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Pet Industry Excellence: Driving Innovation at Global Pet Expo 2024

APPA//November 1, 2023

Pet Industry Excellence: Driving Innovation at Global Pet Expo 2024

APPA//November 1, 2023

Embracing innovation, collaboration and boundless creativity, the pet industry continues to surge forward. Dive into the vibrant heartbeat of this momentum at Global Pet Expo 2024 – an unparalleled event where “Innovation in Motion” takes center stage. Join us from March 20 to 22, 2024, in Orlando, Florida, for an immersive experience in the world of pet industry excellence.

Co-produced by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), Global Pet Expo is the nexus for global pet professionals, offering a dynamic fusion of business connections and world-class educational opportunities. Here, companies unveil the latest cutting-edge products across diverse pet categories, encompassing dogs, cats, birds, aquatics, reptiles, small animals, and even horses. It’s your first opportunity to witness thousands of new product launches, access free educational programs, and expand manufacturing, distribution, and retail business.

Serving as the preeminent showcase in North America, the excitement around the innovative features and the enhanced exhibitor and attendee experience has nearly sold-out Global Pet Expo’s 2024 exhibit hall months in advance!

Registered attendees and exhibitors will experience innovation in motion with:


  1. New Specialty Sections & Programs

Explore the Farm and Feed section, catering to pet owners, entrepreneurs, and small farm operators seeking solutions – from food and treats to halters and habitats – to maintain operational excellence. Delve into the Supplier Pavilion, connecting exhibitors with vetted partners to enhance their supply chain and production capabilities. Witness the future of the pet industry at the Store of the Future preview exhibit, exploring new trends and technological advancements. Finally, discover the rebranded Modern Pet section, formerly The Boutique Area, showcasing chic accessories and the latest handmade, luxury, and trendsetting pet products.


  1. Expanded New Products Showcase Categories

In response to the elevated level of innovation, the New Products Showcase and its awards presentation will introduce fresh categories for 2024. Recognizing products with environmental, social, and economic benefits while minimizing negative impacts, the Sustainable Products category will take center stage. The Pet Tech Innovation category will spotlight groundbreaking technology for wearables, location monitoring, health aids, and more. Additionally, the Dog category will be divided into two segments: Dog Food/Treats and Dog Products, encompassing all aspects of dog care. Categories for Farm and Feed and The Modern Pet will also be featured.


  1. Refreshed Global Learning Series Topic Areas

Elevating the four-day Global Learning Series program, beginning March 19 through March 22, Global Pet Expo 2024 will introduce additional education on topics crucial to business in 2024. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to join Dr. Kerry O’Hara presenting the inaugural State of The Industry Strategic Insights report, offering exclusive insights by the pet industry for the pet industry. New topic areas will cover innovation and technology, digital marketing, labeling, wellness, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and more.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the extraordinary Global Pet Expo 2024. Register to exhibit or attend now by visiting the Global Pet Expo website and uncover a world of benefits and opportunities.


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