Grooming Industry Calendar of Events 2017

Welcome to the grooming industry calendar for 2017. The GroomerTALK™ Message Board has special discussions for many popular trade shows and competitions. Many board members locate others going to industry events and plan get-togethers, and some travel together and share expenses. We encourage you to check it out!

If you wish to list your grooming-related event send an announcement to our email and we will list it here. But there’s more you can do. We highly recommend you register for the GroomerTALK™ Message Board and we will allow you to post your event there, and then you can answer questions about your event(s). Sponsors of PetGroomer.com get enhanced coverage of their events on the GroomerTALK Message Board including banners and other graphics.

SUPPORT GROOMING EVENTS - ATTEND SHOWS AND INSTRUCTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN 2017
FEBRUARY 2017
February 16 - 19, 2017
Groom Expo West Pasadena, CA
www.groomexpowest.com
MARCH 2017
March 9 - 12, 2017
Atlanta Pet Fair - Atlanta, GA
www.atlantapetfair.org
Join us for Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference at the Georgia International Convention Center, March 9-12, 2017, and let your imagination run wild. Creative groomers and entrepreneurial pet retail and service pros know that it all starts with a simple idea. When it comes to improving your business, if you can dream it, you can do it. Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference will inspire you to turn simple ideas into amazing results with tools and insights from thousands of your pet industry peers, more than 100 exhibitors, leading experts and endless opportunities to bring your imagination to life. Produced by World Pet Association (WPA), Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference boasts North America’s largest grooming contests, engaging education sessions for everyone from groomers and salon staff to daycare providers and boarding pros, and a vibrant exhibit floor featuring all the goods and services you need, all in one place. WPA is the oldest industry organization promoting the responsible growth and development of the companion pet and related products and services industry, and works to educate the general public in order to ensure safe and healthy lifestyles for all our animal friends. In addition to producing Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, WPA is the host of America’s Family Pet Expo, held annually in Costa Mesa, CA, SuperZoo, held in Las Vegas, and Aquatic Experience, held in Chicago.
APRIL 2017
April 6 - 9, 2017
Intergroom - Secaucus, NJ
Meadowlands Exposition Center
www.intergroom.com
Intergroom is an international grooming conference held each year in New Jersey. In addition to grooming competitions, the conference features an extensive continuing education seminar series with topics of timely interest to groomers and salon managers. Attendees also have an opportunity to view grooming and industry related products and equipment from over 100 booths at the Trade Show.
April 20 - 23, 2017
Northwest Grooming Show - Tacoma, WA
www.barkleigh.com
MAY 2017
May 20 - 22, 2017
Jodi Murphy Seminars with Lindsey Dicken & Mackensie Murphy
Doubletree Hotel, Orlando, Florida
www.jodimurphy.net
May 20 - 21, 2017
Mardi Paws Pet Expo - New Orleans, LA
www.mardipawspetexpo.com
JUNE 2017
June 22 - 25, 2017
PetQuest - Wilmington, OH
www.barkleigh.com
Bringing grooming education and competition to the Seattle area for over nine years, the Northwest Grooming Show is an event that has grown almost exponentially. Featuring a big tradeshow, seminars by industry pros, and grooming competitions.
JULY 2017
July 25 - 27, 2017
Superzoo 2017 - Las Vegas, NV
www.superzoo.org
SuperZoo 2017 is bringing the entire pet industry together at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, July 25-27, with conference sessions July 24-26. SuperZoo boasts the most buyer and exhibitor participation of any trade show for the pet retail industry in North America, providing pet retail and service professionals with the knowledge and resources they need to be successful. For the sixth consecutive year, SuperZoo has grown in exhibitor space and square footage and was listed a Trade Show Executive’s "Gold 100" trade event in 2013 through 2015. Produced by World Pet Association (WPA), the show attracts thousands of retailers, product suppliers and service providers at each annual event. WPA is the oldest industry organization promoting the responsible growth and development of the companion pet and related products and services industry, and works to educate the general public in order to ensure safe and healthy lifestyles for all our animal friends. In addition to producing SuperZoo, WPA is the host of America’s Family Pet Expo, held annually in Costa Mesa, CA, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, held in Atlanta, and Aquatic Experience, held in Chicago. For more information: www.superzoo.org.
AUGUST 2017
August 10 - 13, 2017
All American Grooming Show - Wheeling, IL
www.barkleigh.com
The world's longest running grooming show. There are programs for anyone interested in improving their knowledge, handling and care of pets. Also, great competitions to challenge you and help hone your skills. So, if you are serious about the pet care industry, you will want to be here.
SEPTEMBER 2017
September 14 - 17, 2017
Groom Expo 2017 - Hershey, PA
www.groomexpo.com
Groom Expo is the world’s largest grooming show, welcoming thousands of pet professionals to the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, every September. Groom Expo hosts dozens of educational seminars, exciting grooming competitions, and a weekend packed with extra events to meet and mingle with fellow pet professionals.
OCTOBER 2017
October 12 - 15, 2017
New England Grooming Show - Sturbridge, MA
www.barkleigh.com
October 27 - 29, 2017
32nd Annual NDGAA Fun in the Sun - Orlando, FL
www.ndgaa.com
NOVEMBER 2017
November 7 - 9, 2017
Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo - Hershey, PA
www.barkleigh.com