Global Pet Expo

 March 20-22, 2024

Global Pet Expo, presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), is the premier international gathering for the pet industry featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today. 

In 2024, Global Pet Expo will take place March 20-22 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The Show will connect pet products manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, thought leaders and creative minds. This show is not open to the general public.

Interested in exhibiting? The 2024 Booth Application is now LIVE. Companies must be an APPA or PIDA member to be eligible to exhibit. [Interested in joining PIDA, click here. Pet Product Manufacturers must be a member of APPA  and Associates, Distributors and Pet Wholesalers must be a member of PIDA to exhibit.]

Interested in attending? Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and qualified members of the media. Buyer registration opens in early OctoberMedia registration is available beginning in November. 

For more information, visit






Global Learning Series takes place across four days, from March 19-22, 2024.

Global Pet Expo's Global Learning Series offers FREE educational opportunities for all attendees including retailers, distributors, and manufacturers in four learning Pathways:

  • Retailer Success Series - these sessions present a wide range of subjects that are relevant to successful management of a retail pet store.
  • Marketing Data & Insights - these sessions highlight the latest data in pet ownership, profitability and more.
  • Paws2Learn - hosted on the Spotlight Stage at the New Products Showcase. Quick, 15-minute, learning experiences covering Hot Topics, Wellness, New Initiatives, Good Works, and glimpses into Retail Success Series sessions.
  • New! Innovation & Technology – Discover the most innovative technology and trends that will keep your customers coming back for more.

Within the pathways, sessions focus on specific Knowledge Areas:

  • Customer Experience
  • New! Digital Strategies
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • PR & Marketing
  • Profitability & Growth

Check back in December for a full listing of all the Global Learning Series sessions.




All prospective 2024 Global Learning Series speakers are required to complete an online Speaker Request Form to be considered. NO Exceptions. The deadline for submission is August 31, 2023Forms received after this date will not be accepted.

Prior to applying, please review the Speaker Request Form ChecklistOnce you submit your application, you will be unable to go back into the portal to edit.


Speaker selection is solely at the discretion of show management and will be based on the following criteria:

  • Suitability of the topic for the audience and alignment with the Global Learning Series Knowledge Areas
  • Speaker’s experience demonstrates an understanding of the retail pet industry.
  • Speaker’s ability and willingness to make multiple presentations on different, but related, topics.
  • Speaker’s references.

Speaker selection will be confirmed by October. 

Please send questions to Nina Bull at

Pida Programs

  • The Power of D
  • Global Pet Expo
  • PetStorePro
  • Pet Industry Leadership Summit

Pida Partners

  • Pets Classroom
  • Pet Advocacy Network
  • habri
  • pgn