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

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January 19, 2022

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2022 Global Learning Series Lineup Announced for Global Pet Expo

Three-day education program provides professional development for all event attendees

STAMFORD, CONN. (Jan. 19, 2022) – The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) have released the schedule for the 2022 Global Learning Series. Free for all qualified and registered Global Pet Expo attendees, the Global Learning Series is designed to reflect sound adult learning principles and the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research and practice. Global Pet Expo will be held March 23-25, 2022, in Orlando, Fla., in the South Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center. 

The Global Learning Series delivers over 40 sessions with learning pathways developed for retailers, distributors, exhibitors and special interest groups in the pet care community. Each session provides actionable takeaways from inspiring, experienced speakers and subject matter experts sharing essential learning for organizational growth in today’s business climate.  

“Education and organizational growth are more important than ever. Our goal in 2022 is to create a dedicated area for all attendees to learn and take advantage of as many free educational opportunities as they would like,” said Celeste Powers, president of PIDA. “From workshops to presentations, the Global Learning Series consists of real-world learnings that make a real difference for businesses. Plus, there is a type of format for every kind of learner.” 

Business-focused, education sessions are traditionally one of the most beneficial aspects of Global Pet Expo, giving attendees exclusive access to experts on industry trends, business strategy and leadership development. This year’s Learning Pathways will include:

  • Retailer Success Series – Presented by retail industry experts in knowledge areas including Customer Experience, Human Resources, Leadership, PR & Marketing and Profitability & Growth
  • Market Data/Insights – The latest data in pet ownership, profitability and more
  • Retail Market Tour – A unique learning experience at storefronts in the Orlando area led by a knowledgeable pet industry consultant
  • Paws2Learn Mini-Sessions – Quick, on-the-go learning experiences covering trends, initiatives and good works in the pet care community 

At Global Pet Expo, more than 1,000 companies from around the world showcase the latest and greatest products available for all types of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses. The show features more than 3,000 product launches and nearly 300 first-time exhibiting companies. Preview the latest product launches at the 45,000-square-foot New Products Showcase, the largest new products showcase at any pet products industry trade show. 

“After months of anticipation, we are looking forward to safely bringing together the pet care community for three days of discovering the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today, learning from the experts about what it takes to succeed in the thriving national pet industry and networking with peers,” noted Andrew Darmohraj, APPA Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. 

New this year, Global Pet Expo 2022 will move to the South Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center. Investments in the 2022 show include an improved layout, easier to navigate floor plan, simplified registration process, Map Your Show online directory and planning tools, an enhanced mobile app and upgraded services on-site. 

All attendees will be required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces at this year’s event, including all Global Learning Series education sessions, meeting rooms, the Exhibit Hall, as well as special events and networking areas. Attendees can expect updates in the coming weeks as organizers make real-time adjustments for a healthy and safe environment when the entire industry comes together. 

View the full Global Learning Series schedule here. 

Booth applications for exhibitors are available online, and registration for buyers, manufacturers and media is now open. Buyer attendance at Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers and other qualified professionals. 

For more information, visit globalpetexpo.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

 

ABOUT GLOBAL PET EXPO
Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s premier event, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The show features more than 1,000 exhibitors, 3,500 booths and over 3,000 new product launches annually. Each year, the event gathers 6,000+ pet product buyers from around the world. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, media and other qualified professionals. Global Pet Expo Digital Access, held in March 2021, was recognized with the Outstanding Digital Engagement Award by Trade Show Executive magazine. For more information, visit GlobalPetExpo.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

 

ABOUT THE AMERICAN PET PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 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 APPA Gives Back initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets Program, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit AmericanpPetProducts.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

 

ABOUT PET INDUSTRY DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION
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), Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit PIDA.org for more information and follow us on LinkedIn.

 

ABOUT GLOBAL PET EXPO
Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s premier event, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The show features more than 1,000 exhibitors, 3,500 booths and over 3,000 new product launches annually. Each year, the event gathers 6,000+ pet product buyers from around the world. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, media and other qualified professionals. Global Pet Expo Digital Access, held in March 2021, was recognized with the Outstanding Digital Engagement Award by Trade Show Executive magazine. For more information, visit GlobalPetExpo.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. 

ABOUT THE AMERICAN PET PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 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 APPA Gives Back initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets Program, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit AmericanpPetProducts.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. 

ABOUT PET INDUSTRY DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION
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), Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit PIDA.org for more information and follow us on LinkedIn.