American Pet Products Association (APPA) Executive Vice President & COO Andy Darmohraj is proud to announce that this year’s Global Pet Expo has sold a record number of booths making it the largest Show to date. Darmohraj is also excited to report the Boutique, Natural Pet and What’s New! special sections on the Show Floor have also sold out weeks prior to the Show. Global Pet Expo is set to take place March 20-22, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
“The Global Pet Expo team works tirelessly all year long to continue making this Show the pet industry’s premier event,” said Darmohraj. “The fact that our show floor will be the largest to date, further solidifies the significance of this Show and that it truly is THE must-attend industry event of the year.”
The 2018 Show featured 1,164 exhibitors, 3,523 booths sold, covering 352,300 net square feet of exhibit space—nearly 10,000 feet larger than the 2017 Show. 6,508 qualified buyers, 2,100 of which were first-time buyers, representing 79 countries around the world were in attendance. With more than 3,000 new product launches, Global Pet Expo will showcase the latest and greatest products available for all types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses.
The tremendous success of the continuously growing Global Pet Expo has been recognized by the trade show industry as well. Trade Show Executive Magazine (TSE) ranked Global Pet Expo #48 on their exclusive “Gold 100” list. This honor recognized Global Pet Expo as one of the 100 largest shows that “Set The Gold Standard” for the trade show industry, exceeding thousands of others in exhibit space, exhibiting companies and attendance. Global Pet Expo is also ranked #48 in TSE’s Fastest 50 for fastest growing trade shows and was honored at the prestigious Trade Show News Network (TSNN) Awards as a Top 25 Fastest-Growing Show in net square footage.
Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers and other qualified media and professionals. To learn more about the show, click here.