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Animal Care Expo
May 14-17, 2018
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, MO

Animal Care Expo is an annual conference bringing together professionals and newbies from around the globe to learn new skills and strategies to find pets homes, keep pets in homes, engage communities, humanely manage community cat populations, and more.

2018 Expected Attendance: 2,000+
2018 Expected Exhibitors: 200+

Join us as thousands of key decision makers in the field of animal welfare come together for one incredible weekend of learning, sharing, and networking. Expo is an important conference for people working in animal welfare organizations of all sizes because we provide attendees with access to:

  • Daylong certificate courses
  • Professional development workshops
  • An exhibit hall displaying the latest products and services
  • Special continuing education opportunities
  • Presenters who are leaders in the animal welfare field
  • Multiple networking events/opportunities

Like our digital and print audience, Expo attendees cover all ranges of expertise—from volunteers all the way up to executive leaders and board members. Just last year, Animal Care Expo attracted a near record number of attendees—more than 2,200 people from more than 53 countries, and we expect to be even bigger this year!

Who Attends Animal Care Expo?

At the conclusion of Expo 2016, we asked attendees to complete an exit survey about their experience. These results have given us a much stronger understanding of our audience, and have aided us in making many key decisions about future Expos. Note that only 70% of attendees chose to participate.

Where Attendees Work:

53.2% Animal Shelter
15.7% Rescue Group
14.2% Other
12.9% Animal Control and Field Services
4.0% Veterinary Clinic

What Attendees Do:

45.2% Management/Leadership
9.8% Animal Care and Behavior
7.5% Administration
5.7% Other
5.6% Operations
5.2% Animal Control and Field Services
5.2% Adoptions
4.7% Veterinary Medicine
4.1% Volunteer/Unpaid
3.9% Community Outreach
3.3% Development/Fundraising

The Expo Experience

Our attendees are overwhelmingly satisfied with their Expo experience, with 92.4% of survey respondents providing a rating of satisfied or very satisfied.

Are you thinking of advertising at Expo? Consider this: 95.9% of respondents report being either satisfied or very satisfied with their Show Guide and Directory.

If you’d rather become an Expo sponsor, then you should know that 2015 attendees find our sponsored materials to be extremely useful, with 89.5% of attendees reporting being either satisfied or very satisfied with their Expo bag and its contents. Over 95% of respondents also reported feeling either satisfied or very satisfied with the workshops and certificate courses they attended.

If you want to be an exhibitor at our next Expo, take note: Over the course of our four exhibit hall sessions at Expo 2015, average attendance was 76%. With over 2300 attendees, that means our exhibitors were exposed to nearly 1800 people at each session.

Satisfaction with every aspect of Expo is important to us. We pride ourselves on being the can’t-miss conference for animal sheltering professionals, and the satisfaction we provide brings about loyalty, with 81.5% of attendees saying they definitely or probably will attend Expo again in the future.

How to Participate and Benefit

Here are just a few ways your company can participate in—and benefit from—Animal Care Expo:

Sponsor—Sponsors of Expo contribute significantly to professional development in the fields of animal care, rescue, control, protection, and emergency response. Your company will be recognized as a dedicated supporter of the industry, and your sponsorship provides exceptional visibility for your company. There is a wide range of sponsorship opportunities available—from the Animal Care Expo app to any of the well-attended social events in the Exhibit Hall. View Sponsorship Opportunities

Advertise—Promote your company to individuals in the animal welfare field with an insert in our attendee bag. View Advertising Opportunities

Exhibit—As a focal point of Expo, the Exhibit Hall trade show is a must see
activity hub for all attendees. When the Exhibit Hall is open, no other activities are occurring, so exhibitors have unrivaled access to the attendees. View Exhibiting Opportunities

Questions about exhibiting, sponsoring, or advertising? Contact ReNae Vorgert by phone at 701-572-9100 or by email at