Media Advisory: Speaker Applications Open for Global Pet Expo 2024

Jul 18, 2023

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are now accepting applications from qualified professionals to present during its four-day Global Learning Series program at Global Pet Expo 2024 in Orlando, Florida, beginning Tuesday, March 19, 2024. The exhibit hall for Global Pet Expo opens Wednesday, March 20, and concludes on Friday, March 22, 2024. Free and open to all attendees, sessions focus on specific knowledge areas, including customer experience, digital, human resources, leadership, market data & insights, PR & marketing and profitability & growth. Interested participants can learn more and submit a speaker submission form here by Aug. 31, 2023. 

“Each year, attendees walk away from Global Pet Expo armed with new learnings and expanded knowledge,” said PIDA President Celeste Powers. “In 2024, we are excited to grow and evolve our Global Learning Series to meet the needs of attendees with expanded education in the areas of innovation and technology and digital, while also providing the relevant, timely and engaging content they have come to know and expect from Global Pet Expo.”

New to this year’s event, attendees that complete specific education tracks will earn an accreditation badge in that knowledge area that can be used to elevate their professional skills and business acumen.

Booth applications, floor plan and hotel reservations for the pet industry’s premier international event are also now live. Buyer registration is slated to open in early September and media registration in mid-October.

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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 and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter,  YouTube and TikTok.


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 initiativesPets 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 for more information, and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.

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 for more information and follow us on LinkedIn.


Cori Stoutenberg