11 things we learned from Petfood Forum 2024 educational sessions

Keynote speaker Tamara Ghandour, founder of LaunchStreet, spoke at Petfood Forum 2024

Petfood Forum 2024 featured dozens of globally recognized speakers who shared insights on a variety of topics including pet food ingredients and nutrition, marketing, and pet food safety and processing.

11 articles recapping Petfood Forum educational sessions:

Q&A: Starting sustainability from square one in the pet food industry – A panel of experienced pet food professionals shared their advice on how to begin a sustainability plan that meets a specific company’s needs, at Petfood Forum 2024.

3 hacks to clear clutter, increase innovation – During Petfood Forum, Tamara Ghandour, founder of LaunchStreet, offered some quick tips to get your team thinking differently.

Pet treat brands can capitalize on human snacking trends – In the post-COVID world, some consumer behaviors also affect pets, such as snacking, as well as trends around sustainability and functionality, according to Suzy Badaracco, president of food industry trends think tank Culinary Tides.

7 insect-based pet food health benefits beyond nutrition – Insect-based proteins and oils provide more than essential nutrition for dogs, cats and other pets. Black soldier fly larvae, crickets, mealworms and other bugs benefit pets’ health in various ways.

5 questions for successful new pet treat development – New pet treats may have a stronger chance of success if product developers answer these five questions first.

Q&A: Keep up with pet owner sustainability demand changes – How has consumer demand changed in the last few years? What product attributes have become more critical?

6 approaching mindset trends to turbocharge your pet food business – Petfood Forum’s keynote speaker, Daniel Levine, shared insights into growing trends that will spark innovation in the pet food space.

Antelopes are novel, mushrooms are functional pet food ingredients  –  Both functional ingredients and novel proteins play roles when formulating pet foods, but they provide different health benefits and meet other pet owner demands.

6 hazards of emerging concern in pet food  –  As novel ingredients are increasingly added to pet food diets, more hazards from these ingredients also emerge, according to Tim Lombardo, senior director for food consulting services at EAS Consulting Group, who spoke at 2024 Petfood Forum.

Women in Petfood Leadership: 3 keys to leading with confidence and authority – Tamara Ghandour does a deep dive into the art and science of decision making during Petfood Forum’s Women in Petfood Leadership networking initiative.

Innovations in pet food processing increase optimization, efficiencies – During Petfood Forum, industry experts predicted the leading technologies that will increase optimization and efficiency in the pet food processing space.

Petfood Forum 2025

The 2025 edition of Petfood Forum is scheduled for April 28-30 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Petfood Forum 2025 includes an all-new agenda packed with opportunities to network and collaborate with industry professionals, learn the latest in pet food innovation and discover new tools for business success.