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

Onsite Registration & New Buyer Qualification Information

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Pre-show registration & qualification are closed. Please read the instructions below for registering and qualifying onsite at Global Pet Expo. 

Onsite Registration for Pre-Qualified Buyers

Location: Registration, West Building, Hall B Lobby of the Orange County Convention Center 
Counter: BLUE Pre-Qualified counter
Days/Times: Tuesday, March 20 - Thursday, March 22: 8:00am - 6:00pm | Friday, March 23: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Required: A photo I.D. and a business card

Proceed to the "Pre-Qualified” counter. You will be asked to look up your company name and enter your information.


Onsite New Buyer Qualification 

Location: Registration, West Buidling, Hall B Lobby of the Orange County Convention Center.
Counter: RED Attendee Qualification counter
Days/Times: Tuesday, March 20 - Thursday, March 22: 8:00am - 6:00pm | Friday, March 23: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Please have the required (2) proofs of business with you, as explained below. 

If you are a buyer and your company has never sent a representative to Global Pet Expo you will need to provide (2) proofs of business, which are outlined below:

1) REQUIRED PROOF OF BUSINESS:  A copy of a wholesale invoice from a manufacturer or distributor for pet products purchased wholesale and in quantity is required. 

  1. Minimum $250
  2. Invoices may not be for ingredients, supplies, or packaging. 
  3. Invoices for your branded products purchased from a contract manufacturer are not acceptable.
  4. Additional conditions may apply.

2) The second proof of business may be one of the following:

  • Website selling a variety of pet products.
  • Store or commercial lease indicating type of business.
  • Business advertisement for a pet products business.
  • Utility bill for a store.
  • Yellow Pages listing in an appropriate category.
  • Resale tax certificate.
  • Business License for a retail business.  

Onsite Badge Pick Up for Pre-Registered Buyers  

If you are pre-registered and have a confirmation, you can proceed to multiple locations to print out your badge. 


Locations: Hall B Lobby and Hall C Lobby of the West Building, Orange County Convention Center 
Counter: Pre-Registered counter
Days/Times: Tuesday, March 20 - Thursday, March 22: 8:00am - 6:00pm | Friday, March 23: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Please Bring: I.D. and your registration confirmation


Remote Badge Stations

- Rosen Centre Hotel Lobby
- Rosen Plaza Hotel Lobby
- Hyatt Regency Orlando Lobby
- OCCC Westwood Parking Entrance (entrance from the West Building Parking Lot) 

Tuesday, March 20: 8 am – 3 pm
Wednesday, March 21: 7 am – 3 pm
Thursday, March 22: 7:30 am – 3 pm 

Please Bring: I.D. and your registration confirmation

Incorrect information on Your Badge

It must be corrected onsite at Global Pet Expo beginning Tuesday, March 20. Please go to the HELP Desk at Registration, Hall B of the West Building at the Orange County Convention Center.  

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

Only qualified buyers are eligible to attend Global Pet Expo all three days.  Companies that do not qualify may attend as an Industry Visitor. Onsite registration will be available at the "Industry Visitor Counter" at Registration, Hall B, West Building of the Orange County Convention Center.

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 Annie Rotberg at