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Backer's Total Pet Expo Fall 2014 runs September 19-21, 2014, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), IL. The show features exhibitors from around the world displaying dog, cat, bird, aquatic, reptile and small animal products, and services for a diverse buying audience that includes pet stores, groomers, kennel operators, boutique/specialty gift stores, hardware stores, big box stores, mail order catalogs, online stores, and distributors. In 2013, the fall show drew 408 exhibitors in 693 booths and over 6,500 retail buyers from around the world.

Backer's Total Pet Expo Fall includes the following specialty areas: the Product Innovation Area, the Pet Store on the Floor, the Smart Zone Education Stations, the New Exhibitor Area, the All-Natural Area, the Idea Wall, and the Celebration of Style Grooming Competition. Also included are the Backer Buyer Rewards Program and educational "pods" located right on the trade show floor.


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.

About H.H. Backer Associates Inc.

For more than 40 years, H.H. Backer Associates Inc. has been at the forefront of the pet industry with its record-breaking 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. H.H. Backer is proud to announce that its pet industry trade show now has a new name: Total Pet Expo. With this and other exciting changes/additions, Backer welcomes in a new era of its outstanding legacy.

Don't wait to register for the Backer's Total Pet Expo Fall 2014. You'll meet influential people and maximize your opportunities for success. Start now by accessing the information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 09/19/2014 - 09/21/2014
Conference/Event Hours: Friday & Saturday, September 19-20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, September 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
First Move-In Date: 09/17/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Wholesale / Retail
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Distribution, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - General, Other / Miscellaneous, Professional Healthcare, Veterinary Medicine / Animal Health, Wholesale / Retail
Estimated Attendance: 6,500
Previous Attendance: 6,500
Audience: Pet Industry Professionals
Notes: Past Attendee Statistics:
Owner 74%
Manager 13%
Buyer 8%
Other 5%
Venue: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Venue Phone: (847) 692-2220
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:400+ (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:Appoximately 300,000+
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:H.H. Backer Associates Inc.
Show Manager:Colette Fairchild
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Contact Adrienne Zepeda at 312-578-1818 to find out more about sponsorship opportunities.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Standard Booth $2,360   Electricity: Yes - Variable Pricing
10' x 10' Corner Booth $2,730   Water: Yes Price:
10' x 10' Premium Standard Booth $2,730   Generator: No
10' x 10' Premium Corner Booth $2,830   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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Exhibit & Sponsorship Contacts:

Colette Fairchild, CEM, CMP, Trade Show Director
David Spoor-Harvey, Assistant Show Manager
Adrienne Zepeda, Exhibit Sales Manager
Jason Mead, Exhibit Sales Manager
Carol Surufka, Trade Show Assistant

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