Global Pet Expo Expands International Pavilion at 2017 Show
Global Pet Expo 2017, scheduled for March 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., will debut country-specific pavilions for international exhibitors.
The new international model will replace the International Pavilion, where multiple countries exhibited together in one space. Country delegations will now showcase their companies and products using country branding to highlight their exhibition strategies and the characteristics and traits of their companies and product lines. Pavilions from Great Britain, Canada, China and Italy will be featured with overall booth space projected to be 25 percent larger than the pavilion in 2016.
Global officials stated they expect more than 100 additional international exhibitors to have a presence in the special sections and on the general show floor, where they will be featuring products that showcase international trends. This, coupled with buyer attendance that represents 76 countries, truly defines the Show as a global marketplace for business.
“We are proud to have experienced continued growth across the board, and our international attendance is certainly no exception,” said Andy Darmohraj, Executive Vice President and COO of the American Pet Products Association (APPA). “We recognize that the strong international influence at the Show significantly contributes to its overall success, and we’re thrilled to be offering this new opportunity to international exhibitors.”
At the 2016 show, 21 percent of exhibitors were international, making up 233 of the 1,087 exhibitors. An impressive 24 percent of buyers were from outside of the U.S., coming from 76 countries.
Presented by APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), Global Pet Expo is open to exhibiting manufacturers, qualified buyers and media from around the world. For more information visit globalpetexpo.org.