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.

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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.

Attention Exhibitors: Submit Your New Product in the New Products Showcase at Global Pet Expo!

Some of the industry’s most innovative, new products debut every year at Global Pet Expo in the popular New Products Showcase and this year, yours could too! This is also your opportunity to be considered for a coveted Best In Show Award.

New Product Showcase

Buyers and members of the media make a beeline for the New Products Showcase every year looking for the new, innovative and trendy products to hit shelves in 2017. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the largest new products showcase at any pet product industry trade show in the world.

New products can be submitted in the following categories:

  1. Aquatic
  2. Bird
  3. Boutique
  4. Cat
  5. Dog
  6. Natural Pet
  7. Reptile
  8. Small Animal
  9. Point of Purchase

To submit your product, please visit our website.

Winners will be announced during Global Pet Expo’s New Products Showcase Awards held on March 23, 2017 at 5pm.

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!

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Exhibitors:
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.

Buyers:
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.

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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.

Members of the Media: What to Expect at Global Pet Expo in 2016

If you’ve been to Global Pet Expo in the past, you know that its the place to be to get the scoop on the latest and greatest pet products, new and emerging trends, spending predictions for upcoming years and more! If you have never attended the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, now is the time! Visiting every booth on the Show Floor is equivalent to walking over three miles and you can see, smell, touch and even pet the sweet things our exhibitors bring. After all, all trails lead here!

IMG_5618Just in case that wasn’t convincing enough, we compiled a list of perks of attending from Global Pet Expo 2016:

The New Products Showcase, which boasted over 900 new products last year, is your one-stop-shop for new product and trend stories. If you can’t remember all 900 of them, we have you covered.

Global Pet Expo staff is on hand in the Press Office to provide photos and information on all New Products Showcase winners. This space, dedicated to media, is where you can connect to free wifi, refuel on snacks and drinks, and be front and center for all scheduled press conferences. If you’re interested in something specific, let us know in advance and we will do the scouring for you… even schedule a tour and we’ll show you around!

If you’re still hungry for more information the Industry Breakfast will be chock full of the latest research, industry trends and consumer spending predictions for the upcoming year

Wind down from a full day on the show floor at the Media Reception where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail and appetizers while you mingle 833A8663with colleagues or interview fellow journalists.

Just remember, the Show is only open to qualified members of the press such as writers, editorial staff, publishers and bloggers. Registration opens November 1, 2015.

If you have questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact Jamie Baxter via phone at (775) 322-4022 or via email at jamie@theimpetusagency.com.

Global Pet Expo 2015 Was a Record Setting Year!

More! More! More! Global Pet Expo saw more buyers in attendance, more exhibitors and more booths sold than years past as well as more attendees and more new product launches than ever before!

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This year’s total attendance came in at a staggering 15,500 people including 6,061 qualified buyers! Over 1,050 exhibitors brought concept to completion when they took over 3,113 booths and built some seriously impressive exhibits to share their record-breaking 3,000 new pet product launches! And to make for a truly global, Global Pet Expo, 20% of exhibitors and 29% of buyers this year were from countries outside the United States, a clear indication that our show is a key trading opportunity for companies around the world!

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More than 230 members of the press…From trade magazines and bloggers to national media outlets like The Huffington Post, CNN, The Chicago Tribune and the popular TV series, Shark Tank: Beyond the Tank, we welcomed some impressive media to this year’s show.

Getting Social on Social Media

Fans took to Twitter roughly 4,000 times using the official show hashtag, #GlobalPetExpo to talk about what’s new and what’s hot on the Show floor. These tweets generated more than 18.9 million impressions and reached more than 6.2 million people. All of this social interaction sent #GlobalPetExpo soaring to the top of Twitter’s most tweeted, earning a spot in the ‘trending topics’ for yet another year.

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Clang, clang, clang went the trolley!

For the first time, Global Pet Expo 2015 offered free pre-registration for its Global Pet Expo Academy, resulting in record-setting attendance to its expanded lineup of 29 seminars throughout the three-day Show. It’s possible that the attendees had the energy to make their way to the seminars thanks to the Global Pet Expo Express, a free trolley that carried attendees from one side of the floor to the other – another successful first for the Show.

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If there is one thing we don’t want to get lost in all of these numbers, it is that we couldn’t have done it without YOU! Thanks to all 15,500 of you who attended the pet industry’s largest annual trade show. We can’t wait to see you next year, March 16-18, 2016!

Retailer Excellence Award Winners Announced at Global Pet Expo 2015

We are proud to announce the winners of the Fourth Annual Retailer Excellence Awards. The Awards Ceremony took place during the Show’s Pet Industry Breakfast on Thursday March 5, 2015. The Retailer Excellence Awards are designed to honor outstanding independent pet stores in a variety of categories. The following retailers received designated awards in each of the 10 different categories:

Retailer Excellence

Odyssey Pets of Dallas, TX

Best Overall Single-Store Retailer: This award recognizes a single-store retailer for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.

www.odysseypets.com

Loyal Biscuit Co. of Rockland, Maine

Best Overall Retailer (2 – 10 stores):This award recognizes multi-unit retailers with less than 10 stores for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.

www.loyalbiscuit.com

Kriser’s Natural Pet of Santa Monica, CA

Best Overall Retailer (10 or more stores): This award recognizes multi-unit retailers with more than 10 stores for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.

www.krisers.com

The Wet Spot Tropical Fish of Portland, OR

Best Live Animal Retailer: This award recognizes a retailer that excels in sales, promotion, display and knowledge of the dedicated live-animal category.

www.wetspottropicalfish.com

Ruff Life Pet Outfitters of Petoskey, MI

Merchandising Excellence: This award recognizes their outstanding creative techniques to promote sales and services.

www.rufflifepet.com

Katie’s Pet Depot of North Brunswick, NJ

Multi-Service Excellence: This award recognizes their effective offering of a broad spectrum of services including grooming, training, boarding, etc.

www.katiespetdepotnewjersey.com

Brookside Barkery & Bath of Kansas City, MO

Marketing Excellence: This award honors effective execution in sales and promotional techniques to increase sales and customers including the use of advertising, public relations, social media and more.

www.barkerybath.com

Two Bostons of Naperville, IL

Customer Service Excellence: This award recognizes an unmatched level of customer service, demonstrates familiarity with products and services, etc.

www.twobostons.com

Planet Tails of Naples, FL

Store Design Excellence: This award honors excellence in overall store design including merchandising displays, store layout, curb appeal and more.

www.planettails.com

Barks, Bones & Biscuits Bakery  of Mint Hill, NC 

Community Service Excellence: This honor recognizes fellowship, integrity and a clear demonstration that the store is committed to giving back to the community.

www.barksbonesbiscuits.com

Entries were judged by a committee consisting of Global Pet Expo and Pet Business Media staff members. For more information about the Show, please visit www.globalpetexpo.org.

Xiomara González-Govea Accepts “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award” at Global Pet Expo 2015

CONGRATULATIONS!

IMG_0551The talented, award-winning, national television and radio journalist and animal advocate, Xiomara González-Govea accepted the 2015 “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.”

González-Govea personally accepted the award, presented by Bob Vetere, President and CEO of the American Pet Products Association, on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Orlando, Florida at the Purina® Pro Plan Media Reception at Global Pet Expo. The annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award” recognizes individuals in the media who have the power to influence millions of people and use this to positively promote the joys and benefits of pet ownership.

IMG_0538González-Govea is a national television and radio journalist who specializes in animal related and human feature stories for Hispanic media in the United States. Her 19-year television career in the U.S. has included the two largest Hispanic television networks: Telemundo and Univision Networks.

Since 2007, González-Govea has taken on new responsibilities at Univision Network, the leading Hispanic media conglomerate. She served as a pet correspondent host on Despierta America, the single highest rated morning show in Latin American television, and is currently the main face for all animal-related stories for the national daily news magazine shows, Primer Impacto and Noticias Univision.

She also hosts Animales360 con Xiomara, a weekly digital animal segment on Univision.com as part of the network’s news division.

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González-Govea’s journalistic talents combined with her acute animal knowledge have guided her to develop her own pet media concept, Animales360°™, a bilingual and multi-media platform targeting the nearly 55 million Hispanics in the United States.

Oh, and we can’t forget to share her amazing Univision segment on Global Pet Expo that aired nationally March 10th, 2015. Congratulations again, to Xiomara, keep up the good work!