CHICAGO (July 31, 2013) – The International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals is pleased to announce that it is holding its first pet fashion show as an association in conjunction with Backer’s Total Pet Expo September 20, 2013 from 7 – 9 PM Central Time at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. This celebration of embracing the human-animal bond through creative design will have a “Back-To-School” theme showcasing the pet industry’s top fashion talent.
This exclusive event will feature ready-to-wear and student pieces walking the catwalk competing to win the coveted prize package, which includes booth space at the Backer’s Spring Total Pet Expo in Atlantic City, NJ in April 2014. A select number of couture designers will also be featured during the show with some of their most divine pieces of handy work.
Companies that are exhibiting at the Backer’s Total Pet Expo are eligible to participate in runway show and/or one of the limited vendor tables (reserved for stylish products that complement the fashionable wardrobe products). Designers are encouraged to ‘get their geek on’ and come up with their most creative pieces around the Back-To-School theme in order to win the highly sought-after prize package.
Attendees, exhibitors, and the public are invited to attend this night of fun, fabulous pet fashion. This industry must-attend event will have general admission and VIP seating. Ticketing information to be released later in June 2013.
For more information, visit www.petfashionprofessionals.com.
About International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals
The International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals is an organization created to inspire and educate pet fashion professionals worldwide through valuable learning, mindset, networking, and showcasing opportunities— all while elevating the visibility of the pet fashion industry overall. IAPFP’s tagline is “Unleashing Pet Style — One Designer At A Time!”
About Backer’s Total Pet Expos
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.
Backer’s Total Pet Expos, scheduled for September 20-22, 2013 in Chicago and April 9-11, 2014 in Atlantic City, will attract buyers from across the country and overseas to view the latest new products, see new exhibitors, participate in educational sessions and network.
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Lauren L. Darr, Founder
International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals