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Petfood Forum

Where the Global Petfood Industry does business.

April 3-5, 2017


Join us for Petfood Forum's 25th anniversary
April 3-5, 2017

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At Petfood Forum you have the ability to select a conference pass that fits with your busy schedule so you can reconnect with your pet food industry peers, as well as the leaders and decision-makers in the industry with a Day Pass, Exhibit Hall-only Pass or the Full Conference Package.

Next year’s unique global conference and exhibition takes place on April 3-5, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. For 25 years, Petfood Forum has been the must-attend unique and exclusive event for the global petfood industry.

With the successful move to our new location at the Kansas City Convention Center, Petfood Forum is now in the heart of the official Animal Health Corridor, where more than 70 animal health and petfood company headquarters are located. In 2015, many attendees saw this as the perfect chance to conduct a lot of business over the course of the two-day conference and workshop. This year, attendees can expect an expanded and flexible exhibit area, modern, convenient meeting rooms, and breath-taking panoramic views of downtown Kansas City.

Petfood Forum is:

  • The place where industry professionals from all over the world come together to learn, network, discover and share.
  • Where petfood market leaders come to interact with the global industry’s top decision makers, including ingredient, packaging, food safety and process technology experts.
  • Where the voices of thousands of industry professionals come together under one roof to transact business.
  • An opportunity for networking and relationship building the old-fashioned way, face-to-face.
Attendees include professionals working in nutrition, ingredient and processing technologies, packaging, food science, R&D, product development, food safety, QA/QC, purchasing, import/export and regulatory compliance.

Petfood Forum Full Conference Pass
(Early Bird rate before Feb. 1, 2016) or $1395 (regular rate after Feb. 1, 2016)

Includes the complete Petfood Forum experience: 2-day full conference pass with full Breakfast and Lunch plus multiple coffee breaks each day, Opening Night Reception, Tuesday Happy Hour Reception, Closing night Kansas City BBQ Bash, access to all speakers, educational sessions and the Exhibit Hall.

Student Petfood Forum Conference Pass = $550

Petfood Innovation Workshop (choose from 2 options):

Petfood Innovation Workshop Plus Pass (when you combine with a Petfood Forum Full Conference Pass)
$695  (Early Bird rate before Feb. 1, 2016) or $820 (regular rate after Feb. 1, 2016)

Petfood Innovation Workshop-Only Pass
$875 (Early Bird rate before Feb. 1, 2016) or $1030 (regular rate after Feb. 1, 2016)

Either Workshop option includes: an opening session featuring a pet food market and trends update, test kitchen sessions where participants take a field trip to the food innovation accelerator lab at the Kansas State University-Olathe campus, to have hands-on pet food and treat product development exercises with six different product rotations in a one-of-a-kind seminar, a full Lunch, refreshment breaks and then return for the Opening Night Reception.

Petfood Forum Day Pass $795

Includes: Choice of either Tuesday or Wednesday - Petfood Forum 1-day full conference pass with Breakfast and Lunch plus refreshment breaks and evening reception for the chosen day with access to educational sessions and Exhibit Hall.

Exhibit Hall-only Pass $495

Includes: Choice of either Tuesday or Wednesday, access exclusively to the Exhibit Hall (refreshment breaks included) and evening reception for the chosen day.

Other available discounts:

Group Discounts:
5% Off for Groups of 5-9, 10% Off for Groups of 10-14 and 15% Off for Groups of 15 or more!
For more details on group discounts please email:

Discounts cannot be combined. Student rate not eligible for Early Bird discount offer.

Petfood Forum is a unique and exclusive event serving the global petfood and pet treat manufacturing industry, and includes an exclusive exhibition of industry suppliers, co-packers and service providers. Plus, Petfood Forum is the ideal opportunity for petfood professionals from around the world to network, exchange ideas and do business with one another and with leading industry suppliers.

Attendee pie chart

Description  Percentage
Pet food Manufacturer  47%
Suppliers  28%
Veterinarian/Nutritionist  14%
Distributor/Broker/Import   10%
University/Government  4%
Other  2%