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2023 Calendar of Pet Trade Shows and Conventions

Pet trade shows, conventions and conferences are getting back on their feet and returning to in-person shows again after a few years of primarily virtual events. Whether you are looking for a conference to host a booth to promote your business or to attend as a pet professional, we’ve fetched pet conferences from coast to coast (and even a few international events).

If you are looking for a consumer pet show, don’t miss our calendar of Pet Expos and Dog Events!

Calendar of Pet Trade Shows and Conventions

Animal Welfare and Rescue Conferences

American Pets Alive Conference

  • When: TBA

Animal Care Expo

  • When: April 3-6, 2023
  • Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Fall Conference

  • When: November 15-17, 2023
  • Where: Portland, Oregon

Future conferences are planned for New Orleans, Louisiana (November 18-20, 2024).

Best Friends National Conference

  • When: August 10-12, 2023
  • Where: Houston, Texas

Dog Trainer Conferences and Tradeshows

Aggression in Dogs Conference

  • When: September 29-October 1, 2023
  • Where: Chicago, Illinois

APDT/CAPDT Conference

  • When: October 18-20, 2023
  • Where: Covington, Kentucky

ClickerExpo

  • When: January 27 – 29, 2023
  • Where: Virtual

International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) Annual Educational Conference

  • When: TBA
  • Where: TBA

The Dog Behavior Conference

  • When: 2023 TBA
  • Where: The 2022 event was virtual.

Grooming Tradeshows

All-American Grooming Show

  • When: August 10-13, 2023
  • Where: Shaumburg, Illinois

Groom Expo

  • When: September 7-10, 2023
  • Where: Hershey, Pennsylvania

Groom Expo features a trade show, grooming competitions, exhibitions and seminars.

Intergroom

  • When: March 30 – April 2, 2023
  • Where: Secaucus, New Jersey

Pet Boarding

Boarding & Daycare Conference

  • When: TBA
  • Where: Hershey, PA

This national conference is specifically for the pet boarding and daycare industry. The tradeshow features products, speakers and seminars.

The Dog Gurus® Business Breakthrough Workshop

  • When: TBA
  • Where: TBA

International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA) Pet Care Business Conference & Trade Show

  • When: TBA
  • Where: Orlando, Florida

Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo West

  • When: TBA
  • Where: TBA

Pet Food Conferences

2023 International Feed Expo

  • When: January 24-26, 2023
  • Where: Atlanta, Georgia

Petfood Forum 2023

  • When: May 1 – 3, 2023
  • Where: Kansas City, Missouri

Pet Franchises

Pet Franchise Expo

  • When: This October conference has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian.
  • Where: Tampa, Florida

Pet Sitting Conferences and Tradeshows

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters Conference

  • When: March 3-5, 2023
  • Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

Pet Sitter World Educational Conference

  • When: Oct. 5-7, 2023
  • Where: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Pooper Scooper Conference

aPaws Annual Conference

  • When: TBA
  • Where: TBA

Retail

Global Pet Expo

  • When: March 22-24, 2023
  • Where: Orlando, Florida

Interzoo

  • When: May 2024
  • Where: Nuremberg, Germany

SuperZoo

  • When: August 15-18, 2023
  • Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

Service Dog Conferences

Assistance Dogs International Conference

  • When: TBA
  • Where: According to the website, “ADI is very excited to announce that the 2023 ADI Conference is going to be a hybrid format with In-Person and Virtual components in Croatia.”

International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) Biennial Conference

  • When: April 2023
  • Where: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Psychiatric Service Dog Partners Conference

  • When: April 21–24, 2023
  • Where: Rock Hill, South Carolina

National Service Dogs for Veterans Conference

  • When: July 19-21, 2023
  • Where: Arlington, Virginia

PAWS Psychiatric Service Dog Partners for People Conference

  • When: February 25, 2023
  • Where: Newark, New Jersey

Veterinary Conferences

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum

  • When: June 15-17, 2023
  • Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention

  • When: July 14-18, 2023
  • Where: Denver, Colorado

Connexity® from American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

  • When: September 20-23, 2023
  • Where: San Diego, California

Fetch dvm360® Charlotte

  • When: March 24-26, 2023
  • Where: Charlotte, North Carolina

Uncharted Conference

  • When: April 2023
  • TBA

Vet Show – Austin

  • When: February 28-March 1, 2023
  • Where: Austin, Texas

Vet Show – Chicago

  • When: May 18-19, 2023
  • Where: Chicago, Illinois

Vet Show – New York

  • When: November 2-3, 2023
  • Where: New York City

Vet Show – Wild West

  • When: October 18-21, 2023
  • Where: Reno, Nevada

Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA)

  • When: February 9-11, 2023
  • Where: Indianapolis, Indiana

Veterinary Innovation Summit + NAVC Media eCommerce Summit

  • When: TBA
  • Where: TBA

VMX – Veterinary Meeting and Expo

  • When: January 14-18, 2023
  • Where: Orlando, Florida

Working Dog Conferences

AKC National Detection Dog Conference

  • When: TBA
  • Where: TBA

NNDDA National Training Conference

  • When: TBA
  • Where: TBA

Penn Vet Working Dog Conference

  • When: April 2024
  • Where: TBA + virtual

WSPCA Working Dog Conference

  • When: TBA
  • Where: TBA

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