March 24-26, 2021
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

Global Learning Series

Introducing the new Global Learning Series - learning opportunities customized for retailers, distributors, exhibitors and other special groups.  We are committed to offering diverse and inclusive learning experiences for the global pet care community.

Plan your educational experience through an easy-to-navigate schedule identified by both Pathway and Knowledge Area.

Pathways Include: 

Retailer Success Series – The re-imagined Retailer Success Series, formerly known as the Global Pet Expo Academy, features over 30 hours of learning presented by retail industry experts on a variety of topics. This includes Learning Series Workshops that will begin with virtual classes pre-show, continue with in-person sessions in Orlando, and include continued learning post-show. The Retailer Success Series is presented by Pet Store Pro®.

Paws2Learn – Hosted in the New Products Showcase section, you can expect short, on-the-go learning experiences such as Hot Topics, 15-minute Mini Sessions and Paws2Grow Wellness Breaks.

APPA Learning Experiences – Retail tours, interest group meet ups, and other experiential activities will take place before, during and after the show.

Market Research Sessions – These sessions will feature subject matter experts sharing the latest data in pet ownership, profitability and more.

Knowledge Areas:

Pathways in the Retailer Success Series, Paws2Learn and APPA Learning Experiences will feature learning and engagement under one of the following Knowledge Areas:

  • Leadership
  • Customer Experience
  • PR & Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Profitability & Growth
  • Hot Topics

All prospective Global Learning Series speakers are required to complete this Speaking Engagement Request Form.