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. More than 1,000 companies from around the world showcase the latest and greatest products for all types of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses.
Pawsitively Great Products
Global Pet Expo’s 2019 show featured 1,174 exhibitors, 3,604 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. Over 7,000 of the most qualified pet product buyers in the industry attended the show, including an impressive number of international retailers. Their 2020 show will take place from February 26 – 28 in Orlando, Florida.
The show features 16 football fields’ worth of pet products, 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 has also grown in recent years with special sections, including the Natural Pet, Boutique, Everything Aquatic, and What’s New!.
The New Products Showcase
The New Products Showcase gives exhibitors the opportunity to highlight their newest lines, and gives attendees a chance to preview all the freshest merchandise hitting the industry in one location. This 45,000 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 product showcase at any pet industry trade show in the world. The New Products Showcase “Best in Show” awards are among the most coveted awards given in the industry. Winners are announced at the Annual Awards presentation during the show.
Fishin’ For Special Events
- New Products Showcase Preview for Buyers – This event takes place on Wednesday, February 26th and Thursday, February 27th from 8am – 9am on the show floor. Here, buyers have an opportunity to get a preview of the New Products Showcase at 8am before the show officially opens for the day.
- Pets Add Life (PAL) Petworking Reception – This event takes place on Wednesday, February 26th from 6pm – 7:30pm in the West Building, Hall A, Level One. Business is built by relationships, and here buyers have the opportunity to meet everyone at the show. The free Networking Reception gives attendees the time and place to rub elbows with professionals.
- Retailer Round Table Discussions & Retailer Excellence Awards Ceremony – This event takes place on Thursday, February 27th from 8am – 9am. Start the day with a healthy breakfast buffet while outstanding pet specialty stores are honored with the Ninth-Annual Retailer Excellence Awards.
- New Products Showcase Best in Show Awards Ceremony – This event takes place on Thursday, February 27th from 5pm – 6pm on the show floor. Each year, more and more manufacturers wait to launch their new products at this event so they have a chance to win first place in the Best in Show Nine winners will receive a reward in the following categories: Aquatics, Bird, Boutique, Cat, Dog, Natural Pet, Small Animal, Reptile, and Point-of-Purchase Display.
To register for the Global Pet Expo, go to globalpetexpo.org/buyer/newbuyeronline.asp.
Global Pet Expo
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
Wednesday, February 26th: 9am – 6pm
Thursday, February 27th: 9am – 6pm
Friday, February 28th: 9am – 5pm