Trends and innovation experts to headline Petfood Forum 2024

Petfood Forum has confirmed Daniel Levine and Tamara Ghandour as keynote speakers for the 2024 event, scheduled for April 29-May 1 in Kansas City, Mo., USA.

“This year’s all-star keynote lineup for Petfood Forum 2024 will help brands, and their employees, drive change and elevate performance,” said Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Petfood Industry. “Levine and Ghandour will provide tips and strategies on leveraging trends and innovation at all levels of a company.”

Opening keynote: Barking up the right tree: How consumers, culture and technology are changing the way people feed their pets by Daniel Levine

Daniel Levine, director of the Avant-Guide Institute, will kick off the morning sessions on Tuesday, April 30.

Levine operates a New York-based trends consultancy and works with many companies, including McDonald’s, American Express, Microsoft and Dior, to help them anticipate the coming trends that could most affect their businesses. He leads a large team of trendspotters who track the latest ideas and experiences around the globe.

Author of more than 20 best-selling books and regular TV and radio guest, Levine’s insights will guide pet food producers and professionals in understanding approaching trends and turbocharging their innovation.

Wednesday eye-opener session: Moving at the speed of innovation: Amplifying human capital for business breakthroughs by Tamara Ghandour

Tamara Ghandour, founder of LaunchStreet and creator of the Innovative Quotient Edge (IQE) assessment tool, will speak on Wednesday, May 1.

Her work combines her 25 years of business experience with neuroscience, brain mechanics and behavioral psychology.

IQE has shown people around the world the keys to unlocking their innovative minds so they can perform at their peak, create breakthroughs and have a stronger, more valued voice in the world and their own organizations. In her interactive session, Ghandour will show you how to harness your greatest competitive advantage — your unique Everyday Innovator style — to outmaneuver and outperform others in today’s high-pressure, cluttered landscape. She will also present during a Women in Petfood Leadership lunch on Wednesday, May 1.

Ghandour is the author of “Innovation is Everybody’s Business.” She also offers online tools and training, and hosts a podcast, “With Tamara Ghandour.” She has worked with companies like Procter & Gamble, Red Robin, Arrow Electronics, US Army Research Labs, Schneider Electric and Disney, and has run multimillion-dollar businesses and launched a few of her own, learning from her successes and, most importantly, her failures.

About Petfood Forum

Petfood Forum includes unique networking opportunities with top decision-makers and dozens of educational sessions, led by globally recognized experts focused on the latest pet food trends, processes and innovations. The 2024 event also features a robust exhibit hall floor where attendees will engage with supplier companies crucial to the global pet food industry.

Registration is open. Multiple pass options are available to fit any budget.