Ken Carter, inspiration for the film “Coach Carter,” announced as 2022 keynote

Petfood Forum has confirmed Coach Ken Carter will serve as the opening keynote speaker for Petfood Forum 2022 on May 2. Carter will share strategies on creating a workplace culture centered around accountability, integrity, teamwork and leadership to succeed.

When famed high school basketball coach Ken Carter literally locked his undefeated, state play-off bound team out of the gym and forced them to hit the books and stop counting on athletic potential as the only ticket out of a tough, inner-city life, he sent a powerful message. The film, Coach Carter, based on the lock-out and starring Samuel L. Jackson as the Coach, is just one more testimony to the strength of his convictions.

In addition to coaching SlamBall’s champion team, The Rumble, Ken Carter is a business entrepreneur and is an author. He is also founder and chairman of the Coach Ken Carter Foundation, a non-profit organization which develops, promotes, and provides education, training and mentoring programs for minority youths. In 2002, he was selected to carry the Olympic torch for the San Francisco Bay Area/Richmond California.

In addition to the keynote presentation, Petfood Forum 2022 will feature:

  • Technical sessions on pet food nutrition, ingredients, the market, safety and processing
  • General sessions covering the dynamic pet food market and important roundtable discussions
  • An expanded exhibit hall featuring 400+ pet food supplier companies
  • Numerous opportunities to network and conduct business

Make plans to attend Petfood Forum 2022 on May 2-4 and be part of the next edition of the global pet food industry’s most valuable and unique conference and exhibition. Early bird registration and agenda details are now available.