Pet Food Market Trends / Pet Food Safety
on January 13, 2014

Petfood Forum and Petfood Workshop 2014 offer latest petfood research, insights

These conferences also provide a prime opportunity to network with industry peers and suppliers

Global sales of petfood topped US$69 billion in 2013, according to Euromonitor, with some market segments growing more than 5%. Petfood professionals can help their companies lead that growth by learning the latest research and industry information at Petfood Forum and Petfood Workshop 2014. As the one place the global petfood industry comes together each year, these conferences also offer a prime opportunity to network with peers and leading industry suppliers.

New to Petfood  Forum, which takes place March 31-April 2 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel near Chicago, Illinois, USA, are three concurrent discussion sessions. Held on Wednesday, April 2, the sessions will focus on important issues facing our industry: nutritional sustainability of petfoods, how distributor consolidation is affecting petfood retailing, and potential new petfood specifications and approvals from the Food and Drug Administration.

The conference portion of Petfood Forum 2014 will start on April 1 with an opening keynote by Steve Dale, a leading pet journalist, on how he embarked on his career and what he has learned throughout it from pet owners. On April 2 during lunch, Petfood Forum will conclude with a closing keynote by Wells Jones, CEO of America's VetDogs, an organization that provides guide and service dogs to US military veterans. A few veterans and their dogs will accompany Jones; on April 1, pets from Tree House Humane Society, on whose board Dale sits, will visit Petfood Forum.

Besides the discussion sessions, 21 additional concurrent sessions will address petfood ingredients…

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