Again this year, PetQuest will feature a fantastic collection of new and exciting speakers and topics, combined with the return of many of the industry’s most respected speakers.
Debuting this year are: Khris Berry doing a four hour Business Makeover class on Friday, Victor Rosado teaching groomers how to develop their eye for grooming conformation, Laura Hearn demonstrating how to best use Google AdWords, a three hour hand stripping class by Jared Lane, and Ann Francis sharing her time saving shop shortcuts, among others. Other show highlights include Teri DiMarino’s Brusher Bather seminar, the AKC Salon Certification class and a four hour drop coat series on Friday, featuring four separate speakers.
Over 50 companies will be exhibiting from Friday through Sunday. This is the perfect opportunity to see and sample new products. The tradeshow pass includes all shopping and all contest viewing, in addition to floor demos. Any pet care professional can attend the trade show for free by referencing this article.
PetQuest also hosts a GroomTeam USA sanctioned contest being held on Friday and Saturday. Sunday features a creative grooming competition and a Rescue Round–up contest.
PetQuest will take place June 22–25 at the Roberts Center in central Ohio. The Roberts Center is known to be a very dog friendly hotel/convention facility. There is a permanent bathing area, a designated fenced–in dog play area, and a friendly staff that is always quick to greet you and your dog.
Jill Pipino, a groomer who travelled to the show from upstate New York to attend and speak, says that PetQuest is her favorite show because, “It is so relaxed and everyone is so personal.” Jill also loved the facilities, “This hotel is so friendly towards the dogs. And, they do so much to make the whole experience better with the bathing, walking, and clean-up stations. Oh, and there is a Dairy Queen in the parking lot!”
Since its inception more than a decade ago, PetQuest has grown every year, but one. That was a few years ago when the show fell on Father’s Day. Because of the show’s steady growth, another section of the exhibit hall had to be opened up last year to accommodate the additional vendors.
More information about the show can be found at www.PQgroom.com. Please note that only groomers and other pet care professionals can attend the show, and trade show is open from Friday through Sunday. ✂