Due to the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and our goal of ensuring the health and well-being of all Petfood Forum attendees, speakers, partners, exhibitors and sponsors, Petfood Forum and Petfood Essentials have been rescheduled for August 19-21, 2020. The proactive decision to shift show dates now, will allow all stakeholders to experience the most beneficial and productive conference and exhibition for the pet food manufacturing market.

Network. Learn. See what's new!

Be part of 2020’s exclusive global event unlike any other in the pet food industry on August 19-21, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo., USA.

Petfood Forum includes a three-day agenda loaded with opportunities to meet with industry professionals from all over the world, learn the latest pet food trends, discover new tools for success and share ideas. The conference and exhibition will kick off with Petfood Essentials and will continue with two full days of educational sessions.

The 2020 edition features an expanded exhibit hall floor where attendees will engage with over 350 of the pet food industry’s top supplier companies. The conference showcases a dynamic lineup of globally recognized pet food industry experts, including keynote speaker Bonin Bough, CPG brand expert. These valuable learning opportunities provide insights on the latest pet food market trends, ingredients research, safety, packaging trends and more.

Registration is now open

Petfood Forum is:

  • The best opportunity for thousands of pet food industry professionals from all over the world to come together to learn the latest pet food trends, network with experts, discover new tools for success and conduct business.
  • Where pet food market leaders come to engage with the global industry’s top decision makers, including major pet food manufacturers, pet food ingredient, pet food packaging, pet food safety and pet food processing technology experts.
  • A focused forum for exclusive networking with peers to form meaningful partnerships the most effective way, face-to-face.
  • The best place to find the ideal addition to your company through the Student Career Center

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.

Press and media seeking admission into Petfood Forum must be approved by the event organizers. Organizers will provide press releases, and video footage taken by Petfood Forum staff upon request. Please contact Steve Akins at sakins@wattglobal.com for more information.

Petfood Forum is doing its best to help your company have a successful show. Show management has mandated increased measures to protect exhibitors and attendees from suitcasing (non-exhibiting suppliers or non-paying attendees) at and near the show venue. View the Suitcasing Policy.

Attendees by job function in 2019: 

Sales/marketing 37%
Owner/management 28%
R&D 11%
Purchasing 7%
Nutritionist/vets/consultants 5%
Production management 4%
QC/food safety 4%
Other 4%

Group Discounts

Invite your whole team and save on registration!

5% off for groups of 5-9, 10% off for groups of 10-14 and 15% off for groups of 15 or more!

For more details on group discounts please email: PetfoodForum@compusystems.com.

Discounts cannot be combined. Student rate not eligible for Early Bird discount offer.

Petfood Forum is a unique and exclusive event serving the global pet treat and pet food manufacturing industry, and includes an exclusive exhibition of industry suppliers, co-packers and service providers.