Capture your big moment for your business with opportunity, community, and transformation during the Global Learning Series.  With over 40+ hours of live education, this is your chance to learn everything you need for a successful business. 

The Global Learning Series at Global Pet Expo offers FREE educational opportunities for all attendees, including retailers, distributors and manufacturers.

Global Learning Series Learning Pathways

The series is composed of four learning pathways, each designed to reflect sound adult learning principles and the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research and practice:

PAWS2LEARN  Hosted on the Spotlight Stage at the New Products Showcase. Quick, 15-minute, learning experiences covering Hot Topics, Wellness, New Initiatives, Good Works, and glimpses into Retail Success Series sessions.

MARKET DATA & INSIGHTS  What to plan for in 2023 and beyond, including the latest data in pet ownership, profitability, and more.

RETAILER SUCCESS SERIES These sessions present a wide range of subjects including Customer Experience, Human Resources, Leadership, PR & Marketing and Profitability & Growth that are relevant to the successful management of a retail pet store.

LEARNING EXPERIENCES – these include a retail tour, interest group meet-ups, and other experiential activities taking place before, during and after the show.


Within the pathways, sessions focus on specific Knowledge Areas:

  • Customer Experience
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Marketing Data & Insights
  • PR & Marketing
  • Profitability & Growth

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in supporting education at Global Pet Expo? APPA has sponsorship opportunities to advance both the Paws2Learn and the Retailer Success Series.

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