March 21-23, 2018
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

Buyer Information & Registration

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When and where is the 2018 Global Pet Expo?

Global Pet Expo
March 21-23, 2018
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

Show Hours:
Wednesday, March 21:   9am - 6pm
Thursday, March 22:       9am - 6pm
Friday, March 23:            9am - 5pm

Onsite Preshow Registraton:
Tuesday, March 20:  8am-6pm

Registration will be closing on Friday, March 16, 5:00pm ET.
Have you ever attended or qualified for Global Pet Expo before?

YES.   To register yourself or colleagues for the 2018 Global Pet Expo,  LOGIN with your username and password. If you don't know your password, you'll be prompted for an email address. 

NO.   Welcome! If your company has never sent representatives to Global Pet Expo you must QUALIFY. Pre-Show New Buyer Qualification is now closed. For information on qualifying onsite at Global Pet Expo, CLICK HERE.  

NOT SURE.   Please click HERE to contact us. 


What is the deadline to register and what does it cost to attend?

Pre-Registration is available until March 16, 2018 at 5pm ET. 

New Buyers may qualify until March 2, 2018 at 5pm ET.

Registration is free for all qualified buyers.  


What is a “Qualified Buyer”?

Global Pet Expo's definition of a Qualified Buyer is a company that is purchasing a pet products wholesale and in quantity from a variety of branded product manufacturers or from a distributor that are then resold to the consumer.  Buyers may be single-unit retailers, multi-unit retailers, distributors, or a website selling branded products purchased from a variety of manufacturers. Only qualified buyers are eligible to attend all three days free of charge. 

Pet product manufacturers, domestic importers, international exporters, or distributors may qualify to exhibit at Global Pet Expo.  Additional information available at

Service Providers, Suppliers, or any business that does not qualify as a buyer may be eligible to attend as an Industry Visitor on Friday or Thursday & Friday.  There is a fee.  Please contact Annie Rotberg at for more information.

Hotel Accommodations

onPeak is the official Global Pet Expo vendor.  Click here for the easiest way to make travel arrangements that is also the most flexible and economical.   Most of these designated hotels offer free shuttle bus service to and from the convention center. 


Have more questions?

Check out our FAQS for additional information. You can also submit an inquiry here