Buyers Eager to Engage with Global Pet Expo Digital Access, as Officials Release New Details

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March 4, 2021


(Stamford, CT) – With more than 3,000 buyers already registered to attend Global Pet Expo Digital Access, officials released new details surrounding the upcoming 3-day event, taking place March 24-26, 2021.  Presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), Global Pet Expo Digital Access is on track to deliver a solid digital experience for the entire pet products industry.  

“Despite being a digital-only event this year, we are pleased to find buyer interest has gone global just like we experience with our in-person show, with 25% of those registered being international representing 69 countries,” said Andy Darmohraj, APPA COO & EVP. “Based on our growing registration numbers, we are excited to see how eager buyers are to take advantage of all of the features Global Pet Expo Digital Access has to offer, especially this year’s robust Global Learning Series.”   

The new Global Learning Series, is a free educational program customized for retailers, distributors, and exhibitors. The Series includes 23 hours of programming and features inspiring, experienced speakers, many of whom will have optional chat boxes and valuable Q&A opportunities.   

“This year’s Global Learning Series elevates the educational experience with focused session tracks designed to provide the most essential content needed to move business forward,” added PIDA president Celeste Powers. “The Series schedule is built to be mindful of participants’ time while ensuring they glean actionable takeaways over the course of the three days.” 

A preview of the comprehensive lineup of sessions is available here, along with details on the additional opportunities attendees can take advantage of once the event begins.  Global Pet Expo Digital Access will connect buyers with over 200 exhibitors, whose showcases will feature their newest and bestselling products, and the ability to chat live with representatives from their companies.

Global Pet Expo Digital Access is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals (Buyers). For more information, registration, and event updates, please visit  

Media registration is open and available online.


Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s premier event, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The 2020 Show featured 1,066 exhibitors, 3,541 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. Additionally, 6,041 pet product buyers from 78 countries attended. In 2021, the event will take place in a fully digital format. Global Pet Expo Digital Access is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. Global Pet Expo Digital Access will take place March 24-26. For more information, visit

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets Program, the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK), and the Pet Care Trust.  Visit for more information. 

Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of pet product distributors since 1968. The mission of PIDA is to enhance the well-being of the wholesaler-distributor, to promote partnerships with their suppliers and customers and to work cooperatively with other organizations in fostering the human-companion animal bond. PIDA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), and the Pet Care Trust. Visit for more information.



Contact: Jennifer Skelley
American Pet Products Association