Petfood Forum: Where collaboration sparks solutions

Consumer desires are changing rapidly which is impacting how pet food is processed, distributed, marketed and sold. Petfood Forum provides an immersive educational experience for learning about consumer purchasing behavior, trends and innovations.

With expert insights and unique networking Petfood Forum can help you find solutions to market challenges and opportunities for tomorrow.

Petfood Forum 2025 is scheduled for April 28-30, at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

“As a first time visitor to the Petfood Forum, I was completely overwhelmed, IN A GREAT WAY! The exhibition hall had a tremendous amount of booths to hit and the information sharing was top notch. KC supplied a great venue to meet new and existing customers! I can’t wait to come back next year.” – McKenzie Alvarado, commodity sales and purchasing manager, Jennie-O Turkey Store

Make plans to attend Petfood Forum 2025 and be a part of the next edition of the global pet food industry’s most valuable conference and exhibition.

Petfood Forum is the only ARPAS-credentialed event for eligible professionals in pet food. ARPAS members receive 13.5 credits for attending Petfood Forum and 6 credits for attending Petfood Essentials.

Why attend Petfood Forum?

  • Stay Ahead of Consumer Trends: Consumer preferences are evolving, impacting every aspect of the pet food industry. At Petfood Forum, you’ll gain invaluable insights into the latest trends, helping you adapt and thrive in this dynamic market.
  • Targeted Networking Opportunities: Petfood Forum is the perfect platform to build new connections and strengthen existing relationships within the industry. Engage with suppliers, manufacturers and brand owners in a collaborative environment that fosters meaningful partnerships.
  • Immersive Educational Experience: Our sessions dive deep into consumer purchasing behavior, research and emerging trends. Walk away with practical knowledge and strategies to navigate the evolving landscape of pet food processing, distribution, marketing and sales.
  • Expert Insights from Industry Leaders: Connect with and learn from the best in the business. Our lineup of speakers brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table, providing you with actionable takeaways to implement in your own brand.
  • Solutions for Tomorrow’s Challenges: Market challenges are inevitable, but the solutions are within reach. Our Forum is designed to help you identify and address these challenges, turning them into opportunities for growth and innovation

Who Attends?

Attendees include professionals working in pet food nutrition, ingredient and processing technologies, packaging, food science, R&D, product development, food safety, QA/QC, purchasing, import/export, regulatory compliance, marketing and sales.

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