Billed as the world’s largest pet grooming show, the famed Groom Expo will be held from September 22-25, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The event is a favorite for many dog groomers and features a large trade show, educational events, grooming competitions with cash prizes, professional certification courses, and demonstrations.
Groom Expo draws about 5,000 attendees annually and attracts many animal industry professionals in addition to groomers. Recent attendees have included veterinarians, veterinary technicians, kennel personnel, breeders, dog show handlers, doggie day care operators, pet retailers, and more. Last year’s conference boasted attendees from 46 states and 9 countries.
Conference registration can run into the hundreds of dollars for those wanting to attend all events, but the general public can access the trade show (with 140 retailers offering special deals) for just $10 through pre-registration. There is also a trade show pre-registration special ($25) that gives trade show access for all 3 days plus the chance to view the grooming contests.
If you have an interest in pet grooming, Groom Expo seems to be one of the premiere industry events. Check it out!