March 22-24, 2017
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
PRODUCED BY:
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

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April 15, 2016

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Attendance Surges at 2016 Global Pet Expo Academy Seminars

(Greenwich, CT) —Officials from the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), co-presenters of Global Pet Expo, are proud to announce that the 2016 Global Pet Expo Academy Seminars, sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, were a tremendous success with more than 1,400 participants, a 20 percent increase over last year. 

Across the board, attendees raved that the valuable, engaging information presented at these diverse seminars provided practical solutions that could be put to use in the workplace, and ultimately would help drive business in the pet industry. Participants had 31 sessions from which to choose, featuring 11 speakers. Instructors included many of pet retailing’s best-known and most-admired authorities in marketing, merchandising, operations, finance and technology. 

PIDA President Steve King said, “These sessions are packed with useful tips and expert advice from top retailing authors, consultants and speakers.”  He added, “From hundreds of best practices to details about no and low-cost apps and online tools, attendees garnered information that they could put to use immediately. We’re very proud to offer this unique program and look forward to continued success in the coming years.” 

Information about the Global Pet Expo Academy Seminars can be found at globalpetexpo.org

Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. The 2017 Global Pet Expo will take place Wednesday – Friday, March 22-24, 2017 in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center. For details, visit globalpetexpo.org.

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 Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The 2016 Show featured 1,087 exhibitors, 3,218 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. Additionally, 6,170 pet product buyers from around the world attended. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. The 2017 Show will take place March 22-24, 2017 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. For more information, visit www.globalpetexpo.org. 

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 1,200 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit www.americanpetproducts.org for more information. 

Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) has represented the interests of pet product distributors since 1968. The mission of PIDA is to enhance the well being of the wholesaler-distributor, to promote partnerships with their suppliers and customers and to work cooperatively with other organizations in fostering the human-companion animal bond. Visit www.pida.org for more information.