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Petfood Forum

Where the Global Petfood Industry does business.

April 3-5, 2017


Record attendance set at Petfood Forum 2016
See you next year: April 3-5, 2017

Petfood Forum 2016 speakers

On April 18-20, 2016, Kansas City, Missouri, saw the leaders and decision-makers in the pet food industry gather for the global market’s only meeting of the year, Petfood Forum and Petfood Innovation Workshop, in the heart of 70+ locally-based headquarters of animal health and pet food companies in the Animal Health Corridor. Record numbers of Pet food professionals from around the world were present in Kansas City to learn how to generate more NEW pet food and pet treat ideas and products to gain the opportunity to generate new revenues and growth!

If you missed it this year, we hope you'll mark your calendar to attend in 2017, on April 3-5, and bring your entire team to learn, network and connect.

See the action-packed 2016 program guide here!

Petfood Forum features included:

  • NETWORK and socialize with clients and industry leaders at the 3 evening receptions, meals and coffee breaks, and in the newly revitalized Power & Light District with countless dining and entertainment options
  • CONDUCT BUSINESS on the SOLD-OUT Exhibit Hall floor with more than 250 leading suppliers at the Kansas City Convention Center
  • CONNECT with 70+ locally based headquarters of animal health and pet food companies in the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor
  • NEW! Taste of Kansas City Opening Reception on Monday, Boulevard Beer Tasting Reception on Tuesday with locally crafted micro-brews and unique locally-sourced food pairings, and our outdoor Kansas City BBQ Bash with live entertainment at closing reception on Wednesday
  • PET FOOD PROCESSING & SAFETY LEARNING CENTER with speaker sessions right in the Exhibit Hall
    with topics focused on the latest research and innovative information on the global pet food market from leading, recognized industry
  • NEW Petfood Innovation Workshop: Meat & Novel Proteins which will include the opportunity for hands-on pet food product development exercises in a one-of-a-kind seminar (and sold out in 2015), capacity will be limited to the first 200 registrants
  • EXPANDED STUDENT PROGRAM with a daily Meet & Greet hour to provide a platform for businesses to meet the next generation of pet food professionals currently studying animal nutrition, packaging and process technology programs at leading universities

The 2015 Petfood Forum event saw an increase of 50% for attendees, that arrived from 25 different countries around the world, and walked a sold-out Exhibit floor. Petfood Forum’s successful strategic relocation to Kansas City placed attendees and exhibitors directly in the center of the animal health corridor, making it easier and more convenient for industry professionals to attend in larger numbers than ever before.

Petfood Forum has a global audience with registrants from all around the world:



View photos and videos from Petfood Forum 2015 here

Petfood Forum and Petfood Innovation Workshop provide show visitors with opportunities to network with industry peers, learn from leading pet food experts, consultants and technical experts, visit with suppliers, and of course transact business with one another. This occurs among the pet food industry's largest collection of companies that supply brand and private-label manufacturers with ingredient, additive and formulation solutions, processing and packaging equipment, flexible packaging solutions, co-packing solutions and services, and consulting and additional services, all in one location.

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