Exhibit at Petlandia HOME | EXHIBIT | ENTERTAINMENT | VENDORS & SPONSORS | TICKETS | CONTACT GET IN FRONT OF YOUR CUSTOMERS AT PETLANDIA We’re thrilled to extend an invitation for you to join us as an exhibitor at Petlandia, a weekend extravaganza dedicated to the joy and love our furry, feathered, and scaled friends bring into our lives, taking place on September 23rd and 24th at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. This pet-tastic event is the perfect opportunity for your business to engage with a passionate audience of pet owners in Duluth and Northern Minnesota. To secure your spot for Petlandia, please complete the exhibitor application here and submit your payment. We look forward to seeing you and your pet-related business at the DECC on September 23rd and 24th! If you’d like to set up a time to have a one-on-one virtual meeting to have your questions answered, please reserve a time on the calendar here. Booth space starts at just $250 for the two-day event. Book Your Space Now! WHY EXHIBIT AT PETLANDIA? Direct Interaction with Your Customers: With an expected large turnout of pet enthusiasts, Petlandia provides the perfect platform for vendors to engage directly with their target audience. Access to a Thriving Market: Given that nearly 65% of households in Duluth own pets, there’s an immense market potential for pet-related businesses in the region. Participating in Petlandia gives you a chance to tap into this lucrative market. Boost Brand Visibility: Exhibiting at Petlandia is an excellent opportunity to increase brand awareness among potential customers, as well as other pet industry professionals. Sales Opportunities: With attendees seeking to pamper their pets, vendors have the opportunity to make direct sales at the event, thereby boosting their revenue. Building Lasting Connections: Petlandia offers a platform for you to build and strengthen relationships not only with pet owners but also with fellow businesses, non-profit organizations, crafters, and makers in the pet industry. Affordable Booth Spaces: With 10×10 booth space starting at $550 for businesses and $250 for non-profit organizations, plus, there will be an area dedicated to the makers and crafters of the area with tables starting at $175, it’s a cost-effective opportunity to showcase your products or services. Discounted bulk space is also available for those that need more space. Join a Vibrant Community: Being a part of Petlandia means contributing to the vibrant pet community in the region. It’s a chance to support pet rescue and adoption groups, and to participate in an event that truly values our furry, feathered, and scaled friends. Product Trends Insights: Being in the hub of a massive pet-centric event will give you insights into what products are trending, what pet owners are looking for, and how you can innovate your own offerings. Promote New Products or Services: If you have a new product or service, Petlandia is the perfect place to launch and promote it. Networking Opportunities: Petlandia provides an opportunity to network with industry professionals, discover new pet industry trends, and possibly form future partnerships. So don’t miss out on this opportunity to join the Petlandia event at the DECC. Secure your spot, boost your business, and celebrate the joy that pets bring into our lives. Book Your Space Here HOW TO BECOME A VENDOR Go to the Registration Page. Full-time businesses and non-profits can register and pay for booth space immediately. For the “pups” of the business world, the DECC is offering a limited number of low-cost maker/crafter tables for those people who have a part-time business, an application to secure one of these tables must be submitted by June 30th, go here to fill out and submit your application. If you would like to meet with a DECC Presents planner to have your questions answered or get more information, please book a virtual meeting here. You can also send us a message here. Stand out at Petlandia by becoming a sponsor. Great sponsorship packages are available contact us here about these opportunities. See the complete exhibitor rules here. TOP 10 THINGS PET OWNERS ARE SPENDING MONEY ON Food: According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), U.S. pet owners spent approximately $42 billion on pet food in 2020. Veterinary Care: APPA reports that pet owners spent around $31.4 billion on veterinary care in 2020. Supplies and Over-the-Counter Medicine: Pet owners spent about $22.1 billion on supplies such as toys, beds, and over-the-counter medications in 2020, as per the APPA. Pet Services (Grooming and Boarding): In 2020, pet owners in the U.S. spent approximately $10.3 billion on pet services, including grooming and boarding. Pet Insurance: The pet insurance market in the U.S. is expected to reach $11.6 billion by 2026, with a CAGR of 16.0% from 2020 to 2026 (source: Global Market Insights). Training: According to a survey conducted by Rover.com, dog owners in the U.S. spent an average of $340 annually on dog training. Treats: The pet treats market in the U.S. was valued at around $6.7 billion in 2019 (source: Packaged Facts). Travel and Pet-Friendly Accommodations: A 2018 survey by the American Hotel & Lodging Association found that 61% of hotels in the U.S. were pet-friendly, indicating that pet owners are spending on pet-friendly travel and accommodations. Pet Clothing and Accessories: The pet apparel market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2020 to 2027 (source: Grand View Research). Pet Tech and Gadgets: The global pet wearable market, including GPS trackers and health monitoring devices, is projected to reach $3.9 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 14.3% from 2020 to 2027 (source: Allied Market Research). PET OWNERSHIP STATS Approximately 70% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to around 90.5 million families! Dogs: According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2021-2022 National Pet Owners Survey, approximately 63.4 million households in the U.S. own a dog, making them the most popular pet. The country’s total number of pet dogs is estimated to be around 90 million. Cats: Cats come in as the second most popular pet, with approximately 42.7 million households owning a cat. There are an estimated 94.2 million pet cats in the U.S. Freshwater Fish: Freshwater fish are the third most popular pet, with 11.5 million households owning fish as pets. There are around 139.3 million pet freshwater fish in the U.S. Birds: Bird ownership is popular among 5.7 million households in the U.S., with approximately 20.3 million pet birds in the country. Small animals: Small animals, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters, are owned by 5.4 million households. The total number of small animals as pets is estimated to be around 14 million. Reptiles: Reptile ownership accounts for about 4.5 million households in the U.S., with approximately 9.4 million pet reptiles in the country. Horses: Approximately 1.6 million households in the U.S. own horses, with an estimated 7.6 million horses kept as pets.