Agenda

Petfood Forum is hard at work planning the 2023 event. A more detailed agenda will be released in January 2023.

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Petfood Forum tentative schedule of events

Monday, May 1

7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

Petfood Essentials

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Registration
Lobby 2300

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Exhibitor move-in
Halls C, D and E

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Petfood Forum and Petfood Essentials opening reception
Kansas City Power & Light District

Tuesday, May 2

7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Registration
Lobby 2300

7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cash coffee bar
Lobby 2300

7-8 a.m.

Breakfast
Room 2215 A-C

8-8:50 a.m.

Welcome and opening keynote: David Allison, What Valuegraphics can tell you about your pet food consumers

Allison will share the common core values of pet owners, based on an exclusive survey conducted uniquely for Petfood Forum to help brands and companies anticipate consumer behaviors and needs for the types of pet foods and treats they seek to buy.

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Exhibit hall open
Halls C, D and E

9:15-9:45 a.m.

Coffee break
Halls C, D and E

9:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

Petfood Forum Student Program research presentations and education session
Future of Pet Food Pavilion, Halls C, D and E

9:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Pet Food Tech Talks
Pet Food Tech Talk Stage, Halls C, D and E

12:15-1:30 p.m.

Lunch
Halls C, D and E

12:30-1:30 p.m.

AAFCO Lunch n’ learn sessions

Pet Food Tech Talk Stage, Halls D and E

1:30-4:10 p.m.

Concurrent sessions
2500 Rooms

2:40-3:10 p.m.

Coffee break
Halls C, D and E

4-5:30 p.m.

Networking reception
Halls C, D and E

4:15-5:15 p.m.

Student and industry research poster meet-and-greet
Future of Pet Food Pavilion, Halls C, D and E

Wednesday, May 3

7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Registration
Lobby 2300

7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cash coffee bar
Lobby 2300

7:15-8:15 a.m.

Breakfast

8:15-9 a.m.

Wednesday eye-opener session: Mary Kelly, Futurenomics: Turning crisis into clarity for your team and organization

Kelly will present Futurenomics: an economic snapshot of all the issues affecting the economy — and pet food businesses — now, including inflation, staffing shortages and ongoing supply chain disruptions. She will provide solutions and handouts to help attendees understand how to best lead teams through difficult situations

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Exhibit hall open
Halls C, D and E

9:30-10 a.m.

Coffee break
Halls C, D and E

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Petfood Forum Student Program presentations
Future of Pet Food Pavilion, Halls C, D and E

11:30-11:45 a.m.

Announcement of student research competition awards
Future of Pet Food Pavilion, Halls C, D and E

9:35-11:45 a.m.

Pet Food Tech Talks
Pet Food Tech Talk Stage, Halls D and E

11:45 a.m. -1 p.m.

Lunch
Halls C, D and E

1-2:15 p.m.

General session: By David Sprinkle plus panel Q&A

2:15-3 p.m.

Ice cream social and raffle
Halls C, D and E

 

Monday, May 1; All activities will take place at the Kansas City Convention Center

7:45-8:30 a.m.

Registration/check-in with light breakfast & coffee

8:30-9:15 a.m.

Welcome and opening session

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Session 2

10:30-11 a.m.

Coffee break

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Session 3

 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Session 4

2:30-3:15 p.m.

Session 5

3:15-4:15 p.m.

Wrap-up: Groups’ presentations and judging of the ideas

4:15-5 p.m.

Petfood Essentials mixer