Petfood Forum 2024 brings latest research, trends, innovation

Reflecting the dynamic pet food market, Petfood Forum 2024 will feature the most recent nutrition, processing and safety research, updates on market trends and data, and deep dives into how to find the innovation sweet spot for you and your business. Petfood Forum will take place April 29-May 1, 2024, at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. After an opening reception the evening of April 29, the conference will kick off on April 30 with an opening keynote by Daniel Levine, director of the Avant-Guide Institute, a global trends consultancy, who will provide insights for pet food producers and professionals to help them understand approaching trends and turbocharge their innovation. Continuing the focus on innovation, on May 1, Tamara Ghandour, founder of LaunchStreet and creator of the Innovative Quotient Edge assessment, will guide audience members in using this tool to unlock their innovative minds. She will also present later that day, on “Making the tough decisions that serve you,” during the Women in Petfood Leadership luncheon and networking session. In between Levine and Ghandour’s presentations, concurrent session tracks will offer the latest research and insights on the pet food market, nutrition and ingredients, processing, safety and quality. The conference portion of Petfood Forum 2024 will close the afternoon of May 1 with a panel discussion on pet food sustainability. Participants can obtain additional information and learning from the Student Program research presentations and supplier-led Tech Talks. Petfood Forum also will offer access to leading pet food industry suppliers in the large exhibit hall, plus plenty of opportunities to network with them and other industry professionals. Animal-related charities will bring service dogs and puppies, with a chance to give back to the greater pet community. In partnership with Petfood Forum, separate seminars and events will be available from the Association of American Feed Control Officials, the Pet Food Alliance and a buyers’ mission. Learn about pet treats during Petfood Essentials On April 29, an interactive lead-in seminar, Petfood Essentials, will provide the latest trends, research and information on pet treats. Pet food experts will present market data, ingredient and safety research, a look at pet treats vs. supplements and tips on how to take a treat concept to market. Attendees will also participate in a team activity, with a fun competition at the end. Find out more and register Find out more and register See the exhibit hall map See the exhibit hall map