October 15, 2019
The Impetus Agency
(Stamford, CT) –With the 2020 event just around the corner, Global Pet Expo officials are proud to report that the Show was ranked 46th Largest Trade Show at Trade Show Executive Magazine’s (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit, which took place September 25-27, 2019 in San Diego, CA. The “Gold 100” recognizes the 100 largest shows that “Set The Gold Standard” for the trade show industry.
“To be ranked among the top shows in the nation is a tremendous honor for our team. As the largest pet products trade show in the country, Global Pet Expo plays a significant role in supporting the growth of this $72 billion industry in the United States,” said American Pet Products Association (APPA) Executive Vice President & COO Andy Darmohraj. “We are dedicated to working year-round each and every year to improve the Global Pet Expo experience for all attendees. The Show’s impressive, continued growth across the board has made it the must-attend industry event of the year.”
TSE has recognized Global Pet Expo every year for the past 10 years in their Gold 100 Awards, making it the most honored pet products trade show. In 2015, the event was named TSE’s “Show of the Year” (formerly referred to as “The Greatest Show on Earth”).
APPA and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) will present the premier industry event, Global Pet Expo, February 26-28, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. As the first industry trade show of the year, the 2020 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.
The 2019 Show featured 1,174 exhibitors, 3,604 booths, covering 360,400 net square feet of exhibit space—more than 16,000 feet larger than the 2018 Show. 7,029 qualified buyers, and nearly half of which were first-time buyers, representing 81 countries around the world were in attendance.
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 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.