Petfood R&D Showcase 2018 announces keynote speaker, agenda details

Petfood Industry magazine and Kansas State University Pet Food Science Program representatives have confirmed Lynn Dornblaser with Mintel as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Petfood R&D Showcase. This unique hands-on workshop is scheduled for October 9-11, 2018 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Registration is now open with Early Bird savings available.

“We are pleased to announce Lynn Dornblaser as the keynote speaker for Petfood R&D Showcase,” said Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Petfood Industry. “Dornblaser will share insights on what human food trends mean for pet treats and toppers.”

Petfood R&D Showcase 2018 will feature the new theme, “Treats, Toppers and Inclusions.” During this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn about the science and technology behind these food forms of pet food from suppliers of ingredients, equipment and technologies. These supplier-sponsors will provide interactive and engaging demonstrations for participants to explore the process of producing pet treats, toppers and inclusions. The 2018 Petfood R&D Showcase demonstration sponsors include Balchem, Enterra Feed Corporation, Extru-Tech Inc, The Peterson Company, Tree Top Ingredients and United Sorghum Checkoff.

In addition to the keynote presentation and hands-on demonstrations, Petfood R&D Showcase will feature cutting-edge scientific presentations and numerous networking opportunities with leading suppliers, researchers and pet food industry professionals.

Early Bird registration for Petfood R&D Showcase is now open, providing attendees with the opportunity to save $200. To ensure the quality of the workshop, space is limited.