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Global Pet Expo Awarded Trade Show Executive’s 2009 Gold 100 Award
- Prestigious award honors the 100 shows that set the gold standard for the trade show industry-
Greenwich, CT— Andy Darmohraj, American Pet Products Association (APPA) Senior Vice President, is pleased to announce that Global Pet Expo has been awarded Trade Show Executive’s 2nd Annual Gold 100 Award.
Global Pet Expo, the world’s largest annual pet products trade show, is presented by APPA and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The 2009 Show featured 779 exhibitors, 2,306 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 4,100 pet product buyers from around the world attended. Global Pet Expo is a gathering of attendees from around the world representing the leading retail chains, pet superstores and mass-market retailers, distributors, wholesalers and independent retailers. These attendees spend three days surveying the hottest pet products before they hit store shelves, and in 2009 witnessed everything from a product that teaches fish to perform tricks and a growing number of organic and eco-friendly products, to a lost dog tracker and intelligence graded dog puzzles. Each year thousands of new products are launched and debuted at Global Pet Expo.
“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award honoring the ‘best and brightest’ in the trade show industry,” said Darmohraj. “This award comes at a time when shows across the globe are suffering due to a weak economy, and we were fortunate to enjoy an increase in attendance. The energy and business transactions that took place on our show floor this year was unprecedented and sent an encouraging message that this industry continues to stand strong.”
Darmohraj added, “The staff that makes Global Pet Expo a reality is truly amazing and works tirelessly to ensure that this event is the premier, must-attend event of the pet industry. It is very rewarding to receive this acknowledgement from Trade Show Executive.”
Trade Show Executive selected its Gold 100 trade shows from the 4,000-plus trade shows held in the U.S. each year as tracked in its ZOOM® calendar and subscriber database. The top 100 shows are the market leaders in their industry sectors, ranging from aviation to woodworking.
In 2010, Global Pet Expo will take place March 25-27 in Orlando, FL. For more information, please visit www.globalpetexpo.org
Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The 2009 Show featured 779 exhibitors, 2,306 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 4,100 pet product buyers from around the world attended. In 2010, Global Pet Expo will take place March 25-27 in Orlando, FL. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. For more information, visit www.globalpetexpo.org.
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly1,000 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. Visit www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.
Trade Show Executive magazine provides news, views and tools to the managers of shows large and small, in every industry from automotive to medical to woodworking, so that show executives can turn innovative ideas into a competitive edge. They aim to help show managers stimulate growth, profits and customer satisfaction so that their show, organization and the trade show industry can prosper. www.tradeshowexecutive.com