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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


MONDAY, January 30

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm            Registration Open

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm            Welcome to Laguna Beach Opening Reception


TUESDAY, January 31

7:00 am - 5:00 pm            Registration Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am            Breakfast Buffet with Tabletop Exhibits

9:00 am -10:15 am           Keynote Address: Josh Linkner, Harnessing Innovation: Turning Raw Ideas Into Powerful Results

10:30 am- 11:00 am         Industry Update - Bob Vetere, PLC; Steve Feldman, HABRI

11:00 am - 12:15 pm        Chris Kuehl, Year of the Rooster: Does the Economy Finally Wake Up?

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm          Lunch Buffet with Tabletop Exhibits

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm            Breakout Session: MAP/MRP Pricing, Gene Zelek

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm            Breakout Session: “The Dog Merchants,” Kim Kavin

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm            Breakout Session: MAP Pricing Panel

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm            Breakout Session: Shelter Population Study, Mark Cushing

5:00 pm                            Open Evening


WEDNESDAY, February 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am            Buffet Breakfast with Tabletop Exhibits

8:00 am - 9:00 am            PIDA Distributor Breakfast & Annual Meeting

9:00 am - 12:00 pm          General Session

9:00 am - 10:00 am          Nathan Richter, Wakefield Research, The Millennialization of Pet Ownership

10:30 am - 11:00 am        Mike Bober, PIJAC Update

11:00 am - 12:00 pm        Troy Hazard, Purpose, Passion, People and Profits

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm          Lunch Buffet with Tabletop Exhibits

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm            Executive Conferences

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm            Breakout Session: Tierra Bonaldi, PAL Program & Outreach to Digital Generation

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm            Breakout Session: Alanna Clair, Intellectual Property: How to be Proactive in Your IP Protection

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm            Networking Dinner


THURSDAY, February 2

7:30 am - 9:00 am            Breakfast Buffet              

7:30 am - 11:30 am          Executive Conferences                

9:00 am - 10:00 am          Breakout Session: Industry Standards & Self-Regulation Panel

10:30 am -11:30 am         Breakout Session: Dr. Terry Clower, Industry Economic Impact

12:30 pm – 5:30 pm         Golf Tournament

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm         Dolphin/Whale Watching Tour

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm          Party in the Moonlight Closing Dinner