January 27-30, 2019
La Cantera Resort & Spa
San Antonio, Texas

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Things to Know Before You Go

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Soon we will be coming together for the 4th Annual Pet Industry Leadership Conference La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. To help you plan your trip, please review this email carefully and share with your travel companions.You can also view the information through your mobile device by downloading the Crowd Compass meeting app.

Registration Desk Hours:

Please stop by to pick up your badge and confirm any additional activities. Badges must be worn to all group events.  The desk will be staffed the following hours:

Sunday, January 27 /  2:00pm to 5:00pm / Conference Foyer

Sunday, January 27 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm / La Cantera Ballroom 

Monday, January 28 /  7:00am – 4:00pm / San Antonio Foyer

Tuesday, January 29 / 7:00am - 4:00pm / San Antonio Foyer 


La Cantera Resort & Spa is located at 16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, Texas / (p) 210-558-6500 , approximately 15 miles / 25 minutes from San Antonio International Airport (SAT). Transportation options include taxi’s, Uber and Lyft.  Attendees can also book Super Shuttle transportation ranging from $27 (for shared ride service) to $54 (for private car service).  Book directly at www.supershuttle.com.

Dress / Weather

Casual business attire is appropriate for all business sessions/meetings and social events at the Pet Industry Leadership Conference. Sportswear is appropriate for all sporting events.  The temperature in south Texas in January averages in the mid-60’s, with evening lows potentially dipping into the 40’s. A jacket or sweater is recommended for all outdoor events and the group dinners. You can refer to the suggestions below:

Sportswear:  Shorts, slacks, tee shirts, sport shirts, and golf clothes.

Business Casual: Slacks, sport shirts, sweaters, casual dresses, sport coats, comfortable shoes.

Additional Attendee Opportunities

Golf Tournament / Wednesday, January 30

Limited space is still available for this fun annual event.  The tournament’s scramble format puts the emphasis on fun as foursomes compete for team prizes as well as individual skill events.  Your tournament fee includes greens fees and cart, boxed lunch plus a hosted beverage cart.  Whether you are a high-handicapper or a scratch golfer, players of all levels will enjoy a day on the links at the Pet Industry Leadership Conference golf tournament! Contact the PIDA office to register at [email protected].

Texas Spirits Tour / Wednesday, January 30

Join your pet industry colleagues for a visit to some of the areas best "brewstillleries". Guests will start at Rebecca Creek Distillery, one of North America’s largest craft distilleries to experience a tour and tasting of their 4 core vodkas and whiskeys. Then, the group will visit Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, the only “brewstillery” in Texas brewing both beer and whiskey. Here guests will gain a unique education in the processes of “small batch” and “cross-brewing” between these two types of beloved drinks. Tour cost includes deluxe coach transportation, snacks and water, tastings at both distilleries and all gratuities. Contact the PIDA office to register for the tour at [email protected].

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San Antonio Travel Tips

La Cantera Resort & Spa is a Hill Country oasis featuring two world-class golf courses, five sparkling new pools, luxurious cabañas, a state of the art fitness center, a destination spa, and more. Additionally, the resort is centrally located – only 20 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle to nearby shopping and dining. The famous San Antonio River Walk, a must for any San Antonio first-timer, is just 20 minutes away.


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