Industry notables set to speak at Petfood Innovation Workshop and Pet Food Experience at Kansas State University
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Petfood Innovation Workshop & Pet Food Experience
Kansas State University
October 28-30, 2015
Due to high demand, another Petfood Innovation
Workshop: Next Generation Treats event featuring an increased emphasis on
providing a hands-on experience, will be held this fall
in collaboration with Kansas State University’s “Pet Food Experience”.
Food Experience is hosted by the Kansas State Pet Food Program team on the
university’s main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, and will utilize facilities within
the community and campus.
This multi-day event is a joint industry-academic venture to promote research, innovation and talent development focused on pet food and pet treat manufacturing. At these two conjoint events attendees can expect two days of networking opportunities and exclusive academic research presentations combined with the hands-on creation of new types of pet treats in the workshop sessions, several networking opportunities and facility tours.
Two registration options to choose from:
Petfood Innovation Workshop & Kansas State University's Pet Food Experience
Full Conference Pass: $695
Maximum Capacity: 100 registrants
Registration includes: hands-on pet treat-making workshop sessions (led by: AFB International, Extru-tech, F.L. Emmert, Renew Biomass and United Sorghum Checkoff), all Pet Food Experience educational sessions, session materials, opening night receptions, breakfasts, networking lunches and refreshment breaks.
Kansas State University's Pet Food Experience (not including Petfood Innovation Workshop): $295
Maximum Capacity: 150 registrants
Registration includes: all Pet Food Experience educational sessions, session materials, opening night receptions, breakfasts, networking lunches and refreshment breaks.
Please note: Space is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended to guarantee your seat. Availability is first-come, first-served.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Tentative Petfood Innovation Workshop & Pet Food Experience Schedule (subject to change)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration open - Holiday Inn Manhattan at the Campus, Landon Room
6:00 pm: Opening Night Networking Reception - Holiday Inn Manhattan at the Campus
Thursday, October 29, 2015
7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration open - KSU/Union/Forum Hall
08:00 am - 09:00 am: Continental Breakfast & Welcome - KSU Union/Forum Hall
Moderator: Dr. Greg Aldrich, Research Associate
Professor, Kansas State University
Opening Welcome: Dr. Gordon Smith, Grain Science &
Industry Department Professor, Head and IGP Institute Director, Kansas State
University - Global Food Systems & the Pet Food Connection
09:00 am - 10:00 am: Opening Keynote Speaker - KSU Union/Forum Hall
Steve Kelly, Kansas Deputy Secretary of Commerce - Pet Food Means Jobs & Commerce to Kansas
Coffee and Refreshment break
10:00 am - 11:00 am: 1st Petfood Innovation Workshop station: Hands-on pet treat production - Shellenberger Hall*
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: 2nd Petfood Innovation Workshop station: Hands-on pet treat production - Shellenberger Hall*
Kansas State Pet Food Experience Networking Lounge will be open for those not participating in the hands-on Workshop demonstrations - Forum Hall
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch with Keynote Speaker - KSU Ballroom
Kathy L. Gross, MS, PhD, P.A.S., Diplomate Amer. College Anim. Nutr. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Director Global Clinical Nutrition & Claims: Innovation in the Pet Food Industry
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Research breakouts - KSU Ballroom
Dr. Sajid Alavi, Professor Extrusion
Processing, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University: Extrusion
Research in Pet Foods
Dr. Kadri Koppel, Assistant Professor,
Department of Human Nutrition, Kansas State University: Sensory
Research in Pet Food
Dr. Greg Aldrich, Research Associate
Professor, Kansas State University: Vitamin
Degradation in Processed Petfood
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Research breakouts - KSU Ballroom
Dr. Subramanyam Bhadriraju, Grain Science and Industry Department Professor, Kansas State University:
Dr. Fadi Aramouni, Professor and
Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State
University: Challenges Facing Pet Food Product Development with Sorghum
Dr. Cassie Jones, Assistant Professor
of Feed Technology, Kansas State University: The
Impact of Acidulants on Salmonella Mitigation
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Scientific Posters with KSU students, Evening Networking Reception, KSU lab tour - Holiday Inn
Friday, October 30, 2015
08:00 am - 09:00 am: Continental Breakfast & featured speaker - KSU Alumni Center
Dr. Jackie McClaskey, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture: Kansas and Pet Food: A Great Match
09:00 am - 10:00 am: 3rd Petfood Innovation Workshop station: Hands-on pet treat production - Shellenberger Hall*
10:00 am - 11:00 am: 4th Petfood Innovation Workshop station: Hands-on pet treat production - Shellenberger Hall*11:00 am - 12:00 pm: 5th Petfood Innovation Workshop station: Hands-on pet treat production - Shellenberger Hall*
Kansas State Pet Food Experience Networking Lounge will be open for those not participating in the hands-on Workshop demonstrations - Alumni Center
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch with Keynote Speaker - KSU Alumni Center
John Kuenzi, President and CEO, Rubicon Scientific - Open Incuvation Models for Today's Pet Food Business Success
12:45 pm - 2:00pm: Closing session - KSU Alumni Center
Dr. Ken Odde, Professor and Head,
Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm: External tours
*Please Note: If registering only for Kansas State University's Pet Food Experience for $295, the indicated Petfood Innovation Workshop stations are not included. Register for the Full Conference Pass for $695 to participate in the Hands-on pet treat production sessions.
ACCOMMODATIONS - HOST HOTEL INFORMATION
Holiday Inn At The Campus
Manhattan, KS 66502
Conveniently located near the Kansas State University campus, the Holiday Inn At The Campus has made specially discounted room rates available for Petfood Innovation Workshop and Pet Food Experience attendees. Rates are available at $89.95 single or double occupancy, plus tax, and includes a breakfast buffet. Refer to Group Code: PET, to receive the group rate. While the deadline date for room reservations is October 7, 2015, hotel rooms and choices are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Book online, anytime.
Reserve your hotel room at the Holiday Inn At The Campus today. Click: www.holidayinn.com/universityks
Written requests for refunds must be postmarked on or before October 9, 2015. Petfood Innovation Workshop & K-State Pet Food Experience registrations will be refunded less a $50 USD processing fee. No refunds will be granted if postmarked after October 9, 2015.
Please send your written request to:
Via facsimile: 815-966-6416
Via e-mail: EventInfo@WATTnet.net
Via mail: Petfood Innovation Workshop Accounting / 303 N Main Street, Suite 500 / Rockford, IL 61101