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September 11, 2006
Tierra Griffiths / Julie Rowe
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Tradeshow Week Honors Global Pet Expo as Top 50 Fastest Growing Show

(Greenwich, CT.)- Tradeshow Week (TSW), a leading industry publication, has named Global Pet Expo as one of the top 50 fastest growing trade, association, and consumer shows of the year.

The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) hosted the sold out Global Pet Expo March 2006 in San Diego, Calif. that spanned more than 214,600 net square feet, and featured pet products from more than 700 companies around the world.

TSW Fastest 50 honors those shows that experienced the greatest growth in terms of net square footage over the preceding three years. TSW will be hosting a celebration weekend to honor all winners in Boston, Mass. on Nov. 10-12, 2006. Top honors will be delivered at a first-class gala on Saturday Nov. 11, 2006 and other weekend events will include an executive-level conference at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, an opening night reception at the Harvard Club and a Sunday brunch at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

“We are extremely pleased to receive such a prestigious award,” said APPMA SeniorVice President, Andrew Darmohraj. “This is a testament of our dedication to the industry and positive reinforcement for the continued improvements and growth of Global Pet Expo.”

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Global Pet Expo, the pet industry's largest annual trade show, is presented by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA).
The 2006 Show featured 700 exhibiting companies utilizing 215,000 net square feet of exhibit space.  More than 700 new product launches were featured and 3,600 pet product buyers from around the world attended. In 2008, Global Pet Expo will take place February 14-16 in San Diego, CA. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. For more information, visit Members of the media wishing to attend can contact Julie Rowe at MassMedia, 775-322-0755, For more information, visit