Member Education Resources



Exclusive Education for APPA Members 

APPA is the leading source of education for pet industry professionals.  As a member, your benefits include an assortment of digital learning tools to help you stay up-to-date on industry advancements and relevant business topics.

Business Edge
e-Update Newsletter
White Papers



Webcasts are live, web-based seminars that offer interactive Q&A session for viewers. APPA provides useful, engaging content with moderators that are leaders in their fields. 

To afford even more flexibility to busy members, APPA maintains an archive of past webcasts that can be accessed by clicking here  or by visiting the Webcast Overview page.

Upcoming Webcasts:

Developing Your Global Sourcing Strategy
Date: August 9, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET/ 1:00 p.m. CT/ 11:00 a.m. PT
Presented by: Thomas A. Cook, Managing Director, Blue Tiger International

This webcast is Part 3 of the 5 part series, APPA Export-Import Solutions: Developing & Managing Your Global Supply Chain, designed to help APPA members travel beyond their borders and expand their international footprint.

As demand for better quality and lower cost pet products grows, businesses are turning to global sourcing as a matter of survival. Staying competitive in the long-term requires planning to ensure the benefits of overseas procurement outweigh the risks.

In this webcast, our experts will use a case study to demonstrate:
-How to identify cost savings opportunities in overseas markets
-Developing sustainable vendor relationships
-Establishing quality acquisition contracts

Click here to login as an APPA Member and to register.

Business Edge

A multi-faceted program that incorporates webcasts, white papers, networking events, and open forum discussions to drive success for members getting acclimated to APPA and the pet industry. Through Business Edge, members learn about the nuances and dynamics of the pet industry, how to navigate marketplace changes that could impact their business, and become more engaged with their peers. 

For more information about the upcoming schedule of events, visit the Business Edge program page. 

APPA e-Update Newsletter

The APPA E-Update is the digital weekly newsletter that provides members with information on association events, industry news, and the most current regulatory issue-tracking available.

Not getting e-Updates? Log-in to your account or contact APPA Member Services.

White Papers

White papers are research reports with substantive content that offer great insights to help your business stay ahead of the curve. The content of our white papers offer a roadmap to the themes, challenges, and developments that keep APPA members on the cutting edge of innovation.

Available white papers coming soon!