Glenn Polyn//March 3, 2022
Glenn Polyn //March 3, 2022
Press release: WPA
Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, the Southeast’s largest trade show dedicated to grooming professionals, will run from March 10-13 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, Georgia.
Produced by the World Pet Association (WPA), Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference will bring four days of unmatched educational opportunities, invaluable networking sessions, celebrated grooming contests and cutting-edge products to inspire innovation for the grooming and pet care community.
“Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference is one of the most anticipated events of the year dedicated to the art and business of pet grooming,” said Vic Mason, president of WPA. “We are thrilled to once again offer an exciting lineup of immersive, hands-on grooming seminars, curated courses featuring the most esteemed professionals in the industry and the Southeast’s biggest grooming contests. This, coupled with the showcase of the latest and greatest new products, ensures that our attendees will leave with everything they need to inspire their craft throughout the year.”
Here’s what to expect at Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference 2022:
Top-Notch Education Led by Industry Experts
With more than 50 live demos, hands-on workshops and business seminars led by industry experts, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference is where attendees come to learn the latest skills, tips and techniques to perfect their craft and grow their business. With WPA’s Professional Grooming Credential (PGC) program, pet groomers can participate in an administered, standardized measurement that assesses pet groomers’ practices and professional knowledge base, including foundational knowledge, safety and technical skills. Comprehensive education will take place from Friday to Sunday and will include several new and exciting sessions.
Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference welcomes 24 industry experts for compelling sessions, with several first-time presenters, including:
All-star grooming will take center stage when the best of the best competes for over $20,000 in prizes. This year, contestants of all levels will have the opportunity to show off their skills in 10 contests and will be judged by some of the most renowned groomers in the industry, including:
Forward-Thinking Pet Care Products
More than 125 exhibitors will showcase the latest in shears and tools, fashion and accessories, wellness products and more. As an added benefit, attendees will receive exclusive show deals and discounts from many of the industry’s top suppliers, providing an affordable way for attending expert groomers and pet care professionals to test new tools and the latest innovations.
GroomBowl Specialty Event
GroomBowl is back and set to kick off on Sunday, March 13. Here, professional and amateur groomers will compete in a revolutionary contest that combines grooming skills and gaming strategy. From industry legends competing in the Professional Division to undiscovered talent in the Amateur Division, groomers will compete in this team-format, sporting style showdown to claim the GroomBowl Championship.
In-Person Networking and Connections
Attendees can join 2,100 fellow grooming and pet care professionals for industry networking events to share ideas, enjoy conversations and have some fun.