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Since 1967, H.H. Backer Associates Inc. has tapped into all facets of the pet trade industry with its trade magazines, trade shows and educational conferences. As a highly respected and progressive force in the constantly evolving pet industry, H.H. Backer Associates Inc. delivers quality buyers and quality results.

Backer's 47th Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show & Educational Conference

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont (Chicago), Ill. The Backer Christmas Show has made Chicago the No. 1 October destination for pet-industry professionals. The 2011 Christmas Show featured 637 manufacturers and wholesalers exhibiting in 1,103 booths and drew close to 9,000 retail buyers from around the world.

Why exhibit?

To talk shop with peers.

Thousands of pet professionals make their way each year to purchase new products, technologies and industry services and to make new professional connections.

To witness the trends.

The Backer shows are by far the most highly regarded new product forum in the industry, bringing together buyers and sellers from all corners of the pet and pet-related world.

To do business.

Trade shows are an effective way to build awareness, generate industry public relations and achieve branding initiatives.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the Backer's 47th Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show & Educational Conference? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 09/20/2013 - 09/22/2013
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Wholesale / Retail
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Wholesale / Retail
Estimated Attendance: 9,000
Audience: Pet Industry Professionals
Notes: Past Attendee Statistics:

Owner 77%
Manager 10%
Buyer 7%
Other 6%
Venue: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Venue Phone: (847) 692-2220
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:600+
Event Square Footage:Appoximately 300,000+ (Previous)
Show Owner:H.H. Backer Associates Inc.
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Standard Booth $2,315   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' End of Short Aisle Booth $2,420   Water: n/a
10' x 10' Premium Booth $2,680   Generator: n/a
10' x 10' Double Premium Booth $2,780 - Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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Exhibit & Sponsorship Contacts:

Adrienne Zepeda

(312) 578-1818

David Harvey

(312) 578-1818

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