The Fifth Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show, October 3-5, 2017, and Pre-conference Events, October 1-2, 2017, will now be held at the breathtaking Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, just 29 miles from the Jacksonville airport.

This week, after believing it would be possible and with all of us moving ahead, the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, our original conference location, was given unexpected word by safety inspectors that they will not be able to be open for our conference after being seriously impacted by Hurricane Irma. So, with help from the amazing Hyatt team, in the midst of their own incredibly trying circumstances, and some swift IBPSA negotiating, we are hugely relieved and excited to announce our new location for both conference and pre-conference events at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.

If you have already registered for the conference, we are contacting you separately about the change and the seamless transfer of your Hyatt hotel reservations. If you haven’t heard from us yet, it’s on its way or feel free to contact us first.

If you haven’t already registered for the conference, seriously, you do not want to miss this opportunity in addition to all the perks below. It’s a business conference. At a beach resort. The previously negotiated Hyatt room rates for IBPSA conference attendees will be honored at the Omni Amelia Island. Also, the resort fees have been waived for our conference attendees. Hotel reservation information is on our updated Lodging page.

If you’re not familiar with the Omni Amelia Island, take a minute to see what you do not want to miss:

So, aside from those pristine beaches, golf courses, restaurants, bars, and ocean views, what else will you get at the Fifth Annual IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show?…

BUSINESS EDUCATION! This educational conference serves up new faces and seasoned business pros all bringing fresh ideas and smart insight to educate and inspire the owners, managers, and key employees of pet boarding and daycare facilities, pet sitters, veterinarians, groomers, trainers, and more working in the pet care services industry. Session tracks include: Financial, Avoiding Burnout, Operations, Pet Care, Customer Relations, Marketing, and Facility Design. Why attend any conference when you can find just about anything online today? Check out our 5 and 1/2 Reasons to Attend a Pet Care Industry Conference.

FREE PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS! We have two special pre-conference events that are completely free – you just need to register. The Infectious Disease Management Certification Program and PACCC Exam Prep. Take advantage of these two bonus opportunities before the conference even starts!

SMART TIME MANAGEMENT! We also have two additional pre-conference events to help you maximize your time. Our acclaimed Pricing For Profit workshop and Pet First Aid & CPR seminar are both available just ahead of the conference. Make the first five days of October THE week for your education! And, speaking of, if you missed our post on why we chose early October, check out the method to our madness in  No Time Like Closer to the Present for Business Education and Inspiration.

WELCOME RECEPTION! On October 2nd, the day before the official conference kick-off, we have a fun and relaxing Welcome Reception for all conference attendees. This is a brilliant opportunity to spend time with industry colleagues and get ready for an amazing learning experience.

LUNCH! For the first 2 days of the conference, a buffet lunch is included. You won’t need to be in a rush looking for something to eat. Rather, you’ll be able to sit down, relax, and enjoy yourself at the conference before the next sessions start. When we say this conference is about education and recharging your batteries in a relaxing atmosphere, we mean it!

So, are you ready for some ocean side education? Get all of the pre-conference, conference, and registration details at the link! Already registered? Woo-hoo! Please share with your colleagues and friends. They do not want to miss out. Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

See you at the beach!