On this special episode of Trending: Pet Food, WATT Global Media President and CEO Greg Watt; Executive Vice President of Global Petfood & Events Steve Akins; and Sales Manager Melissa Thrune discuss the successes that have brought Petfood Forum to celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022. Tune in to get the scoop on how Petfood Forum started, where it’s at, and where it’s going.
“Petfood Forum has become a community. It’s a community where the industry gets together and so many relationships have been established because of coming together at Petfood Forum,” said Watt.
>> Tune in to EPISODE 07: The Petfood Forum 2022 30th anniversary special to hear the full interview.
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Episodes featuring Petfood Forum Speakers
EPISODE 05: What does it mean to have a successful product launch?
Vice President of R&D, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs for Simmons Pet Food Leah Lambrakis and I spoke about what a successful product launch looks like, some of the stumbling blocks and how to overcome them, and what the top items are to keep in mind as you’re moving through the process of bringing a new product to market. She’ll also be one of our Petfood Essentials (part of Petfood Forum 2022) speakers discussing “managing expectations, timelines and competing priorities” as part of this year’s theme, “The path to product development success.” Listen in to refine your product development plans as well as get a preview of this year’s Petfood Essentials!
EPISODE 04: What is leadership culture?
CEO of CultureWorx and co-author of “From Culture to Culture: The System to Define, Implement, Measure and Improve Your Company Culture” Dr. Donte Vaughn came on to take apart and put back together the ideas behind corporate leadership culture. Whether you’re looking to ensure your company culture is where it needs to be to attract top talent or angling for a preview of the Petfood Forum 2022 Workforce Panel, during which Dr. Vaughn will be speaking about “How to design, measure and improve your leadership culture to increase employee engagement and productivity,” this is a discussion worth listening in on.
EPISODE 03: What kinds of solutions are out there for sustainable packaging?
Market Manager for NOVA Chemicals and panelist at Petfood Forum 2022 Nicole Skaugen was kind enough to sit down with me and dive into a discussion of pet food packaging sustainability solutions. We covered a lot of ground and set things up nicely for her talk at Petfood Forum in May. Check it out!
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