KANSAS CITY, Missouri — May 23, 2022 — Petfood Forum celebrated 30 years of bringing the pet food industry together for networking, education and conducting business on May 2-4, 2022, at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo., USA.
“Petfood Forum once again provided a valuable opportunity for the entire pet food supply chain to share strategies and knowledge for the advancement of the industry,” said Steve Akins, executive vice president, global petfood and events, with WATT Global Media. “We are extremely grateful that the industry has trusted us to produce an annual gathering place for the past 30 years, and we look forward to continuing this tradition.”
Coach Ken Carter kicked off the conference with his inspirational keynote presentation on creating a workplace culture centered around accountability, integrity, teamwork and leadership. Additionally, over 30 globally recognized presenters shared new research and insights on a variety of topics including high-pressure pet food processing, how health and wellness influence pet food spending, labor market challenges, minority business potential, tips to foster innovation and much more.
The conference and exhibition were well-attended by hundreds of pet food companies including Arm & Hammer, Blue Buffalo, Cargill, Champion Petfoods, Chewy, Elmira Pet Products, Freshpet, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Land O’ Lakes, Mars Petcare, Mid America Pet Foods, Nestlé Purina, Perfect Companion Group Co., Perfection Pet Foods, Royal Canin, Stella and Chewy’s, Target, Targeted Pet Treats, Three Dog Bakery, Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Wellness Pet Company and more.
The 2022 event showcased an expanded exhibit hall floor where attendees engaged with over 300 of the pet food industry’s top supplier companies. Exhibitors included ADM, AFB International, Camlin Fine Science, DSM Nutritional Products, Extru-Tech Inc., IQI Trusted Pet Food Ingredients, Kerry Ingredients, KSE Technology, Pappas, Peel Plastic Products, Schenck Process, Symrise Pet Food, Trouw Nutrition, Wenger, and many others.
The interactive show floor also included the Pet Food Tech Talk stage and the Future of Pet Food Pavilion presenting the latest companion animal research and innovations.
Event organizers have released dates for Petfood Forum 2023, which will take place on Sunday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 2 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information, visit PetfoodForumEvents.com.
About Petfood Forum & Petfood Industry
Petfood Forum is organized and hosted by Petfood Industry. Both are owned by WATT Global Media. WATT Global Media has grown agrifood and pet food businesses with proven results for over 100 years. WATT’s brands and product portfolio provide access to market expertise, engaged audiences and targeted solutions that lead to successful connections in the poultry, feed and pet food markets. With WATT Global Media, gain a global advantage in implementing dynamic marketing solutions through innovative technology and delivery channels.
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