The 2019 Petfood Research and Development Showcase features unique, interactive learning and networking opportunities for the global pet food and pet treat industry, which includes an exclusive network of industry suppliers, co-packers and service providers. Attendees of the Petfood R&D Showcase includes professionals working in nutrition, ingredient and processing technologies, packaging, food science, R&D, product development, food safety, QA/QC, purchasing, import/export and regulatory compliance.

The 2019 edition, features a new and exclusive theme, “Leveraging Science into Product Innovation.”

2019 Petfood R&D Showcase includes:

  • Three days of learning, networking and activities, focusing on the science and technology behind product innovation.
  • Interactive labs exploring the transfer of scientific knowledge into the next generation of products and product solutions
  • New and unique presentations shared by leading subject-matter experts featuring the latest cutting-edge research
  • Numerous networking opportunities, including two evening receptions and an optional dine-around event at local Manhattan restaurants to engage with subject-matter experts and share ideas with peers.

The theme for the 2019 Petfood R&D Showcase was carefully selected based on the current and future pet food trends and what is most relevant in the industry. This is a high-value opportunity for a campus experience, with technical exchange, and up-close experiences exploring pet food production and a deeper understanding of how treats, toppers and inclusions fit into its future.

Petfood R&D Showcase is a Petfood Forum event and is brought to you by a joint academic-industry partnership between Watt Global Media (Petfood Industry Magazine and Petfood Forum) and the Pet Food Program at Kansas State University.