Global Pet Expo 2014 Lives On (Through Twitter)


It’s been nearly two weeks since the pet industry left Orlando, Fla., where this year’s Global Pet Expo took place. According to Global Pet Expo’s organizers, it was the biggest show yet, which may explain why I’m still organizing my notes and emails from the show—and I imagine I’m not alone.

The show’s record-breaking buyers (5,597) and exhibitors (985) took to social media to share their experiences from the show floor. As part of Pet Business magazine’s post-show coverage (see more in our May issue), I perused countless tweets from industry members to get some insight about what they thought the hottest happenings at the show were. (You can take a look at our Twitter and Instagram feeds to see the show from our perspective.)

Here’s a roundup of tweets from Global Pet Expo attendees and exhibitors:



Day One:

First buying trip! #thebougiepooch #thejourney #globalpetexpo #orlando @ Global Pet Expo

— The Bougie Pooch ® (@TheBougiePooch) March 12, 2014

Yay! We made it, first timers #globalpetexpo

— Alison Kelly (@alisonkel) March 12, 2014

I love a good listener. #newfriends #longconersation #globalpetexpo @Vetstreet

— Dr. Andy Roark (@DrAndyRoark) March 12, 2014

Overhead view of #globalpetexpo, just before things get really busy!!!

— Riley's Organics (@RileysOrganics) March 12, 2014

RT @KEPetDesigns: Day 1 is a go! #globalpetexpo

— Orange Co.Conv. Ctr. (@OCCC) March 12, 2014

Loved seeing the #olatedogs at the #globalpetexpo! These dogs are fed only @halopets food!

— PetStoreWebsites (@petstorefriends) March 12, 2014

Welcome to the #TeamCatMojo Twitter party LIVE from #GlobalPetExpo 2014! Who’s joining us today? @JacksonGalaxy

— Petmate (@PetmateProducts) March 12, 2014

@PetmateProducts cat guardians need to play because play=prey=EVERYTHING! #HuntCatchKillEat #TheRawCat #TeamCatMojo

— Jackson Galaxy (@JacksonGalaxy) March 12, 2014

Showcasing a bit of our history here at Global Pet Expo.

— Fromm Family Foods (@frommfamily) March 12, 2014


Day Two:

Thank you for helping us win Best Multi-Unit Retailer! #globalpetexpo #REA @petbusinessmag

— Woof Gang Bakery (@WoofGangBakery) March 13, 2014

@petbusinessmag HUGE thx from the entire @PussyandPooch team for the recognition #storedesign YEAH!

— Pussy&Pooch (@PussyandPooch) March 13, 2014

Announcement: Cherrybrook is proud to announce that we have won the 2014 Retailer Excellence Award presented by...

— Cherrybrook Pet (@CherrybrookPet) March 13, 2014

Hello Kitty Official Global Pet Expo Shot #globalpetexpo

— Lea Ann Germinder (@lgerminder) March 13, 2014

Who wants one? #GlobalPetExpo New Products Showcase Awards today at 5pm. #gametime

— Global Pet Expo (@GlobalPetExpo) March 13, 2014

Tides from Dogs for the PAWS poses for #QPGSquatchWatch. Thanks for stopping by!

— Quaker Pet Group (@QuakerPetGroup) March 13, 2014

Tillman, the World's Fastest Skateboarding Dog, is with us at the #GlobalPetExpo. Race with him and win a prize.

— Natural Balance (@NaturalBalance) March 14, 2014

@TODAYshow came by to shoot @DogforDog celebrating their Buy On Give One mission #GlobalPetExpo

— Brie Strohmeyer (@BrieStroh) March 13, 2014

Brooke took some time to chat with @KathyIreland at #GlobalPetExpo!

— iCPooch (@iCPooch) March 13, 2014

Between meeting new friends & conducting interviews, Momo catches up on her beauty sleep at #GlobalPetExpo #dogs

— P.L.A.Y. (@petplaysf) March 13, 2014

puppy bowl! #globalpetexpo #orlando #puppies #dogs #animalplanet

— Mike Rush (@MycRush) March 13, 2014

There are snakes here too! #GlobalPetExpo

— Tracy Shaw (@havingfunsaving) March 13, 2014

Share this tweet and we'll donate to more shelters nationwide! Most retweeted at #GlobalPetExpo #naturesbitslaunch

— nature's bits (@naturesbits) March 14, 2014


Day Three:

Last day of #GlobalPetExpo and The Human still hasn't sent for me to join her there. Do you see my scowl Human?!

— The Lanther (@TheLanther) March 14, 2014

The Global Pet Expo has signed a contract with the @OCCC through 2019!

— Mayor Teresa Jacobs (@Mayor_Jacobs) March 14, 2014

#GlobalPetExpo breakfast meeting with guest #kathy Ireland

— Chief Furry Officer (@chieffurry) March 14, 2014

BOLO loves her @YetiDogChew #futureleaderdog #GlobalPetExpo #theboloproject

— Dog is Good (@dogisgood) March 14, 2014

Look what I found at #globalpetexpo #titothepom

— Jodi Ziskin (@HolisticJodi) March 14, 2014

Viva #GlobalPetExpo... PetSafe Senior Brand Manager Robin Rhea got to spend some QT w/ Elvis.

— PetSafe (@PetSafe) March 14, 2014

8759 steps #mediamiles #GlobalPetExpo am I winning or what?

— danakhumphrey (@danakhumphrey) March 14, 2014

"It has been a fun 3 days but I am pooped!" -Kazi. #GlobalPetExpo #ethicalpet #globalpetexpo2014

— Marisa Schmidt (@MarisaSchmidt2) March 14, 2014

Yep! Aunt Kerry made it all the way to FL to the #GlobalPetExpo. Lots of new toys for store!! #buylocalilm #pets

— Aunt Kerry's PetStop (@AuntKerry) March 14, 2014

Great first experience at the #GlobalPetExpo! Great to meet many awesome people and companies of the pet industry! It's been pawesome!

— Allie's (@ShopALLIES) March 14, 2014

Save the date! #globalpetexpo March 4 -6, 2015. Who else is returning? We are @petpros_matrix1

— Stephanie Krol (@stephkrol) March 14, 2014

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