P3 | Progressive Pet Products

P3 | Progressive Pet Products Show Information

Show Hours & Location
Daily Keynote Addresses & Networking Events
Independent Retailer Conference
Hotel Info
Shuttle Info
Driving Directions to Navy Pier
Rules & Regulations
Interactive Toys
Made In the USA Resources
Natural Food & Treats
Safety Certified Products
Pet Technology
Future Show Dates
Urban Expositions Show Calendar

SHOW HOURS & LOCATION
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Wednesday, August 24:  10 am – 5 pm
Thursday, August 25:  10 am – 5 pm

 

DAILY KEYNOTE ADDRESSES & NETWORKING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY MORNING KEYNOTE: BILL RANCIC

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Location: Meeting Room 302

Bill Rancic, successful entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and winner of season one of NBC’s The Apprentice, will share proven advice and winning business strategies to help prepare your pet business for future growth.

THURSDAY MORNING KEYNOTE: MARKETING TO MILLENNIALS: CONSUMER TRENDS & RETAILING IMPACTS, presented by Jeff Fromm, aka “The Millennial Marketing Guy”

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Location: Meeting Room 302

Unlearn and reimagine what you thought you knew about the millennial generation, including the retail customer journey, peer to peer communications and why millennials prefer certain brands over others. While some companies fear the unknown of the “innovation generation,” the real winners are those retailers who engage and interact with today’s Millennial Mindset® consumers!

SHOW SOCIAL AT NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 | AFTER THE SHOW CLOSES
CO-HOSTED BY:
  AMERICAN PET PROFESSIONALS
  WOMEN IN THE PET INDUSTRY NETWORK                          
P3 show attendees and exhibitor are invited to the show social at the Navy Pier Beer Garden on Wednesday, August 24 after the show closes for the day to enjoy drinks, light snacks, and fabulous lakefront views. Everyone is encouraged to stay on after to social to enjoy the popular Navy Pier evening fireworks show starting at 9 pm.


INDEPENDENT RETAILER CONFERENCE
Engage, learn and connect with some of the nation’s leading retail experts during the Independent Retailer Conference at P3. Whether you join one of the 15-minute educational pods or one-to-one insights, you can expect an interactive experience that can help you further succeed in your retails goals.

All Programs will be held at the Independent Retailer Conference Stage, located on the show floor at the end of the 900-1100 aisles. See the app CALENDAR for complete details.

Wednesday, August 24
Simple Tips to Increase your Cash Flow
10:30 - 10:45 AM |Presented by: Cathy Donovan Wagner, Founder, RETAILMavens

Payment Technology & Business Solutions Delivered with Integrity
11:00 - 11:15 AM |Presented by:   Annette Cristerna, Director VIP Sales, Integrity Payment Systems

Alpha Dog Status: Stop Working Like a Dog and Enjoy the Profits and Success you Deserve
11:30 - 11:45 AM | Presented by:   Candace D’Agnolo, Founder, Dogaholics
 
What Really Happens on Your Sales Floor: How to Optimize the Shopper’s Journey
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Presented By: Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender, International Retail Strategists, KIZER & BENDER
 
The 4 Steps To Motivating your Team
1:15 - 1:30 PM | Presented by:  Cathy Donovan Wagner, Founder, RETAILMavens
 
How To Hire Your Next Superstar Employee
1:45 - 2:00 PM | Presented by: Miguel de Jesus, C-level leader, Purpose & Action, LLC
 
Trademarks and Licensing: Are Your Trademarks Ready?
2:15- 2:30 PM | Presented by:  Laurie Marshall, Trademark Attorney, Marshall Law Group
 
How to Set up a Winning Inventory System for Your Pet Store
2:45 - 3:00 PM | Presented By: Nicole Jenkins, Channel Account Manager, Vend
 
10K Weekend: Secret Success Strategies to Make Money Fast
3:15– 3:30 PM | Presented By: Candace D’Agnolo, Founder, Dogaholics
 
Payment Technology & Business Solutions Delivered with Integrity
3:45– 4:00 PM | Presented By: Annette Cristerna, Director VIP Sales, Integrity Payment Systems


Thursday, August 25
How to Set up a Winning Inventory System for Your Pet Store
10:30 - 10:45 AM  | Presented by: Nicole Jenkins, Channel Account Manager, Vend 

Stop Letting Your Business Run You and Learn How to Run Your Business!
11:00 - 11:15 AM | Presented by:  Miguel de Jesus, C-level leader, Purpose & Action, LLC 

The Secret To Moving More Inventory Faster Than Ever
11:30 - 11:45 AM |Presented by:  Cathy Donovan Wagner, Founder, RETAILMavens

Digital in Diapers: Marketing to the Millennials and Generation Z
12:00 - 1:00 PM |Presented by: Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender, International Retail Experts

How to Set up a Winning Inventory System for Your Pet Store
1:15 - 1:30 PM | Presented by: Nicole Jenkins, Channel Account Manager, Vend

Stop the Business Barking: End Employee Drama Forever
1:45 - 2:00 PM | Presented by:  Candace D’Agnolo, Founder, Dogaholics

Payment Technology & Business Solutions Delivered with Integrity
2:15 - 2:30 PM |Presented by:  Annette Cristerna, Director VIP Sales, Integrity Payment Systems

The 4 Steps To Motivating your Team
2:45 - 3:00 PM |Presented by: Cathy Donovan Wagner, Founder, RETAILMavens

Trademarks and Brand Protection: Am I Protected from the Counterfeiters and Infringers?
3:15 – 3:30 PM | Presented by:  Laurie Marshall, Trademark Attorney, Marshall Law Group

Marketing Motivation: Strengthen Customer Attraction and Engagement, while Building Brand Awareness
3:45 – 4:00 PM |Presented by:  Miguel de Jesus, C-level leader, Purpose & Action, LLC


SPECIAL SHOW FEATURES:


NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE
We know how important new products are for our retail visitors, so we have collected the newest product from our exhibitors and displayed them in the P3 New Product Showcase, located at the back of the 1700 aisle. Make sure you stop by and view all of the great products we have on display and vote for the Best New Product.

INCUBATOR FEATURE AREA

The Incubator Feature Area will showcase more than 30 brand new companies (less than 2 years in business) and inventors. A center for idea exchange, this will be the place for you to share feedback on prototypes, product innovations and get a sneak peek at the latest designs entering the marketplace.

SPOTLIGHT ON INTERACTIVE TOYS, NATURAL FOOD & TREATS, TECHNOLOGY, SAFETY CERTIFIED  & MADE IN AMERICA PRODUCTS: Interactive Toys, Natural Food & Treats, Pet Technology, Safety Certified and Made In America products are key growth areas for P3.  Be sure to visit these resources on the show floor.

INTERACTIVE TOYS RESOURCE LIST | CLICK HERE |

NATURAL FOOD & TREATS RESOURCE LIST | CLICK HERE |

PET TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE LIST | CLICK HERE |

SAFETY CERTIFIED PRODUCTS RESOURCE LIST | CLICK HERE |

MADE IN AMERICA | CLICK HERE |

HOTEL INFO
If you need assistance or have any questions regarding our hotel reservations, please contact Connections at 855.246.URBAN (8722)

Buyers Click Here for discounted hotel rates for P3 Pet Trade Show.

Exhibitors Click Here for discounted hotel rates for P3 Pet Trade Show.

P3 SHOW OFFICE
If you need to speak with the P3 sales team or Urban Expositions show management, please come the show office. You can also contact us by calling 312 595 5700.

P3 SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE BETWEEN SELECT AREA HOTELS & NAVY PIER:
A shuttle bus will run between the hotel routes and Navy Pier approximately every 30-45 minutes. Shuttles will be available from 9 am to 6 pm on Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25.

ROUTE 1: W Chicago Lakeshore, Loews Chicago Hotel, Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago, Downtown Magnificent Mile, and Sheraton Grand Chicago

ROUTE 2: Intercontinential Chicago, Fairfield Inn & Suites (Downtown/Magnificent Mile), Doubletree Chicago (Magnificent Mile), and Chicago Marriott (Downtown Magnificent Mile)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO NAVY PIER
From the north, take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) to the Grand Avenue exit and follow signs to Navy Pier.

From the northwest, take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the Ohio Street Exit, head east on Ohio to Wells, head south on Wells to Illinois Street, then proceed east to Navy Pier. A secondary route is to take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the Ohio Street exit, head east on Ohio to Columbus/Fairbanks, then go south on Columbus/Fairbanks to Illinois, and proceed east on Illinois to Navy Pier.

From the west, take the Eisenhower Express (I-290) to Columbus Drive, north to Illinois Street and proceed east to Navy Pier.

From the southwest, take the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive (US 41) north to Illinois Street exit and turn right (east) at Grand Avenue to Navy Pier Parking.

From the south, take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) east to the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive (US 41) north to Illinois Street exit and turn right (east) at Grand Avenue to Navy Pier Parking.

From the southeast, take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) north to Illinois Street exit.

PARKING AT NAVY PIER
Click here to view the full list of daily parking options available onsite at Navy Pier. 

Click Here to view Navy Pier’s Event Parking Map

RULES AND REGULATIONS
P3 is a wholesale trade show for professional retail buyers in of the pet industry. Guests must be accompanied by a registered buyer and will be charged a $25 admission fee.

New registrants should be prepared to present the following along with your ExpressPass™ to gain admission to the P3 | Progressive Pet Products: Two forms of business identification will be required for admittance to the show. Two forms of business identification may include invoices from a manufacturer or distributor; copy of business lease; copy of retail business license; copy of business tax ID; business utility bill; Yellow Pages listing or other document with a pre-printed address and company name on it.

To maintain the professional environment of the show, children under the age of 14 and strollers are strongly discouraged.

Attendees are not permitted to bring pets to P3. Pets are permitted in the exhibit halls as a part of an exhibitor’s booth display.

The photography of any exhibit is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the exhibitor.

FUTURE SHOW DATES
AUGUST 23-24, 2017
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
www.p3petshow.com

URBAN EXPOSITIONS SHOW CALENDAR