Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo West Events

Keynote Presentation

Monday 6:00 - 8:00pm

Finding your Bravery! Building the Business you Dreamed of that Sets you Apart from the Rest

In today’s pet care industry, it is sometimes difficult to remember the original vision you had when developing your dream business plan. Owners find themselves challenged in balancing their time with working in the business than on the business. How do you set yourself apart, gain the attention of the community and inspire your team to invest in the process? In this keynote address, Jessica Finnegan brings humor and innovative wisdom as a coach and mentor to push the barriers, shatter the ceiling and bring new light and fresh air to your business - and have a blast doing it!

National Kennel Sales and Live Oak Bank Meet & Greet Party

Monday 8 - 10pm

Immediately following the keynote address - Free to all attendees

Come join National Kennel Sales and Live Oak Bank for the opening night meet & greet immediately following the Keynote Address. Mingle with your peers and enjoy free drinks and hors d’ oeuvres.

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Refreshments 5pm, Courtyard

Presentation 5:30-6:30pm, Pasadena and Glendale City Ballrooms

Join Jeff Wallen for authentic tacos, drinks, and a free hour of education! After the final seminar ends on Tuesday, make your way over to the courtyard located in between the convention center and the hotel for refreshments before the presentation starts at 5:30pm. The presentation will be held in the Pasadena and Glendale City Ballrooms, inside the hotel. Join us for a unique, catered educational presentation courtesy of Merck Animal Health.

This presentation will highlight the importance of using social media to enhance communication between small businesses and customers. Topics such as search engine optimization and blogs will be discussed. In addition, this presentation will explain how to leverage educational content on topics such as CIV to drive traffic online.

Round Table Discussion Luncheon

Tuesday 11:30 - 1:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 - 1:30pm

Network with fellow pet boarding professionals at our meet and greet luncheons. Luncheon ticket holders can enjoy a delicious meal while discussing the industry with those who are just as passionate about caring for pets. Share stories, “talk shop,” or use the provided discussion questions to guide your conversation during this time of camaraderie with like-minded pet care professionals. Luncheon events are included with the Gold and Basic Deluxe packages. They can also be purchased separately.