Special Events Happening at Global Pet Expo

While this is The Show That Means Business, we do have some special events that are quite entertaining. Take a look and plan to attend:

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The Petworking Receptio
Wednesday, March 22 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Hall A – Registration Concourse Level One,
Orange County Convention Center 

Business is built by relationships and we want you to have every opportunity to meet everyone at the show.  Our fabulous FREE Networking Reception gives you the time and place to rub elbows with people you might never have another opportunity to meet.  Have a drink, some eats and mix it up with new friends and old.

No registration is required but please wear your badge to the event.

The event is sponsored by Pets Add Life.

Retailer Excellence AwardsIndustry Breakfast & Retailer Excellence Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 23 |8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Valencia Ballroom, 4th Floor, Orange County Convention Center

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this is no exception. Start the day with a wonderful meal and attend the presentation of Global Pet Expo and Pet Business Media’s Retailer Excellence Awards ceremony.

No registration is required but please wear your badge to the event.

Each year, the Retailer Excellence Awards honor outstanding pet stores in a variety of categories. Awards will be given to one retailer in each of the ten different award categories:

  • Best Overall Single-Store Retailer
  • Best Overall Multi-Unit Retailer – 2-10 Locations
  • Best Over Multi-Unit Retailer – 10+ Locations
  • Best Live Animal Specialty Store
  • Merchandising Excellence Award
  • Multi-Service Excellence Award
  • Marketing Excellence Award
  • Customer Service Award
  • Excellence in Store Design Award

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New Products Showcase Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 23 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 P
Show Floor in the New Products Showcase

If you really want to be up on new trends and hot products for 2017, make a plan to attend the annual New Products Showcase Awards Presentation.

Each year, more and more manufacturers wait to launch their new products in the New Products Showcase so they have a chance to win first place in the Best in Show contest. The media attention our awards get is incredible and long lasting.

Nine winners will receive a Best in Show award in the following categories:

  • Aquatics
  • Bird
  • Boutique
  • Cat
  • Dog
  • Natural Pet
  • Small Animal
  • Reptile
  • Point-of-Purchase Display

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APPA Professional Women’s Network Breakfast
Friday, March 24 | 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Room W209

Guest speaker: Dr. Dani McVety

Home is where the heart is: Bringing hospice care into the homes of those that need it the most.

Join the APPA Professional Women’s Network and the APPA Young Professionals for a complimentary breakfast buffet and special presentation by Dr. Dani McVety.

Dr. McVety is Co-Founder and CEO of Lap of Love and co-host of PetCareTV.  She frequently writes and speaks for professional and lay audiences in hopes of empowering both parties to seek the highest standards of care.  Her talks have quickly garnered the reputation of being “fantastically hilarious,” “bringing humor where it’s needed most,” “incredibly inspiring,” and “simply authentic.”  In her talks, Dr. McVety shares her struggles through veterinary school, how she found her passion in the emergency room, why she felt a calling in the toughest moments of medicine, and how her and her business partner have grown a nationally recognized business.  As a certified body language instructor, one of her favorite topics is communication.  “Communication is the heart of all that we do; it is lifeblood of all our interactions.”

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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.

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.

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.

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…..

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AQUATICS

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

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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

833A8828BOUTIQUE

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

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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

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Best In Show

Dexas International, Ltd.

Snack-DuO ™


Second Place

iFetch

iFetch Too!

Third Place

Petmatrix LLC

Butcher’s Cut

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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

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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!

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

Aquatics

Bird

Boutique

Cat

Dog

Small Animal

Reptile

Natural Pet

Point of Purchase

The Awards presentation on the show floor captures buyer and mega-media attention. Submissions are accepted online at http://www.globalpetexpo.org.


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New Products Showcase Winners Announced for Global Pet Expo 2013

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are pleased to announce the New Products Showcase winners from this year’s Global Pet Expo, held February 20- 22, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

AQUATICS

Best In Show

NoClean Aquariums, Booth 3181

Self-Cleaning Betta Aquarium

Second Place

Central Garden and Pet, Booth 1901

Aqueon LED Bubble Wands

Third Place

RefinedKind Pet Products, Booth 3617

Zooquariums

 

BIRD

Best In Show

Fetch-It Pets Inc., Booth 650

ZOO CHEWS FORAGING BIRD TOYS

Second Place

Prevue Pet Products Inc., Booths 2867, 2967

Pop up Park

Third Place

A&E Cage Co. LLC, Booth 1919

Java Wood Bird Toys

 

BOUTIQUE

Best In Show

Aquatica Gallery LLC, Booth 2987

Classic Paws Furniture-Style Pet Bed- Tyson Pet Bed Collection

Second Place

Dog SnorZ, Booth 582

Dog Snorz designer pillowcases

Third Place

Bow Wow Couture, Booth 315

Dog Collar with Bow/Bow Tie

 

CAT

Best In Show

Ware Manufacturing, Booths 2567 & 2667

Earthly Elements Curves

Second Place

PetSafe, Booths 3251 & 2757

FroliCat DART DUO

Third Place

PetSafe, Booths 3251 & 2757

FroliCat POUNCE

 

DOG

Best In Show

The Company of Animals, Booth 1583

Green

Second Place

Petstages Inc., Booth 1409

CRUNCHCORE Chewing Dog Toys

Third Place

Dog Gone Smart, Booth 2974

Dirty Dog Floor Runner

 

NATURAL PET

Best In Show

Ware Manufacturing, Booth 2567 & 2667

Bamboozles

Second Place

Fromm Family Foods LLC, Booth 3115

Fromm Four-Star Pork & Peas Recipe for Dogs

Third Place

The Pet Hydration People LLC, Booth 4219

LICKS Liquid Vitamins

 

REPTILE

Best In Show

Penn-Plax Inc., Booth 2413

Reptology Stone Hide-Away

Second Place

BioBubble Pets, Booth 1977

Terrarium Riser

Third Place

A&E Cage Co. LLC, Booth 1919

Reptile Javarium

 

SMALL ANIMAL

Best In Show

Ware Manufacturing, Booths 2567 & 2667

Critter Timbers

Second Place

A&E Cage Co. LLC, Booth 1919

Java Wood Natural Small Animal Chew Toys

Third Place

Ware Manufacturing, Booth 2567 & 2667

Rice Pop Paddy

 

POINT-OF-PURCHASE

Best In Show

Tropiclean Pet Products (Div. of Cosmos Corp.), Booth 2313

Tropiclean End Cap

Second Place

Ware Manufacturing, Booths 2567 & 2667

Chick-N-Cantina

Third Place

Timberline Live Pet Foods, Booth 1135

Cricket Display Case