Groom Expo 2019 Preview

September 12-15, 2019 | Hershey Lodge & Convention Center | Hershey, PA

By Staff

Groomers who attend the Groom Expo trade show are the most knowledgeable groomers in the world about the tools, products and services available.

For most groomers, attending Groom Expo is a professional goal to accomplish at least once in their lives. However, once someone attends Groom Expo, it’s hard not to keep coming back”, states Barkleigh co-founder Gwen Shelly. “You can’t truly understand how much you get out of the show until you’ve attended it.”

For any groomer on a tight budget, the most important thing is the all the tricks, marketing ideas, money saving methods, and more efficient tools and services that you learn at the show which allow to you save time. You learn to work more efficiently and become more productive, making a trip to Groom Expo a financially valuable experience. 

For those wanting to improve their overall skills, there is a perfect blend of speakers. Many of the industry legends are there to share their years of experience. Groom Expo has more industry icons speaking than any other grooming show in the world. 

For those wanting to connect with the talented groomers and competitors that you have interacted with on social media, Groom Expo offers the most opportunities to see and meet the passionate, up-and-coming groomers that you’ve followed online. 

“In my opinion, the best reason to attend Groom Expo is because it offers more opportunities to connect with other groomers on a deeper lever,” states Barkleigh President, Todd Shelly. “This is the best chance for groomers to rejuvenate and re-energize themselves around other like-minded people. I often joke that it is one of the few chances a groomer gets where they can tell all their work stories to people that actually enjoy hearing them.” 

Many groomers develop lifelong friendships with people that they met at Groom Expo, or another industry show. 

With around 200 vendor booths, Groom Expo Features the world’s largest pet professional trade show. This is the best opportunity to see new products, try the products you’ve been curious about and get show discounts (along with no shipping charges, if you drive). Groomers who attend the Groom Expo trade show are the most knowledgeable groomers in the world about the tools, products and services available.

For those that compete, want to compete, want to support the competitors, or simply want to learn by watching the competitors, Groom Expo is GroomTeam USA sanctioned and offers three levels of competitions. There is also a creative grooming competition, the National Rescue Round-up competition and creative runway competition. 

For more information on Groom Expo or to register, visit GroomExpo.com