March 22-24, 2023
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)



If you are a buyer, and your company has never attended Global Pet Expo, you will need to qualify to attend the Show. Here’s what you need to know in order to qualify onsite:

Definition of a Qualified Buyer:

A company that purchases wholesale pet products in quantities from a variety of pet product manufacturers or distributors that are then resold to consumers.

NOTE: Companies solely producing their own brand will not qualify as a Buyer, and must attend as an Industry Visitor.

Registration Counter: New Buyer Qualification
Requirements For Qualification:

  • Your original Photo ID (photocopies are not accepted)
  • TWO Proofs of Business:
    1. First Proof of Business:
      A copy of a wholesale invoice from a manufacturer or distributor for pet products purchased wholesale and in quantity. This first proof of business is required and must meet the following criteria:
      1. $300 minimum purchase of branded pet products.
      2. Invoices may not be for ingredients, supplies, or packaging.
      3. Invoices for your own branded products purchased from a contracted manufacturer are not accepted.
      4. Additional conditions may apply.
    2. Second Proof of Business: 
      • Website selling a variety of pet products.
      • Store or commercial lease indicating type of business.
      • Business advertisement displaying pet products sold from your business.
      • Utility bill for a store.
      • Yellow Pages listing in an appropriate category.
      • Resale tax certificate.
      • Business license for a retail business.

Locations & Hours for New Buyer Qualification:

Orange County Convention Center Locations
There are TWO New Buyer Qualification counters:
Locations: Hours of Operation:
  • Hall B Registration Lobby
  • Hall C Registration Lobby
Tuesday, March 23 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, March 24 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 25 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Friday, March 26 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


We can be reached here beginning Sunday, March 21:

New Buyer Qualification Hall B: (001) 407-685-4147
New Buyer Qualification Hall C: (001) 407-685-4019

Are you a supplier, service provider or company that does not meet the Buyer Qualification requirements?

Click HERE for more information.