If it’s making a splash in grooming, it’s at your favorite event. So we thought it was time to give it a makeover, too!
Formerly Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, GROOM’D is the same gathering you know and love — and still your one-stop resource to find the latest trends.
Join your community March 10-12, 2023, at the Georgia International Convention Center, where talent meets technique, where passion transforms into profitability and where professional groomers get the tools to stand out.
Connect, socialize and share best practices with more than 2,700 of your fellow pet pros at networking events.
Learn the knowledge and time-saving techniques you need to sharpen your skills and grow your grooming business in dozens of educational seminars, hands-on workshops and interactive sessions.
Perfect your setup by shopping for the latest in grooming supplies, accessories and technology from 100+ exhibitors.
Compete in or watch highly anticipated grooming contests with the largest prize pool in the Southeast up for grabs — $15,500 in cash and prizes.
Special note: Electric will NOT be provided in the contest ring. You must supply your own cordless clippers where applicable.
While we are here to celebrate our 4-legged friends, please remember to respect our show, the Convention Center, and the people around us by keeping the following rules in mind:
Sunday, March 12: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm – Spa is reserved for Creative Styling competitors.
A dedicated Dog Potty Area will be located outside the back entrance of Hall B near dock B on the ramp. Please refer to the map. Please be sure to clean up after your dog! We will have an indoor exercise area near the holding room.
A: GROOM’D, formerly Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, is the same gathering you know and love — and still the best place to find the latest trends in professional grooming.
A: Registration is now open!
A: GROOM’D will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337.
A: Please visit our Attendee Show Schedule for more information.
A: The Georgia International Convention Center will not accept cash for parking or concessions. Only major credit cards (except Discover Card) will be accepted. The registration desk will not accept cash. Only major credit cards will be accepted. Many exhibitors accept cash as well as major credit cards for product sales.
A: Three pass types will be available for the 2023 event:
If you purchase an education pass, a special session, or a grooming contest, a 3-Day floor pass is provided for free.
A: Parking is available at the Georgia International Convention Center at the below rates. The automated payment system accepts only major credit cards and debit cards (Discover and cash are NOT accepted). Parking fees do not include in and out privileges. Parking rates are subject to change.
DAILY PARKING RATES:
*Overnight parking must be prepaid. Fees for overnight parking are based on the number of nights per stay. Large trucks and RV’s enter through Parking Lot E’s side locking gate. Please note there are no RV hookups. To prepay for parking or for questions regarding parking, please contact Diane Walcott, GICC Parking Manager, at 404-791-4236 or by email at email@example.com. Click here to link to GICC parking information.
A: Unfortunately, outside food and drinks are not permitted in the venue. Concessions will be open during show hours for food and beverage selections.
A: No Personal Pets are allowed at the show. Only pets utilized for demos or contests are allowed.
A: Badges are not mailed out prior to the event. Email confirmations with QR codes will be emailed to registered attendees before the show. You simply need to print your email confirmation and bring it to the badge scan stations for expedited entry.
A: Taking photos of booths or products is not allowed at GROOM’D.
A: There are no voice or visual recording devices allowed in classrooms.
A: Children are permitted at GROOM’D. Children of walking age must be registered and badged while on show site. Children 15 and under must always be under adult supervision and will not be permitted on the exhibit hall show floor during exhibitor move-in or move-out hours. Lost children announcements will not be made.
A: Children must be 16 or older and registered to attend seminars. Lost children announcements will not be made.
A: Refunds are available if a cancelation is made by February 17, 2023. For all refund/cancelation requests, please contact Penny Everett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-334-4583. We will not offer refunds for virtual education passes.
A: For general questions about GROOM’D, please call 1-800-999-7295 or email email@example.com.