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    H.H. Backer Pet Industry Trade Show 2009

    This past weekend was Backer’s 43rd Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show and Educational Conference in Chicago, IL. Many hobbyists are unaware of this show, but this is because it is limited to industry members only–and is typically utilized by retail stores  and distributors looking for new products to stock. As a Chicagoan I am […]

    World Reef Conference Pushed Back to 2010

    The first ever World Reef Conference was planned for October 3rd and 4th in 2009, but WRC 09 has now been pushed back to 2010. I spoke with a few vendors and on multiple occasions I was told they were unsure if they’d be exhibiting– simply because (a) it was not on their radar and (b) budgets […]

    World Reef Conference 2009 Details Emerging

    This October the Chicago Marine Aquarium Society, Midwest FragFest and Uberfrags is putting on the first World Reef Conference in Rosemont, IL (30 minutes west of downtown Chicago). There will be 6 educational sessions and 6 workshops conducted by the likes of Julian Sprung, Eric Borneman, Marc Levinson (melev) and Jeff Turner of the Reef-Ball […]

    Chicago’s World Reef Conference, October 3-4, 2009

    The World Reef Conference kicks off this October 3rd and 4th in Rosemont, IL thanks to the Chicago Marine Aquarium Society, Uberfrags, and Midwest Frag Fest. Details are short, but expect professional speakers, 22,000 sq ft for frag trading/selling, and access to the Backer Trade Show. In the past the Backer pet industry show was […]