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Global Pet Expo Schedule-at-a-Glance – Pet Planet Magazine

Global Pet Expo Schedule-at-a-Glance

By on January 2, 2014

Hello, please find attached and below a Schedule at a Glance for Global Pet Expo, taking place March 12-14, 2014 in Orlando, Fla. Please also find a media advisory attached with additional Show information and media registration link. Thanks and have a great afternoon!

Global Pet Expo


Global Pet Expo

March 12-14, 2014

Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Wednesday, March 12: 9am – 6pm

Thursday, March 13: 9am – 6pm

Friday, March 14: 9am – 5pm

Tuesday, March 11

The 10th Annual Allan L. Levey Golf Tournament to Benefit PIJAC

Tee Off: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Grande Pines Golf Club

Join your pet industry colleagues for a day of pre-show fun on the links and help raise money for PIJAC, the pet industry’s legislative watchdog. $189 per person.

 Early Registration for Buyer Attendees

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Registration Lobby B, Orange County Convention Center

Wednesday, March 12

Fourth Annual Global Pet Expo Media Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center

Sponsored by: Merrick Pet Care

Attend this media exclusive event as you pick up your press badge before the Show Floor opens! The complimentary breakfast will also feature a welcome from APPA Executive Vice President & COO, Andy Darmohraj.

Global Pet Expo Networking Reception

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Registration Concourse – Level 1, Orange County Convention Center

This event is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with fellow members of the press as well as exhibitors and buyers.

Thursday, March 13 

Global Pet Expo Pet Industry Breakfast and Retailer Excellence Awards Ceremony

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Valencia Ballroom – Level 4, Orange County Convention Center

Attend this breakfast, open to all show attendees, and get the latest pet industry news from APPA President & CEO, Bob Vetere. The Retailer Excellence Awards will also be presented at this event. Breakfast is complimentary.

 Global Pet Expo Press Conference and Luncheon

11:30 a.m.

Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center

Presented by: APPA & Sergeants Pet Care Products

This media-exclusive event will provide you with all the latest in pet industry news and initiatives, as well as an update on pet industry spending figures for 2013 and 2014 projections. APPA President & CEO, Bob Vetere, as well as representatives from Sergeants Pet Care Products will be featured speakers. This is the official press conference of Global Pet Expo 2014. 

New Products Showcase “Best in Show” Awards Presentation with Dr. Becker

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Show Floor by New Products Showcase

You won’t want to miss this event as the winners of this year’s coveted Best in Show Awards are announced.

 The Purina Media Reception at Global Pet Expo Honoring Connie Wilson, Editor-in-Chief Modern Dog and Modern Cat Magazines

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Poolside at the Rosen Centre Hotel

Sponsored by: Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Mark your calendar for this premier reception at Global Pet Expo! Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at this media-exclusive event. Please wear your press badge to this event.

Friday, March 14
APPA Professional Women’s Network Breakfast featuring Kathy Ireland
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Room: W209, Orange County Convention Center

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and presentation from model, actress and entrepreneur, Kathy Ireland.

 Second Annual Media Wrap Up Luncheon

12:00 p.m.

Press Office, Room W205, Orange County Convention Center

As the Show comes to a close, APPA Executive Vice President & COO, Andy Darmohraj will reveal for the first time Show numbers including attendance, total number of booths, social media stats, and more! Information will also be provided on New Products Showcase Winners, and this will be the first chance to obtain photos from all of the events at Global Pet Expo 2014.


Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The 2013 Show featured 964 exhibitors, 2,686 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 5,324 pet product buyers from around the world attended. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. The 2014 Show will take place March 12-14, 2014 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. For more information, visit www.globalpetexpo.org

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA’s mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

Brooke Gersich | Account Executive

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