Buyers Missions

Pet Food Buyers Mission at 2024 Global Pet Expo

Registration Closed Request Information
Event Date
March 19, 2024
Orlando, FL
Registration Deadline
Feb 19, 2024

Food Export Buyers Missions are Unique, Curated Experiences that Maximize Your Time and Investment

Food Export-Northeast in conjunction with the American Pet Products Association (APPA) will be conducting a Pet Food Buyers Mission at the 2024 Global Pet Expo. The annual Global Pet Expo is considered one of the pet industry’s premier events featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today.

Global retail pet food sales reached another record high in 2021 as the trend away from table scraps continues in developing markets while consumers in more advanced markets shift to specialty and health-centered pet foods.

This mission is the perfect low-cost opportunity to meet qualified buyers from around the world in one place!

This Buyers Mission is taking place in partnership with the American Pet Products Association.

Register early as meeting slots are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Health and Safety Information

For information about health and safety at this event, please refer to our Health and Safety FAQ page.

Inside Look at a Food Export Buyers Mission

Buyer Profiles

  • China
  • Guatemala
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Peru
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates

Download Buyer Profiles


Products of Interest

This is your opportunity to develop and expand your business with international buyers who have expressed interest in a variety of U.S. products.

  • Pet Food
  • Pet Treats & Mixes

Preparation Assistance

Export Essentials Online

Whether you’re new to exporting or need to refresh your skills, this free online training course provides a comprehensive, flexible approach to learning the fundamentals and logistics of exporting.

Complimentary Webinars

Our educational webinars provide up-to-date exporter intelligence regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with international buyers, and much more.

Success Stories

Every year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast Buyers Missions to generate new export sales and establish new distributorships.

Export Success

Participants in 2019 Buyers Missions Reported:

Market Access Program (MAP) Funding

1st Time Export Sales

New Distributorships Established

New Distributorships Established

New Foreign Buyer Contacts

New Foreign Buyer Introductions

Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) Fund

$164 Million
Projected Sales

Over $100k in New Export Sales

$162 Million
Actual Sales
Branded Program

Double Your International Marketing Budget

With the Branded Program, you may be eligible for up to 50% reimbursement on:

  • Promotions and product demonstrations
  • Advertising
  • Foreign market compliant packaging/labeling
  • Marketing and point-of-sale materials
  • And much more!