Thursday, January 12, 2006

Pet Industry Trade Shows 2006

(CHECK OUT THE UPDATE: 2007 Pet Industry Shows)

February 2006
Pet Industry Distributor's Association (PIDA)
PIDA 2006 Management Conference and 38th Annual Meeting
February 8-11, 2006
Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa, Indian Wells, California

March 2006
International Home and Housewares Show
March 12 - 14, 2006
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
AAHA Annual Conference
March 18 - 22, 2006
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California

Global Pet Expo
March 23 - 25, 2006
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

April 2006
H.H. Backer Spring Show
April 7 - 9, 2006
The New Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey

May 2006
Interzoo 2006
May 11 - 14, 2006
Exhibition Centre Nurnberg, Nurnberg, Germany

September 2006
Pet South America 2006
September 20 - 22
Transamerica Expo Center, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Pet Fair Asia and Pet Paradise
September 20 - 24
Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China

October 2006
H.H. Backer Christmas Show
October 6 - 8, 2006
Donald E. Stephens Center, Rosemont, IL


Monday, January 09, 2006

Pet Business Opportunities in Los Angeles

An article in the Washington Post about a $10 billion facelift for downtown Los Angeles mentions some interesting statistics suggesting potential opportunities for pet industry franchises and businesses:

There are more pets than children living in downtown Los Angeles.

There is a shortage of retailers and services for that area.

Residential units are forecast to grow 300% in the next 4 years.

Major development of retail, hotel and commercial space is planned.

Read the full article here.

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