The new P3|Progressive Pet Products trade show has officially opened advance online attendee registration and announced a call for speakers for the educational seminar series, “Focus on the Future.”

Filling a marketplace need for a Midwest trade show for pet industry retailers, P3 will bring the industry’s newest pet products, exceptional educational programming and networking events together August 24-25, 2016, at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

“We’ve been very pleased with the positive response and industry feedback we’re received since announcing the new P3 show,” says Stacey Barrett Brooks, show director, P3. “Top distributors, manufacturers and industry newcomers are already reserving space on the show floor and we’re now moving into full gear with show promotions and programming. It’s exciting to watch this new show take shape.”

To make attendee registration and entry as easy as possible, while also ensuring the wholesale integrity of the new event, P3 is offering ExpressPass registration to credentialed retailers involved in pet-related businesses. Rather than receiving a badge in advance by mail, retailers can receive an ExpressPass via email to scan with onsite readers and quickly print out badge(s) when they arrive at the show.

Call for speakers

 Retailer education will be an integral part of the inaugural P3 edition with a program lineup including morning keynote presentations and additional sessions scheduled throughout the show centered around the theme “Focus on the Future.” P3 is now accepting speaking proposals until November 15, 2015.