March 21-23, 2018
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
PRODUCED BY:
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

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February 9, 2017

Contact:
Julie Rowe 
The Impetus Agency
775-322-4022
julie@theimpetusagency.com

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Global Pet Expo
March 22-24, 2017
Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL

Exhibit Hall Hours:        
Wednesday, March 22:              9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 23:                  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, March 24:                        9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Wednesday, March 22

Seventh Annual Global Pet Expo Media Breakfast
Start time: 8:00 a.m.
Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center
Sponsored by: Merrick Pet Care

 

Attend this media exclusive event as you pick up your press badge before the Show Floor opens! The complimentary breakfast will also feature a welcome from APPA Executive Vice President & COO, Andy Darmohraj. 


Global Pet Expo Petworking Reception
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Registration Concourse – Level 1, Orange County Convention Center
Sponsored by: Pets Add Life

 

This event is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with fellow members of the press as well as exhibitors and buyers. There will be pets there to break the ice, and help get the conversations going.  

 

Thursday, March 24 

Global Pet Expo Pet Industry Breakfast and Retailer Excellence Awards Ceremony
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Valencia Ballroom – Level 4, Orange County Convention Center

Attend this breakfast, open to all show attendees- please wear your badge- and get the latest pet industry news from APPA President & CEO, Bob Vetere. The Retailer Excellence Awards will also be presented at this event. Breakfast is complimentary.


Global Pet Expo Press Conference and Luncheon
Start time: 12:00 p.m.
Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center
Presented by: APPA & Bayer Animal Health
Sponsored by: Bayer Animal Health

This media-exclusive event will provide you with all the latest in pet industry news and initiatives, as well as an update on pet industry spending figures from 2016 and projections for 2017. APPA President & CEO, Bob Vetere, as well as representatives from Bayer will be featured speakers. This is the official press conference of Global Pet Expo 2017. 


APPA Young Professionals Meet-Up
2:00 p.m.
Show Floor, Global Pet Expo Sports Bar


New Products Showcase “Best in Show” Awards Presentation
 
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Show Floor by New Products Showcase


You won't want to miss this event as the winners of this year's coveted Best in Show Awards are announced. 


The Purina Media Reception at Global Pet Expo Honoring Andrea Arden
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Signature Room 1 & Poolside at the Rosen Centre Hotel
Sponsored by: Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Mark your calendar for this premier reception at Global Pet Expo! Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at this media-exclusive event. Please wear your press badge to this event.

 

Friday, March 24

APPA Professional Women’s Network Breakfast featuring Dr. Dani McVety 
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  
Room: W209, Orange County Convention Center
Sponsored by: APPA Professional Women’s Network & APPA Young Professionals

  

Mark your calendar for this premier reception at Global Pet Expo! Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at this media-exclusive event. Please wear your press badge to this event.

 

APPA Young Professionals Meet-Up
11:00 a.m.
Show Floor, APPA Booth #2401

 

Fifth Annual Media Wrap Up Lunch
Start time: 12:00 p.m.
Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center

As the Show comes to a close, APPA Executive Vice President & COO, Andy Darmohraj will reveal for the first time Show numbers including attendance, total number of booths, social media stats, and more! Information will also be provided on New Products Showcase Winners, and this will be the first chance to obtain photos from all of the events at Global Pet Expo 2017. This is a media-exclusive event. 

 


 
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 2015 Show featured 1,051 exhibitors, 3,113 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. Additionally, 6,061 pet product buyers from around the world attended. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. It is a six-time Gold 100 Award recipient, Grand Award recipient and Fastest 50 recipient, all from Trade Show Executive as well as two award recipient from the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. The 2016 Show will take place March 16-18, 2016 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 1,100 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 bondVisit www.pida.org for more information.