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

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February 13, 2012
Tierra Bonaldi / Julie Rowe / Jamie Brant
The Impetus Agency

Global Pet Expo 2012 Set to Break Previous Records with More Exhibitors and Booths Than Ever

- World’s largest annual pet products trade show set to take place Feb. 29 – March 2, 2012 in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center -

(Greenwich, CT) - Andrew Darmohraj, senior vice president of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) proudly announced today that Global Pet Expo 2012, the world's largest annual pet products trade show presented by APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), is set to break all previous records in terms of the show's size with a record number of booths sold to a record number of exhibitors. 

"We are thrilled at the consistent and impressive growth Global Pet Expo has enjoyed over the years. With more exhibitors and booths than ever, and an expectation for high attendance numbers, 2012 is shaping up to be our largest Show to date on many fronts," said Darmohraj. "As the pet industry continues to expand, Global Pet Expo offers buyers the opportunity to see more new product launches than any other industry show.  Global Pet Expo is the must-attend pet industry show of the year."

Now in its eighth year, Global Pet Expo will feature 890 pet product exhibitors and 2,452 booths during the three-day event, February 29 - March 2, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Darmohraj added that almost all of the show's special sections have also sold out for the second consecutive year. Special sections include: Natural Pet, Boutique, Everything Aquatic, International Pavilion, and What's New! These sections showcase popular product lines and categories, making it easier for buyers to navigate the show floor.

For more information on the 2012 Global Pet Expo, visit or contact Jamie Brant at or 775-322-4022. Global Pet Expo is not open to the general public.


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