March 22-24, 2023
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
PRODUCED BY:
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

Health & Safety Update 2022

Covid Testing LLC will be available on-site during show days to provide both rapid and PCR covid testing in room S213. Pricing and appointment information at www.covidtestingllc.com

Health and Safety Mask Update for Global Pet Expo 2022

Things have improved over the last several weeks, allowing many states and municipalities to relax mask requirements. According to Johns Hopkins University, the seven-day average for positive cases has decreased by nearly 93% from January 19 to February 28, with hospitalizations decreasing by 65% during that same time period. Projections are that these numbers will continue to drop significantly over the next few weeks.

Based on recent trends and regulatory guidance, Global Pet Expo is adjusting its precautionary measures and making face coverings optional for all attendees. The Global Pet Expo team will not require proof of vaccination to attend. If you would like information about the Orange County Convention Center health and safety protocols, please click here.  

We also have some news for our international attendees who may need a COVID-19 test to return home from Orlando, FL. We will be working with Covid Testing LLC to provide both rapid and PCR testing at the Convention Center during show days. Details will be available at GlobalPetExpo.com soon.

To ensure we are making decisions with the health and safety of attendees top of mind, the team has been and will continue working closely with Epistemix, a computational modeling software company that develops simulations to model the spread of diseases and inform policy. Their most recent data that speaks to the risk of COVID-19 transmission during Global Pet Expo is projected at a rate of less than 0.1% of all attendees.

To view the official show policy on health and safety protocols, click here.

*As of March 3rd

Orange County Convention Center Welcomes Back With A Priority On Health and Safety

We know you’re ready to do business face to face, and we are too! The Global Pet Expo staff is working closely with the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), leading the way to provide safe events in our new normal. Through a strategic, data-driven approach and deliberate planning prioritizing health and safety, the OCCC implemented a three-pronged strategy and phased in modified operations by implementing Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines, achieving Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) Star Accreditation, and began a pioneering collaboration with Orlando Health for a new medical concierge program that set the industry standard and how conventions will operate in the future. To learn more about these safety measures, go to http://occc.net/MeetingSafely.

Global Pet Expo Partners with Epistemix on Attendee Safety & The Webinar Minimizing COVID Risk at Global Pet Expo 2022

Working together, show organizers and Epistemix hosted a webinar, ‘Minimizing COVID Risk at Global Pet Expo 2022’, for event attendees.  Dr. Lindsey Reiser explained how Epistemix is using rigorous epidemiological modeling to establish that the safety measures Global Pet Expo has put in place make the event 2x lower risk than other activities in Orlando.  For a view of the webinar slides, click here.