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MONDAY, JANUARY 30

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

South Beach Food Tour

Enjoy delicious tastings at a diverse range of establishments, from 5-star gourmet to hole-in-the wall ethnic eateries. Stroll through Ocean Drive, Collins, and Washington to learn about deco history, architecture and famous movie locations. Uncover hidden hotspots for the best cuisine in Miami Beach, which is a melting pot of cultures. Tastings will include sit-down restaurants as well as standing and on the go. Sufficient to serve as lunch. One alcoholic beverage included. $230 per person
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12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Golf Tournament at the Biltmore Golf Club

The Biltmore Golf Course is an 18-hole, 71-par championship course. It was originally designed in 1925 by legendary golf course architect, Donald Ross, and updated for the modern game in 2018. Early in its storied history, the course hosted The Miami – Biltmore Open, a professional tournament with one of the richest prize purses of its time.

The scramble format lets foursomes compete for team and individual prizes. Tournament fee includes greens fee and cart, transportation, boxed lunch and a hosted beverage cart. $250 per golfer, $83 per club rental

NOTE: Rental clubs are available but must be ordered with your registration no later than January 19, 2023. Club Rentals are NOT available on site.

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5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Welcome First-Time Attendees Reception
Join us before the Welcome Dinner to meet the board members of all four Summit hosts: PIDA, APPA, the Pet Advocacy Network and the WPA. The Summit is all about fostering collaboration and discussion, so this icebreaker event will help to warm you up enough to jump right in.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome to The Summit Dinner

Welcome to Florida! Reunite with your colleagues and forge new connections over drinks and a buffet dinner.


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet 
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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

 

Keynote Presentation:  A Morning with Pulitzer Prize Winner Dave Barry
Dave Barry, Author, Humorist, Columnist

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break
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10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Industry Update: Steve Feldman, HABRI

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Industry Session: Pet Industry Economic Impact Study
Mike Bober, Pet Advocacy Network &
Mark Cushing, Animal Policy Group

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Buffet

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakout Session I: Meet Me at the Top: The Case for Self-Regulation and Voluntary Standards 
Mike Bober, Pet Advocacy Network & 
Ed Sayres, Petland Charities

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakout Session II: APPA Market Research Presents: Current Trends in U.S. Pet Ownership
Julie Springer, APPA Market Research Analyst

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Refreshment Break

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Breakout Session III: Building Blocks of an Analytics Strategy for your Distribution Business
Andrew Creamer, Proton.ai

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Breakout Session IV: Authentic Engagement: Communicating with Hispanic Pet Owners

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WEDNESDAY, February 1

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Buffet Breakfast
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

PIDA Distributor Annual Meeting Breakfast

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 

Economic Keynote Presentation: Now What? Economic Scenarios for 2023
Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Industry Updates: 
Mike Bober, Pet Advocacy Network and
Matt Coffindaffer, The Pet Care Trust

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Keynote Presentation:  Future-Proofing Your Business
Troy Hazard, Entrepreneur, Author, Talk Show Host

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Buffet

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1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

PIDA Executive Conferences (PIDA Members Only - click link to learn more)

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Refreshment Break

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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Summit Closing Dinner

Gather one last time to toast and break bread with colleagues old and new as the Summit draws to a close.

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