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2/8/2017

Veterinarian, Entrepreneur and Television Host, Dr. Dani McVety to Speak at APPA’s Professional Women’s Network Breakfast at Global Pet Expo

- Co-Founder and CEO of Lap of Love and co-host of PetCareTV to present on using passion, humor and communication to grow a nationally recognized business -
10/11/2016

Global Pet Expo Recognized by Trade Show Executive as “Gold 100”

- The premier industry event, Global Pet Expo, Honored as one of TSE’s “Gold 100” Listing of the Top Shows of 2015” -
10/10/2016

Registration for the Second Annual Pet Industry Leadership Conference Now Open

-Hosted in Laguna Beach, CA on January 30- February 2, 2017-
9/7/2016

The Show That Means Business: Global Pet Expo 2017

- The premier industry event, Global Pet Expo, is set to take place March 22-24, 2017 in Orlando, Fla –
3/29/2016

Global Pet Expo, Trade Show Executive’s “Greatest Show on Earth,” Reports Record-Setting Year

Twelfth Annual Global Pet Expo, held March 16-18, in Orlando, FL, featured more booths, buyers and exhibitors than ever in Show’s history
3/17/2016

Bob Vetere Honored at Global Pet Expo

American Pet Products Association (APPA) President and CEO Bob Vetere Honored with Rolf C. Hagen Hall of Fame Award at Global Pet Expo
3/17/2016

Pet Industry Spending Makes History: Surpasses $60 Billion

- The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Releases Annual Industry-Wide Spending Figures
3/17/2016

PIDA President Steve King to Receive Award at Global Pet Expo

Pet Business Names Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) President Steve King as its 2016 Pet Industry Executive of the Year
3/17/2016

Retailer Excellence Award Winners Announced at Global Pet Expo 2016

- Winners of the Fifth Annual Retailer Excellence Awards are announced at Global Pet Expo, March16-18, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.-
2/19/2016

Special Sections at Global Pet Expo 2016 Sell Out as The Show is Recognized by Trade Show Executive’s Annual “Fastest 50”

- The pet industry’s largest annual trade show is set to take place March 16-18, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.-
12/16/2015

Dr. Heather Loenser, DVM to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2016

-AAHA staff Veterinary Advisor and national TV and radio contributor named the 2016 recipient of “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award”-
10/27/2015

Pet Age Honors Forty Under 40

- Jennifer Skelley of the American Pet Products Association Among Honorees -
10/13/2015

APPA’s Sarah Bopp Receives IAEE Rookie of the Year Award

-The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Recognizes 2015 Individual Award Winners. -
7/13/2015

All Trails Lead Here: Global Pet Expo 2016

- The Pet Industry’s Largest Annual Trade Show, Global Pet Expo, is set to take place March 16-18, 2016 in Orlando, Fla. –
6/24/2015

APPA Announces New Attendee Services Coordinator

- The American Pet Products Association (APPA) welcomes Christopher Bonifati. -
4/14/2015

Global Pet Expo Recognizes 2015 Show Sponsors

-Thanks to dozens of companies who sponsored the world’s largest annual pet products trade show -
3/24/2015

Global Pet Expo, the Pet Industry’s Largest Annual Trade Show, Has a Record-Setting Year

-Eleventh Annual Global Pet Expo, held March 4-6, in Orlando, FL Surpasses Projected Numbers –
3/5/2015

Retailer Excellence Award Winners Announced at Global Pet Expo 2015

- Winners of the Fourth Annual Retailer Excellence Awards are announced at Global Pet Expo, March 4-6, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.-
12/4/2014

Xiomara González-Govea to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2015

National TV and Radio Journalist named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.”
9/17/2014

Thousands of Attendees Expected to Unleash Their Business Potential at Global Pet Expo 2015

- The Pet Industry’s Largest Annual Trade Show, Global Pet Expo, is set to take place March 4-6, 2015 in Orlando, Fla. –
3/26/2014

Global Pet Expo, the World’s Largest Annual Pet Products Trade Show, Reports Record-Breaking Numbers

- Tenth Annual Global Pet Expo, held March 12-14, in Orlando, FL, proved to be ‘Too Big To Miss’ –
3/13/2014

Pet Spending Higher Than Ever with an Estimated $58.5 Billion in Spending in 2014

- The American Pet Products Association (APPA) estimates a 4.9 percent growth over last year’s $55.72 billion-
3/13/2014

Retailer Excellence Award Winners Announced at Global Pet Expo 2014

- Winners of the Third Annual Retailer Excellence Awards are announced at Global Pet Expo, March 12-14, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.-
3/10/2014

Global Pet Expo Set to Sign Contract With Orange County Convention Center Through 2019

-Officials from Global Pet Expo, the world’s largest annual pet products trade show, set to sign deal that will mean millions of dollars to the Orange County, FL economy -
2/17/2014

Special Sections at Global Pet Expo 2014 Sell Out

- The pet industry’s largest annual trade show is March 12-14, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.-
2/10/2014

Global Pet Expo Named One of the 50 Fastest Growing Trade Shows

-Trade Show Executive magazine honors Global Pet Expo as one of 50 fastest growing companies based on attendance. -
1/10/2014

Kathy Ireland to Speak at APPA’s Professional Women’s Network Breakfast During Global Pet Expo

- World-renowned CEO of multi-billion dollar design firm and pet advocate to speak at event Friday, March 14, 2014. -
11/18/2013

Connie Wilson to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2014

- Connie Wilson named the 2014 recipient of the prestigious annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.”-
7/15/2013

The Pet Industry Trade Show Too Big To Miss…Global Pet Expo Officials Announce 2014 Dates and the Show’s 10-Year Anniversary

- Thousands of attendees expected to attend the Pet Industry’s Largest Annual Trade Show, Global Pet Expo 2014, March 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. –
5/8/2013

APPA Offers the Hottest Pet Products of the Summer

-As warmer weather hits, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) encourages owners to head outdoors with pets this summer-
4/15/2013

Global Pet Expo Named Best Pet Trade Show in About.com’s 2013 Pet Shop Readers’ Choice Awards

-After a competitive 3-week public voting period, Global Pet Expo takes the title of “Best Pet Trade Show” -
3/12/2013

Global Pet Expo, the World’s Largest Annual Pet Products Trade Show, Reports Record-Breaking Numbers Across the Board

-Global Pet Expo, held February 20 –22, 2013, in Orlando, FL, a huge success –
2/22/2013

Pet Owners are Estimated to Spend More Than $55 Billion on Their Pets in 2013

- The American Pet Products Association (APPA) announces a 4.7 percent growth over last year and forecasts higher-than-ever spending in 2013-
2/21/2013

Retailer Excellence Award Winners Announced at Global Pet Expo 2013

- Winners of the Second Annual Retailer Excellence Awards are announced at the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, Global Pet Expo-
1/23/2013

Sandy Robins to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2013

- Sandy Robins named the 2013 recipient of the prestigious annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.”-
11/12/2012

Global Pet Expo Receives Trade Show Executive’s 2011 Gold 100 Award for the Fourth Year in a Row

- Prestigious award honors the 100 shows that set the gold standard for the trade show industry-
9/16/2012

Global Pet Expo Expands Categories for Retailer Excellence Awards in 2013

- Awards will be presented at the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, Global Pet Expo, taking place Feb. 20 – 22, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL-
3/26/2012

Global Pet Expo, the World’s Largest Annual Pet Products Tradeshow, Reports Record-Breaking Numbers in Attendance and Booths Sold

-Global Pet Expo, held February 29 – March 2, 2012, in Orlando, FL, a huge success –
3/1/2012

Inaugural Retailer Excellence Awards Presented at Global Pet Expo 2012

- Awards presented at Industry Breakfast during Global Pet Expo, taking place February 29- March 2, 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL-
2/13/2012

Global Pet Expo 2012 Set to Break Previous Records with More Exhibitors and Booths Than Ever

- World’s largest annual pet products trade show set to take place Feb. 29 – March 2, 2012 in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center -
1/16/2012

Jill Rappaport to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2012

- Jill Rappaport named the 2012 recipient of the prestigious annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.”-
10/18/2011

Global Pet Expo Receives Trade Show Executive’s 2010 Gold 100 Award for the Third Year in a Row

- Prestigious award honors the 100 shows that set the gold standard for the trade show industry-
7/7/2011

Inaugural Retailer Excellence Awards to be Presented at Global Pet Expo 2012

- Nominations are now being accepted for these new awards to be presented at Global Pet Expo, set to take place February 29- March 2, 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL-
4/11/2011

World’s Largest Annual Pet Products Trade Show Experiences Record Growth in Attendance for Second Year in a Row

-Global Pet Expo, March 16-18 in Orlando Fl, attracted more buyers, exhibitors and pet industry experts than ever before.-
2/22/2011

Global Pet Expo 2011 Sets New Records and Promises to be the Organization’s Largest Show to Date

- The pet industry’s largest annual trade show is set to take place March 16-18, 2011, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.-
2/9/2011

Victoria Stilwell to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2011

- Victoria Stilwell is named 2011 recipient of the prestigious annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.”-
12/22/2010

Global Pet Expo 2011 Announces First Ever New Products Showcase Awards Presentation

- “Best in Show” winners to be featured at exclusive, first-ever awards presentation.-
9/9/2010

More Than 800 Companies Expected to Feature Latest Innovations at the Pet Industry’s Largest Annual Trade Show, Demonstrating the Strength and Resilience of the Pet Industry

- Thousands of buyers and media expected to attend Global Pet Expo 2011, March 16-18 in Orlando, FL – New to this year’s Show is an all-weekday schedule to better accommodate buyers -
5/18/2010

Social Media Plays Big Role at Global Pet Expo 2010

New Mobile Site Provides Real Time Access to Global Pet Expo Information Via Smart Phones, and Dedicated Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Pages Provided Interactive Communication Channels
11/11/2009

APPA & Global Pet Expo Launch FREE Marketing Program for Members and Buyers

- Marketing consultant Steve Miller will provide members and buyers a free “Marketing Stimulus Package” to re-energize marketing efforts during these tough economic times -
3/13/2009

World’s Largest Annual Pet Products Trade Show Strong Despite Recession

-Global Pet Expo 2009 Lives Up to the Industry’s Reputation of Being Recession Resistant With Growth in Attendance over 2008 -
3/11/2009

CASCO Global Pet Expo Store Makeover Winner Announced

-Nahackys Aquarium receives $30,000 store remodel-
2/13/2009

Ellen DeGeneres Honored at Global Pet Expo 2009

- Ellen DeGeneres Named 2009 Recipient of the Annual Excellence in Pet Industry Journalism Award and is Recognized for Her Outstanding Contributions to Pet Industry-
2/4/2008

Global Pet Expo 2008 to Feature Newly Designated Aisles of Style

-APPMA Announces the Addition of “The Boutique at Global Pet Expo”-
2/22/2007

Gina Spadafori Honored at Global Pet Expo 2007

- Gina Spadafori Named 2007 Recipient of the Annual Excellence in Pet Industry Journalism Award and is Recognized for Her Outstanding Contributions to Pet Industry-