Announcing The Pet Industry Leadership Conference

Announcing The Pet Industry Leadership Conference

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Who:     Brought to you by the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC).

When:   Conference Dates: January 18-21, 2016

What:    The pet industry’s future is being reshaped every day.  For the first time ever, industry executives and management are gathering to discuss the state of the industry, keys to success, and to further their education and advance their business.

               The highly anticipated Pet Industry Leadership Conference combines the best elements of PIDA’s management conference and the PIJAC Top2Top conference with the scope and size of APPA to deliver industry panels, word-class speakers, table top exhibits, and offer productive one-on-one discussions with key trading partners and industry influencers. 

               Attended by more than 300 of the pet industry’s leading voices—CEOs, CFOs, owners, V.P. Sales & Marketing and other C-level executives. The Conference will bring together all industry stakeholders for the first time to address the critical issues facing businesses and offers education and insight to help businesses grow and succeed in the industry.  

Registration is open to APPA, PIDA & PIJAC members as well as additional industry professionals, and is available online at

Where:  The inaugural conference will take place at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.


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The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 1,100 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit for more information.

Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) has represented the interests of pet product distributors since 1968. The mission of PIDA is to enhance the well being of the wholesaler-distributor, to promote partnerships with their suppliers and customers and to work cooperatively with other organizations in fostering the human-companion animal bond. Visit for more information.

Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) for over 40 years, has been protecting pets and the pet industry. Companion animals are the backbone of our industry, and keeping pets available is PIJAC’s top priority. PIJAC promotes responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, fosters environmental stewardship, and ensures the availability of pets. It is a nonprofit, service-oriented organization comprised of members who care about pets and the pet industry.  

Tags: American Pet Products Association, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, Pet Industry Distributors Association, Pet Industry Leadership Conference

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