The four special sections included at the 2014 Global Pet Expo (Natural Pet, The Boutique, Everything Aquatic and What's New!) have officially sold out, according to Andrew Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association. The show, celebrating its 10th anniversary, will take place March 12-14, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
"We're thrilled to see the specialty areas sell out yet again, as they've become such an exciting and important part of the Show floor," said Darmohraj. "Having sold out in all of our special sections truly proves how much the pet industry continues to grow, and what a vast amount of new products continue to hit the market year after year."
The Natural Pet section highlights the latest in healthy, organic and environmentally friendly products. This section provides media and retailers with an opportunity to learn about green-conscious trends in the pet industry. It's the largest of all the specialty areas with nearly 200 booths.
The Boutique section covers the trendiest pet products on the market. Fashion, jewelry and pet-spa products for the most fashion-forward pets and owners are displayed. The latest in pampered pet trends like couture clothing and luxury pet beds and carriers will be revealed at The Boutique during the show.
The Everything Aquatic section provides underwater species enthusiasts with all of the up-and-coming trends and aquatic suppliers in one place to showcase the newest water pet trends in 2014.
Reserved for first-time exhibitors only, the What's New! section is a great place for buyers and media to visit with 150 new companies in one convenient area on the massive show floor.
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