First For Forum 2024 Ambassadors discuss upcoming opportunities at Petfood Forum

Returning in 2024, the First for Forum program offers pet food professionals who have never attended in the past a chance to attend the show at no cost.

Through a nomination process, the First For Forum program received over 100 submissions.  We are pleased to welcome these three ambassadors to Petfood Forum on April 29-May 1 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Meet the 2024 First For Forum Ambassadors

What are you looking forward to the most at Petfood Forum?

Cally:  I’m excited to connect and learn from numerous leaders in the pet industry. There are several colleagues I’ve collaborated with over the past year who I haven’t met in person. The forum presents an excellent opportunity to meet face-to-face and explore relevant topics.

Cally Toong is a Senior Product Development Scientist, specializing in pet consumables, for Target. Read Cally’s full interview >

What are you hoping to accomplish at the Petfood Forum? 

Emily: While at petfood forum I hope to network with many of our current vendors and use some of the my learnings to continue to develop new ideas.

Emily Rice is a product specialist in the technical applications group at Nestlé Purina Petcare Company. Read Emily’s full interview >

**Not featured, 2024 Ambassador Birjis Mukardamwala, Sourcing Analyst – CoMan Innovation, Pet Nutrition, North America for Mars Petcare.

About Petfood Forum

The annual conference and exhibition provides numerous opportunities to network and conduct business with industry professionals from around the world, learn the latest in trends and innovations, discover new tools for success and share ideas. Petfood Forum 2024 is scheduled for April 29-May 1 in Kansas City, Mo., USA.