Kansas City, Missouri – January 4, 2019 – Petfood Forum, the pet food industry’s must-attend event, has confirmed Dr. Katy Nelson as the keynote speaker for the 2019 edition, scheduled for April 29-May 1, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Registration is now open with super early bird savings available for this exclusive conference and exhibition.

“We are pleased to announce Dr. Katy Nelson as keynote speaker for Petfood Forum,” said Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Petfood Industry. “Nelson will share insights on the human-pet bond and the role of nutrition and health in developing and nurturing it, and what this means for the pet food market.” Nelson, D.V.M, host and executive producer of “The Pet Show with Dr. Katy” and associate veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Center in Alexandria, Virginia, will kick off the conference on April 30.

In addition to the keynote presentation, the conference will feature four general sessions covering omnichannel pet food retailing, the evolution of pet food premiumization, the latest consumer data and pet food litigation trends. The 2019 program also includes four concurrent session tracks and multiple panel discussions providing insights on e-commerce and pet food retailing, science vs. marketing in pet food development, the future of pet food and its consumers, and an update on canine dilated cardiomyopathy.

A new edition of the Petfood Innovation Workshop will take place the day prior to the commencement of Petfood Forum on April 29, 2019, featuring a timely and highly relevant theme, “Clean Label Technology.” During this unique workshop, attendees will participate in numerous stations led by top pet food industry suppliers including AFB International, Darling Ingredients, DSM, Extru-Tech, Kerry Ingredients, Maxxam Analytics and TC Transcontinental.

Super early bird registration is available until January 25, 2019 and provides attendees with the opportunity to save up to $650. For more information about the 2019 Petfood Forum and to view the complete agenda visit, www.PetfoodForumEvents.com.

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Lynzee Glass, Forum Marketing Coordinator
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