Agenda & Speakers

Petfood Forum & Petfood Innovation Workshop 2019 Tentative Schedule of Events

Monday - April 29, 2019

7:00 am – 7:30 pm

Petfood Forum registration and check-in
Lobby 2300, Kansas City Convention Center

10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Petfood Forum exhibitor move-in
Exhibit Hall D-E, 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 30, 2019

7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Petfood Forum registration desk open
Lobby 2300, Kansas City Convention Center

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast
Grand Ballroom D, Kansas City Convention Center

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Opening keynote
Grand Ballroom A, Kansas City Convention Center

9:30 am – 10:15 am

General session
Grand Ballroom A, Kansas City Convention Center

9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Exhibit hall open
Exhibit Hall D-E, Kansas City Convention Center

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Coffee break
Exhibit Hall D-E, Kansas City Convention Center

10:15 am – 1:30 pm

Time in exhibit hall – including Product Presentation Showcase, New Product Area & Virtual Processing Demo
Exhibit Hall D-E, Kansas City Convention Center

10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Paws for a break (visiting pet charities)
Lobby 2300, Kansas City Convention Center

10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Petfood Forum Student Program paper presentations, part 1
Student Career Center, Lobby 2300, Kansas City Convention Center

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch
Exhibit Hall D-E, Kansas City Convention Center

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Concurrent sessions (four tracks)
2500 rooms, Kansas City Convention Center

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Coffee break
Exhibit Hall D-E, Kansas City Convention Center 

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Exhibit Hall networking reception
Exhibit Hall D-E, Kansas City Convention Center 

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Industry research poster reception and student mixer
Exhibit Hall D-E, Kansas City Convention Center

Wednesday - May 1, 2019

7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Registration desk open
Lobby 2300, Kansas City Convention Center

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast
Grand Ballroom D, Kansas City Convention Center

8:30 am -9:30 am

General session
Grand Ballroom A, Kansas City Convention Center

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Exhibit hall open
Exhibit Hall D-E, Kansas City Convention Center

9:45 am – 2:00 pm

Time in exhibit hall – including Product Presentation Showcase, New Product Area & Virtual Processing Demo
Exhibit Hall D-E, Kansas City Convention Center

9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Petfood Forum Student Program paper presentations, part 2
Student Career Center, Lobby 2300, Kansas City Convention Center

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee break
Exhibit Hall D-E, Kansas City Convention Center

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch
Exhibit Hall D-E, Kansas City Convention Center

1:30 pm – 1:55 pm

Dessert stations and announcement of Student Program paper award winners
Exhibit Hall D-E, Kansas City Convention Center

2:00 pm – 3:10 pm

Roundtable sessions
2500 rooms, Kansas City Convention Center

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Retailer and e-commerce executive panel (tentative)
Grand Ballroom A, Kansas City Convention Center

3:00 pm – 12:00 am

Exhibitor tear-down
Exhibit Hall E, Kansas City Convention Center

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing cocktail reception
Grand Ballroom D and patio, Kansas City Convention Center

Petfood Innovation Workshop Agenda - Monday, April 29

Petfood Innovation Workshop details and agenda will be released soon.