Learn from experts from both the petfood and human food
industries during Petfood Forum 2013 and Petfood Workshop: World of Ingredients. Both conferences also offer an exclusive opportunity to network
with longtime industry colleagues, key suppliers, business contacts and new
acquaintances from throughout the global petfood industry, all in one place.
Petfood Forum 2013
takes place April 15â€“17 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA (near Chicago). After an opening night reception
on April 15, the conference swings into full gear on Tuesday, April 16, with a
keynote address by Kerri Morgan, a Paralympian and winner of two bronze medals
at the London 2012 games. Accompanied by Twix, her public access dog, Morgan
will discuss therapy and assistance dogs, organizations that train and provide
them and the importance of such dogs and organizations to people living with
After her keynote, Morgan and Twix will appear with other
service dogs from CHAMP Assistance Dogs Inc., the organization that provided
Twix to Morgan. CHAMP’s participation is sponsored by Trouw Nutrition Inc.
Throughout the conference, you can meet with the industry’s
top suppliers in the exhibit hall, plus learn from dozens of other experts on
pet nutrition, ingredients, petfood safety, processing, marketing, packaging
and much more. Petfood Forum ends April 17 with a closing keynote by Bob
Vetere, president of the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) and the
American Pet Products Association, on key learnings from HABRI and research
conducted to date on how the human-companion animal bond benefits both people
For the full list of speakers and topics for Petfood Forum, visit this regularly updated page; click here for the full Petfood Forum schedule.
World of Ingredients follows on April 17â€“18, also at the Renaissance
Schaumburg. Beginning with a keynote address on what various segments of
petfood consumers look for on petfood labels, this symposium offers focused,
in-depth learning on nutritional benefits and standards for ingredients, how to
formulate and choose ingredients based on consumer perceptions, how to source
novel and traditional ingredients in a world of rising prices and dwindling
supplies and much more. Plus, an “ask the experts” panel gives you the chance
to ask any question you might have about ingredients.
Check out the Petfood Workshop topics and speakers list and schedule; both pages are regularly updated.