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.

Are you coming?

Registration is NOW OPEN for Exhibitors, Buyers and Media.

Global Pet Expo is the largest annual trade show in the pet industry and is the first trade show of the year! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to

Unleash your Business

at the 2015 Show.

What happened last year?

3,000 new product launches

985 exhibitors

5,597 of the most qualified pet product buyers in the industry

2,896 booths

250 members of the media

This is a must-attend event for the pet industry. Register today!

Specialty Sections: Lead the pack for new business opportunities

specialty

Special niche buyers can really boost your bottom line. Stand out in the crowd with Global Pet Expo’s Specialty Sections. Our color-coded floor plan makes it easy for qualified specialty buyers to seek out your section, your booth, and your business.

international

natural

boutique

aquatic

2014 Retailer Excellence Awards: Final Call for Nominations

 

Retailer Excellence Awards
Last chance to get your nominations in for the Third Annual Global Pet Expo Retailer Excellence Awards!

The awards program is designed to recognize outstanding pet specialty retailers in a variety of areas such as merchandising, marketing, customer service and community service. Winners will be announced at Global Pet Expo’s Pet Industry Breakfast at 8 a.m. on March 13, 2014.

Nominations can be submitted by manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and members of the press.

CLICK HERE to download the nomination form, which may be submitted via email at mdavid@petbusiness.com or fax at 646-674-0102.

Last year's winners posing at Global Pet Expo.

Last year’s winners posing at Global Pet Expo.

Award Categories

Best Overall Single-Store Retailer: Recognizes a single-store retailer that excels in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.

Best Overall Multi-Unit Retailer (two -10 stores): Recognizes multi-unit retailers with between two and 10 stores that excel in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.

Best Overall Multi-Unit Retailer (10 or more stores): Recognizes multi-unit retailers with 10 or more stores that excel in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.

Best Live-Animal Specialty Store: Recognizes a retailer that excels in sales, promotion, display, concern and knowledge of a dedicated live-animal category.

Merchandising Excellence Award: Recognizes a retailer that demonstrates outstanding creative techniques to promote sales and services.

Multi-Service Excellence Award: Recognizes a retailer that effectively offers a broad spectrum of services including grooming, training, boarding, etc.

Marketing Excellence Award:  Honors a retailer that effectively executes sales and promotional techniques to increase sales and customers including the use of advertising, public relations, social media and more.

Customer Service Excellence Award: Recognizes a retailer that provides an unmatched level of customer service, demonstrates familiarity with products and services, etc.

Excellence in Store Design Award: Honors a retailer that demonstrates excellence in overall store design including merchandising displays, store layout, curb appeal and more.

Community Service Award: Recognizes a retailer that demonstrates fellowship, integrity and a clear demonstration that the store is committed to giving back to the community.