Nearly 7,000 buyers from 80 countries are expected at the 2019 Global Pet Expo from 20-22 March in Orlando, Florida.
What is on offer?
As the first industry trade show of 2019, this premier industry event is an amazing opportunity for buyers and media to see the latest, most innovative products before they hit store shelves. Global Pet Expo is the perfect introduction to the US market for those looking to enter the pet industry. The show offers many valuable tools to attendees. One of these is a seminar on US market trends which explores the pet population, consumer shopping patterns, market drivers and high-growth segments within the pet industry. Global Pet Expo also hosts a retail market bus tour, featuring stops at three to four retail outlets and designed to help participants become acquainted with in-store merchandising strategies.
Finding your way around
Special sections help attendees to navigate the show floor more easily. These include Boutique, Natural Pet, Everything Aquatic and What’s New! As international participation continues to grow, the show will once again feature country-specific pavilions, providing participating country delegations with their own dedicated space on the exhibit floor.
The hottest and the best
The New Products Showcase is a popular spot where many US companies display their hottest products. Companies from around the world have the opportunity to see products that will hit shelves for the first time in 2019 well before their competitors. The 4,200 sqm showcase highlights over 1,000 product entries, making it the largest new products showcase at any of the world’s pet industry trade shows. On Thursday 21 March, the Best in Show winners will be announced at the Ninth Annual New Products Showcase Awards.
Learning and networking
In addition to US market access opportunities, attendees will not want to miss the outstanding educational seminars offered by the Global Pet Expo Academy. Managed by the Pet Industry Distributors Association, the line-up features engaging speakers offering retailer education on a variety of trending topics as well as mini sessions throughout the show floor.
With consistent worldwide attendance, Global Pet Expo exhibitors are accustomed to networking with an international audience seeking the most innovative products, largely from US-based companies. There is no better place to experience the power of the pet industry than at Global Pet Expo.