JANUARY 27-30, 2019 | LA CANTERA RESORT & SPA | SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

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Embracing Change... Honoring Tradition

The Texas Hill Country evokes memories of the Old West, of cowboys, longhorn cattle and vistas that go on for miles. Yet San Antonio, host city for the fourth Pet Industry Leadership Conference, is a modern metropolis and the seventh largest city in the U.S. Here, old meets new and tradition competes with disruptive change—a perfect metaphor for the pet care community of 2019.

The Leadership Conference is known for presenting world-class speakers and provocative thought-leaders. The tradition continues in 2019 with Washington insider Jeff Bush analyzing the results of the 2018 mid-term elections and the implications for the business community. Economist Chris Kuehl will help us understand the impact of tariffs, the Fed’s interest rate hikes and the overall prospects for the U.S. economy in the year ahead.  Neil Pasricha, former director of leadership at Walmart and author of The Happiness Equation, will illuminate his research on happiness, mindset and human potential. And a panel of leaders of growing independent retail chains will discuss the pet industry retail environment and the future of pet specialty stores.

Breakout sessions featuring discussion of the latest industry trends, one-on-one executive conferences and numerous networking opportunities blend 

the familiar with exciting new business opportunities.

Register today for the pet care community's annual leadership summit. 

EARLY REGISTRATION: $1,195 (BY NOVEMBER 15)
REGULAR REGISTRATION: $1,395 (NOVEMBER 16 - JANUARY 4)
LATE REGISTRATION: $1,495 (AFTER JANUARY 4)
SPOUSE REGISTRATION: $450

The Pet Industry Leadership Conference is open exclusively to members of the leading trade organizations of APPAPIDAPIJAC and WPA.  To be added to the mailing list for this event, send your request to [email protected]