(Greenwich,CT) " Lifestyle Designer Kathy Ireland of kathy ireland Worldwide ®, (kiWW®) has been set to speak at the third annual American Pet Products Association (APPA) Professional Women’s Network Breakfast, it was announced by Andy Darmohraj, APPA Executive Vice President & COO. The event takes place at Global Pet Expo in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 7:45am-8:45am.
As the special guest speaker, Ireland will share her experiences that made her one of the 50 most influential people in fashion, as a spokeswoman, and the CEO of kiWW (the $2 billion annual sales brand [source: Forbes Magazine]) which is listed as the 25th most powerfully licensed brands by License Magazine’s list of the top 125 Most Powerful Brands in the World.
“Ms. Ireland will provide valuable insights, advice and experience to our audience at the APPA Professional Women’s Network Breakfast,” said Darmohraj. “Not only is she an influential business leader across many industries, but she has a long running partnership with several pet wellness organizations and charities that relate directly to our PWN members, and is a leading advocate for protection of pets.”
APPA’s Professional Women’s Network’s (PWN) mission is to attract and engage women from the entire pet industry. PWN provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, and promotes social and career development activities that result in greater success for the industry in total. The breakfast is not open to the public, and Global Pet Expo attendees can RSVP online at www.GlobalPetExpo.org. The event is sponsored by the APPA Professional Women’s Network, but membership is not a requirement to attend.
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 2013 Show featured 964 exhibitors, 2,686 booths and more than 3,000 newproduct launches. 5,324 pet product buyers from around the world attended. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-marketbuyers, and other qualified professionals. The 2014 Show will take place March 12-14, 2014 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. For moreinformation, 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 more than 1,000 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.
Kathy Ireland, Founded in 1993, the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand, celebrates a lifestyle. The missions of “…finding solutions for families, especially busy moms™,” “…finding solutions for people in love™,” and “…finding solutions for people in business™,” translates to all kiWW® collections, including: fashion, fine jewelry, intimate apparel, accessories, weddings, home, office and more. Kathy and kiWW® support many non-profits including; YWCA, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEFK, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.