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Trade Shows Part 3

Northwest Grooming Show

Expanding to Four Days of Eduction, Three Days of Trade Show

www.nwgroom.com


Open Class winner, Barbara Prueckel with Roxanne Zenner of Andis.

Bringing grooming education and competition to the Seattle area for over seven years, the Northwest Grooming Show is an event that has grown almost exponentially. Groomers travel from throughout the Pacific Northwest region and from Canada to attend Barkleigh’s Northwest Grooming Show, which had nearly 1000 attendees in 2012 and will expand to a three-day trade show in 2013.

A major component of the Northwest Grooming Show is the education. With Barkleigh expanding the trade show to three days in 2013, there will also be an additional day of educational seminars. Attendees will be able to enjoy four days of classes taught by industry experts on topics like grooming, business, and animal behavior. The educational component of the show also features grooming demonstration seminars with industry icons and champions.

Competitions at the Northwest Grooming Show have also grown over the years. More groomers are entering the World Cup Grooming Games than before, competing for titles in three skill levels and five different classes: Poodles, Terriers, Sporting, All Other Purebreds, and Salon Freestyle. As of 2013, these competitions will be GroomTeam sanctioned. Grooming competitions also include Sunday’s creative styling contest, with groomers using their skills in styling and coloring to compete for trophies, prizes, and the coveted People’s Choice Award.

Groomers who come to shop at the Northwest Grooming Show will have an extra day to spend on the trade show floor. In 2013, the trade show will expand to three days, running from Friday through Sunday. Attendees will also find a larger trade show hall with more booths than ever before. With more booths and more time to shop, attendees are sure to find some excellent deals on lots of products.

Northwest Grooming Show 2013 runs from March 14 to 17 in Tacoma, WA.


SuperZoo

Time for Something Different

www.superzoo.org


2012 Superzoo Jackpot winner Irina Pinkusevich.

Fresh ideas, hot trends, new connections, and great opportunities — that’s what you get at the retail pet industry’s fastest growing, most popular trade event. It’s the ideal place to get down to business, and with our new July dates this year, it’s now also the ideal time to do it. It’s time for SOMETHING DIFFERENT. The National Show for Pet Retailers™ now gives you all the latest trends, innovative ideas, and delightfully different products your pet-loving customers want — just in time for fall and holiday buying.

Come help yourself to all the variety, inspiration, and uniqueness this vibrant, growing show has for you. Attend SuperZoo University, the biggest and best education program in the industry, and equip your business to compete in today’s retail environment. Networking, networking, networking! SuperZoo brings the entire retail pet community together, so you can easily make the connections that will help you grow your business.

A lively marketplace for pet loving retailers, SuperZoo is filled with everything new. Find the next big seller for your store right here in our seven friendly, focused SuperZoo Neighborhoods. Do business with top suppliers and unique vendors, and work all your options with the greatest of ease. Also receive exclusive pricing on products at the show. Stretch your open-to-buy budget and increase the value of your trip with show specials offered by many exhibitors.

It’s time to take in Las Vegas. The trade show capital of the world is fabulous, affordable, and always ready to show you a good time. Join us at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for SuperZoo 2013. The Groomer SuperShow, a huge and popular part of SuperZoo, features leading suppliers, top quality groomer seminars, exclusive show specials, international grooming contests where the first place jackpot contest prize is $10,000, and a variety of one-on-one opportunities to extend your networks and spark your business success.


NDGAA

Florida’s Fun in the Sun, Denver’s GroomFest Two Great Events

www.ndgaa.com


2012 Fun in the Sun Best in Show winner Veronica Frosch.

The National Dog Groomers Association of America annually sponsors two rather famous dog grooming seminars, trade show, and grooming competition events with its certification program included. Their next two shows will be GroomFest (June 7-9, 2013) at the Denver DIA Crowne Plaza and the now very famous Fun in the Sun (October 25-27, 2013) at the World Gate Resort in Kissimmee, Florida.

NDGAA’s shows have gained notoriety as the fun and friendly educational shows one just does not want to miss! Both boast of attendees from all over North America flocking to the destination shows; many of them compete in the six grooming tournaments. Denver’s GroomFest is the show with “High Altitude Grooming at Its Finest,” and the Florida show is notorious for too much “Fun in the Sun!”

The pre-registration deadlines are approximately two weeks prior to the shows, and online registration is available at www.ndgaa.com. Competition deadlines are 10 days prior to the shows.

The Fun in the Sun show will be NDGAA’s 28th year in Florida. Approximately 70 exhibitors always fill the Grand Ballroom; the 2012 show boasted nearly 900 in attendance! The Colorado show is NDGAA’s “growing” show for now, as this will be its fourth year in Denver with approximately 50 vendors and 400 attendees. In the past, NDGAA has had attendees from Guam, Malaysia, Canada, Japan, and all over the continental United States and Hawaii!


NEPGP

Serving New England and Beyond

www.nepgp.com


Heads Up Creative winner Liz Witunsky (second from left) with NEPGP Show Coordinator Linda Claflin (in the peacock) and sponsors Dan Williams (far left) and Larry Gudith (far right) of EZ Groom.

The New England Pet Grooming Professionals (NEPGP) organization is not tiny or huge. We welcome all those who come to it with the simple acknowledgement that our events will encourage curiosity and learning in a supportive atmosphere while offering the highest quality available in the industry. Eric Salas called it a “show with heart.” Mary Meeks complimented the “energy” of our show.

We have a three-leveled competition, three day show at our FallFest with the top level earning points to GroomTeam USA and the Entry level awarding the achievement and motivation of those taking their “first step into the ring.” There are “Special Memorial Awards” recognizing a wide array of achievements for all our participants. With educational seminars and Add On programs, the New England Show is complete with a trade show. We also host a one-day educational event in the Spring and Summer. We always invite comments and try to respond with changes developed from the experience of our members and attendees. This gives the shows and seminars a development geared to those who want to learn.

Serving New England and beyond for over 30 years, we are the only non-profit major pet organization in the country. We are dedicated both to the top level of skill and the spirit of learning that has allowed our group’s character to deepen. Please come join us!


More Trade Shows

The following Industry Shows did not respond to requests for additional information.



Groom Classic

May 3-5, 2013
Kansas City, MO
wwww.groomclassic.com

U.S. Pet Pro Classic

November 1-3, 2013
Dallas, TX
wwww.petstylist.com

H.H. Backer

Sept. 20-22, 2013
Chicago, IL
wwww.hhbacker.com

Pet Stylist Super Show

June 1-3, 2013
Knoxville, TN
wwww.petstylistsoftennessee.com