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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 2015 Show featured 1,051 exhibitors, 3,113 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 6,061 of the most qualified pet product buyers in the industry attended the show, including an impressive number of international retailers.

In 2016, Global Pet Expo takes place in Orlando, Florida (from 16 to 18 March). The show is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. It is not open to the general public.

At Global Pet Expo, more than 900 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 13 football fields’ worth of pet products, more than 3,000 product-launches and 150 first-time exhibiting companies. The show has also grown in recent years with added special sections including the “International Pavilion,” “Natural Pet,” “Boutique,” “Everything Aquatic,” and “What’s New!”; more on product sectors below.

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 recognise 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.

PetQuip is once again organising the British group of exhibitors at Global Pet Expo and will be operating a booth in the International Pavilion (booth 4467).  The British group features a wide range of innovative products from the UK.  Full details are included in the British Exhibitor Group preview which will be sent to you very soon.  Or, to request a copy right away, click this link to email Charlie@petquip.com.


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ask British exhibitors at the International Pavilion for entry details

In the meantime, click here http://globalpetexpo.org/buyer/buyer.asp  for more information on the show, including details of the comprehensive education and seminar programme and the APPA retail tour, held Tuesday 15 March (prior to the show starting on Wednesday 16).  The tour includes visits to three local retail outlets including a boutique, pet superstore and mass merchandiser https://americanpetproducts.org/member/marketaccess.asp.

Important note:  If you're interested in visiting the show and need to register as a new buyer, you must do so before Friday 26 February.  Otherwise, the pre-registration deadline is Friday 11 March. 

You can register for the retail tour via the above link. 

Wondering what's next? WHAT’S NEW!is for you. We reserve the What’s New! section for first-time show exhibitors only. We give them the spotlight to make it easy for Buyers like you to DISCOVER new resources and vendors here first.

THE INTERNATIONAL PAVILION is the destination for global products. We put the power of global purchasing at your fingertips. If your customers love new and different, you can bring them the latest offerings from countries around the world. It’s like having a passport to success.

New and First? THE NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE is the place. For Buyers, this section is like having front row tickets on opening night. It happens once and it happens here. If your customers look for the next trendy items, you need to be here! Don’t risk missing this section located 

Green conscious or Au Naturale aficionados will love the offerings they will find in theNATURAL PET section. It is the natural choice to CONNECT with those who offer healthy, organic and environmentally friendly products. It’s the place to go to GROW your “green” customer base.

For your Trés Chic customers,THE BOUTIQUE section is where you will find fashion-forward and pampered pet products. The Boutique is definitely your CONNECTION to “Uptown” merchandise. If you are looking for the latest in custom-designed jewelry, deluxe carriers, couture clothing, luxury pet beds or pet-spa products, The Boutique is Global Pet Expo’s “best dressed” address.

Got Fish?EVERYTHING AQUATIC is the “cool” spot for finding products that will reel in customers. Everything Aquatic is one section you won’t want to miss. It is conveniently located surrounding the Aquatics Lounge.

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