January 30- February 2, 2017 / Montage Laguna Beach, California

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The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” album was recorded in Southern California in 1966. Brian Wilson’s masterpiece wove complex vocal harmonies with symphonic arrangements, sound effects, exotic instruments and even barking dogs. No one had ever heard anything like it.

The album is hailed today as one of the greatest rock recordings ever made, and it was highly influential for other artists—including the Beatles who credit “Pet Sounds” with inspiring “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” a year later.

Fifty years later, the pet industry returns to the place that inspired Pet Sounds. The cool vibe of the Southern California Coast is the perfect backdrop to a week of collaboration, harmony and inspiration. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” if you left the conference refreshed, reinvigorated and ready to face the challenges of a new year? “God Only Knows”, but the surf, sand and sun - along with the speakers, breakouts and networking - are bound to give you “Good Vibrations” that last all year long.

 Why You Can’t Miss the Pet Industry Leadership Conference

  • Attended by nearly 300 of the pet industry’s leading voices—CEOs, CFOs, owners, V.P. Sales & Marketing and other C-level executives
  • Thought leaders whose achievements are celebrated worldwide who can help you stretch your goals
  • Peer-to-peer dialog in a relaxed, resort environment that encourages collaborative thinking
  • Beautiful beachfront setting that offers a welcome respite from January’s bitter cold
  • All segments of the pet industry gathered in a non-trade show setting, where the emphasis is on problem solving, not selling
  • Suppliers of products and services to the pet industry gathered for the first time in one location to serve you.

Supplier Tabletop Show

Find suppliers of the products and services you need to run your business all in one convenient location! 
Leading industry suppliers have been gathered to provide solutions to your operational challenges. The tabletop show will be open during breakfast and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, providing a useful and enjoyable venue for you to find the product or service that’s right for your needs.
  • Packaging Suppliers
  • Truck Leasing Companies
  • Software Developers
  • Marketing Experts
  • Financial Services
  • And more! 

Exclusive One-on-One Executive Conference Program

Executive Conferences* bring manufacturers and distributors together for concentrated, one-on-one sessions.  Use these conferences to evaluate your business relationship with trading partners, plan marketing strategies for the year and discuss new products and promotions.

A total of 25, 15-minute conferences are available spanning 6 ½ hours over two days.  Distributors will be provided with private, draped booths in which to host their conferences.  Appointments are scheduled prior to the conference, so advance planning is essential. 

Learn more about Executive Conferences

* SPECIAL NOTE:  The Executive Conference program is an exclusive benefit of PIDA membership.  Only members in good standing are eligible to participate in this program. If you are not a PIDA member, and would like to participate in the Executive Conference program, contact PIDA at marci@kingmgmt.org, or visit the website at www.pida.org, for membership information.