March 21-23, 2018
Orange County Convention Center
February 27, 2017
The Impetus Agency
(Greenwich, CT) – American Pet Products Association (APPA) Executive Vice President & COO Andy Darmohraj is proud to announce that this year’s Global Pet Expo has officially sold out of all booth space making up the general Show Floor and Special Sections. This year’s Show is set to take place March 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
“We work tirelessly throughout the year to continue to improve the Global Pet Expo experience for exhibitors, buyers and media alike,” said Darmohraj. “As the largest annual pet products trade show, we’re thrilled to be sold out nearly a month ahead of the Show opening. We expect Global Pet Expo 2017 to be another record-breaking event.”
The 2017 Show will feature 1,130 exhibitors, 27% of which are international companies, 3,435 booths and 223 first-time exhibiting companies. With more than 3,000 new product launches, Global Pet Expo will showcase the latest and greatest products available for all types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses. The Show has also grown in recent years with added special sections including the “International Pavilions,” “Natural Pet,” “Boutique,” “Everything Aquatic,” and “What’s New!”
The tremendous success of the continuously growing Global Pet Expo has been recognized by the trade show industry as well. Trade Show Executive Magazine (TSE) ranked Global Pet Expo #61 on their exclusive “Gold 100” list. This honor recognized Global Pet Expo as one of the 100 largest shows that “Set The Gold Standard” for the trade show industry, exceeding thousands of others in exhibit space, exhibiting companies and attendance. Global Pet Expo is also ranked #48 in TSE’s Fastest 50 for fastest growing trade shows and was honored at the prestigious Trade Show News Network (TSNN) Awards as a Top 25 Fastest-Growing Show in net square footage.
Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers and other qualified media and professionals. To learn more about the show, click here.
Global Pet Expo, the premier industry event, 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 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. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI), The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC)and the Pet Care Trust. 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.