Buyer, Media and Influencer Registration Open for Global Pet Expo 2024
STAMFORD, CONN. (Nov. 15, 2023) – The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are pleased to announce that buyer, media and influencer registration for Global Pet Expo 2024 is now live. The pet industry’s premier international event, known for delivering business connections and world-class education for pet product professionals from around the globe, will take place March 20-22, 2024, in Orlando, Florida.
Co-produced by APPA and PIDA, more than 1,000 exhibitors will come together to experience “Innovation in Motion” and advance the $136+ billion pet industry. As the leading event in pet innovation, new products and trends, the show floor is teeming with thousands of products, services and offerings – many of which make their debut at the event. Next year’s show floor is nearly sold out at 92% full and will feature products across all pet categories, ranging from premium pet foods to mentally stimulating toys, eco-friendly products, GPS tracking devices, health monitoring innovations, solution-based products for pet parents and more.
Registration for the show – held in the South Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center – includes access to exhibits and new product launches, along with opportunities to network, grow your business, attend education sessions and more.
“With pet owners and retailers constantly seeking new and improved products to meet the needs of their beloved animal companions, pet manufacturing continues to be a rapidly evolving industry filled with innovation and creativity,” said APPA President and CEO Pete Scott. “The APPA and PIDA teams look forward to yet again bringing together pet product manufacturers, importers, retailers, distributors, thought leaders and creative minds driven by their passion for enriching the lives of pets and their owners, all while helping drive our industry forward.”
In addition, the Global Pet Expo team is thrilled to announce numerous additions to this year’s show that will elevate and enhance the attendee and exhibitor experience:
New Specialty Sections
Global Pet Expo’s show floor is expanding to include new specialty sections. Exhibitors can now meet with suppliers to help improve their supply chain and production capabilities with new, vetted partners at the first ever Supplier Pavilion. In addition, attendees can witness the future of the pet industry at the Store of the Future exhibit preview, exploring new trends and technological advancements. Finally, find the latest trends in fashionable accessories, handmade products and luxury lines in the newly rebranded The Modern Pet section, formerly known as the Boutique area.
Expanded New Products Showcase Categories
Due to the advanced level of innovation on display, as well as increased participation from exhibitors each year, the New Products Showcase and its accompanying awards presentation will include some fresh categories for 2024. The Pet Sustainability category will recognize goods that provide environmental, social and economic benefits while minimizing negative impacts on the communities in which they are sourced, produced, transported, used and disposed.The Pet Tech Innovation category will showcase emerging brands and technology-forward products such as wearables, location monitoring, health aides and other innovative devices across all animal types. The Dog category will be split into two segments: The Dog Food/Treats category will include consumable dog products, while Dog Products will highlight all other dog-focused offerings. Categories for Farm and Feed and The Modern Pet will also be included.
Refreshed Global Learning Series Topic Areas
Global Pet Expo is elevating its four-day Global Learning Series program – which is free and open to all attendees starting March 19 and running through March 22 – to include additional education on topics that are driving business decisions in 2024. New topic areas will include innovation and technology; digital marketing; labeling; wellness; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and more.
New Exhibitor Search Features
New community search filters for exhibitor listings will help highlight and promote diverse businesses in the pet industry. Exhibitors can use their exhibitor profile to highlight their BIPOC, LGBTQ+ or woman-owned business and offer more visibility for their brand. Attendees can then use the new "Filter by Community" search feature in the Show Planner to explore diverse pet brands exhibiting at the show, help diversify their brand partners and better support these pet businesses.
“Both the APPA and PIDA teams are thrilled with these new updates and additions,” said PIDA President Celeste Powers. “We believe they will revolutionize the show and attendee experience and, most importantly, drive value. We hope to see you at what promises to be a fantastic Global Pet Expo 2024!”
Booth applications, floor plan and hotel reservations for the pet industry’s premier international event are now live. For more information or to register, visit globalpetexpo.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter/X, YouTube, TikTok and Threads.
ABOUT GLOBAL PET EXPO
Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s premier event, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The show features more than 1,000 exhibitors, 3,500 booths and over 3,000 new product launches annually. Each year, the event gathers 6,000+ pet product buyers from around the world. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, media and other qualified professionals. For more information, visit GlobalPetExpo.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter/X, YouTube, TikTok and Threads.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN PET PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following APPA Gives Back initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets Program, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit AmericanpPetProducts.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
ABOUT PET INDUSTRY DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION
Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of pet product distributors since 1968. The mission of PIDA is to enhance the well-being of the wholesaler-distributor, to promote partnerships with their suppliers and customers and to work cooperatively with other organizations in fostering the human-companion animal bond. PIDA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit PIDA.org for more information and follow us on LinkedIn.