Video highlights from 2024: A record-breaking year

From the conversations buzzing on the show floor to the energy generated at the receptions and to the power of the knowledge shared during sessions, Petfood Forum 2024 brought the industry together for the event of the year.

The annual conference and exhibition saw record-breaking numbers with more than 3,900 pet food professionals from around the world registered, a true reflection of the strength and vitality of the global pet food industry.

On April 29-May 1, pet food professionals gathered to learn the latest in pet food trends, discover new tools for success and most importantly, make connections.

Petfood Forum 2024 by the numbers:

  • 48 countries represented
  • 393 total exhibiting suppliers – our largest trade show in history
  • 60 first-time exhibiting companies
  • 2 keynotes set the stage for insightful discussions on approaching trends and unlocking innovative potential
  • 36 pet food experts discussed trends and research
  • 17 Tech Talks delivered on the expo hall floor
  • 11 abstracts presented by students in pet food-related academic programs
  • 4 concurrent session tracks and 1 panel discussion on making sustainable pet food
  • 100 women gathered for the second Women in Petfood Leadership networking event
  • 21% leap in Petfood Essentials attendance over 2023, which focused on this year’s theme: Pet treats on the rise: What’s new, what’s next

Petfood Forum 2025

Make plans to attend the 2025 edition of Petfood Forum  scheduled for April 28-30 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Petfood Forum 2025 includes an all-new agenda packed with opportunities to network and collaborate with industry professionals, learn the latest in pet food innovation and discover new tools for business success.