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

New Buyer Qualification Form

Please read the following BEFORE proceeding to the form:

Please note: This is NOT a Registration Form.

  1. Complete the information below.  Incomplete information will delay processing of your qualification.
  2. Select the proof-of-business option you will be providing.  One must be a wholesale invoice for pet products your Company purchases from a manufacturer or distributor for resale.  The second may be any one (1) of the other options listed below.
  3. Send in your proof of business:
           - Fax to 203.532.0551 OR
           - Email to buyers@globalpetexpo.org OR
           - Mail to Global Pet Expo/Buyer Qualification, 225 High Ridge Road, Suite W200, Stamford, CT 06905 USA
  4. Once this form is submitted you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your qualification form.  Your new account status will post as "pending" until review of your proof-of-business is completed. 
  5. Approved Qualified Buyers receive a Registration Confirmation email containing instructions for setting up a unique Username and Password that enable login. Login provides the ability to register additional people from your company.  Please be sure to include a unique email address for each person to ensure receipt of their Registration Confirmation and ability to receive news about the Show.

Note: Email addresses are not shared with any third-party, unless an attendee opts in to receive email from Exhibitors; otherwise email addresses are used ONLY for communication purposes related to Global Pet Expo.  

Please be sure your email provider recognizes email from "globalpetexpo.org" and "americanpetproducts.org" as SAFE SENDERS to ensure registrants receive their Registration Confirmations and Trade Show Updates.

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.

(Required if Mailing Address not entered – Please include "PO Box")
(Required for organizations based in the U.S.)
(Please include country code and area code)

Enter the Key Contact for your company. The Key Contact is the primary contact for your company. Their mailing address MUST be the same as the mailing address for the qualified company. The Key Contact is authorized to make revisions to the qualified company record and is the first point of contact if any questions arise.

Once the company is qualified, the Key Contact receives an email with instructions for setting up Login Credentials, which provide access to the Buyer Management section where you can register additional people for the Show. A 'Registration Confirmation' is sent to each registered person with instructions about how to set-up their own login credentials. Unique email addresses must be provided.

(Please include country code and area code)
Opt-in for Global Pet Expo Exhibitor Emails:
Yes! I would like to receive emails from Global Pet Expo exhibitors. By checking this box, you grant Global Pet Expo Show Management permission to share this registrant's email address with Global Pet Expo exhibitors for trade show promotion purposes. A registrant may opt out of this option on their profile page reached by logging in.

Disclaimer: We use the information you provide to support this event and to keep you informed about APPA activities and upcoming events. We also share your basic contact information with other exhibitors and attendees at this event unless you ask us not to. Qualified buyers information will appear on pre and post show marketing lists, which is only shared with Global Pet Expo exhibitors. However, qualified buyers email address will not be shared unless you opt-in to do so. For more information, to opt-out of our use of your information, or to exercise your rights for access, rectification, and erasure under Article 15-21 of EU Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR), contact us at (203 532 0000). Please see our Privacy Statement for more details.

Global Pet Expo does not share your email address with any third party unless you have chosen to opt-in to receive exhibitor emails. Emails are primarily used to communicate updates related to Global Pet Expo and to provide Registration Confirmation. A confirmation of this submission will be sent to the Key Contact's e-mail address.


Enter any additional company contacts. Please enter a unique email address for each attendee.

No additional attendees entered.


Did a PIDA distributor refer you to Global Pet Expo? Select one or more distributor companies:

Ack, LLC
AFCO Distribution
All Bird Supply dbs All Pet Supply USA
Animal Supply Company
Bradley Caldwell
Central Pet
Fauna Foods Corporation
Frontier Distributing, Inc.
General Pet Supply, Inc.
GMH Distribution
Independent Pet Supply
JMI Pet Supply
John Van Den Bosch Company
King Wholesale Inc.
Lee Mar Pet
Leis Pet Distributing
Maddies Natural Pet Products Ltd.
Natural Animal Nutrition
Nelson Wholesale Sevices, Inc.
Pecan Grove Solutions LLC
Pet Food Experts, Inc.
Pet Palette LLC
Phillips Pet Food & Supplies
Rio Grande Service Center
Royal Aquatic, LLC
Southeast Pet
Sun Pet LTD
The Gralen Company
United Pacific Pet, LLC
UTM Distributing Co.
VSI - Veterinary Service Inc.
Wyld's Wingdom, Inc.
Zeigler's Distributor, Inc.

Questions? Email buyers@globalpetexpo.org.

NO    YES, most recent year    NOT SURE

Two (2) Proof of Business Required by Friday, March 8, 2019, at 5pm ET. Please select one (1) option for the proof of business that will accompany the required invoice.
NOTE: Incomplete/insufficient documentation will delay registration confirmation. Additional conditions may apply.

(REQUIRED) Wholesale INVOICE from a manufacturer or distributor for pet products purchased
in quantity for resale for a minimum of $300.00 or multiple invoices totaling this amount;

PLUS one (1) of the following:
Store or commercial lease indicating type of business.
Business advertisement for a pet products business.
Utility bill showing business name and address.
Yelp.com listing in an appropriate category.
Facebook page showing photos of store front and interior sales displays.
Resale tax certificate.
Business License for a retail business.
Website for a retail business.
Please Specify:
Website for on-line retailer selling several different branded pet products.
Please Specify:

The category you selected appears below. This is the business description that will appear on your show badge. You may change your selection at this time, but only one (1) option is possible. (REQUIRED)

Direct Sales:

(DT) Television 
(DS) Show Vendor 


(CA) Aquatic 
(C) Full Line 
(D) Other - Specify 


(CC) Exporter 


(BB) Importer


(PP) Breeder w/Retail
(Z) Groomer w/Retail
(TR) Trainer w/Retail
(Y) Veterinarian 
(EE) Kennel/Boarding w/Retail

Mail Order Catalog:

(E) Wholesale 
(F) Consumer 
(P) Internet Retailer/Website 

Mass Market Retailer:

(I) Drug 
(J) Variety 
(K) Supermarket 
(L) Hardware 
(R) Warehouse 

Multi-Unit Retailer:

(PBB) Pet Boutique 
(G) Pet/Dry Goods Only 
(H) Pet/Dry Goods with Animals 
(HH) Aquatic/Aquarium 
(GG) Equine Supply 
(FF) Feed Store 
(TT) Gift 
(WW) General Merchandise 
(VV) Hardware 
(UU) Lawn & Garden 
(SS) Specialty 
(YY) Co-op 


(O) Specify 

Service Distributor:

(B) Promotion Jobber 

Single-Unit Retailer:

(PB) Pet Boutique 
(M) Pet/Dry Goods Only 
(N) Pet/Dry Goods w/Animals 
(SA) Aquatic/Aquarium 
(MM) Equine Supply 
(DD) Feed Store 
(T) Gift 
(W) General Merchandise 
(V) Hardware 
(U) Lawn & Garden 
(S) Specialty 


(QO) General Merchandise 
(QQ) Livestock 
(Q) Pet/Dry Goods 
(OO) Other - Specify 
Bird   Fish   Cat   Small Animal   Dog   Reptile   Equine

Less Than $500,000
$500,001 - $2,000,000
$2,000,001 - $5,000,000
$5,000,001 - $10,000,000
Over $10,000,000

Please note this Qualification Form will not be processed if the following are not checked:

I certify that the above information is correct as stated. I understand that if this information is incorrect or incomplete, this application will be rejected.
I agree to follow the Global Pet Expo 2020 Show Rules.

Questions? Contact buyers@globalpetexpo.org.