February 26-28, 2020 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL PRODUCED BY:
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

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July 30, 2019

Contact:
Julie Rowe 
The Impetus Agency
775-322-4022
julie@theimpetusagency.com

Welcome to Our World: Global Pet Expo 2020

- Explore more than 360,000 net square feet of exhibit space and discover never-before-seen pet products this February at Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s premier event -

Who:   The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) present the premier industry event, Global Pet Expo.

When:   Show Dates: FEBRUARY 26-28, 2020

Wednesday and Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm, Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

New Products Showcase Awards Presentation: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 5pm

Where:

The Show takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.  

 

What:

The15th annual Global Pet Expo, dubbed The One Show to Attend, proved to be the industry event of the year. With more that 17,000 attendees, the 2019 Show broke records across the board. Total buyer attendance was up an impressive 8 percent over the previous show year.  1,174 exhibiting companies were onsite representing 35 countries, and the expanded Show Floor boasted 3,604 total booths. 

Continuously ranked one of the top 100 trade shows in the nation by Trade Show Executive Magazine, Global Pet Expo is just months away and estimated to be bigger than ever. The 2020 Show will take place in late February, giving attendees an even earlier preview of the latest and greatest pet products on the market. More than 1,000 manufacturing businesses from around the globe will be in attendance, each of them with a fresh take on the one-of-a-kind pet products that help make up the booming $72.56 billion pet industry of today. As the largest annual pet industry trade show in the world, the upcoming Global Pet Expo is expected to feature more than 3,000 product launches and nearly 300 first-time exhibitors. 

To help qualified buyers and media navigate the massive Show Floor and make the most of their time, Global Pet Expo designates specialty sections throughout the Show Floor including Natural Pet, Boutique, Everything Aquatic, and What’s New!. Global Pet Expo has a strict qualification process, ensuring that buyers are attending this Show to make purchasing decisions and place orders with exhibitors.

More than 1,000 new product entries are expected in the highly-anticipated New Products Showcase, offering attendees an exclusive, inside look at the newest pet products before they hit the market. Taking up 45,000 square feet on the Show Floor, this hot spot recognizes the industry’s most innovative new products and point-of-purchase displays. The New Products Showcase “Best in Show” awards are the most coveted awards given in the industry. Winners will be announced Thursday, February 27 at the 10th Annual New Products Showcase Awards presentation. In order to be eligible to win, products must be entered in the New Products Showcase.

Also contributing to the diverse and dynamic offerings available at Global Pet Expo, attendees can attend free educational seminars through the Global Pet Expo Academy. Managed by PIDA, last year’s Academy featured 12 speakers who provided 37 hours of invaluable retailer education on topics such as marketing, merchandising, customer service and the hottest topics on using social media and embracing social responsibility. Proving to be a huge success, the seminars reached 1,900 attendees. 

A media-exclusive press conference will take place onsite on Thursday, February 27, where APPA CEO Steve King will provide attendees important insight into what to expect from the pet industry in the coming year in addition to the latest pet industry news. 

There has never been a more thrilling time to experience the amazing world of pets. Join us this February for Global Pet Expo 2020 and Welcome to Our World! The Show is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, members of the media and other qualified professionals. Global Pet Expo is not open to the general public.

Press registration opens October 1, 2019 at www.globalpetexpo.org/pressreg.  

 

  

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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 2019 Show featured 1,174 exhibitors, 3,604 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. Additionally, 7,029 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 2020 Show will take place February 26-28, 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 1,300 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), Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets program, 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) is the premier trade association representing 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. PIDA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: 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.pida.org for more information.