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

Buyer Information & Registration

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Dates & Show Hours for Global Pet Expo 2019

Global Pet Expo
March 20-22, 2019
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

Show Hours:
Wednesday, March 20:  9am - 6pm
Thursday, March 21: 9am - 6pm
Friday, March 22: 9am - 5pm

Onsite Preshow Registraton:
Tuesday, March 19:  8am-6pm


Registration & Qualification

Before you proceed, please read the following carefully.

1. If you have attended Global Pet Expo previously with the same company, please LOGIN AND REGISTER

2.  If your company has sent representatives to Global Pet Expo in the last five years but this is YOUR first time, please email for assistance.  

3.  If this is the first time anyone from your company has tried to attend Global Pet Expo, proceed to NEW BUYER QUALIFICATION

4.  If you are not sure, please email and explain that you are unsure if anyone from your company has attended Global Pet Expo previously.


Cost & Deadlines for Registration before the Show

Registration is free for all qualified buyers.  

Registration is available until March 14, 2019. 

Qualification is available until March 1, 2019.


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

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 for more information.

Hotel Accommodations

onPeak is the official Global Pet Expo vendor.  Click here for the easiest way to make travel arrangements that is also the most flexible and economical.   Most of these designated hotels offer free shuttle bus service to and from the convention center. 


Have more questions?

Check out our FAQS for additional information. You can also submit an inquiry here