Nuremberg, Germany — 1 April 2022 — Petfood Forum Europe has confirmed Kate Vlietstra, associate director, Mintel, as the opening session speaker for the 2022 event, scheduled in-person on 23 May in Nuremberg, Germany. Registration is now open with early savings available until 15 April.

“This year’s conference will feature industry experts providing updates and insights on market growth, trends and research that benefit the domestic and global pet food companies,” said Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Petfood Industry.

“Participants will hear from numerous speakers including Vlietstra who will share data-driven recommendations and projections of the changes that lie ahead of the pet food market in the next five years. Vlietstra also explores a range of topics including healthy snacking formats, the accelerated humanization of pets and opportunities in sustainable pet food,” added Phillips-Donaldson.

Other topics will provide the latest research on insect protein, omega-3 fatty acids and potato fiber; a new look at in-home testing protocols; safety challenges of novel pet food ingredients; and the sustainability benefits of using a circular model for wet pet food processing and mix packs or multi packs for packaging.

Additionally, this one-day conference will provide an opportunity for pet food professionals from around the world to network, exchange ideas and do business with leading industry suppliers.

Petfood Forum Europe, for the first time, is co-located with Interzoo, taking place 24-27 May. Registration fees include a full day of educational presentations, multiple networking coffee breaks, lunch and a networking reception, plus admission to Interzoo.

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Information about WZF

WZF (Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Zoologischer Fachbetriebe GmbH) organizes Interzoo in Nuremberg with the German Pet Trade and Industry Association ZZF (Zentralverband Zoologischer Fachbetriebe Deutschlands e.V) as the founder and honorary sponsor. It is the owner and organizer of the world’s largest international trade fair for the pet industry. With more than 1,900 exhibitors and about 39,000 trade visitors from over 125 countries, Interzoo is the undisputed world’s leading trade fair for pet supplies. WZF has appointed NürnbergMesse with the organization of Interzoo on its behalf.

WZF is a 100% subsidiary of ZZF. With its business fields trade fairs and events, media work and public relations, education and the issuing agency for identification markings for protected species, WZF makes an important contribution to the economic and communicative development of the pet industry.

Information about Petfood Forum Europe

Petfood Forum is organized and hosted by Petfood Industry magazine. 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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