Global Pet Expo Named Best Pet Trade Show in’s 2013 Pet Shop Readers’ Choice Awards

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After a competitive 3-week public voting period, Global Pet Expo takes the title of “Best Pet Trade Show”

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Andrew Darmohraj, Senior Vice President of the American Pet Products Association and Global Pet Expo Trade Show Director, is thrilled to announce Global Pet Expo was voted “Best Pet Trade Show” from Pet Shops 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards on

    “We just finished with our best show yet and receipt of this award is another great showcase of the success of Global Pet Expo,” Darmohraj said. “We appreciate everyone’s participation in supporting Global Pet Expo.”

    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


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 for more information. Readers’ Choice Awards: Now in its fifth year, the Readers' Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers. Additionally, for the first time ever, About en Espanol participated in this year’s awards. To view all 2013 Readers’ Choice Award winners, please visit

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