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 and Media registration is now open. 

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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

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Speaker applications for Global Pet Expo 2025 will open this summer. 

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
  • Petstore Day
  • habri
  • pgn