We'll Be Speaking at Pet Connections Expo!


We are so excited to announce that we’ll be speaking at Pet Connections Expo on October 15-16 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center! It’s free for retailers, so we’re hoping to meet a lot of you face-to-face and make the most of our time there.

About Pet Connections Expo

Pet Connections Expo sets itself apart by providing free, educational content for independent pet retailers to help strengthen their businesses and compete against online giants and traditional brick and mortar chains. After a successful launch in 2017, this year’s focus will continue to be on topics that are most important to this audience. The event will bring together pet industry buyers and suppliers to the East Coast, from around the entire country. “We are excited to bring our 2019 program to New Jersey and the opportunity to further our reach to retailers to participate before the busy holiday season. Stay tuned for announcements on the agenda and the industry-leading speakers that will be presenting. We will continue our focus on empowering the success of retailers.”, stated Bill Doherty, ICDevents President and Show Director.

Now entering it’s third year and conveniently timed before the holiday rush, Pet Connections Expo is a perfect event for buyers and supplies to buy and sell products, network with and meet new partners, pitch and exchange ideas, and more. This year’s newest addition, the Pet Tech Challenge, offers a grand prize of over $7,000 in value with industry-leading experts to be panel judges.

In its third year, Pet Connections Expo is a trade-only event for pet professionals, offering free, educational 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.

Where you’ll find us:

Find us with a whole host of talented other speakers and experts at the free educational Campfire Sessions. These are brief dives into topics specifically selected to benefit small pet businesses in today’s evolving industry landscape. From Pet Engine specifically, our owner and founder Matt Aldrich will be digging into analytics and metrics that help track your pet store’s success beyond the bottom line, as well as ways to blend 2019’s retail, marketing, and pet industry trends into a smoothie for success!

Stay tuned for more updates, thanks so much for your support and words of encouragement! Hope you can make it out to Jersey with us!