With 2022 coming to a close, all eyes are on the new year – and, at the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), plans for Global Pet Expo 2023 are in full swing. With more than 1,000 exhibiting companies, 800 new product showcase entries and over 12,000 pet industry professionals, it should come as no surprise that Global Pet Expo will have “Everything You Need” for buyers to make 2023 a success.
Ninety-two percent of buyers say Global Pet Expo provides them with new product ideas, and 84 percent report the event facilitates their buying process. To top it off, 91 percent of buyers recommend Global Pet Expo to other product buyers!
Read on to find out why nine out of 10 buyers that attended Global Pet Expo 2022 are already making plans to attend the 2023 show, and how to make the most out of your Global Pet Expo experience.
The power of face-to-face interactions is one of the biggest benefits of attending the show. Not only do you have the opportunity to meet directly with more than 1,000 exhibitors to demo products, but you can also build meaningful partnerships with industry professionals dedicated to keeping pets happy, healthy and properly pampered. From What’s New! to the Natural Pet, Everything Aquatic and more, there is likely to be a section of the show floor or group of exhibitors just right for you.
- Grow your business
Stay ahead of consumer demand by sourcing new, award-winning products from the New Products Showcase. Many exhibitors offer price and/or volume discounts, rebates with a purchase, waived or reduced minimums, free shipping and more. Search exhibitors in the mobile app and discover new products to grow your key categories, expand your customer base and differentiate yourself from competitors.
- Learn something new
The popular and free Global Learning Series hosts more than 40 sessions for retailer success, market research and more, strategically chosen to advance your business. Take advantage of as many sessions as time allows, as all of our programs are designed to reflect sound adult learning principles and the most advanced thinking in the field. Pre-show sessions featuring some of the show’s most popular speakers begin on Tuesday afternoon and continue through Friday!
- Take advantage of show tools and new offerings
Global Pet Expo prides itself on making sure you are well-equipped before, during and after the show and has invested in the latest digital tools to ensure attendees have everything they need to make the event a success. Download the Global Pet Expo Mobile App to access your Show Planner, which allows you to search and favorite exhibitors and products, view the floor plan to map out your route, schedule meetings before the show, find education sessions and more – all on-the-go and at your fingertips. While on-site, the trolley that runs a loop through the exhibit hall is also a great way to cover a lot of ground quickly!
- It’s free!
That’s right – qualified buyers attend the show for free and have access to everything mentioned above and more.
What’s holding you back?! For more information about attending Global Pet Expo, visit the official Global Pet Expo 2023 website.