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Mar 2018
Mar 2018


Orange County Convention Center 9800 International Dr Orlando , Florida 32819
Tel: (407) 685-9800
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Global Pet Expo 2018








Event Overview:

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. 

The 2017 Show featured 1,130 exhibitors, 3,437 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 6,761 of the most qualified pet product buyers in the industry attended the Show, including an impressive number of international retailers.

In 2018, Global Pet Expo will take place March 21-23 in Orlando, Florida. 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.

At Global Pet Expo, more than 1,000 companies from around the world showcase the latest and greatest products available for all types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses. The Show features 16 football fields’ worth of pet products, more than 3,000 product-launches and 270 first-time exhibiting companies. 

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. 

1,100+ Exhibitors

7,000 Buyers

3,400 Booths

3,000+ New Product Launches

Exhibitor Information:

Who are the buyers that attend the Show?

More than 6,700 buyers from 79 countries attended Global Pet Expo in 2017. They represent the best and most qualified in the industry amongst:

  • Mass-market retailers
  • Pet industry super stores
  • Distributors
  • Independent retailers
  • International buyers
  • E-tailers
  • Specialty buyers

Some examples of the Global Pet Expo attendees:

Pet Product Retailers: PETCO, PetSmart, Pet Supermarket, Petland Discounts, Pet Supplies “Plus”, Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet, Concord Pet Foods & Supplies and hundreds more

Key Mass Market Retailers: Big Lots, Costco Wholesale, H.E.B. Grocery Co., Meijer, Rural King, Sears Holdings Corp., Sam's Club, ShopKo, Target, Tractor Supply and Wal-Mart

Supermarket Chains: Albertsons, Aldi Inc., Giant, Publix, Roundy's, Stop & Shop, Supervalu, Topco Associates, Wegman's and Winn-Dixie

Non-Traditional Pet Product Retailers: Agway, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS, Hammacher Schlemmer, Home Shopping Network, Orscheln Home & Farm, Orvis, Ross Stores, SkyMall, TJX Companies, True Value and Tuesday Morning

Professional National, International and Local Pet Product Retailers: aquatic stores, feed stores, mail-order catalogs, distributors, wholesalers and internet retailers

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.

About APPA:

Founded in 1958, APPA is the leading trade association in the pet industry made up of more than 1,200 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.

As a trade association, APPA provides a wealth of services and programs designed to help its members prosper.

About PIDA:

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.


Mar 21   

9am - 6pm

Mar 22   

9am - 6pm

Mar 23   

9am - 5pm



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