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Global Pet Expo teams PIDA with the American Pet Products Association to introduce the year's hottest new products. It's the pet industry's premier event for both buyers and sellers, where new products, product lines and line extensions are launched. Exhibiting is open to Distributor and Associate members of PIDA, and members of APPA. For more information, visit the show site at www.globalpetexpo.org.

See 2020 Show recap.

See why Global Pet Expo is the premier industry event.

 

Upcoming Show Dates

Global Pet Expo is moving to a fully-digital experience in place of its live trade show for 2021.

Presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA),  Global Pet Expo Digital Access is the pet industry's premier digital event featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today. 

Global Pet Expo Digital Access is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals (Buyers). Online registration is live, and buyers and members of the media who have already successfully registered for Global Pet Expo 2021 will automatically be registered to attend the digital event. 

CLICK HERE to read the full announcement. 

 

Become a Speaker at Global Pet Expo

Global Pet Expo's Global Learning Series offers FREE educational seminars for all attendees on the latest trends and best practices for building and growing a pet business. The Retailer Success Series focuses on topics that are relevant to successful management of a retail pet store and your submission should be focused on the pet retailer as the target audience.

All prospective Retailer Success Series speakers are required to complete a Speaker Request Form, and submit with session descriptions and a short bio. Speaker selection is solely at the discretion of show management and will be based on the following criteria:

  • Suitability of topic for the audience.
  • Speaker’s experience with or demonstrated understanding of the retail pet industry.
  • Speaker’s ability and willingness to make multiple presentations on different, but related, topics.
  • Speaker’s references.
  • Total cost including speaking fee and travel expenses for the value received.
  • Video submission.

Topic Areas:

We endeavor to present a wide range of subjects that are relevant to successful management of a retail pet store and your submission should be focused on the pet retailer as the target audience. Your proposed presentation should fall under one of the following Topic Areas:

  • Leadership
  • Customer Experience
  • PR & Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Profitability & Growth

Your proposal should indicate knowledge area as well as audience level (beginner/entry level, intermediate or advanced/seasoned store owner). Presenters have already been selected for 2021.  For consideration for future shows, send an email to pida@kingmgmt.org

WHY Should Distributors Encourage Customers to Attend?

Our best show recruitment tools have always been our members’ sales professionals who are calling on pet dealers every day. The income PIDA earns as a co-sponsor of Global Pet Expo allows us to offer programs such as Pet Store Pro free of charge to your customers, building strong independent businesses that can offer a unique level of personal service and knowledge.

Retailers: There's no better place to experience the power of the pet industry than at Global Pet Expo! Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals, making it the most important gathering of buyers, pet product manufacturers, and international attendees in the U.S. The Show is not open to the general public. For more information, visit www.globalpetexpo.org.

 

Global Learning Series at Global Pet Expo

PIDA invests heavily in the Global Pet Expo seminars each year to bring in some of the top retail industry experts in the fields of customer service, marketing, social media, merchandising, sales, human resources, and management – topics aimed to help retailers grow their businesses. The better educated your retailers are, the better they will be as customers of your distribution company. Last year, just over 2,000 people took advantage of over 30 hours of seminar programming. The lineup is packed with experts who know the challenges your customers face, and offer new ideas and tactics to face them. These business-building seminars are offered FREE to Global Pet Expo attendees.

 

HOW Can You Promote Global Pet Expo to your Customers?

Fewer than 10% of all Global Pet Expo attendees listed a distributor on their registration form last year. We know that there are many more retailers attending the show who were referred by our distributor members, and we need your help to spread the word about the show. Buyer brochures can be inserted in invoices or hand delivered to your customers during sales calls. Or, add a Global Pet Expo link to your website.

Contact PIDA at mhickey@msp-amc.com for more information on how you can get involved.

Pida Programs

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

Pida Partners

  • DogSmart
  • Pijac
  • Pets Classroom
  • habri