With the holiday season in full swing, eyes are shifting toward 2024 plans, and we have one question top of mind: Have you registered yet to attend Global Pet Expo 2024?
The pet industry’s premier international event, known for delivering business connections and world-class education for pet product professionals from around the globe, will take place March 20-22, 2024, in Orlando, Florida.
Co-produced by APPA and PIDA, more than 1,000 exhibitors will come together to experience “Innovation in Motion” and advance the $136+ billion pet industry. As the leading event in pet innovation, new products and trends, the show floor is teeming with thousands of products, services and offerings – many of which make their debut at the event.
Not convinced yet? Here are four reasons to make plans now to attend this can’t-miss event:
New Specialty Sections
Global Pet Expo’s show floor is expanding to include new specialty sections. Whether it is owning a pig as a pet, running an urban chicken coop or operating a small farm, the new Farm and Feed section will showcase a variety of solutions from food and treats to halters and habitats that pet owners and entrepreneurs trust to keep their operations running smoothly.
Exhibitors can now meet with suppliers to help improve their supply chain and production capabilities with new, vetted partners at the first-ever Supplier Pavilion. In addition, attendees can witness the future of the pet industry at the Store of the Future exhibit preview, exploring new trends and technological advancements.
Finally, find the latest trends in fashionable accessories, handmade products and luxury lines in the newly rebranded The Modern Pet section, formerly known as the Boutique area.
Expanded New Products Showcase Categories
Due to the advanced level of innovation on display, as well as increased participation from exhibitors each year, the New Products Showcase and its accompanying awards presentation will include some fresh categories for 2024.
The Pet Sustainability category will recognize goods that provide environmental, social and economic benefits while minimizing negative impacts on the communities in which they are sourced, produced, transported, used and disposed.
The Pet Tech Innovation category will showcase emerging brands and technology-forward products such as wearables, location monitoring, health aides and other innovative devices across all animal types.
The Dog category will be split into two segments: The Dog Food/Treats category will include consumable dog products, while Dog Products will highlight all other dog-focused offerings. Categories for Farm and Feed and The Modern Pet will also be included.
Refreshed Global Learning Series Topic Areas
Global Pet Expo is elevating its four-day Global Learning Series program – which is free and open to all attendees starting March 19 and running through March 22 – to include additional education on topics that are driving business decisions in 2024. New topic areas will include innovation and technology; digital marketing; labeling; wellness; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and more.
New Exhibitor Search Features
New community search filters for exhibitor listings will help highlight and promote diverse businesses in the pet industry. Exhibitors can use their exhibitor profile to highlight their BIPOC, LGBTQ+ or woman-owned business and offer more visibility for their brand.
Attendees can then use the new “Filter by Community” search feature in the Show Planner to explore diverse pet brands exhibiting at the show, help diversify their brand partners and better support these pet businesses.
Don’t miss out – register now to attend at globalpetexpo.org
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