Petfood Forum 2021 registration is now open

Petfood Forum 2021 registration is now open with super early bird savings available, providing attendees the lowest rates offered to attend. The in-person conference and exhibition are scheduled for Sept. 22-24, 2021, at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo., USA.

“We are looking forward to bringing the pet food industry back together, face-to-face, for the first time in over a year,” said Steve Akins, executive vice president, global petfood and events with WATT Global Media. “Building long-term relationships is more important than ever, and the industry is eager to meet in-person once again. Petfood Forum 2021 will provide the ability for business collaboration and is crucial for the future of the pet food industry.”

Multiple registration options are available to fit any budget. View the Petfood Forum 2021 registration packages.

Agenda and speakers

The conference will feature educational sessions led by globally recognized dog and cat food industry experts. View the agenda.

Tom Fishburne, a consumer goods marketing expert who creates business-focused illustrations under the name Marketoonist, will provide the opening keynote presentation during the morning of Sept. 23. Using his illustrations, Fishburne will explain how pet food “Davids” can compete against “Goliaths” using innovation — or to remain innovative “Davids” even within a larger, Goliath-like pet food company.

In addition to the keynote presentation, Petfood Forum 2021 agenda includes:

  • Concurrent technical sessions on pet food nutrition, ingredients, sustainability and keeping pet food safe with technology
  • General sessions providing insights on connecting with pet food consumers, consumer conceptions about pet food formats and turning intellectual property into a competitive advantage
  • Lively panel discussions on e-commerce, fresh and human-grade pet food, and new cat nutrition research

Exhibit hall

Petfood Forum 2021 also features a robust exhibit hall floor where attendees will engage with 300 supplier companies vital to the global pet food manufacturers and brand owners around the world. Confirmed exhibitors include AFB International, Alltech, ADM, Darling Ingredients, DSM Nutritional Products, Extru-Tech Inc., Gray Construction, Kemin Nutrisurance, Schenck Process, Sensient Color, Trouw Nutrition, Wenger and many others.

Each year, Petfood Forum attracts the largest collection of companies that supply pet food brands and manufacturers with ingredient, additive and formulation solutions, processing and packaging technology and equipment, flexible packaging solutions, co-packing solutions and services, and consulting and additional services, all in one location.

Register now to attend Petfood Forum 2021 and be part of the next edition of the global pet food industry’s most valuable and unique conference and exhibition.