Petfood Forum 2024 registration is now open

Four female attendees networking in the exhibit hall at Petfood Forum

Petfood Forum, the premier gathering for professionals in the pet food manufacturing sector, is set to return to Kansas City, Mo., on April 29-May 1, 2024. The event promises a dynamic platform for networking, learning and business opportunities for pet food leaders and professionals not offered anywhere else.

Registration is now open with super-early-bird savings available, providing attendees with over 20% discounts through the end of 2023. These are the lowest registration fees that will be offered to attend Petfood Forum and the pre-conference seminar, Petfood Essentials.

Multiple registration options are available to fit any budget. View the Petfood Forum 2024 registration packages.

“Petfood Forum serves as the pulse for staying ahead of the latest industry trends and advancements, while fostering invaluable connections among the entire pet food supply chain,” said Steve Akins, executive vice president, global petfood and events, with WATT Global Media. “It provides a community where professionals can come together to drive innovation, collaborate and ultimately meet the evolving needs of pet owners worldwide.”

Agenda and speakers

The conference presents dozens of expert-led sessions focused on the latest pet food product innovations, consumer buying trends, ingredient technologies and emerging processing technologies. Full agenda and speaker details will be released in January 2024.

Exhibit hall

The 2024 conference and exhibition features a robust exhibit hall floor where attendees can engage with more than 400 supplier companies vital to pet food manufacturers and brand owners from around the world. Confirmed longtime exhibitors include ADM, AFB International, Alltech, Darling Ingredients, Extru-Tech Inc., IQI Trusted Pet Food Ingredients, Kerry Ingredients, Peel Plastic Products, Schenck Process, Trouw Nutrition, The Peterson Company, Wenger Manufacturing, and others. Many first-time exhibitors will be joining the show floor including BHJ, Papyer North America, UniChem Enterprises, Pacific Farms, and American Packaging Corp.

The interactive show floor will also feature the popular Petfood Tech Talk stage, a Women in Petfood Leadership luncheon, a sustainability-focused education panel and pet charity organizations including Valor Service Dogs. Additionally, the Future of Petfood Pavilion will spotlight the industry’s only student program, showcasing the latest companion animal research and presentations from the students themselves.

Petfood Essentials

Petfood Essentials, an interactive and informal educational pre-conference seminar, will take place the day prior to the commencement of Petfood Forum on April 29. The one-day seminar will delve into the fast-growing pet treat market and discuss the latest trends.

First For Forum

For the second year, Petfood Forum has launched the First For Forum program, offering pet food professionals who have never attended Petfood Forum in the past a chance to attend for free. Nominations are now open and must be submitted by October 31.

The must-attend event for the global pet food industry

Petfood Forum provides numerous opportunities to network and have essential business dialogue with industry professionals from around the world, learn the latest in trends and innovations, discover new tools for success and share ideas. Register by December 31 to save up to $500.