Special Events at The Pet Summit 2024

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February 5, 2024
Join Us at The Pet Summit! Register Now.

Registration is now open for the Pet Summit presented by the American Pet Products Association! Join APPA at The Pet Summit in Orlando, March 19-21, 2024. Attendees can get early bird pricing (now through February 15, 2024) to experience three tracks of curated pet business education and special events.  Each of the special events is designed to gather, inform, and connect pet industry professionals – from renowned economists and pet business founders to admired pet influencers and marketing strategists. 

All attendees benefit from special events, including:

Keynote: Pet Industry Outlook Keynote with Dave Bolen

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 12 pm

Pet Summit badge-holders are invited to enjoy lunch with keynote speaker, Dave Bolen, who will present the official APPA Total US Pet Expenditure annual study summarizing the 2023 full-year results for all pet-related products and services categories in the United States. In addition, he will discuss some of the trends, strategies, and insights behind the numbers. Dave will also take a first look at 2024 and provide the APPA’s growth estimates for the year.

Party: The Pet Summit After Hours Reception

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 5 pm

The Pet Summit attendees and special media and PR guests are invited to join us for an exciting After Hours reception. This special evening includes an exciting performance by The Super Collies, live sketches from Noble Friends, food and drinks, and a live video DJ. The Pet Summit After Hours is sure to provide an engaging evening where influences and media can mingle with pet industry brand leaders.

Panel: Women Founders in the Pet Space 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 9 am

Join us at The Pet Summit for an insightful breakfast panel, celebrating women in the pet industry. Panel experts include the founders of successful brands: ZippyPaws, Pride + Groom, This Dogs Life, Pets On Q, and Ava’s Pet Palace. Explore key trends, share experiences, and gain valuable insights from industry leaders, fostering a vibrant community of female professionals in the ever-evolving world of pet marketing.

Keynote: Trends in Pet Influencing: What’s Hot in 2024

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 12 pm

Pet Summit attendees are invited to this special lunchtime presentation by Colleen Wilson of Pets on Q. Gain valuable insights into emerging trends and strategies that will drive success in the dynamic world of pet marketing, ensuring you stay ahead in this rapidly evolving landscape.

Through The Pet Summit, APPA aims to draw and engage new audiences in the pet industry, including data analysts and researchers, investors, marketers, influencers, and more. While separate from the Global Pet Expo, The Pet Summit is held just up the escalator on the third level of the Convention Center, making it easy for pet industry pros to experience both events concurrently. 

Register today at thepetsummit.com!