ROCKFORD, Ill. — Sept. 25, 2020 — Representatives from Petfood Industry announced that Petfood Forum CONNECT 2020 attracted more than 2,000 pet food professionals from over 50 countries. The interactive online conference and digital showroom directory included a five-day agenda packed with education and exclusive networking. The virtual event was held Sept. 9-10 and 15-17, 2020.

Industry professionals in attendance included representatives from Agrolimen, Diamond Pet Foods, General Mills, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, J.M. Smucker, Mars Petcare, Nestlé Purina Petcare, Perfect Companion, Real Pet Food Company, Simmons Pet Food, Spectrum Brands, WellPet and many others.

Petfood Forum CONNECT 2020 featured a lineup of over 15 globally recognized presenters to share market data, new research and insights on a variety of topics. Sessions covered a 2020 retail market overview, pet food crisis management strategies, protein sustainability, pet food personalization and much more. Bonin Bough, consumer products goods expert, provided the opening keynote presentation discussing five hacks to break and rebuild the pet food industry.

“Petfood Forum CONNECT provided important business development opportunities and expert insights on the rapidly changing pet food market,” said Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Petfood Industry.

The virtual event provided a platform for pet food professionals from around the world to network, exchange ideas and grow business revenues when in-person meetings are not possible. Attendees had opportunities to connect during more than 2,700 one-on-one partnership meeting requests, through the digital showroom directory featuring top supplier companies and live Q&A sessions with speakers.

Petfood Forum 2021 will present a unique global event experience accessible to everyone regardless of ability to travel. A live conference and exhibition in Kansas City, Mo., in addition to a virtual event will be offered, delivering valuable networking, meetings and educational sessions.

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About Petfood Forum & Petfood Industry
Petfood Forum is organized and hosted by Petfood Industry. Both are owned by WATT Global Media, a company that grows agrifood and pet food businesses with proven results for over 100 years. Access the 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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Lynzee Branstetter, Forum Marketing Coordinator
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