March 20-22, 2019
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
PRODUCED BY:
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

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  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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    APPA Young Professionals Meetup

    special eventsWednesday, March 212:00 PM - 2:30 PM APPA BaristArt Bar, Booth 4458

    Hosted by the APPA YPs
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    The Global Pet Expo Networking Reception

    special eventsWednesday, March 216:00 PM - 7:30 PM Hall A - Registration Concourse Level One, Orange County Convention Center

    Business is built by relationships and we want you to have every opportunity to meet everyone at the show.  Our fabulous FREE Networking Reception gives you the time and place to rub elbows with people you might never have another opportunity to meet.  Have a drink, some eats and mix it up with new friends and old. 

    No registration is required but please wear your badge to the event.

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  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
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    The Global Pet Expo Pet Industry Breakfast & Retailer Excellence Awards Ceremony

    special eventsThursday, March 228:00 AM - 8:45 AM Valencia Ballroom, 4th Floor, Orange County Convention Center

    Get a head start of the second day of the show with a healthy breakfast and business-building discussions with your peers. When you arrive at the Global Pet Expo Industry Breakfast choose from one of the available hot-topics at each table. After the Retailer Excellence Awards are presented, each table will have a moderated discussion on the selected topic. You’ll leave energized with new ideas to take home and build upon.

    Discussion topics include:

    • Improve Your Customers’ Shopping Experience
    • Customer Demographics – Are You Changing with Them?
    • #ReachingYourTargetCustomer
    • In-Store Events - The How-To
    • Step Up Your Merchandising Game
    • Staying On Trend with Products
    • What’s the Point? Using POS Data to Your Advantage
    • Top HR Issues in 2018
    • Trends in Advertising
    • Growing Your Career in the Pet Industry (For Young Professionals)

     

    No registration is required but please wear your badge to the event.

     

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    APPA Young Professionals Meetup

    special eventsThursday, March 222:00 PM - 2:30 PM Global Pet Expo Sports Bar, Booth 2889

    Hosted by the APPA YPs
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    The Global Pet Expo New Products Showcase Awards Ceremony

    special eventsThursday, March 225:00 PM - 6:00 PM Show Floor in New Products Showcase

    If you really want to be up on new trends and hot products for 2018, make a plan to attend the annual New Products Showcase Awards Presentation. 

    Each year, more and more manufacturers wait to launch their new products in the New Products Showcase so they have a chance to win first place in the Best in Show contest. The media attention our awards get is incredible and long lasting. 

    Nine winners will receive a Best in Show award in the following categories:

    • Aquatics    • Bird   • Boutique   • Cat   • Dog   • Natural Pet • Small Animal   • Reptile   • Point-of-Purchase Display 

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  • Friday, March 23, 2018
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    The APPA Professional Women's Networking Breakfast

    special eventsFriday, March 238:00 AM - 8:45 AM Room W209

    Featured speaker: Shama Hyder

    Please join us for a special event featuring Shama Hyder, a visionary strategist for the digital age. The Marketing Zen Group, and best-selling author of two books, The Zen of Social Media Marketing and Momentum. As a keynote speaker and strategist, she’s worked with many leading brands, including AT&T, Cox Communications, Mary Kay, Dippin Dots and Chase and has been featured across all major media channels, including MSNBC, Fox Business, Forbes, Inc. and The Wall Street Journal. 

     
    She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award as well one of the “Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs” by both Inc. Magazine and Forbes. Additionally, Shama has been honored at both the White House and The United Nations as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in the country.
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    APPA Young Professionals Meetup

    special eventsFriday, March 231:00 PM - 1:30 PM APPA Booth 2401

    Hosted by the APPA YPs
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