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Petfood Forum Frequently Asked Questions

The upcoming event for Petfood Forum China will be on 17 August 2016 in Shanghai, China. Additionally, the next annual Petfood Forum conference and exhibition will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on 3-5 April 2016 in Kansas City, Mo., with the next edition of the one-day Petfood Innovation Workshop (featuring a new theme) to kick off the event on 3 April. The location will once again be at the Kansas City Convention Center, 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Mo. USA.

Petfood Forum events are executive-level conferences for the global petfood and pet treat industry, and include an exclusive exhibition of industry suppliers, co-packers and service providers. Attendees include professionals working in nutrition, ingredient and processing technologies, packaging, food science, R&D, product development, food safety, QA/QC, purchasing, import/export and regulatory compliance.

Petfood Forum attracts the petfood industry’s largest collection of companies that supply brand and private-label manufacturers with ingredient, additive and formulation solutions, processing and packaging equipment, flexible packaging solutions, co-packing solutions and services, and consulting and additional services, all in one location. Demand was so high, the exhibit hall show floor sold out booth space for the 2014 event.

Yes. Petfood Forum and Petfood Innovation Workshop provide show visitors from all over the world with opportunities to network with industry peers, learn from leading pet food experts, consultants and technical experts, visit with suppliers, and of course transact business with one another on a global level. Our international events include: Petfood Forum Asia, Petfood Forum China and Petfood Forum Europe.

The Petfood Forum group of conferences and exhibitions are unique and exclusive events serving the global petfood manufacturing industry. They deliver the opportunity to learn the latest research and innovative information on pet nutrition, global petfood market growth, petfood safety, processing, packaging and much more—all from leading, recognized industry experts. In addition, Petfood Forum conferences are the ideal opportunity for petfood professionals from around the world to network, exchange ideas and do business with one another and with leading industry suppliers.

Since 1992, the annual Petfood Forum and Petfood Workshop conferences in the United States have been taking place and growing every year. Petfood Forum and Petfood Workshop have always been based in the Chicago area until relocating to a larger venue for the 2015 event, in Kansas City, Missouri. Petfood Forum conferences also offer one-day events outside of North America, including Petfood Forum Asia, Petfood Forum China and Petfood Forum Europe. These are held in partnership with other shows — Petfood Forum Asia is held every two years in Bangkok, Thailand, in conjunction with Victam Asia. Petfood Forum China is located in Shanghai in partnership with Pet Fair Asia. Since 2007, Petfood Forum Europe has been held in partnership with Victam International, with the most latest conference to be held on 14 June 2017, in Cologne, Germany.

Petfood Forum is organized and hosted by Petfood Industry magazine. Petfood Industry has been the leading source of information for the global pet food manufacturing for more than 50 years, delivering insights and knowledge via a monthly magazine, website, e-newsletters and other media. Both are owned by WATT Global Media, a full-service publishing and media company founded in 1917 that provides exceptional business content and solutions to the agribusiness industry. As an industry innovator, WATT Global Media has connected buyers and sellers in the poultry, pig, animal feed and petfood industries through its media channels for 100 years.