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

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January 20, 2012
Tierra Bonaldi / Julie Rowe / Jamie Brant
The Impetus Agency


Global Pet Expo

February 29-March 2, 2012

Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL

Exhibit Hall Hours:    
Wednesday, February 29:  9 am - 6 pm
Thursday, March 1:            9 am - 6 pm
Friday, March 2:                9 am - 5 pm


Tuesday, February 28
The 8th Annual Allan L. Levey Golf Tournament to Benefit PIJAC
Tee Off: 8:00am
Location: The Orange County National Golf Center


Early Registration for Buyer Attendees
Registration Lobby B, Orange County Convention Center


Wednesday, February 29
Global Pet Expo Media Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45am
Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center

The International Pavilion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Media Tour
The International Pavilion section on the Show Floor


Global Pet Expo Networking Reception
Registration Lobby A, Orange County Convention Center
Sponsored by: Bowtie, Inc.


Thursday, March 1

Global Pet Expo Pet Industry Breakfast & Retailer Excellence Awards

Valencia Ballroom, Orange County Convention Center


Global Pet Expo Press Conference with Reception
10:00am – 11:00am
Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center
Presented by: APPA & Sergeants Pet Care Products


New Products Showcase “Best in Show” Awards Presentation
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Show Floor by New Products Showcase


The Purina Media Reception at Global Pet Expo
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Location:  Poolside at the Rosen Centre Hotel
Sponsored by: Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Exclusively for members of the press


Friday, March 2

APPA's Professional Women's Network Event & Breakfast
Networking in 2012:  From organizations to internet, how to make connections that last!
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Room W209B, Orange County Convention Center



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