Global Pet Expo 2015 Schedule at a Glance

Global Pet Expo

March 4-6, 2015

Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL

Exhibit Hall Hours:       Wednesday, March 4:              9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
                                     Thursday, March 5:                  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
                                     Friday, March 6:                       9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 3

Early Registration for Buyer Attendees

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Registration Lobby B, Orange County Convention Center

Wednesday, March 4

Fifth Annual Global Pet Expo Media Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center

Sponsored by: Merrick Pet Care

Attend this media exclusive event as you pick up your press badge before the Show Floor opens! The complimentary breakfast will also feature a welcome from APPA Executive Vice President & COO, Andy Darmohraj.

Global Pet Expo Networking Reception

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Registration Concourse – Level 1, Orange County Convention Center

Sponsored by: Pet Product News

This event is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with fellow members of the press as well as exhibitors and buyers.

Thursday, March 5

Global Pet Expo Pet Industry Breakfast and Retailer Excellence Awards Ceremony

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Valencia Ballroom – Level 4, Orange County Convention Center

Attend this breakfast, open to all show attendees, and get the latest pet industry news from APPA President & CEO, Bob Vetere. The Retailer Excellence Awards will also be presented at this event. Breakfast is complimentary.

Global Pet Expo Press Conference and Luncheon

11:30 a.m.

Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center

Presented by: APPA & Bayer Healthcare LLC

This media-exclusive event will provide you with all the latest in pet industry news and initiatives, as well as an update on pet industry spending figures for 2014 and projections for 2015. APPA President & CEO, Bob Vetere, as well as representatives from Bayer Healthcare LLC will be featured speakers. This is the official press conference of Global Pet Expo 2015.

New Products Showcase “Best in Show” Awards Presentation

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Show Floor in New Products Showcase

You won’t want to miss this event as the winners of this year’s coveted Best in Show Awards are announced.

The Purina Media Reception at Global Pet Expo Honoring Xiomara Gonzalez-Govea of Animales 360

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Signature Room 1 at the Rosen Centre Hotel

Sponsored by: Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Mark your calendar for this premier reception at Global Pet Expo! Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at this media-exclusive event. Please wear your press badge to this event.

Friday, March 6

APPA Professional Women’s Network Breakfast featuring Kathy Ireland
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Room: W209, Orange County Convention Center

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and presentation from model, actress and entrepreneur, Kathy Ireland.

Third Annual Media Wrap Up Luncheon

12:00 p.m.

Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center

As the Show comes to a close, APPA Executive Vice President & COO, Andy Darmohraj will reveal for the first time Show numbers including attendance, total number of booths, social media stats, and more! Information will also be provided on New Products Showcase Winners, and this will be the first chance to obtain photos from all of the events at Global Pet Expo 2015.

Sponsorships Now Available for Global Pet Expo

Boost visibility,

drive traffic


build brand awareness

with a sponsorship at this year’s Global Pet Expo. In a post-show survey, 70% of Global Pet Expo buyers told us they recognized exhibitors from their sponsorships. Don’t miss your chance to be a recognizable business at this year’s event. With a dozen different sponsorship choices available, we offer something for every business.

Here are just a few of our sponsorship options below. Visit this link for full list of opportunities.


Complete and return the Sponsorship Agreement Form.

For more information, contact Marian Thielsen via phone at (203) 532-3601 or via email at or Josh Vetere via phone at (203) 532-3652 or via email at

New Year, New Product? Make Sure To Launch It At Global Pet Expo!


Your new product should definitely be displayed in The New Products Showcase. Buyers flock here to be the first to offer new products to their customers. In addition, products in the Showcase are automatically entered in the Best in Show contest, where buyers vote and trophies are awarded. It’s like the Oscars for new pet products!



















1st , 2nd, and 3rd place awards are given for following categories:






Small Animal


Natural Pet

Point of Purchase

The Awards presentation on the show floor captures buyer and mega-media attention. Submissions are accepted online at