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October 18, 2011
Tierra Bonaldi / Julie Rowe / Jamie Brant
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Global Pet Expo Receives Trade Show Executive’s 2010 Gold 100 Award for the Third Year in a Row

- Prestigious award honors the 100 shows that set the gold standard for the trade show industry-

Greenwich, CT - Andy Darmohraj, American Pet Products Association (APPA) Senior Vice President, is pleased to announce that Global Pet Expo has been awarded Trade Show Executive's 4th Annual Gold 100 Award for the third year in a row. 

Global Pet Expo, the world's largest annual pet products trade show, is presented by APPA and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The 2010 Show featured 803 exhibitors covering 225,000 square feet, 4,495 pet product buyers and more than 3,000 new product launches. Global Pet Expo is a gathering of attendees from around the world representing the leading retail chains, pet superstores and mass-market retailers, distributors, wholesalers and independent retailers. These attendees spend three days surveying the hottest pet products before they hit store shelves, and in 2010 they witnessed everything from a product that teaches fish to perform tricks and a growing number of organic and eco-friendly products, to a lost dog tracker and intelligence graded dog puzzles. Each year thousands of new products are launched and debuted at Global Pet Expo.

"We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award again honoring the largest and most successful shows nationwide," said Darmohraj. "The 2010 Show truly surpassed expectations as we did not anticipate having growing numbers in this economy.  It's great to see our efforts in social media promotion, preparation, organization, floor layout and strategy recognized."

The rankings were compiled by Trade Show Executive's editorial team during a year-long process of gathering data and obtaining certified statements of accuracy from the organizers.

Darmohraj added, "The staff that makes Global Pet Expo a success year after year is truly amazing and works year round to ensure that this event is the leading, must-attend event of the pet industry. Companies time their entire product launch around Global Pet Expo and anxiously await the event to reveal their latest and greatest.  It is very rewarding to receive this acknowledgement from Trade Show Executive."

The 2012 Global Pet Expo will take place Wednesday-Friday, February 29-March-2, 2012 in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center. For details, visit


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 2011 Show featured 835 exhibitors, 2,380 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 4,691 pet product buyers from around the world attended. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. For more information, visit

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