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Petfood R&D Showcase Frequently Asked Questions

The next Petfood R&D Showcase will be held October 15-17, 2019 in Manhattan, Kansas. Petfood R&D Showcase is the newest addition to the Petfood Forum events family, and is brought to you by a joint academic-industry partnership between Petfood Forum and the Pet Food Program at Kansas State University.

Attendees of the Petfood R&D Showcase include 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 Petfood R&D Showcase will have a new theme, “Leveraging Science into Product Innovation,” and will again feature unique, interactive learning. If you wish to be added to our email distribution list, please send your contact information to: eventsinfo@wattglobal.com, with “Add me to your Petfood R&D Showcase email list” in the subject line.

Yes. Petfood Forum and Petfood R&D Workshop provide conference visitors from all over the world with opportunities to network with industry peers, learn from leading pet food experts, consultants and technical experts, visit with suppliers, and of course transact business with one another on a global level. Our international events include: Petfood Forum Asia, Petfood Forum China and Petfood Forum Europe

The Petfood Forum group of conferences and exhibitions are unique and exclusive events serving the global pet food manufacturing industry. They deliver the opportunity to learn the latest research and innovative information on pet nutrition, global pet food market growth, petf ood safety, processing, packaging and much more—all from leading, recognized industry experts. In addition, Petfood Forum conferences are the ideal opportunity for pet food professionals from around the world to network, exchange ideas and do business with one another and with leading industry suppliers.

Since 1992, the annual Petfood Forum and Petfood Innovation Workshop conferences in the United States have been taking place and growing every year. Petfood Forum and Petfood Innovation Workshop had always been based in the Chicago area until relocating to a larger venue for the 2015 event, which will be held in Kansas City, Missouri. Petfood Forum conferences also offer one-day events outside of North America, including Petfood Forum Asia, Petfood Forum China and Petfood Forum Europe.

Petfood Forum events are organized and hosted by Petfood Industry magazine. Petfood Industry has been the leading source of information for the global pet food manufacturing for more than 50 years, delivering insights and knowledge via a monthly magazine, website, e-newsletters and other media. Both are owned by WATT Global Media, a full-service publishing and media company founded in 1917 that provides exceptional business content and solutions to the agribusiness industry. As an industry innovator, WATT Global Media has connected buyers and sellers in the poultry, pig, animal feed and pet food industries through its media channels for more than 100 years.