showcasing all the latest industry trends and education, it’s a one-stop shop for professionals looking to sharpen their skills and make valuable connections to boost their business. For groomers and pet service pros of all experience levels, this is the one show of the year that is a must-attend event.


With a focus on hands-on training, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference hosts more than 60 expert-led sessions to give groomers insightful strategies to build a savvy grooming business. Plus, through the comprehensive showcase of new products, tools and techniques, the exhibit hall buzzes with fresh inspiration to stay on top of the latest trends—from mobile grooming and all-natural products to specialty grooming styles and pet spa services.


Presented by the World Pet Association (WPA), a highly regarded leader in education and advocacy for the pet retail industry, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference is just one of a wide variety of events that cater to the needs of independent pet retailers. While this show is tailored to the grooming and pet service specialties, WPA’s three additional shows—Aquatic Experience, America’s Family Pet Expo and its flagship event SuperZoo—likewise bring together niche audiences of the pet retail community through unmatched access to education, products and networking.


As a pet industry professional, you possess the inherent passion and love for animals that it takes to launch a business. As your all-in-one resource for all things pet-related, WPA provides the tools, education, products and skills you need to take that passion to the next level and thrive in business. Take advantage of the opportunity to be the best pet professional you can be by attending Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference 2019. PB


Judy Breton is the director of grooming and special services at the WPA. Registration is now open for Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, taking place March 7-10, 2019, at the Georgia International Convention Center. Secure your place among your fellow pet retail and grooming peers. Visit for more information and to register today.


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