If you love animals and particularly you love your pet, then you cannot miss the next edition of Global Pet Expo, to be held on March 16-18 in Orlando. Aside from being the largest Show for the pet's industry in the USA, Pet Expo offers a comprehensive educational programme with many seminars where you can learn everything to become an expert in Pet's industry. Continue reading and discover more on the interview we made to the organizers.
Global Pet Expo, is the largest annual trade show for the pet's industry but, what is supposing the event in the international calendar of the industry?
The 2016 Global Pet Expo will take place March 16-18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Global Pet Expo is the first pet products tradeshow of 2016 and is expected to surpass the record-breaking 2015 Show which featured 6,061 buyers in attendance, more than 3,000 new pet product launches, 1,051 exhibitors and 3,113 booths sold. Overall attendance totalled nearly 15,500 people. On a truly global front, 20% of exhibitors were international, making up 213 of the 1,051 exhibiting companies. An impressive 29% of buyers were from outside of the U.S., coming from 82 countries – another clear indication that Global Pet Expo is as a key trading opportunity for companies from around the world.
Global Pet Expo, recently named “The Greatest Show on Earth” by Trade Show Executive Magazine, is the show to attend if you want to compete in the booming, $60 billion pet industry.
What novelties will we find in this year's edition?
The 2016 Show will feature educational seminars, networking opportunities and more new pet products (over 3,000!) under one roof that can be found anywhere else in the world.
Global Pet Expo also offers a comprehensive educational program. Can you highlight for us a seminar in particular?
Retail Market Tour and Associated Market & Trends Seminars are a great way for International companies to learn more about the U.S. market.
The Retail Market Tour is designed to allow participants to see the American merchandising strategy in practice. Taking place March 15 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, the tour includes visits to three local retail outlets ranging from Boutique/Single Unit, Pet Superstore and Mass Merchandiser. The cost is $45 per person.
Additionally, there are three free seminars offered during Global Pet Expo that explore the U.S. market, product trends and industry outlook.
- Wed., March 16 (1 pm - 2 pm): U.S. Pet Market Trends and Outlook
- Thurs, March 17 (11 am - 12 pm): APPA National Pet Owners Survey: Generational Report Debut
- Friday, March 18 (11 am - 12 pm): Key Trends and Developments in Global Pet Care
Who can attend the Show?
Presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), Global Pet Expo is open to exhibiting manufacturers, qualified buyers and media from around the world. For more information visit our official page.This Show is not open to the general public.
Finally, can you give us some participation results from the last edition?
Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The 2015 Show featured 1,051 exhibitors, 3,113 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches.
Additionally, 6,061 pet product buyers from around the world attended. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. The 2016 Show will take place March 16-18, 2016 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center.