February 26-28, 2020 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL PRODUCED BY:
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

New Account Qualification

New Buyer Qualification Overview

If your company has never sent representatives to Global Pet Expo, please submit the Qualification form which will identify your status as PENDING until approval. "PENDING" does NOT mean you are registered as a qualified attendee. But you will receive email alerts and mailings about the Show.

  • To get started, click on one (1) category below that best describes your company.  This category will appear on your badge.
  • Be prepared to provide two proofs of business, one of which is required to be a wholesale invoice for pet products purchased. Click here for a list of additional acceptable proofs of business. 

Definition of 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 http://globalpetexpo.org/exhibitor/exhibitor.asp

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 arotberg@americanpetproducts.org for more information.

Get started!

Choose the appropriate business category below that best describes your company in order to proceed to the Qualification Form.

Select ONE category that BEST describes your company. This category will appear on your Show badge.

DirectSales:

    • Television 
    • Show Vendor 

Distributor:

    • Aquatic 
    • Full Line 
    • Other  

Exporter:

    • Exporter 

Importer:

    • Importer

Independent:

    • Breeder w/Retail
    • Groomer w/Retail
    • Trainer w/Retail
    • Veterinarian 
    • Kennel/Boarding w/Retail

MailOrderCatalog:

    • Wholesale 
    • Consumer 
    • Internet Retailer/Website 

ManufacturersRepresentative:

    • APPA Member 
    • Non-APPA Member 

MassMarketRetailer:

    • Drug 
    • Variety 
    • Supermarket 
    • Hardware 
    • Warehouse 

Multi-UnitRetailer:

    • Pet Boutique 
    • Pet/Dry Goods Only 
    • Pet/Dry Goods with Animals 
    • Aquatic/Aquarium 
    • Equine Supply 
    • Feed Store 
    • Gift 
    • General Merchandise 
    • Hardware 
    • Lawn & Garden 
    • Specialty 
    • Co-op 

Other:

    • Specify 

ServiceDistributor:

    • Promotion Jobber 

Single-UnitRetailer:

    • Pet Boutique 
    • Pet/Dry Goods Only 
    • Pet/Dry Goods w/Animals 
    • Aquatic/Aquarium 
    • Equine Supply 
    • Feed Store 
    • Gift 
    • General Merchandise 
    • Hardware 
    • Lawn & Garden 
    • Specialty 

Wholesaler:

    • General Merchandise 
    • Livestock 
    • Pet/Dry Goods 
    • Other