P3 | Progressive Pet Products

Calendar

24
Wednesday
Start:
8:30am
End:
9:30am
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Bill Rancic, successful entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and winner of season one of NBC’s The Apprentice, will give the opening keynote address at P3.

 

 

Calling upon his own experiences as a self-made entrepreneur, and lessons learned from competing on the hit reality show, Rancic will share proven advice and winning business strategies to help prepare your pet business for future growth.

10:00am -
Start:
10:00am
End:
5:00pm
Where:
Details:
Start:
10:30am
End:
10:45am
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Start:
11:00am
End:
11:15am
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retail Conference Stage | Presented by:   Annette Cristerna, Director VIP Sales, Integrity Payment Systems

 

Retailers today want to be able to accept all forms of payment but there is so much more to consider when selecting a merchant services partner.  You’ll learn what kinds of services are important to request, get help understanding the true costs of credit card acceptance, and discover new developments in payment technology, plus how to navigate the electronic payments landscape to build your business.

Start:
11:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retail Conference Stage | Presented by:   Candace D’Agnolo, Founder, Dogaholics

 

Shortly after starting your pet business you likely realized it's not about playing with dogs all day. And as your business grew, you probably stopped doing the things you love and the things that inspired you to go into business in the first place. Long days and no time off can quickly become the norm for entrepreneurs, but having the freedom to leave your shop on a Saturday, for a holiday break or even for a whole month IS possible. In this session, you'll learn the three secrets that will change everything.

Start:
12:00pm
End:
1:00pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retail Conference Stage |Presented By: Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender, International Retail Strategists, KIZER & BENDER

 

The face of retail is changing almost faster than we can comprehend. Technologies that look like they belong in the movies are already being used to entice shoppers in stores worldwide. Your customers are changing as well: They want what they want, when they want it, the way that they want it. The future of retail is here. The big question is: Are you ready? During this presentation you will learn how to utilize Enablers to help create strong in-store experiences, how to eliminate Inhibitors, the “shopper-stoppers” that hide in plain sight on your sales floor, plus how to locate your store’s Impression Points, those 25+ important first impression interactions that stick with customers long after their visit to your store. You’ll leave this session armed with strategies, tactics, tips and techniques you will be able to implement the second you return to your business!

Start:
1:15pm
End:
1:30pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retail Conference Stage | Presented by:  Cathy Donovan Wagner, Founder, RETAILMavens

 

Your bottom line is only as good as your front line! Learn how to get your team focused, excited, and reaching goals better than ever. If you want your business to make money and do it with a team that is motivated and excited to help you do it, then this is a session you won’t want to miss!

Start:
1:45pm
End:
2:00pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retail Conference Stage | Presented by: Miguel de Jesus, C-level leader, Purpose & Action, LLC

 

Have you made poor hires in the past that have impacted your store’s success... or lack of it? Learn the secrets of employee recruitment, plus steps you can take to retain and engage your top associates/performers/contributors. Remember, a bad hires seldom get better by themselves! Learn how to build a better culture that begins with hiring smart!

Start:
2:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retail Conference Stage | Presented by:  Laurie Marshall, Trademark Attorney, Marshall Law Group

 

Major League Baseball makes billions of dollars every year licensing its trademarks to third-parties on thousands of consumer products and services.  In order to license these rights MLB, and any licensor, needs to ensure their trademarks are cleared and protected airtight for licensing.  In this presentation Laurie Marshall, Esq., former Trademark Counsel for MLB for 10 years, will provide all the information you need to make sure your trademarks are ready for licensing.

Start:
2:45pm
End:
3:00pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retail Conference Stage | Presented By: Nicole Jenkins, Channel Account Manager, Vend

 

Whether you have one store or 50, or are dealing with 100 or 100,000 SKUs, modern inventory managements can help your pet business. In this session, Vend will share the ins and outs of stock control, and shed light on how to maintain inventory accuracy, reduce shrink, and close more sales.

Start:
2:45pm
End:
3:00pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retail Conference Stage | Presented By: Candace D’Agnolo, Founder, Dogaholics

 

Yes, you read that correctly! This one tactic can bring thousands of extra dollars into your business in a short amount of time. Have you cringed at the thought of looking at your checking account because you know there isn't enough money in there to pay your bills next week? Have you panicked because things out of your control were going to kill your sales? Take control back! This one strategy will give you a cash infusion to put your panic to rest.

Start:
3:45pm
End:
4:00pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retail Conference Stage | Presented By: Annette Cristerna, Director VIP Sales, Integrity Payment Systems

 

Retailers today want to be able to accept all forms of payment but there is so much more to consider when selecting a merchant services partner.  You’ll learn what kinds of services are important to request, get help understanding the true costs of credit card acceptance, and discover new developments in payment technology, plus how to navigate the electronic payments landscape to build your business.

5:00pm -
Start:
5:00pm
End:
5:00pm
Where:
Details:
Start:
5:10pm
End:
9:00pm
Where:
NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN
Details:

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 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.

25
Thursday
Start:
8:30am
End:
9:30am
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Presented by Jeff Fromm aka the “Millennial Marketing Guy”

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!


10:00am -
Start:
10:00am
End:
5:00pm
Where:
Details:
Start:
10:30am
End:
10:45am
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retailer Conference Stage | Presented by: Nicole Jenkins, Channel Account Manager, Vend

Whether you have one store or 50, or are dealing with 100 or 100,000 SKUs, modern inventory managements can help your pet business. In this session, Vend will share the ins and outs of stock control, and shed light on how to maintain inventory accuracy, reduce shrink, and close more sales.

Start:
11:00am
End:
11:15am
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retailer Conference Stage | Presented by:  Miguel de Jesus, C-level leader, Purpose & Action, LLC

 

Stop letting your business run you and take control of running of your business. You’ll learn five key categories that every small business owner needs to consider: Numbers, time, resources, marketing, and leadership, plus ways to strengthen your business operations!

Start:
11:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retailer Conference Stage | Presented by:  Cathy Donovan Wagner, Founder, RETAILMavens

There is ONE SECRET to moving out the most inventory ever AND putting the most cash in your pocket. You have never been taught this before, and you'll be shocked at how easy it is to implement NOW. Want more money? This is a session you won't want to miss!

 

Start:
12:00pm
End:
1:00pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retailer Conference Stage | Presented by: Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender, International Retail Experts

Welcome to the age of the NEW consumer, a younger consumer who demands to be taken seriously; a consumer who knows their way around social media and is not afraid to use it to their advantage. You’ll meet the Millennials and Generation Z and learn how they are changing how we do business. You’ll learn strategies to help you understand their personalities, things that motivate them, and most importantly, what’s required to connect with them in-store and online.

 

Start:
1:15pm
End:
1:30pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retailer Conference Stage | Presented by: Nicole Jenkins, Channel Account Manager, Vend

Whether you have one store or 50, or are dealing with 100 or 100,000 SKUs, modern inventory managements can help your pet business. In this session, Vend will share the ins and outs of stock control, and shed light on how to maintain inventory accuracy, reduce shrink, and close more sales.

 

Start:
1:45pm
End:
2:00pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retailer Conference Stage | Presented by:  Candace D’Agnolo, Founder, Dogaholics

Ever wondered why when one employee brings a bad attitude to work it runs through the company like a wild dog? Have you ever had a team member complain that another just isn't pulling their work load? Conflict and negativity are toxic to your peace of mind and your bottom line. During this session you will learn how to avoid this, plus three rules every pet business should live by.

 

Start:
2:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retailer Conference Stage | Presented by:  Annette Cristerna, Director VIP Sales, Integrity Payment Systems

Retailers today want to be able to accept all forms of payment but there is so much more to consider when selecting a merchant services partner.  You’ll learn what kinds of services are important to request, get help understanding the true costs of credit card acceptance, and discover new developments in payment technology, plus how to navigate the electronic payments landscape to build your business.

 

Start:
2:45pm
End:
3:00pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retailer Conference Stage | Presented by: Cathy Donovan Wagner, Founder, RETAILMavens

Your bottom line is only as good as your front line! Learn how to get your team focused, excited, and reaching goals better than ever. If you want your business to make money and do it with a team that is motivated and excited to help you do it, then this is a session you won’t want to miss!

 

Start:
3:15pm
End:
3:30pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retailer Conference Stage | Presented by:  Laurie Marshall, Trademark Attorney, Marshall Law Group

In today’s world of merchandising, trademark and brand, business owners need to stay one step ahead of the pirates. As a trademark attorney for Major League Baseball, Laurie Marshall Esq. chased down counterfeiters for a decade.  In this presentation she will address the differences between trademark infringement and counterfeits to help you better understand if you have properly secured and protected your rights.

 

Start:
3:45pm
End:
4:00pm
Where:
Meeting Room 302
Details:

Independent Retailer Conference Stage | Presented by:  Miguel de Jesus, C-level leader, Purpose & Action, LLC

What’s your Core Story? And that of your business? For that matter, what is a Core Story and why do you need one? During this session you will learn how to do this and more, including the purpose of buyer education and how it creates and builds brand loyalty. The end result? More customers AND more sales!

 

Start:
5:00pm
End:
5:00pm
Where:
Details: