Get a sneak peek at what the World Pet Association
has planned for the 2017 Aquatic Experience.
Every November, the World Pet Association narrows its focus to water-dwelling species with its annual Aquatic Experi- ence event, which will be held Nov. 3 to 5 at the Schaumburg
Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.
Now in its fifth year, Aquatic Experience offers 64,000 square
feet of displays featuring more than 100 suppliers in the aquatics
trade. Product categories range from health and nutrition to tank
lighting and accessories to aquarium livestock. Attendees can
also benefit from the event’s retail-specific educational programs,
including a one-day Fish Health Management Course designed
to provide basic training for retail store employees.
Yet Aquatic Experience is hardly all business. Its doors are
also open to both serious hobbyists and curious onlookers, offering the aquatics industry a perfect opportunity to attract
new fans to the hobby and cement relationships with long-time
aquarists. For example, the Kids Aquarium Contest, a program
designed to teach children about the freshwater environment,
serves to cultivate a new generation of aquarium owners, while
educational seminars address the concerns of intermediate and
Sea Lion Splash is likely to delight attendees of all backgrounds with its up-close educational experience with sea lions
during a 30-minute show hosted by trainer Surfer Joe.
For more information, visit aquaticexperience.org.
Aquatic Experience At a Glance
Nov. 3 to 5, 2017
Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill.
Friday, Nov. 3 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Retailer Registration Options:
FREE Trade Show Floor Pass: Three-day access to trade show floor only.
$20 All Access Seminar and Trade Show Floor Pass: Access to show floor and education seminars for any
one day of the show. (Does not include access to one-day Fish Health Management Course.)
$49 All Access Weekend Seminar and Trade Show Floor Pass ($115 value): Access to show floor, education seminars and the Speaker Meet & Greet/Networking Reception on Saturday night. (Does not include
access to one-day Fish Health Management Course.)
$97 Friday Fish Health Management Course with three-day Show Floor Access and Speaker Meet &
Greet/Networking Reception: Learn about basic principles of freshwater and marine fish management
and enhance your knowledge of maintenance protocols, nutrition, chemotherapeutic approaches, anatomy and more. Expert speakers include Timothy Miller-Morgan, George Blasiola, Patrick Donston and
Gregory Lewbart. (Does not include access to all other seminars.)