Agenda & Speakers

Petfood Forum & Petfood Innovation Workshop 2017 Tentative Schedule of Events

Monday - April 3, 2017

7:00 am – 7:30 pm

Registration and check-in
Lobby 2200, Kansas City Convention Center

10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Exhibitor move-in
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Petfood Forum and Petfood Innovation Workshop opening reception
Grand Ballroom D, Kansas City Convention Center

Tuesday - April 4, 2017

7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Petfood Forum registration desk open
Lobby 2200, Kansas City Convention Center

7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Exhibitor lounge open (for exhibitor personnel only)
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast
Grand Ballroom D, Kansas City Convention Center

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Welcome and opening keynote: Randi Zuckerberg
Grand Ballroom A, Kansas City Convention Center
Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, will kick off Petfood Forum 2017 with an opening address on how to use social media and other marketing platforms to reach today’s consumers.

9:30 am – 10:10 am

General session: What’s next for pet food specialty? Staying a step ahead of tomorrow’s trends – Maria Lange, GfK
Grand Ballroom A, Kansas City Convention Center

9:30 am – 6:30 pm

Exhibit hall open
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Coffee break
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

10:15 am – 11:45 am

Paws for a Break (visiting pet charities)
Lobby 2200, Kansas City Convention Center

10:15 am – 1:00 pm

Time in exhibit halls
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Student Program job and internship meet-up
Future of Pet Food area, Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

1:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Concurrent sessions
2100 meeting rooms and Learning Center in Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Coffee break
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center 

4:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Boulevard Beer Tasting/Reception
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center 

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Student Program posters, presentations and meet and greet
Future of Pet Food area, Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Scientific posters presented by industry researchers
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

*Concurrent session room schedules

Pet Food In-Depth: Hot Topics – Room 2103AB

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The rise of biologically appropriate pet foods: what does the science say? – Emma Bermingham, PhD, AgResearch Ltd.
Room 2103AB

2:05 pm – 3:05 pm

Recipe for success: opportunities and challenges of introducing novel ingredients into pet food formulations – Ryan Yamka, PhD, Luna Science and Nutrition
Room 2103AB

3:50 pm – 4:50 pm

You killed my dog! Dealing with distraught customers in the age of pets as people – Melissa Brookshire, DVM, North River Enterprises
Room 2103AB

Novel Ingredients – Room 2103 C

Nutrition – Room 2105

Market/Marketing – Room 2104

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm

Effects of Miscanthus grass on processing and nutrient utilization in extruded foods for dogs and cats – Renan Donadelli, Kansas State University
Room 2103 C

Impact of diet composition on pet food shelf life – Sara Cutler, PhD, Kemin Industries
Room 2105

Activating the new psychology of pet food marketing: Millennials leading the pack in pet parent shopping behaviors – Bob Wheatley, Emergent
Room 2104

1:45 pm – 2:25 pm

Improving joint function in pets through a novel source of eggshell membrane – Gregory Sunvold, PhD, Sunvold Technology
Room 2103 C

The aging brain: what can we learn from, and for, our best friend? – Juan Gomez-Basauri, PhD, Alltech
Room 2105

Beyond retail: how social media can drive offline and online sales – Justin Emig, Web Talent Marketing
Room 2104

2:30 pm – 3:10 pm

Metabolomic impact of bean intake as a novel pet food ingredient in adult dogs – Jonathan Stockman, DVN, DACVN, Colorado State University
Room 2103 C

The true meaning of the p-value in pet food research – Jay Harrison, AFB International
Room 2105

A silent pendulum swinging? Market data, trends and predictions for ingredient usage and extrusion manufacturing capacity – Isaac Matthews, Lansing Trade Group
Room 2104

3:50 pm – 4:30 pm

The effects of sorghum fractions on pet food extrusion, digestibility and antioxidant capacity in dogs – Isabella Alvarenga, DVM, Kansas State University
Room 2103 C

The FDA GRAS final rule: impacts on getting safe feed ingredients into pet food – Ray Matulka, PhD, Burdock Group
Room 2105

Listen to win: use customer insights and your company’s experts to create breakthrough marketing – Scott Kington and Andrew Grinch, Woodruff Sweitzer
Room 2104

Processing/Safety/Packaging – Learning Center, Exhibit Halls A-C

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Fresh meat inclusions for dry pet food: what can you accomplish with existing solutions? – Urs Wuest, Bühler AG Nutrition
Exhibit Halls A-C

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Chemical and microbiological risk assessment of pet food ingredients under abused conditions – Erdogan Ceylan, PhD, John Szpylka, PhD, Mérieux NutriSciences
Exhibit Halls A-C

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Futuristic concepts for the design of pet food facilities – Tjitze Smit, Graintec
Exhibit Halls A-C

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Updated strategies for managing contamination, recall and litigation risks under FSMA – Joan Archer, PhD, JD, and Megan Galey, Husch Blackwell; Steve Kluting, Gallagher
Exhibit Halls A-C

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Modeling software that accelerates pet food shelf life testing and packaging design – Scott Hartley, Sonoco
Exhibit Halls A-C

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Fusion of quality and pet food safety management systems using the new ISO 9001 standard – David Rosenblatt, DVM, Sher Consulting and Training
Exhibit Halls A-C

Wednesday - April 5, 2017

7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Registration desk open
Lobby 2200, Kansas City Convention Center

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast
Grand Ballroom D, Kansas City Convention Center

7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Exhibitor lounge open (for exhibitor personnel only)
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

8:30 am – 9:25 am

Headliner session: Responding to trends shaping the pet food marketChris Mondzelewski, general manager of pet specialty for Mars Petcare North America
Grand Ballroom A, Kansas City Convention Center

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Exhibit hall open
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Time in exhibit hall
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

9:45 am – 10:15 am

Coffee break
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Student Program job and internship meet-up
Future of Pet Food area, Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch and roundtable discussions
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Concurrent sessions: please see below for details*
2100 meeting rooms and Learning Center in Exhibit Halls A-C

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Coffee break
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

3:00 pm – 12:00 am

Exhibitor tear-down
Exhibit Halls A-C, Kansas City Convention Center

3:10 pm – 4:00 pm

Closing keynote: Temple Grandin, PhD
Grand Ballroom A, Kansas City Convention Center 
Temple Grandin, PhD, a designer of livestock handling facilities and professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will discuss animal behavior and the importance of pet professionals knowing about that behavior and what responses to expect.

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Town hall discussion: Funding and sharing pet food research and science – moderated by Greg Aldrich, PhD. 

Panel members include Richard Butterwick, PhD, global nutrition advisor for the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition; Micah Kohles, DVM, director of veterinary science and outreach for Oxbow Animal Health; David Meeker, PhD, senior vice president, scientific services, for the National Renderers Association (NRA) and research director for the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation; and Karen Wedekind, PhD, comparative nutrition manager for Novus International.

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Kansas City Convention Center

4:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Closing reception: Kansas City BBQ Bash
Grand Ballroom D, Kansas City Convention Center

*Concurrent session room schedules

Pet Food In-Depth: Hot Topics – Room 2103AB

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Applying and integrating omics technology to advance companion animal nutrition – Maria Cattai de Godoy, PhD, University of Illinois
Room 2103AB

Novel Ingredients – Room 2103C 

Nutrition – Room 2105

Market/Marketing – Room 2104

1:30 pm – 2:10 pm 

Extracting protein from pulses as sustainable pet food ingredients – Fred van de Velde, PhD, NIZO Food Research
Room 2103C

The implications of vitamin product forms in pet foods – Shiguang Yu, PhD, DSM Nutritional Products
Room 2105

Planning your business’s future: how goal-customized branding strategies can get you there faster – Stefan Hartung, Ideas That Kick and Matthew Golladay, BrightPet Nutrition Group
Room 2104

Processing/Safety/Packaging – Learning Center, Exhibit Halls A-C

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Thermal processes validation for pet food formulations containing inclusions using a dual surrogate – Mary Bandu, PhD, Chestnut Labs
Learning Center, Exhibit Halls A-C

Tentative Petfood Innovation Workshop Agenda - Monday, April 3, 2017

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Petfood Innovation Workshop registration and check-in
Lobby 2200, Kansas City Convention Center

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Petfood Innovation Workshop continental breakfast available
Lobby 2100, Kansas City Convention Center

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Petfood Innovation Workshop opening session – Role of sensory analysis in the pet food-pet owner-pet triangle – Kadri Koppel, PhD, assistant professor in Kansas State University’s Department of Human Nutrition
Room 2103AB, Kansas City Convention Center

8:30 am – 8:45 am

Petfood Innovation Workshop coffee break (grab and go)
Lobby 2100, Kansas City Convention Center

8:45 am sharp

Petfood Innovation Workshop buses leave for K-State Olathe
Lobby 2100, Kansas City Convention Center

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Station 1: Pet Family Feud: consumer insights – presented by Ingredion Inc., Packaged Facts and Quiet Light Communications
K-State Olathe

10:25 am – 11:10 am

Station 2: Palatability mythbusters challenge – sponsored and presented by AFB International
K-State Olathe

11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch
K-State Olathe

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Station 3: Does the nose know? – sponsored and presented by Kemin Nutrisurance
K-State Olathe

12:55 pm – 1:40 pm

Station 4: Textures and crunch – sponsored and presented by Extru-Tech Inc.
K-State Olathe

1:40 pm – 2:15 pm

Coffee break
K-State Olathe

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Station 5: New palatability measurement tools – sponsored and presented by Diana Pet Food
K-State Olathe

3:10 pm – 3:55 pm

Station 6: Smoke and grill: next generation taste experience – sponsored and presented by Kerry
K-State Olathe

4:00 pm – 4:10 pm

Buses depart for Kansas City Convention Center
K-State Olathe

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Petfood Innovation Workshop & Petfood Forum  Opening Networking Reception
Grand Ballroom D, Kansas City Convention Center