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

Market Access Program

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APPA Market Access Program

Delivering What You Need to Know About the US Pet Market!




Retail Market Tour

Tuesday, March 19th, 8:00am-12:30pm 
Price: $65 per person
Presented by: APPA with host John Sturm

Room # W207A

You must be pre-registered in order to participate.  Click here to register. 

Join us for a tour of 4 local retail outlets to see U.S. in-store merchandising strategy in practice.  The itinerary contains stops at a variety of pet product retailers including PetSmart, Petco, Walmart, and Pet Supermarket. The tour includes a pet industry market briefing and guided tour from our moderator and retail specialist, John Sturm.

About Our Moderator: 

With nearly 25 years of retail management experience and nearly a decade in senior executive roles at Petco, our on-board moderator, John Sturm, will guide you through each stop, answering questions and offering insights about the U.S. marketplace, trends, and tips for success. The tour includes a market briefing and bus transportation.  

 Click here to register.


Market Access Seminars 

Looking for even more information on emerging trends in the pet industry? Join us four our Market Access Seminars Series.  Each hour-long seminar is designed to impart the most up to date information and trends.


Pet Market Outlook and Opportunities in a Transformed Landscape
Date:  Wednesday March 20
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Room W207B
Presented by:  David Sprinkle, Research Director, Packaged Facts


APPA Global Insights:  Global Market Data to Support Your Business Growth
Date: Wednesday, March 20
Time:  3:15pm - 4:00pm
Location:  Room W204C
Presented by: Tim Trovillion, Euromonitor International


2019-2020 APPA National Pet Owners Survey – Debut
Date:  Thursday March 21
Time:  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room W207B
Presented by:   Julie Springer, APPA Research Analyst


The State of Global Pet Care:  How a New Generation of Pet Owners are Changing the Market Landscape
Date:  Thursday March 21
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room W207B
Presented by:  Jared Koerten, Head of Pet Care, Euromonitor International


Seating for all the seminars is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.**