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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July 15, 2013

Julie Rowe 
The Impetus Agency

The Pet Industry Trade Show Too Big To Miss…Global Pet Expo Officials Announce 2014 Dates and the Show’s 10-Year Anniversary

- Thousands of attendees expected to attend the Pet Industry’s Largest Annual Trade Show, Global Pet Expo 2014, March 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. –

Who:   The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) Present Global Pet Expo.
When:   Show Dates: March 12-14, 2014

Wednesday and Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm, Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

New Products Showcase Awards Presentation: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 5pm

What: Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, will feature the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today. With 82.5 million pet-owning households in the U.S., this is your opportunity to inform your audience of the hottest pet products before they hit store shelves. And there’s no better place to experience the power of the pet industry than at Global Pet Expo!

The 2014 Show is expected to be bigger and better than ever, and will mark the 10th anniversary of Global Pet Expo! And, there is much to celebrate coming off of the record-breaking 2013 Show with the highest post-show numbers including new product launches, booths sold and attendance, reported in Global Pet Expo’s nine-year history.  

More than 900 companies from around the world will showcase the latest and greatest products available for all types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses. Global Pet Expo features 13 football fields’ worth of pet products, more than 3,000 product-launches and 150 first-time exhibiting companies. Ranked one of the top 100 trade shows in the nation by Trade Show Executive Magazine, the Show has also grown in recent years with added special sections including the “International Pavilion,” “Natural Pet,” “Boutique,” “Everything Aquatic,” and “What’s New!”.  

The New Products Showcase gives exhibitors the opportunity to highlight their newest lines, and gives attendees a chance to preview all the newest products hitting the industry in one location at the Show.  This 30,000 square foot space on the trade show floor is set aside to recognize the year's best creative efforts in New Product and Point-of-Purchase Displays. With nearly 1,000  entries, this is the largest new products showcase at any pet product industry trade show in the world. The New Products Showcase “Best in Show” awards are the most coveted awards given in the industry. Winners will be announced at the Fourth Annual New Products Showcase Awards presentation. In order to be eligible to win, products must be entered in the New Products Showcase. 

Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals, making it the most important gathering of buyers, pet product manufacturers, and international attendees in the U.S. The Show is not open to the general public. Press registration will open November 1, 2013 at

Where:   The Show takes place at theOrange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. New Products Showcase Awards Presentation takes place on the Show Floor by New Products Showcase.


  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 2013 Show featured 964 exhibitors, 2,686 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 5,324 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 2014 Show will take place March 12-14, 2014 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. For more information, visit

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 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. Visit for more information.