Top 8 Pet Trade Shows in North America

Top 8 Pet Trade Shows in North America [Updated for 2024]

Are you a pet lover looking for a trade show to exhibit your pet products or services? You’re in luck! North America is home to some of the largest and most well-known pet trade shows in the world.
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Are you looking for a trade show to exhibit your pet products or services? Or maybe you’re a pet lover who wants to learn more about the latest and greatest in the pet industry. Either way, you’re in luck! There are plenty of trade shows dedicated to all things pets.  

Pet trade shows are a great way to network, learn about new products, and stay up to date on trends in the industry. From food and toys to supplies and accessories, these events showcase the newest and most innovative products and services for our furry friends. In this blog post, we’ll be counting down the top 8 pet trade shows in North America.  

Pet Industry Trade Shows

What is the Pet Industry? 

According to the American Pet Product Association, the Pet Industry in 2021 exceeded $123 billion dollars in sales. This includes businesses that sell pet supplies, food, and services, as well as those that provide veterinary care. The pet industry has seen strong growth in recent years, due in part to the increasing popularity of pets as companions. 

There are several different trade shows that cater to the pet industry. These shows offer a great opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services, and to connect with potential customers.  

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What happens at pet trade shows? 

Pet trade shows are events where companies in the pet industry showcase their products and services to retailers, distributors, and other members of the trade. These events provide an opportunity for businesses to network and build relationships with each other, as well as learn about new products and trends in the industry. 

Each show offers something unique, but all provide attendees with the chance to see the latest products from leading manufacturers, meet face-to-face with suppliers, and gain valuable insights into the pet industry. 

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Here are the top 8 of the very best Pet Trade Shows in North America.

1. Global Pet Expo 

When: March 26 – 28, 2025 

Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL 

The Global Pet Expo is one of the top pet industry trade shows in North America. It is held annually in Orlando, Florida and offers a wide variety of products and services for pet industry professionals. Attendees can find everything from the latest in pet food and nutrition to the latest in pet toys and accessories. Global Pet Expo features more than 1,000 exhibitors from across the globe, making it a truly international event. 

Registration link: Global Pet Expo 2025  

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2. SuperZoo  

When: Aug. 14 – 16, 2024 

Where: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas  

SuperZoo is one of the largest pet trade shows in North America. It is held annually in Las Vegas, NV and attracts buyers, sellers, and media from all over the world. This three-day event features over 1,100 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for pets and their owners. Attendees can also enjoy educational seminars, special events, and networking opportunities. 

Registration link: SuperZoo 

3. New York Vet Show  

When: Nov. 7 – 8, 2024 

Where: Javits Center, New York City, NY 

The New York Vet Show is one of the top pet industry trade shows in North America. Held annually in New York City, the show features hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for pets and their owners.  

Attendees can learn about the latest trends in pet care, meet with experts in the field, and find new products and services to help them care for their pets. The show also offers a wide variety of educational seminars and workshops on topics such as nutrition, grooming, health care, and behavior. 

Registration link: New York Vet

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4. Pet Industry Leadership Summit 

When: Jan. 13 – 15, 2025 

Where: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida

The Pet Industry Leadership Summit is one of the most respected trade shows in the pet industry. It is known for its excellent speakers, educational seminars, and networking opportunities. The event attracts some of the most influential people in the pet industry, including pet store owners, breeders, veterinarians, and manufacturers. 

Some of the topics that will be covered include: 

  • The future of the pet industry 
  • The changing trends in the pet market 
  • The challenges and opportunities facing pet businesses today 
  • How to succeed in the pet industry 

If you are involved in the pet industry, this is a trade show that you cannot afford to miss. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into the current state of the industry and learn about the latest trends and developments. This is an excellent opportunity to network with other professionals and make new contacts 

Registration link: Pet Industry Leadership Summit

5. Groom’d 

When: TBD

Where: Georgia International Convention Center, Atlanta, GA 

Attracting more than 2,700 grooming professionals, Groom’d is THE show to network, grow your career and test new products. A remarkable feature of the show is the grooming competition exhibitors and pros can enter for a chance to win $15,500 in cash and prizes.  

Registration link: GROOM’D

6. Pet Food Forum  

When: April 29 – May 1, 2024 

Where: Kansas City, MO 

The Pet Food Forum is a popular trade show with over 300 companies presenting new technologies, products and services to large pet distributors and manufacturers. If you have a breakthrough formula, business solution, or innovative product, this is the place to build awareness of your brand.  

Registration link: Petfood Forum

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7. American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Annual Convention 

When: June 21 – 25, 2024

Where: Austin, TX

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is a professional organization for veterinarians in the United States. The AVMA hosts an annual convention that attracts over 8,000 attendees, including over 5,300 professionals. The convention features educational sessions, networking opportunities, and exhibits from hundreds of companies. 

Registration link: American Veterinary Medical Association

8. Groom Expo 

When: September 5 – 8, 2024

Where: Hershey, PA 

Looking to stock up on the latest products for your grooming business? Then you’ll want to check out Groom Expo! This trade show is specifically for pet groomers and features products and services from some of the top suppliers in the industry. There will also be educational seminars and workshops available, so you can learn the latest techniques and trends. 

Registration link: Groom Expo 

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If you’re in the Pet Industry, trade shows are a great way to network and stay up to date on the latest trends. From smaller, local events to larger, international gatherings, there’s something for everyone.  

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