ROCKFORD, Ill. — June 29, 2020 — Due to ongoing health and safety concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, Petfood Forum 2020 is being reimagined as a virtual experience branded as Petfood Forum CONNECT. The new online conference and digital showroom directory is scheduled for Sept. 9-10 and 15-17, 2020, and will be available on demand through the end of September. Registration is now open.

“The pandemic continues to impact global pet food on many levels. Petfood Forum CONNECT offers an engaging platform that will bring the global industry together to network, learn and continue conducting business in a time when in-person sales visits and meetings aren’t possible,” said Steve Akins, executive vice president of global pet food and events, WATT Global Media.

Most session topics and speakers originally scheduled for Petfood Forum 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, will remain including keynote speaker Bonin Bough, a world-renowned consumer product goods brand expert; Maria Lange with Nielsen; and David Sprinkle with Packaged Facts. The online program will also include sessions and panel discussions on moving past COVID-19, pet food consumer trends and marketing, nutrition, ingredients, safety and more. Plus, the latest pet food technologies and research will be showcased daily.

Attendees will have opportunities to connect during one-on-one partnership meetings with the industry’s top pet food suppliers during Petfood Forum CONNECT, including 1Solution Group, AFB International, Camlin Fine Sciences, Extru-Tech Inc., Peel Plastic Products, Schenck Process, Trouw Nutrition, Wenger, among many others.

The digital showroom sponsors represent a large collection of pet food supplier companies including co-manufacturers, ingredient, additive and formulation solutions, processing and packaging equipment, flexible packaging solutions, safety solutions, lab and testing solutions, consultants and providers of additional services to pet food and treat companies around the world.

Petfood Forum CONNECT 2020 provides the best opportunity this year for pet food professionals from around the world to network, exchange ideas and grow business revenues with one another and with the industry’s leading pet food manufacturers and suppliers.

For more information about Petfood Forum CONNECT, to view the agenda and to register please visit,

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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