February 26, 2016

Urban Expositions launches pet trade show for 2016

A new pet trade show will make its debut next summer at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Urban Expositions will launch P3 | Progressive Pet Products, an energetic and forward-looking trade show for the pet industry.

The P3 show is scheduled for Aug. 24-25, 2016 at Navy Pier in Chicago and attendees will see the market’s latest pet products and have access to educational and networking opportunities.  

The show addresses a void in the pet marketplace for a trade show in the Midwest for pet industry retailers, according to organizers. P3 is a reconstruction of the former HH Backer Total Pet Expo, which was postponed earlier this year.

“It is so gratifying to watch the plans unfold for the exciting new P3 show,” said Patty Backer, president of HH Backer Associates. “The pet industry has been, and continues to be, such an important part of my life. Urban Expositions is the right team, and the Midwest is the right place, to reinvent a show that responds to the ever-evolving nature of our business. Urban’s signature hands-on management style, customer service commitment, and enthusiasm for the pet industry, point to a bright future for P3.”


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