FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press contact: Suzanne Pruitt – 678.285.0307
ATLANTA (Oct 2, 2015 ) – Making its debut August 24-25, 2016 at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, the new P3|Progressive Pet Products trade show has officially opened advance online attendee registration and announced a “Call for Speakers” for the educational seminar series, “Focus on the Future.” Filling a marketplace need for a Midwest trade show for pet industry retailers, P3 will bring the industry’s newest pet products, exceptional educational programming and networking events together in one of America’s top destination cities.
“We’ve been very pleased with the positive response and industry feedback we’re received since announcing the new P3 show,” says Stacey Barrett Brooks, show director, P3. “Top distributors, manufacturers and industry newcomers are already reserving space on the show floor and we’re now moving into full gear with show promotions and programming. It’s exciting to watch this new show take shape.”
EXPRESSPASS ™ REGISTRATION
To make attendee registration and entry as easy as possible, while also ensuring the wholesale integrity of the new event, P3 is offering ExpressPass™ registration to credentialed retailers involved in pet-related businesses. Rather than receiving a badge in advance by mail, retailers can receive an ExpressPass™ via email to scan with onsite readers and quickly print out badge(s) when they arrive at the show. To qualify for and receive the ExpressPass™, retailers can visit www.p3petshow.com, complete the online application and upload two forms of business ID for verification. Credentials include a required wholesale invoice from a manufacturer or distributor and one additional item, which can include a copy of business lease, retail business license, business tax ID, business utility bill, yellow page listing or website link.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS | FOCUS ON THE FUTURE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR SERIES
Retailer education will be an integral part of the inaugural P3 edition with a program line-up including morning keynote presentations and additional sessions scheduled throughout the show centered around the theme “Focus on the Future.” P3 is now accepting speaking proposals until the deadline of November 15, 2015. For complete details on the application and selection process, potential speakers can visit the “Education/Events” section of the show website, www.p3petshow.com
Look for more details coming soon, including updates on discounted hotel rates, participating exhibitors, attendee promotions, educational programs, events and more.
SHOW FAST FACTS
WHEN: Wednesday, August 24 – Thursday, August 25, 2016
WHERE: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
HOURS: 10 am – 5 pm, Wednesday and Thursday
MORE INFO: www.p3petshow.com | 678.285.3976 (EXPO) or 800.318.2238
Filling a marketplace need for a Midwest trade show for pet industry retailers, P3 |Progressive Pet Products was launched by Urban Expositions. Representing a complete reinvention of the former H. H. Backer Total Pet Expo postponed earlier this year, P3 will debut August 24-25, 2016 at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. P3 will deliver a forward-looking, fun trade show experience to one of America’s top destination cities – pairing the market’s newest pet products with exceptional educational programing and networking events.
ABOUT URBAN EXPOSITIONS
Based in Kennesaw, GA and founded in 1995, Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 40 events serving nine industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Apparel, Aviation, Halloween | Party, Foodservice, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focusing on the airport concession industry. In addition to its Kennesaw, GA headquarters, Urban has offices in Shelton, CT, Boca Raton, FL, and is represented by employees in California, Colorado and Illinois. www.urban-expo.com | 800.318.2238.