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PETFOOD FORUM 2018!
AND WELCOME TO KANSAS CITY, the hub of the global
pet food manufacturing industry. Thank you for joining us for
several days of networking, learning and doing business in the
dynamic pet food industry. Here are highlights of what you'll
experience during this exclusive event:
Jack Hanna, conservationist and host of the Emmy-Award-winning
television series "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild," kicks off the conference portion of Petfood Forum 2018 along with some of his animal
friends. To close out Petfood Forum, Brian Hare, PhD, founder of
Dognition, shares his latest research on canine cognition and dogs'
individual ways of thinking, learning and problem solving.
ROUNDTABLE AND PANEL SESSIONS
Hear from a host of experts,
including some of the pet
food company executives, on
hot topics like insect protein,
the next big trends for pet
food, and attracting and retaining talent in this dynamic industry.
THE LATEST PET FOOD RESEARCH
In between the keynotes, four concurrent session tracks bring you
the most up-to-date research, information and insights on the pet
food market, nutrition, ingredients, processing and safety.
For the first time, students
from pet food-related
programs across the US will
present their original research,
reviewed and selected by pet
food experts and academia.
See their abstracts starting on p. 10 and in the Petfood Forum app.
Be sure to stop by the Student Career Center in the registration area
(Lobby 2300) to hear about their studies, peruse their research
posters and meet these bright young minds.
FOCUS ON CONSUMER TRUST AND TRANSPARENCY
David Sprinkle, publisher and research
director for Packaged Facts, leads off
Wednesday with exclusive results of a
survey of US pet owners about what
transparency means to them and how
pet food companies can earn their
trust. Other sessions and speakers also
address this topic, including executives
from pet food players Nestlé Purina
PetCare and Aller Petfood Group sharing their companies' initiatives
and outlook on transparency.
PET FOOD COMPANY EXECUTIVES
Besides Purina and Aller, other pet food company executives headline the roster of speakers, including Nature's Variety, Freshpet and
Central Garden & Pet.
Find out what innovative
tools and strategies
they're using to make
safe pet foods, find
their next generation of
employees and more.
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PETFOOD FORUM PROCEEDINGS
Access and download proceedings (abstracts) and
PowerPoint presentations for each session. Find
the links in the Petfood Forum app or visit www.
PetfoodForumEvents.com/PFF/2018-presentations. To access the page, you will need to use
this password: PFF2018 (case sensitive).
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SPOTLIGHT ON LEARNING
PETFOOD FORUM VIDEOS
In case you can't catch all the sessions you
want to see, or you want to share a few with colleagues who
couldn't make it to Petfood Forum, you can access a handful of videotaped sessions, paired with their PowerPoints, after the conference.
Bookmark this page and check it a few weeks after Petfood Forum: