Global Pet Expo 2018

Date
2018-03-21 - 2018-03-23
Exhibitors
1130
Floor Size
250000
Attendees
6761
Event contact title
Event Manager
Event contact first name
Tracey
Event contact last name
Wilson
Email
tracey@americanpetproducts.org
Event contact telephone number
203-532-3612
Fax
203-532-0551
Description

Global Pet Expo, presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA),  is the pet industry's largest annual trade show featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today. 

The 2017 Show featured 1,130 exhibitors, 3,437 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 6,761 of the most qualified pet product buyers in the industry attended the Show, including an impressive number of international retailers.

In 2018, Global Pet Expo will take place March 21-23 in Orlando, Florida. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. This show is not open to the general public.

At Global Pet Expo, more than 1,000 companies from around the world showcase the latest and greatest products available for all types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses. The Show 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 are announced at the Annual New Products Showcase Awards presentation. 

Attendee information

Buyers of products for all pet categories: dogs, cats, birds, fish, small animals, reptiles and equine.

Exhibitor information

To exhibit as a Pet Products Manufacturer, companies must be a member of the American Pet Products Association (APPA). To exhibit as a Pet Products Distributor, companies must be a member of the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA).

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