A journey through 30 years of Petfood Forum

Petfood Forum will celebrate 30 years of bringing the pet food industry together for networking, education and business on May 2-4, 2022, at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo., USA.

“Petfood Forum has grown from an extremely small, niche tabletop show into what it is today – a place where thousands of global pet food professionals can collaborate, learn and build relationships. For 30 years, Petfood Forum has provided a gathering place, and we look forward to continuing to help the industry grow, evolve and connect.” – Steve Akins, executive vice president, global petfood and events, with WATT Global Media

The globally known conference and exhibition started on River Road in Des Plaines, Illinois, as a small event with only 100 people and 10 tabletop booths. The show eventually outgrew its Des Plaines venue and moved to the Hyatt in Rosemont, Illinois, right next to O’Hare International Airport. Still growing, the show then relocated to Schaumburg, Illinois, where it remained for several years. But by 2014, Petfood Forum had outgrown its space yet again. In 2015, Petfood Forum debuted at its new and current home, the Kansas City Convention Center.

In 2022, Petfood Forum expects to attract over 3,000 attendees and exhibitors from around the world.

The 2022 event will feature an expanded exhibit hall floor where attendees will engage with nearly 400 supplier companies vital to global pet food manufacturers and brand owners. Additionally, the conference features dozens of educational sessions, led by globally recognized experts focused on the latest pet food product innovations, consumer buying trends and the newest processing technologies.

Thank you to these long-time exhibiting companies!

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Register now to attend Petfood Forum 2022 and make history at the global pet food industry’s most valuable and unique conference and exhibition.

Multiple registration options are available to fit any budget and travel restrictions. View the Petfood Forum 2022 registration packages.