Top2Top Conference - 2015 Sponsors

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Top2Top Conference - 2015 Sponsors

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PIJAC is your unified voice in local, state, federal, and international issues that affect your business. We monitor the issues that affect your business so you don’t have to—and provide timely and effective ways to take action. Partnering with government, industry associations, and non-governmental organizations to strengthen the pet industry, PIJAC is instrumental in ensuring the availability of pets. We continuously raise the standards of the industry to promote responsible pet ownership and animal welfare. Through advocacy, education, and environmental stewardship, PIJAC represents the needs of the pet industry and those they serve.

Diamond Sponsors

American Pet Products Association (APPA) is a leading not-for-profit trade association made up of over 1,100 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers, and livestock suppliers. Our mission is to promote, develop, and advance pet ownership and the pet products industry, and to provide the services necessary to help our members prosper. The membership consists of a diverse group representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises worldwide. APPA is also the co-sponsor of Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, which features almost 1000 exhibiting companies. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals.

PETCO is a leading pet specialty retailer that provides the products, services, and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. We’re animal lovers, just like you. Since our first store opened in 1965, our top priority has been to help more animals live long and happy lives with loving human companions. We’re committed to industry-leading animal care, a “Think Adoption First” philosophy, educating responsible pet parents, and supporting animal welfare groups. The PETCO Foundation raises millions of dollars every year and partners with more than 7,000 partners across the country to benefit homeless pets.

Platinum Plus Sponsors

Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn and garden and pet supplies markets. Committed to new product innovation, our products are sold to specialty independent and mass retailers and include animal health, aquatics, reptile, small animal, dog and cat, and equine.

World Pet Association, Inc.® ( WPA®) is a non-profit, membership-controlled trade association organized to represent its members and the interests of the companion animal and pet products industry. America's oldest pet industry trade association, WPA® serves more than 300 members including Manufacturers, Product Distributors, Breeder/Livestock Distributors, Suppliers, Manufacturers' Representatives and Retail Businesses.

Platinum Sponsors

Pet Age Magazine is a business-to-business publication that provides cutting-edge pet industry news and insights in print, online, and through social media. We deliver a quality magazine featuring expert advice, and in-depth reporting, making it a must-read for those in the business. Our readers move the pet industry and are influential in their network. Over 92 percent of them represent retail outlets including pet retails stores, mass merchant headquarters, and online pet stores.

Pet Business has been educating pet industry professionals for 40 years. Through our various media platforms, including print publications, websites, social media feeds and e-newsletters, Pet Business is guiding pet product retailers, business owners, decision makers and their employees through the business side of the industry. Pet Business delivers significant editorial content that provides pet business owners and operators vital information to help them increase their current and future financial success.

PETS International is the leading B2B magazine for the pet industry with over 35,000 readers located in over 130 countries. In addition to the magazine, they publish the PETS International Buyers Guide (in paper and online format) featuring more than 3000 companies globally, the bi-weekly EmailNEWS, and their digital publication: iSpecial. PETS International is the host of the annual Global PETS Forum conference.

Pet Product News International is the leading business newsmagazine covering the issues and trends affecting all sectors of the professional pet industry, including—but not limited to—retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and trade associations. Pet Product News International is a division of i-5 Publishing, the industry leader in trade and consumer pet and veterinary trade publishing.

United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, is a leading global marketer and manufacturer of pet products with some of the industry’s most established brands. Since 1997, UPG has focused on uniting pet brands and businesses that bring real solutions to pet owners. Our success is based on building world-class branded products like Dingo , Furminator, Nature’s Miracle, ProSense, Wild Harvest, Marineland, Instant Ocean, Ecotrition and Tetra, that we can market and sell with our retail partners. We stand for better health, better play, longer naps,more fun, and more treats. We make pets happy.

Gold Sponsors

Coastal Pet Products, Inc.The quality leader in the pet industry, Coastal Pet Products of Alliance, Ohio has been manufacturing and distributing quality guaranteed products and providing exceptional customer service since 1968. Coastal is committed to leading the industry with innovative, quality products that support healthy, happy, safe interactions between pets and their owners.

Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance ® was founded in 1989 with the intention of developing the finest, healthiest pet food on the market based on sound scientific principles and truth, not marketing hype. No matter which of varieties you choose, you can be assured that it is truly The Food For a Lifetime.

Founded by Rolf C. Hagen in 1955, Hagen has grown to become the world's largest privately-owned, multi-national pet products manufacturer and distributor. We are driven by a common bond of love and compassion for animals. Underlying our entire philosophy is one simple and immutable fact: Pets are not only the heart of our business, they are the reason we are in business.

The Hunte Corporation features the most advanced health, nutritional, and socialization programs in the dog breeding industry, and has set the standard in quality, innovation, and education since 1991. Hunte’s unique program was developed by a veterinary staff dedicated to the highest standards of care and concern for every puppy.

The Pet Industry Distributors Association was organized in 1968 for the purpose of promoting progress within the pet industry and to conduct programs and activities on behalf of the wholesaler-distributor. Our mission is to enhance the well-being of the wholesaler-distributor and promote partnerships with their suppliers and customers. PIDA sponsors the Pet Industry Database (PIDB), the Pet Store Pro® online training program, the PIDA Management Conference & Annual Meeting and is a co-sponsor with APPA of the Global Pet Expo.

The Pet Food Institute (PFI) is the voice of the U.S. pet food industry. PFI was established in 1958 and represents the companies that make 98 percent of U.S. commercial cat and dog food, a $20 billion industry with an additional $1.3 billion in exports.

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies has been a family owned and operated business since 1938. As a premier pet food and pet supply distributor with 12 distribution centers that are strategically located across the United States, Phillips proudly services pet stores, feed & farm stores, groomers, veterinarians, and humane organizations across the country.

We make some of the world's most popular and trusted pet food brands. Keep your pet happy, healthy and strong with Purina®. Bright eyes, a shiny coat, and a playful personality are the telltale signs of any healthy pet, and it all starts with a proper diet. See how Purina is leading the way when it comes to advancing the science of nutrition, health and food products for pets.

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