CHICAGO–H. H. Backer Associates has postponed its Pet Industry Spring Trade Show, previously scheduled for April 10-12, 2013 in Atlantic City, N.J. The event will move to a biennial format and is planned for April 9-11, 2014.
“The economy continues to be a key factor in the decision-making process for our exhibitors to determine which shows and/or open houses to attend in 2013,” said Colette Fairchild. “Many are taking a more conservative stance on show attendance until they see their companies’ overall sales improve.”
Fairchild also cited general market factors and lack of support from key distributors and manufacturers as a reason for the postponement of the 2013 show.
H.H. Backer’s flagship event, the annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show, will continue as an annual event. The 2012 show is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 in Chicago.