Announcing: Country-Specific Pavilions for International Exhibitors

With impressive growth at the premier industry event, the 2017 Show will feature for the first time country-specific pavilions for international exhibitors.

Pavilions from the United Kingdom, Canada, China and Taiwan will replace the International Pavilion, where previously multiple countries exhibited together in one space. Global Pet Expo officials also expect more than 100 additional international exhibitors to have a presence in the special sections and general Show Floor area where they will feature products that showcase international trends.


The overall success of the Show is influenced by international participation and we’re happy to offer this exciting new opportunity to cultivate that influence.

Take a look at our floor plan to see the location each of the country-specific pavilions and plan to stop by during the Show in March.

Come One, Come All! Attendee Registration is Now Live!

If you’re a buyer, manufacturer rep, manufacturer or member of the media looking to attend the premier industry event, registration is open!


If you are interested in being an exhibitor, you must be a current member of APPA or PIDA. If you’re already a member, visit our website to access the Exhibitor Space Application & Agreement.

Registration is free for all qualified buyers. If you have previously attended Global Pet Expo, login to your account and register yourself and colleagues. For new buyers, fill out and submit the New Buyer Qualification Form.

Manufacturer Reps:
Registration is also free for all qualified manufacturer representatives. Manufacturer Representatives are defined as independent third-party agents or companies who represent two or more manufacturers in a sales capacity. Manufacturer Reps may qualify and register here.

Members of the Press:
Global Pet Expo also provides press badges to qualified media to cover the Show! Registration is now open and you are encouraged to pre-register, as press who attempt to register on-site may be turned away if proper credentials are not verified. To learn more about who qualifies for a press badge, read our press credential qualifications.


The Show That Means Business is happening March 22-24, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit the website.

For Buyers: Global Pet Expo’s Special Sections Make Finding What You’re Looking for Easy

Consider it a treasure map with everything you want marked with an X, or in Global Pet Expo’s case, a giant sign. Global Pet Expo Special Sections make navigating the vast Show Floor (equivalent to the size of 13 football fields) easier than ever!


IMG_3344Although we do recommend visiting every booth if you can, our color-coded floor plan and hanging Special Section signage helps to point you in the direction of products and companies that fit the genre of your interest.

What’s New!
is THE place to visit if you’re looking for first-time exhibitors with products brand new to the Global Pet Expo market

The Natural Pet
is one of the fastest growing specialty sections at Global Pet Expo and across the industry. Located in a new area in the far left of the show floor, this section is reserved for exhibitors who focus on holistic and natural pet products. If you’re interested in green, organic or environmentally friendly pet products, we suggest you add this to your list of destinations on the show floor.

The Boutique is designed with fashion-forward buyers in mind. Now in a new location on the show floor, buyers should head to the right of the entrance to take a walk on the trendy pink carpet if bling, flair and luxury pet products are your thing!IMG_3186

Everything Aquatic is fishing for new business! If you are in the market for
fresh, new aquatic products you’ll definitely want to head on over to this special section to test the waters.

The International Pavilion showcases exhibitors and products from across the globe. Visiting this section can open up your business to a world of new and exciting opportunities.

For more information about Special Sections visit

Introducing the New Products Showcase winners from Global Pet Expo 2015

With nearly 1,000 new pet products entered into this year’s New Products Showcase, the buyers in attendance definitely had their work cut out for them in choosing the most innovative, useful, and groundbreaking products for 2015.New Product Showcase

Well, the votes are in, and the winners are…..



Best In Show

Central Garden & Pet

Aqueon JukeBox 5 Aquarium Kit

Second Place

BioBubble Pets

WonderBubble Bubble Tunnel Kit

Third Place

BioBubble Pets

Deco Cubes


Best In Show

A&E Cage Co., LLC

All Natural Java Wood Bird Toys

Second Place

Valhoma Corporation

Chicken Harnesses: Pullet, Hen, Rooster

Third Place

Caitec Corporation

Large Perch N Go


Best In Show

Dog Is Good

Tote Bags

Second Place

Kruuse A/S

B Seen 360

Third Place

Espree Animal Products, Inc.

Bark Art Creative Kit


Best In Show

Innovation Pet, Inc.

Kitty Connection® Mouse Pounce ™

Second Place

Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.

Vesper Cat Furniture

Third Place

Cats of Thrones

Toilet Seat for Cats


Best In Show

Dexas International, Ltd.

Snack-DuO ™

Second Place


iFetch Too!

Third Place

Petmatrix LLC

Butcher’s Cut


Best In Show

Ware Manufacturing

Safe, strong and dogs love em…GORILLA CHEWS

Second Place

Puppy Cake

Puppy Scoops Ice Cream Mix

Third Place

Himalayan Corporation

Yaky Tops


Best In Show

BioBubble Pets

Chameleon Cantina

Second Place

Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.

Exo Terra Screen Terrarium

Third Place

Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.

Exo Terra HabiSphere


Best In Show

Ware Manufacturing

Every Kid’s Favorite Pastime………PETS

Second Place

Marshall Companion Pets

Bear Rug

Third Place

Ware Manufacturing

Escalating a Pig’s Lifestyle: RAMP IT UP!


Best In Show

Ware Manufacturing

Build your pets house and $ave : DIY HOMES

Second Place

Himalayan Corporation

Himalayan Dog Chew POP

Third Place

Life is Good Pet by Planet Dog

Life is Good Branded Display

Global Pet Expo, Less Than a Week Away!

To everyone taking part in this exciting 2015 Show, we want to wish you one last ‘good luck’ and thank you all for making this industry so great!

As you all may or may not know, last year was an anniversary show for us and now we’re celebrating 11 years of Global Pet Expo. Hard to believe where we came from back in 2004 to where we are now, one of the fastest growing trade shows in the country, according to Trade Show Executive. Some of you have been with us from the beginning and it shows on your badges, and some of you are just joining us this year….either way, we want to thank you for your participation and give you some last minute motivation to get you psyched for your best show yet!

Although you may never feel fully prepared for the Show, we know you’ll do great! And Global Pet Expo staff will be onsite everywhere, but more specifically in the Show Office, Room W206A; Phone: (407) 685-4100. Should you need any assistance at all during the Show, please don’t hesitate to check in with us.

Go get ‘em, and try to have a little fun while you’re at it….we love this industry after all!

And just in case you still need some pumping up, here are a few of our tune picks for your listening pleasure.

Thanks again, see you at the Show!!

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.