Jul 31, 2019
Welcome to Our World: Global Pet Expo 2020

Explore more than 360,000 net square feet of exhibit space and discover never-before-seen pet products this February at Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s premier event. 

Who: The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) present the 16thAnnual Global Pet Expo.

When: Trade Show Dates: February 26-28, 2020 | Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Products Showcase Awards Presentation: Thursday, February 27 at 5 p.m.

Where: The Show takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. 

What: The 15thannual Global Pet Expo, dubbed The One Show to Attend, proved to be the industry event of the year. With more that 17,000 attendees, the 2019 Show broke records across the board. Total buyer attendance was up an impressive 8 percent over the previous show year.  1,174 exhibiting companies were onsite representing 35 countries, and the expanded Show Floor boasted 3,604 total booths. 

Continuously ranked one of the top 100 trade shows in the nation by Trade Show Executive Magazine, Global Pet Expo is just months away and estimated to be bigger than ever. The 2020 Show will take place in late February, giving attendees an even earlier preview of the latest and greatest pet products on the market. More than 1,000 manufacturing businesses from around the globe will be in attendance, each of them with a fresh take on the one-of-a-kind pet products that help make up the booming $72.56 billion pet industry of today. As the largest annual pet industry trade show in the world, the upcoming Global Pet Expo is expected to feature more than 3,000 product launches and nearly 300 first-time exhibitors.

To help qualified buyers and media navigate the massive Show Floor and make the most of their time, Global Pet Expo designates specialty sections throughout the Show Floor including Natural Pet, Boutique, Everything Aquatic, and What’s New!.  Global Pet Expo has a strict qualification process, ensuring that buyers are attending this Show to make purchasing decisions and place orders with exhibitors.

More than 1,000 new product entries are expected in the highly-anticipated New Products Showcase, offering attendees an exclusive, inside look at the newest pet products before they hit the market. Taking up 45,000 square feet on the Show Floor, this hot spot recognizes the industry’s most innovative new products and point-of-purchase displays. The New Products Showcase “Best in Show” awards are the most coveted awards given in the industry. Winners will be announced Thursday, February 27 at the 10th Annual New Products Showcase Awards presentation. In order to be eligible to win, products must be entered in the New Products Showcase.

Also contributing to the diverse and dynamic offerings available at Global Pet Expo, attendees can attend free educational seminars through the Global Pet Expo Academy. Managed by PIDA, last year’s Academy featured 12 speakers who provided 37 hours of invaluable retailer education on topics such as marketing, merchandising, customer service and the hottest topics on using social media and embracing social responsibility. Proving to be a huge success, the seminars reached 1,900 attendees.

A media-exclusive press conference will take place onsite on Thursday, February 27, where APPA CEO Steve King will provide attendees important insight into what to expect from the pet industry in the coming year in addition to the latest pet industry news.

There has never been a more thrilling time to experience the amazing world of pets. Join us this February for Global Pet Expo 2020 and Welcome to Our World! The Show is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, members of the media and other qualified professionals.

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