Kansas City, Missouri – April 14, 2019 – Petfood Forum, the pet food industry’s must-attend conference and exhibition includes a three-day agenda packed with education. With an expert keynote presentation, four general sessions, multiple panel discussions and concurrent session tracks, the conference offers learning opportunities for professionals of all levels. The event is scheduled for April 29-May 1, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, with registration open now.

“Petfood Forum presents a wide variety of educational opportunities during the conference and exhibition,” said Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Petfood Industry. “The 2019 edition will include many of the educational features that have made the event well-attended in the past plus include some new components.”

The 2019 program includes four 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. Panelists include top pet food companies and retailers from Champion Petfoods, Royal Canin, Petcurean Pet Nutrition, Red Collar Pet Foods, Nestlé Purina, Petco, and many others.

Back by popular demand, the student career center will highlight new academic research from 11 universities including Cornell University, Kansas State University, University of Illinois, University of Missouri, Texas A&M University, and others. Students will present non-commercial oral presentations and posters on relevant pet food-related research, allowing attendees the chance to see how academic research will impact the industry.

New to the 2019 exhibition floor, the Pet Food Tech Talk Stage showcases the latest products and capabilities from suppliers and innovators assisting pet food companies worldwide. The schedule includes selecting and working with natural colors for extruded kibbles, treats, coating and gravies; a look at natural palatants as an emerging pet food trend; and overcoming unique operational challenges with retort packaging.

For more information about the 2019 Petfood Forum, to view the complete agenda and to register visit, www.PetfoodForumEvents.com.

About Petfood Forum & Petfood Industry
Petfood Forum is organized and hosted by Petfood Industry (www.petfoodindustry.com). Both are owned by WATT Global Media, a content company founded in 1917 that provides exceptional business content and solutions to the agribusiness industry. As an industry innovator, WATT Global Media has connected buyers and sellers in the poultry, pig, animal feed and pet food industries through its media channels for over 100 years (www.WATTGlobalMedia.com).

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Lynzee Glass, Forum Marketing Coordinator
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