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American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

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February 19, 2016

Jamie Baxter
The Impetus Agency

Special Sections at Global Pet Expo 2016 Sell Out as The Show is Recognized by Trade Show Executive’s Annual “Fastest 50”

- The pet industry’s largest annual trade show is set to take place March 16-18, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.-

(Greenwich, CT) – The 2016 Global Pet Expo is already off to a great start with an early sell out of booth space in the special exhibiting sections, as the Show, named “Greatest Show on Earth” by Trade Show Executive Magazine (TSE), was also recognized in TSE’s annual “The Fastest 50 Class of 2015.”  Global Pet Expo was ranked among 92 shows that outpaced the growth of thousands of other shows in exhibit space, exhibiting companies and attendance in 2015.  

“We are tremendously proud that Global Pet Expo’s special sections sold out early again this year, and the fact that we can announce this on the heels of earning a coveted spot on TSE’s Fastest 50 is exciting,” said Andrew Darmohraj, APPA executive vice president & COO. “This is a true testament to the tremendous team and the attendees that have made the Show what it is today. Our continued growth in show size and attendance has further solidified Global Pet Expo as the must-attend industry event of the year.” 

Special sections at Global Pet Expo include Natural Pet, The Boutique, Everything Aquatic , What’s New!, and the International Pavilion



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 2015 Show featured 1,051 exhibitors, 3,113 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. Additionally,6,061 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 2016 Show will take place March 16-18, 2016 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 1,100 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. 

Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) has represented the interests of pet product distributors since 1968. The mission of PIDA is to enhance the well-being of the wholesaler-distributor, to promote partnerships with their suppliers and customers and to work cooperatively with other organizations in fostering the human-companion animal bondVisit for more information.