People in the United States spend more than $60 billion a year on pet supplies, according to the American Pet Products Association. A large portion of the spending is driven by trade shows and conventions held every year. Here are some of the top Veterinary and Pet Industry trade shows coming up in 2017.
NAVC Conference 2017 – February 4th to 8th in Orlando
The NAVC Conference will be in a new location at the Orange County Convention Center. However, it will still be one of the biggest events of the year and provide plenty of great exhibitors. There will also be breakout sessions and scientific sessions for attendees to enjoy. The new location for the North American Veterinary Conference will allow everything to be centralized with one exhibit hall.
Midwest Veterinary Conference – February 23rd to 26th in Columbus
The Greater Columbus Convention Center will host the Midwest Veterinary Conference for 2017. This event will provide expert speakers, quality education opportunities and thousands of attendees. The 2016 event broke attendance records and it’s expected to be even bigger this year.
Western Veterinary Conference 2017 – March 5th to 9th in Las Vegas
Known as the #1 Veterinary Conference, WVC 2017 will provide plenty of value. It’s a great place to discover new breakthroughs and the most innovative techniques.
Global Pet Expo – March 22nd to 24th in Orlando
Another event held at the Orange County Convention Center, Global Pet Expo will cover three days. This is the event for those looking for new pet products, as more than 1,000 exhibitors will be on hand.
SuperZoo – July 24th to 27th in Las Vegas
SuperZoo provides more than 11,000 retailers and industry professionals all under one roof. It’s one of the larger shows of the year and it’s guaranteed to sell out. This year’s SuperZoo will be held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference – October 9th to 12th in Atlantic City
The Atlantic City Convention Center will be the home of the top veterinary conference for continuing education. This conference is designed for veterinary professionals with plenty of learning opportunities for new techniques. Attendees will be able to gain continuing education credits, along with developing relationships with the vendors within the industry.
CVC Kansas City – August 25th to 28th in Kansas City
Held at the Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Centers, the CVC Kansas City event will provide one of the top spots for veterinary continuing education. It’s one of three CVC conventions held throughout the year. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals as more than 93% of attendees come to learn about new products and services.
Other veterinary and pet industry trade shows for 2017 include:
- Groom Expo West 2017 – February 16th to 19th
- AAASV 2017 Annual Meeting – February 25th to 28th
- 2017 AFA Convention & FIA MarketPlace – March 7th to 10th
- Atlanta Pet Fair 2017 – March 9th to 12th
- AAHA Nashville 2017 – March 30th to April 2nd
- PetQuest 2017 – June 22nd to 25th
- SWVS 2017 – September 21st to 24th
- 2017 Wild West Veterinary Conference – October 11th to 15th
There are several other trade shows and conferences on the schedule, as well.