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Top2Top Conference Registration Open

Pet Age Staff//September 18, 2013//

Top2Top Conference Registration Open

Pet Age Staff //September 18, 2013//

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PIJAC, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, opened registration for the 3rd annual Pet Industry’s Top2Top Conference, set in Amelia Island, Fla.

The conference provides executives in the pet industry with the opportunity to set the course for the future of the industry, gain powerful insights that will make a difference in their business immediately and create valuable relationships with other leaders.

“The Top2Top Conference is your chance to take a step back from your daily routine and immerse yourself in peer-to-peer conversations, forward-thinking sessions, and invaluable networking opportunities that will benefit your business as well as the industry as a whole,” Mike Canning, president and CEO of PIJAC, said.

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Commerce Norman Mineta will keynote the conference, sharing his vast experience on the ways business executives can ensure their views are properly represented in the government decision-making process. He will focus on what works and what does not when industries engage on public policy. Additionally, he will provide an insider’s view of the messaging lawmakers find persuasive and discuss how best to make a compelling case to achieve favorable government outcomes.  And of course, he will discuss his pets.

Additional sessions address key issues such as five-year industry forecasting, the benefits of science-based standards, and tools to change the tide on anti-pet legislation.

Set in picturesque Amelia Island, Florida, the magnificent ocean views are the perfect setting for one-on-one conversations as well as the planned networking events. You won’t want to miss the steel drum band at the Welcome Reception on the beach or the golf tournament on the Ocean Links course designed by Pete Dye and Bobby Weed. Not a golfer but still up for a little friendly competition? Join in the fun at the beach tournament where we’ll play some classic beach games like Horseshoes and Cornhole. The closing reception overlooking the golf course is the perfect location to wind down with colleagues at the end of conference.

“The Top2Top Conference sets the wheels in motion for executives to address the issues we face today and participate in solutions to strengthen the industry,”  Canning said. “Join your fellow industry leaders and take part in the future of the pet industry.”

The conference will be held on April 23-24, 2014 at the Amelia Island Plantation. To register, or for more information, visit