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International Conference Development, LLC Launches New Pet Industry Trade Show: Pet Connections Expo

Two-day trade show will bring pet retailers and buyers together October 3 – 4, 2017 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 19, 2017) — Bringing buyers and retailers together to make pets’ lives more nutritional and healthy, International Conference Development, LLC (lCDevents) announced today that it will host the newest pet industry trade show this fall, Pet Connections Expo, October 3 – 4, 2017 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Bill Doherty, who has more than twenty-five years of experience launching new events in a diverse number of industries, is spearheading the Pet Connections Expo as show director. Doherty is confident that bringing a pet trade show to the East Coast will bring in industry influencers from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, as well as the entire country.

“We are excited to offer an alternative show, convenient for buyers and retailers alike, with a focus on the growing category of pet health and nutrition,” explains Doherty. “The October dates are purposefully timed, allowing for independent retailers to make their final purchasing decisions in time for the holiday season.”

With carpeted aisles, and a smaller setting than other industry events, buyers and suppliers will have a relaxed, pressure-free environment in which to conduct business. Doherty adds, “The show offers one-on-one meeting opportunities and will have a big focus on networking.”

The event will host several educational programs and sessions presented by known leaders in the pet industry. These sessions will have no additional cost for attendees of the trade show. With an emphasis on independent retailers, the speakers will address solutions for increasing profits and meeting customers’ needs. “The costs are low to participate in this event,” Doherty says, “but the visibility is high.”

For more information about the 2017 Pet Connections Expo, please visit More information about exhibitors, educational program speakers, events and more will be announced leading up to the event in October.

About Pet Connections Expo
The inaugural Pet Connections Expo will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on October 3 – 4, 2017. The event is located central to Philadelphia’s five counties, and the greater Tri-State area, with convenient driving distance from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, as well as New York and Washington, D.C. Sponsors for the 2017 event to date include Pet Age, Pets Plus, and National Animal Supplement Control (NASC). For more information, visit

About ICDevents
International Conference Development, LLC (ICDevents) produces high-quality conferences and tradeshows in a broad range of industries. Utilizing intensive, detailed market research, ICDevents creates targeted events designed to encourage companies to send their entire teams to problem-solve, network, and brainstorm with other industry leaders, consultants, and suppliers.  To learn more, visit

Media contact:
Bill Doherty

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