For more than 40 years, H.H. Backer Associates Inc. has been at the forefront of the pet industry with its record-breaking trade shows and educational conferences. As a highly respected and progressive force in the constantly evolving pet industry, H.H. Backer Associates Inc. delivers quality buyers and quality results. H.H. Backer is proud to announce that its pet industry trade show now has a new name: Total Pet Expo. With this and other exciting changes/additions, Backer welcomes in a new era of its outstanding legacy.
Backer's Total Pet Expo 2014 Fall Trade Show runs September 19-21, 2014, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), IL. The show features exhibitors from around the world displaying dog, cat, bird, aquatic, reptile and small animal products, and services for a diverse buying audience that includes pet stores, groomers, kennel operators, boutique/specialty gift stores, hardware stores, big box stores, mail order catalogs, online stores, and distributors. In 2013, the fall show drew 408 exhibitors in 693 booths and over 6,500 retail buyers from around the world.
Backer's Fall Total Pet Expo includes the following specialty areas: the Product Innovation Area, the Pet Store on the Floor, the Smart Zone Education Stations, the New Exhibitor Area, the All-Natural Area, the Idea Wall, and the Celebration of Style Grooming Competition. Also included are the Backer Buyer Rewards Program and educational "pods" located right on the trade show floor.