Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo information coming soon!
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Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo Events

Keynote Presentation
Monday 6:30 - 8:00pm

We’ve Come a Long Way: The Evolution, Expansion and Resilience of the Pet Care Industry

The word “kennel” originates from the Anglo-French word “kenil” from c. 1200; for over 1,000 years pets have been cared for by others—well before our industry was even established! Teija will kick off this expo with a review of how our industry has evolved, grown and expanded, and what the future might look like. The pet boarding and daycare industry has survived many historical events, from financial catastrophes to a pandemic. What contributes to its resilience and should we continue to rely on it? What are the upcoming pressure points and how should you best position your business for continued success in the fast-approaching future? These questions and more will all be addressed in this exciting and informative Keynote presentation.

Pet|Vet M&A, Sales & Advisory Meet & Greet Party

Monday 8 - 10pm

Immediately following the keynote address - Free to all attendees

Come join your pet care peers, for the opening night meet & greet, immediately following the Keynote Address. Mingle with your peers and enjoy conversation, bar and hors d’oeuvres.

Sponsored by

Live Oak Cocktail Party

Tuesday 5:00 - 6:30pm

Live Oak Bank welcomes you to join them for a cocktail party right as the last seminar ends on Tuesday evening. Make your way up for cocktails and mingling at 5pm. See you there!

Sponsored by

Live Oak Bank

First Financial Bank Happy Hour with Destination Pet

Wednesday 6 - 8pm

Join your industry peers for happy hour immediately after the sessions wrap up day 3 of the conference. Discuss all the hot topics from the sessions over drinks and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of First Financial Bank and Destination Pet.

Sponsored by

First Financial Bank Destination Pet

Kennel Connection Round Table Discussion Luncheon

Wednesday and Thursday 12:00 - 1:45pm

Network with fellow pet boarding professionals at our meet and greet luncheons. Luncheon ticket holders can enjoy a delicious meal while discussing the industry with those who are just as passionate about caring for pets. Share stories, “talk shop,” or use the provided discussion questions to guide your conversation during this time of camaraderie with like-minded pet care professionals. Luncheon events are included with the Do It All Deluxe, Gold and Basic Deluxe packages. They can also be purchased separately.


Sponsored by

Kennel Connection