(Stamford, CT) – American Pet Products Association (APPA) COO and Executive Vice President Andy Darmohraj announced today that amid continued safety concerns resulting from the global pandemic, Global Pet Expo will be moving to a fully-digital experience. Presented by APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), Global Pet Expo Digital Access will take place March 24–26, 2021--bridging the 2020 and 2022 live events.
While details for the digital event are being finalized, Show organizers are offering a variety of options for exhibitors. Exhibitors can choose from three packages with opportunities for participation in Global Pet Expo Digital Access, as well as the 2022 Show. In an effort to provide exhibitors ample time to review and make an informed decision about these options, the cancellation deadline has been extended to January 15, 2021. Additionally, every current exhibiting company will receive a call from trade show staff ahead of the cancellation deadline to further explain these options.
Global Pet Expo Digital Access is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals (Buyers). Online registration is live, and buyers that have already successfully registered for Global Pet Expo 2021 will automatically be registered to attend the digital event. Full details about the digital access platform will be released soon.
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 www.globalpetexpo.org.
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes more than 1,100 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 www.americanpetproducts.org 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 www.pida.org for more information.