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4th Annual Industry Trade Show “Pet Connections Expo” Announces a Prebook Portal

EDISON, NJ (April 14, 2020) – International Conference Development, LLC (ICDevents) introduced today a new platform that augments and expands its live show experience, dubbed the PreBook Portal. This portal answers independent retailers’ perennial feedback of wanting to take advantage of show specials, but with more time to make decisions than just one show day. Starting in June, registered retailers can access the PreBook Portal and begin ordering new and interesting products offered by exhibitors at wonderfully discounted “prebook” rates. This is a great way for retailers to boost inventory and their bottom line!

The Pet Connections Expo will take place at the NJ Convention and Expo Center from October 13-14, 2020. After a successful launch in 2017, this year’s focus will continue to be on topics that are most important to independent pet retailers. Pet Connections Expo will bring together pet industry buyers and suppliers from around the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, as well as the entire country.

“We are excited to launch this innovative offering to the pet industry, allowing us to continue to build the pet connections community by being more agile in how we anticipate and solve our clients’ needs,” stated Bill Doherty, ICDevents President and Show Director. “The new platform is a free ser- vice and benefit to all exhibitors and retailers who register for Pet Connections Expo. Retailers will be able to access the portal starting in June to start taking advantage of the great pre-event savings, and see the enticing and deeper discounts exhibitors will be offering for retailers who attend the show in October.”

Pet Connections Expo is partnering with Pet Industry Warehouse on this new initiative. Dan Cook, says, “it’s rewarding to see someone like Bill so interested in helping his customers first. His intuition to expand the community of Pet Connections with this PreBook Portal could prove to be that ‘aha’ moment that pet industry shows have needed, but never quite nailed down.”

Robert Correia, Pet Connections Expo’s new Tradeshow Manager states “I am excited about this! It is a brilliant idea that will be a game changer for pet suppliers to be able to encourage additional SKU placement with existing customers and increase the likelihood of acquiring new customers and generating revenue. Exhibitors who register before May 1 can take advantage of early bird booth space options and begin offering their products in the PreBook Portal. It’s a win-win for all!

Further details on the 2020 Pet Connections Expo can be found at www.petconexpo.com. To exhibit at Pet Connections Expo, contact a member of the team:

Rob Correia – rob@petconexpo.com

Laura Ames – lames@icdevents.com

Morgan Moore – mmoore@icdevents.com

About Pet Connections Expo In its fourth year, Pet Connections Expo is a trade-only event for pet professionals, offering free, edu- cational sessions that help independent retailers compete with the larger brick and mortars, as well as the online giants. Buyers and suppliers from around the country attend to buy and sell products, just in time for the holiday rush, network with partners, pitch and exchange ideas, and so much more.

For more information, visit www.petconexpo.com, https://twitter.com/PetConExpo, https://www.in- stagram.com/petconexpo, and https://www.facebook.com/Petconexpo.

About Pet Industry Warehouse Pet Industry Warehouse is a long-standing third-party logistics (3PL) provider 100% focused on the pet industry. Handling many recognized brands complete warehousing and fulfillment needs so they can focus on what’s most important to them and their customers....their brand. For more information, visit www.petindustrywarehouse.com.

About ICDevents International Conference Development, LLC (ICDevents) produces high-quality conferences and tradeshows in a broad range of industries. Utilizing intensive, detailed market research, ICDevents creates targeted events designed to encourage companies to send their entire teams to problem-solve, network, and brainstorm with other industry leaders, consultants, and suppliers.

To learn more, visit www.ICDevents.com


Kelly O’Rourke



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