March 23-25, 2022
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

APPA Member Services Events at Global Pet Expo

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TUESDAY, February 25, 2020

APPA Market Access Program: Retail Market Tour

Time: 8:00am-12:30pm 
Location: Room W207A
Cost to attend: $65
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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(New format Pinnacle store), Petco(New Nexus format w/full services inc. Vet), Walmart(New test store), and Pet Supermarket. The tour includes a pet industry market briefing and guided tour from our moderator and retail specialist, Dave Bolen.

About Our Moderator: 

With over 30 years in retail management and more than a decade spent in executive roles at two of the largest pet specialty stores in the U.S., Petco and Pet Supplies, our on-board moderator, Dave Bolen, 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.  



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WEDNESDAY, February 26, 2020

U.S. Pet Market Outlook and Trends 2020

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room W207B 
Cost to attend: FREE

Presented by: David Sprinkle, Packaged Facts

With a an omnimarket look across dog and cat product categories, this presentation of Packaged Facts research provides a key-opportunity update on U.S. pet market size and growth.  Discussion will cover shifts in pet owner demographics, channel shopping and ecommerce trends, the remixing pet food and nutrition options, technology and digital pet care innovation, the role of subscription products and services, and the escalating battle for customer loyalty.


Hemp-CBD in the Pet Industry: A Budding Trend with an Uncertain Future

Time:  3:15pm - 4:00pm
Location:  W203A
Cost to attend: FREE 

Presented by: Maria Lange, Nielsen

A budding trend in the pet industry – Cannabis! It may seem strange until you consider that canines and felines share the same endocannabinoid system as humans. After the 2018 Farm Bill federally legalized the cultivation of the hemp plant, the number of pet products infused with Hemp CBD increased rapidly, with hundreds of items to choose from on the market. Due to the recent FDA ruling on CBD in ingestible products, the fate of this new market segment remains uncertain. During this session, you will learn the basics of Cannabis and what it means for Pets, the legislative situation, the current product landscape and what we know about the consumer behind Hemp-CBD pet products.


THURSDAY, February 27, 2020


APPA National Pet Owners Survey: Generational Report - Volume 3 Debut

Time:  11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:  Room W207B
Cost to attend: FREE

Presented by:  Julie Springer, APPA Research Analyst

Get a first look at the newest volume of APPA’s Generational Report! Come learn what makes the different generations tick when it comes to their pets. This seminar will feature a topline look at pet ownership by generation, including spending, attitudinal, and pet product and service usage data and for the first time, see how Gen Z pet owners compare. The presentation will also include a snapshot look at the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey data. 

The State of Global Pet Care:  Six Trends to Watch

Time:  2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:  Room W207B
Cost to attend: FREE

Presented by:  Jared Koerten, Head of Pet Care, Euromonitor International

This presentation examines how the pet care market is changing around the world, highlighting six major frontiers of change. From geographic and retail shifts to new ingredients and pricing strategies, pet care manufacturers will leave equipped with context and strategies to plan for the future of their business.


New Member Welcome

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Room W209A
Cost to attend: FREE

After a long two days at Global Pet Expo, first time exhibitors are invited to get acquainted with APPA staff, service providers, and other new APPA members.  Stop by and relax!  Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served.


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  • U.S. Pet Market Outlook and Trends 2020 | Wednesday February 26, 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
  • Hemp-CBD in the Pet Industry: A Budding Trend with an Uncertain Future | Wednesday, February 26, 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • APPA National Pet Owners Survey: Generational Report - Volume 3 Debut | Thursday February 27, 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
  • The State of Global Pet Care: Six Trends to Watch | Thursday February 27, 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
  • New Member Welcome | Thursday, February 27, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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