It was a record-breaking year for Global Pet Expo, which featured the highest attendance among exhibitors, buyers and media outlets in the show’s nine-year history.
Global Pet Expo 2013 attracted 5,327 buyers (a five-percent increase over 2012) and 964 exhibitors—including 172 international companies,19 percent more than last year. In addition, 27 percent of the show’s attendees were international buyers representing 71 countries.
“There’s no arguing that this industry continues to grow and there’s certainly no better place than at Global Pet Expo for exhibitors to showcase their products and give thousands of buyers from around the world a first look,” said Andrew Darmohraj, American Pet Products Association (APPA) senior vice president and trade show director.
The 2014 Global Pet Expo will be held March 12-14, in Orlando, Fla.