Global Pet Expo 2011 Sets New Records and Promises to be the Organization’s Largest Show to Date

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The pet industry’s largest annual trade show is set to take place March 16-18, 2011, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

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We are thrilled to report that Global Pet Expo is experiencing unprecedented growth. This speaks volumes to the strength of the pet industry, and the significance of this Show to exhibitors and buyers alike.

Andrew Darmohraj, senior vice president of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), is proud to announce that Global Pet Expo, presented by APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), will be a record-setting Show and the largest in its seven-year history. This exciting news comes nearly a month before the Show, set to take place March 16-18, 2011, in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center.

With 2,366 booths sold, the most in the Show’s history, and 822 exhibiting companies, Global Pet Expo 2011 promises to be the most exciting show to date. Show organizers are also pleased to announce that all Global Pet Expo special sections are completely sold out. The special sections include: Natural Pet, Boutique, Everything Aquatic, International Pavilion, and What’s New!.

“We are thrilled to report that Global Pet Expo is experiencing unprecedented growth,” said Darmohraj. “This speaks volumes to the strength of the pet industry, and the significance of this Show to exhibitors and buyers alike.”

The Boutique, Everything Aquatic, What’s New!, International Pavilion and Natural Pet sections have been introduced over the past few years in response to growing pet product trends in the industry. These sections help showcase these popular product lines and make it easier for buyers to navigate the show floor.

“Buyers and exhibitors have responded very positively to these specialty areas. In fact, the demand for booths in the special sections was so high that most were sold out months before the show,” according to Darmohraj.

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 2010 Show featured 803 exhibitors, 2,250 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 4,495 pet product buyers from around the world attended. In 2011, Global Pet Expo will take place March 16-18 in Orlando, FL. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. For more information, visit http://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 nearly1,000 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 http://www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

Contact: Tierra Bonaldi, Julie Rowe or Jamie Brant
775-322-4022, jamie(at)theimpetusagency(dot)com    

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