The Pet Food Alliance, Buyers Mission and AAFCO to participate in co-located conferences at Petfood Forum 2024

Petfood Forum’s audience can extend their education and professional connections through live events and conferences hosted in conjunction with Petfood Forum, an annual conference and exhibition.

The Pet Food Alliance conference, organized by the Fats & Protein Research Foundation, the AAFCO pet food ingredient and labeling seminars, and the Buyers Mission, organized by the Kansas Department of Agriculture in partnership with Food Export Midwest, will all participate in Petfood Forum 2024 located at the Kansas City Convention Center.

Petfood Forum and Petfood Essentials pre-conference workshop are both scheduled for April 29-May 1 in Kansas City, Missouri (USA).

“As pet food professionals from around the world gather together in Kansas City for Petfood Forum, it’s a natural extension for organizations to participate by providing more opportunities for education and networking,” said Steve Akins, executive vice president, global petfood and events with WATT Global Media.

Pet Food Alliance Annual Meeting

The Pet Food Alliance annual meeting will be held on May 1-2 and is open to members of the pet food rendering and association industries, and members of academia. The agenda will focus on technical content and updates on research impacting the pet food and rendering industries, as well as updates from regulatory agencies. View the agenda and register >

“Members gain both the opportunity to exchange ideas and gather insights at their committee meeting, while also being able to register to attend Petfood Forum to add more value to their trip during what is becoming known as ‘Petfood Forum week,’” explained Akins.

Pet Food Ingredient Buyers Mission

Food Export-Midwest and the Kansas Department of Agriculture will conduct a Pet Food Ingredient Buyers Mission on April 29. The Buyers Mission is an exclusive program connecting qualified pet food company ingredient buyers with ingredient suppliers. Registration is open until March 29. Learn more and register >

“The Buyers Mission provides a unique opportunity for ingredient supplier companies to build relationships and drive sales with ingredient buyers from around the world,” said Akins. “The program also provides exclusive insights into demand and market-specific growth opportunities.”

AAFCO Pet Food Seminar

American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is hosting a special Pet Food Seminar on April 29. The workshop will cover AAFCO’s ingredient definition process, the newly updated Model Regulations for Pet Food and Specialty Pet Food, and a panel Q&A with regulatory and industry experts. View seminar details and register >

The AAFCO seminar, co-located at Petfood Forum, qualifies for 3 ARPAS CEUs.

Akins continued, “These ancillary events are a win-win for everyone and provide convenient options for gaining additional knowledge on all facets of the pet food industry.”


About Petfood Forum

The 2024 edition of Petfood Forum is scheduled for April 29-May 1 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Petfood Forum includes an agenda packed with opportunities to collaborate with industry professionals, learn the latest in pet food innovation and discover new tools for business success.