March 20-22, 2019
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

Manufacturer Rep Qualification Information

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Manufacturer Rep Qualification Information

Pre-qualification is now closed. New manufacturer reps that need to qualify must come onsite to Global Pet Expo beginning Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:30am.  Please go to the Attendee Qualification Counter at Registration in the West Building of Hall B, Level 1 at the Orange County Convention Center.  Please review the information below for the requirements for qualification. 

By definition Manufacturers Representatives are independent agents or companies who represent manufacturers in a sales capacity. 

If you are a manufacturer representative and your company has never sent a representative to Global Pet Expo, you will need to bring the following information onsite to the Attendee Qualification counter at Registration in Hall B, level one of the Orange County Convention Center:

REQUIRED: The names of two exhibiting companies, their booth numbers, contact names, and a cell phone number that will enable us to verify your relationship with them.

Are You a Supplier, Service Provider, or New Company/Business that does not meet the manufacturer rep requirements?

Only qualified manufacturer reps are eligible to attend Global Pet Expo all three days.  A company that does not qualify may attend as an Industry Visitor.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Pet product manufacturers or importers are not by definition "Manufacturers Reps".  Manufacturers and Importers that are not exhibiting at Global Pet Expo must attend as Industry Visitors.  On-site Registration is available at the designated "Industry Visitor" counter located at Registration.  Pre-registration is available at until March 17 at 5pm ET.

Show Rules

  • Registration & Badge Policy

    • Official Global Pet Expo Badges with the attendee's name and company must be worn at all times.
    • Sharing of badges is not permitted.
    • A photo I.D. is required to obtain a badge

    Show Floor Rules

    • Show Management shall have sole discretion over admission at all times.
    • Exhibit Hall access is limited to the Registration Category assigned to your company.
    • Children under 16 are not allowed on the show floor, including infants and toddlers.
    • Wheeled carts and large wheeled suitcases are not allowed on the Exhibit Floor.
    • Animals are only permitted on the show floor in an exhibitor's booth with written permission from APPA 15 days prior to the Show. Buyer and Manufacturer Representative attendees are not permitted to bring animals onto the show floor.
    • Solicitation is prohibited on the show floor except by exhibitors within their booths.
    • Cash sales are prohibited.
    • Any promotional materials placed or distributed outside the exhibitor’s booth without the prior written consent of Management will be removed and discarded. 

    Photography & Video Policy

    • Taking photos or video of exhibit booths without the exhibitor’s permission is prohibited.
    • No photography or video is permitted in the New Products Showcase.

    These rules are subject to change.

If you have questions, please contact