Global Pet Expo confirms live event in 2022

Global Pet Expo will convene live and in person March 23-25, 2022 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. The event will be moving to the North/South Building of the venue.

Hotel reservations will open July 1, with booth applications going live in mid-July and buyer registration opening September 1. The show is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers and other qualified professionals.

“After almost two years of virtual meetings and digital interactions, we are elated to be immersed in the energy that only comes from connecting in person,” said Andy Darmohraj, EVP and COO of American Pet Products Association. “The trade show team has been hard at work behind the scenes making sure Global Pet Expo 2022 is the best yet. Now is the time to seize the opportunity – discover new products and trends, learn from the experts about what it takes to succeed and network with industry peers.”

Attendees and exhibitors should expect an improved event layout, easier to navigate floor plan, a simplified registration process, an enhanced mobile app and upgraded services on-site. Additionally, the Global Learning Series will now be open to everyone, with new Learning Pathways to guide professional development.

“We are extremely pleased to offer the three-day Global Learning Series program to all Global Pet Expo 2022 participants,” said Celeste Powers, president of Pet Industry Distributors Association. “As our industry continues to expand, we know education and organizational growth is more important than ever. We look forward to bringing actionable takeaways, inspiring speakers and essential learnings to the broader pet care community.”