The 2018 Petfood Research and Development Showcase featured unique, interactive learning and networking opportunities for the global pet food and pet treat industry, which included an exclusive network of industry suppliers, co-packers and service providers. Attendees of the Petfood R&D Showcase included 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 2018 edition, featured a new and exclusive theme, “Treats, Toppers and Inclusions.”

2018 Petfood R&D Showcase included:

  • Three days of learning, networking and activities, focusing on the science and technology behind treats, toppers and inclusions in pet food.
  • Interactive labs exploring pet food production with an emphasis on pet treats, toppers and inclusions
  • New and unique presentations shared by leading subject-matter experts featuring the latest cutting-edge research that complements these new food formats and share details about the science behind discoveries that participants will be able to incorporate into their product offerings.
  • 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 2018 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 was 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.