Steven Spitz (aka: Vegan Petman) Selected to Present at 1st Annual Pet Food and Supplements Conference

Big Apple Pet Supply CEO Will Conduct a Session and Hold a 90 Minute Workshop at Prestigious Pet Industry Event

Hauppauge, NY, August 27, 2011 --( Steven Spitz (Vegan Petman), CEO of Big Apple Pet Supply has been selected to present a seminar and conduct a 90 minute workshop at The Pet Advisory’s 1st Annual Pet Food and Supplements Conference, October 24th and 25th in Las Vegas.

The seminar, which will be co-presented by Susan Blake Davis, Certified Clinical Nutritionist and host of Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist, is titled: “Who Influences What Pet Food is Purchased and How Do You Reach Them?”

Seminar topics will include:
· What are the 5 most powerful criteria that customers use to make a purchase
· How are critical terms such as healthy and natural defined by the consumer
· Which ingredients determine whether your brand is on the best or worst pet food list
· The next revolution in pet food diets & supplements and who is driving the trends
· Where massive numbers of pet owners are making their purchase decisions and what you need to know about it
· The "New Consumer" - Why manufacturers have lost their voice & what they can do about it

Spitz and Blake Davis will also host a Q&A session called, “Ask the Retailers & VetExperts: What do Consumers Really Want?”

“I am so excited to be part of this conference that will allow for serious discussion on what pet owners want when it comes to their pet’s nutrition,” said Spitz. “I am looking forward to presenting with Susan Blake Davis and bringing about some positive change to the pet food industry.”

For more information on the 1st Annual Pet Food and Supplements Conference:

About Steven Spitz:
Steven Spitz is the founder and CEO of Big Apple Pet Supply. He's been featured on the coveted Pet Product News Top 25 People in the Pet Industry To Watch list and has sold to and consulted with hundreds of zoos, museums, parks, universities as well as thousands of pet owners. Steven has been cited and quoted in countless pet industry magazines and over the last 17 years he has established a specialty in pet care and pet product manufacturing. Steven also holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University in Manhattan.

More recently, Steven has become a rising pet expert and public figure in the social media world under the trademarked name Vegan Petman. In less than 10 weeks his Twitter account achieved over 2,500 pet followers and in less than 8 weeks his Facebook page had more than 1,700 pet fans. His corporate Facebook page stands at over 11,000 pet fans and continues to grow at a rapid pace. Steven's YouTube channel and pet related videos have been watched more than 800,000 times with more than 1,000,000 views expected by the end of October 2011.

About Big Apple Pet Supply:
After finding it difficult to purchase quality pet supplies with expert pet care advice, Big Apple Pet Supply began in New York City in 1994. After completing extensive amounts of research on how to care for pets properly, Big Apple Pet Supply now shares with its 100,000 plus customer base an extensive selection of highly researched pet products along with expert advice.

Today, Big Apple Pet Supply is a retailer and manufacturer of high-quality pet supplies for reptiles, dogs, cats, fish and small pets. They ship pet products to pet lovers all over the world including, but not limited to museums, zoos, and educational institutions. They are committed to bringing innovative and superior supplies to the world of animals and to the people who love them.

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