Groom Expo West 2015 was a huge success with nearly 4,000 attendees, full classrooms, a bustling trade show, and exciting competitions. The Pasadena Convention Center was again a wonderful place for this event, in the heart of beautiful Pasadena, CA.
Since its first year, the Northwest Grooming Show had been one of the fastest growing shows in the grooming industry. But, last year’s turnout was surprising to even the most optimistic of people. For the first time in Barkleigh show history, pre-registration seminar packages were sold out. Fortunately, a reconfiguration of the seating at the show made it possible for everyone to attend seminars.
Feel the Spirit
Many professions require yearly continuing education for their members. The grooming industry does not. Yet, thousands of groomers from all over the world voluntarily attend grooming shows. Nearly 5,000 of them recently attended Groom Expo, the largest grooming show in the world. It was held in September at the magnificent Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Groom & Kennel Expo 2014 was a record-breaking affair that introduced new seminars and contests to the West Coast groomers. With 88 vendors at 113 booths filling the Pasadena Convention Center’s sold-out exhibit hall, GKE 2014 was not only an educational event but also a shopping hot spot for groomers looking to stock up and find bargains.