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APPA Member Benefits Unleashed: Assistance for the Global Marketplace
 
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American Pet Products Association, Inc.

255 Glenville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
Phone: 203.532.0000
Toll Free: 800.452.1225
Fax: 203.532.0551

APPA's Washington D.C. Office
1900 K Street NW, Ste 100
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202.496.7888

 

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NEXT DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:
OCTOBER 15, 2014

APPROVAL DATE:
NOVEMBER 3, 2014

You’re in Good Company When You Join APPA!!
APPA is the largest international trade association dedicated to helping pet and equine products manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers cultivate their business and earn greater profits.  With over 1,100 members, APPA membership affiliates you with other top industry leaders not only from the U.S. but from across the globe.

Each year APPA hosts Global Pet Expo, the largest and most unique annual pet products trade show in the world.  The exhibition serves the needs of the pet products industry in the U.S. and internationally by bringing together key manufacturers, importers, exporters and buyers in one location.

Membership Benefits…
As a member of APPA you can take advantage of the many valuable membership benefits including:

  • Eligibility to Exhibit at Global Pet Expo
  • Access to the Global Pet Expo Attendee List containing thousands of qualified and interested pet products buyer contacts from the U.S. and across the globe
  • The APPA National Pet Owners Survey
  • Export-Import Assistance
  • Business, Health and Other Group Employee Benefits and Insurance Solutions
  • Public Relations and Industry Communications
  • Discounts on Health and Wellness Plans
  • Product Issues and Regulatory Alerts
  • Business Building Tools
  • Educational and Networking Opportunities

Click here for more information about APPA Member Benefits


Global Pet Expo…

Dates:
March 4-6, 2015, Orlando, FL

Buyers: Global Pet Expo draws the most important buyers in the pet products industry. Buyers must qualify to attend and represent major pet products distributors, superstore and mass market retailers.  In addition, single-unit retailers, buyers from boutique and specialty stores, and from the major hardware, lawn and garden, supermarket, and discount chains also attend. 

Some mass market retailers in attendance at the 2014 Global Pet Expo included: Wal-Mart, Target, Costco, Sam's Club and many more.  Multi-unit pet retailers include:  Petco, PetSmart, Pet Supermarket, Petland, Pet Supplies "Plus", and many more.

27% of the buyers who attended are from outside of the U.S. representing 77 countries. If you are looking for new international distribution channels for your products, you will want to be at the Global Pet Expo!


Booth Cost

Before January 4: 
$23.00 per square foot ($2,300 for a 10'x10')
After January 4:  $25.00 per square foot ($2,500 for a 10'x 10')


Booth includes pipe and drape, booth sign, trade show marketing materials, invitation list, and attendee list. 

Please note:
  If you plan to reserve a booth for Global Pet Expo subsequent to your membership approval, please understand that booth availability and location are not guaranteed.  Booth availability is subject to inventory at the time of your booth application and all booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For information on becoming an APPA member and exhibiting at Global Pet Expo, contact us by email at memberservices@americanpetproducts.org, or call the Member Relations & Business Development Department at 001-203-532-0000 ext. 520.


 

APPA Membership  

For a full list of APPA Membership Benefits click here.

Membership for Manufacturers

Domestic Manufacturer Membership
Domestic Manufacturer Membership is open to pet product manufacturers or importers who have either a manufacturing facility or warehouse in the U.S. and who meet the additional membership requirements.

Domestic Manufacturer Members receive all of the applicable membership benefits and have full voting privileges. Click here for Domestic Manufacturer Membership requirements, dues information, membership application and payment information.

International Manufacturer Membership 
International Manufacturer Membership is open to pet product manufacturers who do not have a manufacturing facility or warehouse in the U.S. but who meet the additional membership requirements.

International Manufacturer Members receive all of the applicable membership benefits but do not have voting privileges.

Click here for International Manufacturer Membership requirements, dues information, membership application and payment information.


Membership for Manufacturers' Representatives

Manufacturers' Representative Membership
APPA Manufacturers' Representative Membership is open to all pet products manufacturers' representatives who are currently representing at least two manufacturers. Applicants must also meet the additional membership requirements.

Manufacturers' Representative Members receive all of the applicable membership benefits.  Representatives may attend Global Pet Expo as a representative in a manufacturer's booth and are not eligible to exhibit, and do not have voting privileges.

Click here for Manufacturers' Representative membership requirements, dues information, membership application and payment information.


Membership for Livestock Suppliers
 

Domestic Livestock Membership
APPA Domestic Livestock Membership is open to livestock suppliers who breed/sell domesticated companion animals in the following categories: dog, cat, fish, bird, small animal, reptile and equine. Livestock must be intended for sale as companion animals at the retail level. Applicants must have a breeding/kennel/cattery facility or distribution center in the United States. Applicants must also meet the additional membership requirements.

Domestic Livestock Members receive all of the applicable membership benefits but do not have voting privileges.

Click here for Domestic Livestock membership requirements, dues information, membership application and payment information.

International Livestock Membership
APPA International Livestock Membership is open to livestock suppliers who breed/sell domesticated companion animals in the following categories: dog, cat, fish, bird, small animal, reptile and equine. Livestock must be intended for sale as companion animals at the retail level. Applicants need not have a breeding/kennel/cattery facility or distribution center in the United States. Applicants must also meet the additional membership requirements.

International Livestock Members receive all of the applicable membership benefits but do not have voting privileges.

Click here for International Livestock membership requirements, dues information, membership application and payment information.