While organizers of the industry event are working towards holding a live event at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., they are also exploring other options including digital platforms and hybrid models.
Global Pet Expo will feature more than 1,000 companies from around the world showcasing the latest and greatest products available for all types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses. The show will be highlighted by more than 3,000 product-launches and nearly 300 first-time exhibiting companies. Ranked one of the top 100 trade shows in the nation by Trade Show Executive Magazine, the show also includes the following special sections; Natural Pet, Boutique, Everything Aquatic, What’s New! and the New Products Showcase.
The New Products Showcase gives exhibitors the opportunity to highlight their newest lines and provides attendees a chance to preview all the newest products hitting the industry in one location. This section recognizes the year’s best creative efforts in New Product and Point-of-Purchase Displays. Winners are announced at the Annual New Products Showcase Awards presentation.
Global Pet Expo attendees can also attend free, educational programs through the Global Learning Series. The comprehensive program incorporates learning events for all attendees including retailers, distributors and manufacturers on one of five pathways: The Retailer Success Series, formerly known as the Global Pet Expo Academy; Learning Series Workshops; Paws2Learn; APPA Learning Experiences; and Market Research Sessions. The five pathways feature learning under specific knowledge areas including leadership, customer experience, public relations and marketing, human resources, profitability and growth, and other hot topics.
“With the ever-changing impact of COVID-19, we are committed to being adaptable to ensure Global Pet Expo participants have a successful and safe experience,” said Andy Darmohraj, COO and executive vice president of APPA.“...Bringing the industry back together is paramount as we all continue to navigate the new landscape of doing business. There’s no better place to connect with industry thought leaders, share ideas and gain the education needed to succeed in these challenging times than at Global Pet Expo.”
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. For more information and updates on the show’s format, visit Global Pet Expo's website.