Bangkok, Thailand — 1 November 2023 — Petfood Forum, the world’s leading pet food conference and exhibition, held its first regional conference in Southeast Asia since 2018. Petfood Forum Asia returned on 25 October 2023 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand, with nearly 100 pet food professionals from Southeast Asia in attendance.

The one-day conference, co-located with Pet Fair South East Asia 2023, attracted pet food professionals from 25 countries including Argentina, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Turkey, Thailand, China, the United States and others.

Petfood Forum Asia provided an opportunity for industry peers from around the world to network, exchange ideas and conduct business as the conference resumed as an in-person event this year.

“The presence of professionals from such a wide array of countries is a testament to the fast-growing importance of the Asian market in the global pet food economy,” said Steve Akins, executive vice president, publisher, global petfood and events at WATT Global Media. “We look forward to connecting professionals with additional educational and networking resources again in the near future.”

The conference focused on the latest developments on market trends, research and innovation for the Asian pet food market. Speakers presented on a variety of topics, including the trends driving the Asian pet food market, gut microbiome of dogs and cats, comprehensive risk evaluation of environmental pet food pathogens, medium-chain fatty acids to inhibit yeast and mold spoilage in pet treats, and best practices for producing functional, clean-label pet treats.

Petfood Forum Asia was made possible thanks to event sponsors: 3D Corporate Solutions, AFB International, Darling Ingredients, dsm-firmenich, Extru-Tech Inc., Format Solutions and Schenck Process.

Pet Fair South East Asia 2023, now in its second year, took place from 25-27 October 2023, at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). The 2023 edition featured 300 exhibiting companies displaying a wide range of products for brand and private label manufacturers.

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About Petfood Forum Asia

Petfood Forum Asia 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.

About Pet Fair South East Asia:

Organized in Bangkok (Thailand), Pet Fair South East Asia provides the international pet industry with a B2B Partnership Hub for distribution, retail and sourcing. With trade visitors from over 60 different countries present at the inaugural 2022 edition, the three-day pet industry tradeshow has proven that its buyer reach goes well beyond the South East Asian region, covering additional key growth markets such as the Middle East, India, and Oceania. The 2023 edition is expected to feature over 300 exhibiting companies and will display a wide range of product segments for both brand and private label business on the show floor.

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