STAMFORD, CONN. — The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) announced details of Global Pet Expo 2023 on July 13. The expo will be held in Orlando, Fla., from March 22 to 24, and will include new features.

“Global Pet Expo 2022 was a resounding success, with a show floor spanning 269,500 square feet of exhibit space, over 770 exhibiting companies, nearly 2,700 booths and 700 submissions in the New Products Showcase and more than 5,400 buyers,” said Bob Merar, interim chief executive officer of APPA. “The APPA and PIDA teams were extremely pleased with this year’s turnout and participation from the pet care community, and we are already hard at work making the 2023 event even bigger and better.”

Global Pet Expo 2023 will feature a larger show floor and expansions of the Natural Pet, The Boutique and What’s New floor areas to meet increasing demand in these categories.

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“As longtime pet store proprietors, we are always looking forward to attending Global Pet Expo, which serves as a meeting and catching-up opportunity for a lot of us,” said Jusak Yang Bernhard, co-owner of Wag Heaven Pet Supplies & Self-Serve Dog Wash. “It is one of the must-dos if we are to understand, be a part of, and grow within the pet industry, and we are so grateful that Global Pet Expo provides us with a wealth of opportunities.”

In addition to an exhibition hall, Global Pet Expo 2023 will also include a three-day Global Learning Series program free to all attendees. Educational sessions will cover a variety of industry topics, including market data, consumer insights, customer experience, human resources, leadership strategies, PR and marketing, and profitability. Presenter submissions for the Global Learning Series are due by Aug. 13.

“From information relevant to successful management of a retail pet store to the latest data in pet ownership and more, the Global Learning Series offers educational opportunities for any and all Global Pet Expo attendees,” said Celeste Powers, president of PIDA. “We look forward to receiving speaker submissions in order to provide this year’s attendees with relevant, timely and engaging content.”

Preparations for Global Pet Expo 2023 are now line, including the floor plan, hotel reservations and exhibitor applications. Buyer registration will open in September and media registration will open in October.

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