Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA).
The 2015 Show featured 1,051 exhibiting companies, 3,113 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. Additionally, 6,061 pet product buyers from 82 countries attended.
Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals.
What are the benefits to exhibiting?
Big Opportunities to Find Specialty Buyers
Looking for that special niche buyer to help boost your sales? Stand out in the crowd with Global Pet Expo’s specialty sections. We make it easy for you to connect with qualified specialty buyers: our color-coded floor plan draws a clear path to your section and your booth to help buyers seek out your business.
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.
Founded in 1958, APPA is the leading not-for-profit trade association made up of over 1000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers. Our membership consists of a diverse group representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises worldwide.
The Pet Industry Distributors Association, was organized in 1968 for the purpose of promoting progress within the pet industry and to conduct programs and activities on behalf of the wholesaler-distributor.
PIDA is a cosponsor of the annual Global Pet Expo each spring.
Membership in PIDA includes pet product wholesaler-distributors, livestock wholesalers, and pet product manufacturers.