The 17th annual GPE is set to take place from March 24-26, 2021, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. GPE officials are working closely with relevant partners to ensure a safe experience, including the OCCC working to achieve a Global Biorisk Advisory Council Star Facility Accredition; the City of Orlando participating in the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force; following the International Association of Exhibitions and Events’s guide, "Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events"; and continuing to follow the World Travel and Tourism Council and World Health Organization guidelines.
Additionally, GPE will offer 2020 booth pricing for 2021, with payment plans that offer more flexibility, additional time to make final payments and an extended cancellation period. All booth space applications received by Aug. 31 will be reviewed and assigned by GPE staff in priority point order.
"The health and well being of our participants is paramount," said Andy Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association. "Exhibitors, buyers and all attendees alike can expect to hear from us in the coming months with regular safety updates. We are committed to producing an event that provides attendees the ability to focus on and conduct the business they are coming to our show to do."
GPE is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers and other qualified professionals. It is a trade-only event and not open to the general public.