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.
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.