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 11, 2013

Tierra Bonaldi / Julie Rowe / Jamie Baxter
The Impetus Agency


Global Pet Expo
February 20-22, 2013
Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL

Exhibit Hall Hours:        
Wednesday, February 20:           9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 21:               9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, February 22:                   9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Tuesday, February 19

The 9th Annual Allan L. Levey Golf Tournament to Benefit PIJAC 
Tee Off: 8:00 a.m. 
Location: Mystic Dunes Golf Club 

Join your pet industry colleagues for a day of pre-show fun on the links and help raise money for PIJAC, the pet industry’s legislative watchdog. $179 per person.


Early Registration for Buyer Attendees
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Registration Lobby B, Orange County Convention Center


Wednesday, February 20

Third Annual Global Pet Expo Media Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center
Sponsored by: Sergeants Pet Care Products

Attend this media exclusive event as you pick up your press badge before the Show Floor opens! The complimentary breakfast will also feature a welcome from APPA President & CEO, Bob Vetere.


International Pavilion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
11:00 a.m.
International Pavilion - 4000 Aisle on the Show Floor


Global Pet Expo Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Valencia Foyer – Level 4, Orange County Convention Center
Sponsored by: Bowtie, Inc.

This event is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with fellow members of the press as well as exhibitors and buyers.


Thursday, February 21
Global Pet Expo Pet Industry Breakfast and Retailer Excellence Awards Ceremony
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Valencia Ballroom – Level 4, Orange County Convention Center

Attend this breakfast, open to all show attendees, and get the latest pet industry news from APPA President & CEO, Bob Vetere. The Retailer Excellence Awards will also be presented at this event. Breakfast is complimentary.


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

This media-exclusive event will provide you with all the latest in pet industry news and initiatives, as well as an update on pet industry spending figures for 2012 and 2013 projections. This press conference will also provide a first-ever look at data and trends from the upcoming 2013-2014 National Pet Owners Survey. APPA President & CEO, Bob Vetere, as well as representatives from Sergeants Pet Care Products will be featured speakers. This is the official press conference of Global Pet Expo 2013.


New Products Showcase “Best in Show” Awards Presentation with Dr. Becker
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Show Floor by New Products Showcase

You won't want to miss this event as the winners of this year's coveted Best in Show Awards are announced.


The Purina Media Reception at Global Pet Expo Honoring Multi-media Pet Lifestyle Expert and Award-Winning Author, Sandy Robins
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Poolside at the Rosen Centre Hotel
Sponsored by: Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Mark your calendar for this premier reception at Global Pet Expo! Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at this media-exclusive event. Please wear your press badge to this event.


Friday, February 22
APPA Professional Women’s Network Breakfast & Presentation 

Positively Powerful
Featured Speaker: Victoria Stilwell
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.   
Room: W209C, Orange County Convention Center

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and presentation from dog trainer, author, and TV personality, Victoria Stilwell. RSVP required for attendance.


Inaugural Media Wrap Up Luncheon
12:00 p.m.
Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center

As the Show comes to a close, you will have the opportunity to meet with key Show officials as they reveal for the first time Show numbers including attendance, total number of booths, social media stats, and more! Information will also be provided on New Products Showcase Winners, and this will be the first chance to obtain photos from all of the events at Global Pet Expo 2013.


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 2012 Show featured 896 exhibitors, 2,487 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 5,011 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 2013 Show will take place February 20-22, 2013 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. For more information, visit