Top pet food companies gathered at Petfood Forum 2021

For the first time in over two years, the global pet food industry gathered for important educational sessions along with many networking opportunities in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 22-24, 2021, for Petfood Forum.

The conference and exhibition were well-attended by professionals representing hundreds of top pet food companies including Blue Buffalo, BrightPet, Cargill, Champion Petfoods, Elmira Pet Products, Freshpet, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Mars Petcare, Nature’s Variety, Nestlé Purina, Phelps Pet Products, Royal Canin, Stella and Chewy’s, Targeted Pet Treats, Three Dog Bakery, Tuffy’s Pet Foods and WellPet.

“This year’s Petfood Forum provided a valuable opportunity for the entire pet food supply chain to reconnect and build new relationships face-to-face, once again,” said Steve Akins, executive vice president, global petfood and events with WATT Global Media. “The strategies and knowledge shared at Petfood Forum will help advance the pet food marketplace during the next year.”

The 2021 edition featured a sold-out exhibit hall floor where attendees engaged with over 300 of the pet food industry’s top supplier companies. The interactive show floor also included the Pet Food Tech Talk stage and Student Career Center presenting the latest companion animal research and innovations.

A lineup of over 40 globally recognized presenters shared new research and insights on a variety of topics. Sessions covered the benefits and challenges of the latest pet food trends, tips for pet food e-commerce, postbiotics in pet food, key aspects of Food Safety Modernization (FSMA) for pet food facilities, and much more.

On-demand program available

For professionals unable to travel in 2021, an on-demand version is available until Dec. 31, 2021. Registration includes on-demand recordings of all conference sessions and Pet Food Tech Talks from suppliers, plus access to a one-on-one scheduler for online meetings, an attendee list, student and industry research posters and exhibitors’ digital showrooms.

Save the dates for Petfood Forum 2022

Petfood Forum 2022 will provide 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. Make plans to attend on May 2-4, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.