PIJAC to co-host 2017 Pet Industry Leadership Conference

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The second annual gathering of industry leaders will highlight best practices and the impact of the pet industry

By PIJAC Staff

From January 30 to February 2, PIJAC and hundreds of other leading groups and individuals will gather at the second annual Pet Industry Leadership Conference (PILC) in Laguna Beach, California, to arm the pet industry for a successful 2017.

Co-hosted by PIJAC, PILC 2017 is expected to gather 250 of the pet industry’s leading voices to offer networking, educational, and problem-solving opportunities. CEOs, CFOs, company owners, sales and marketing executives, and more will discuss best practices and the opportunities and challenges facing our industry in 2017.

The full agenda can be seen here. Of specific note for PIJAC members and followers are a presentation and two panels.

On Wednesday, February 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST), PIJAC President and CEO Mike Bober will update attendees on the important legislative and regulatory challenges and opportunities PIJAC tackles on behalf of the responsible pet industry.

On Thursday, February 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PST, PIJAC will moderate a panel highlighting recent standards-setting and self-regulation efforts in several sectors of the industry, including grooming, product safety, and animal care. Panelists will also discuss the need for the pet industry to proactively demonstrate its commitment to animal well-being in light of changing legislative and consumer choices.

Also on Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PST, Dr. Terry Clower – George Mason University’s Director of the Center for Regional Analysis – will reveal the results of a new study examining the economic impact of the pet industry on both the nation and the states. This study examined employment, taxes, spending, and other figures that reveal the significance of our industry across the country.

To learn more about the Pet Industry Leadership Conference, click here.

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