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|February 26-28, 2020 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL||
November 28, 2018
The Impetus Agency
(Stamford, CT) – As preparations for Global Pet Expo 2019 are well underway, Show officials are proud to report that the Show was named to Trade Show Executive Magazine’s (TSE) “Gold 100” honoring the 100 largest shows that “Set The Gold Standard” for the trade show industry. Global Pet Expo was ranked 48th Largest Trade Show in the U.S. and Largest Pet Products Trade Show in the Country at TSE’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit which took place last month.
“Ranking in the top 50 is a major accomplishment for our team. We work tirelessly, year-round to ensure the Show continues to grow and exceed expectations each and every year,” said American Pet Products Association (APPA) Executive Vice President & COO Andy Darmohraj. “Global Pet Expo’s impressive, continued growth across the board has made it the must-attend industry event of the year.”
APPA and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) will present the premier industry event, Global Pet Expo, March 20-22, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. As the first industry trade show of the year, the 2019 Show gives attendees the latest and greatest the industry has to offer. It’s an amazing opportunity for qualified buyers and media to see first-hand all the hottest and newest pet products before they hit store shelves. A qualified buyer attending Global Pet Expo works for an established business with a proven record of purchasing pet products from a manufacturer or distributor in quantity for resale to the consumer. The Show has grown in recent years with special sections like the “International Pavilions,” “Natural Pet,” “Boutique,” “Everything Aquatic,” and “What’s New!” drawing specialty manufacturers and attendees alike.
The 2018 Show featured 1,164 exhibitors, 3,523 booths sold, covering 352,300 net square feet of exhibit space—nearly 10,000 feet larger than the 2017 Show. 6,508 qualified buyers, 2,100 of which were first-time buyers, representing 79 countries around the world were in attendance. Attendees are also encouraged to attend educational seminars. Managed by PIDA, the 2018 seminar lineup featured 20 different speakers offering 35 hours of retailer education on topics such as social media marketing, competing with online retailers, merchandising tips, customer service solutions and the hottest topics in employment law.
Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. This show is not open to the general public. For more information, please visit www.globalpetexpo.org.
Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The 2018 Show featured 1,164 exhibitors, 3,523 booths covering 352,300 net square feet of exhibit space—nearly 10,000 feet larger than the 2017 Show. Additionally, 6,508 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 2019 Show will take place March 20-22, 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 Institute (HABRI), The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK), 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.