While growth of the global petfood industry slowed in 2009, most experts project expansion to pick up nicely this year. Make sure your company is an active player in that growth by attending Petfood Forum and Petfood Workshop 2010 , where you can learn new ideas, network with colleagues and do business with new and longtime contacts.

Petfood Forum, April 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare near Chicago, Illinois, USA, features plenty of receptions, meals and other opportunities for networking, an exhibit hall packed with leading industry suppliers and dozens of experts sharing their insights and expertise.

Keynote speaker Joel Silverman-author, TV host and dog trainer-starts everything with a demonstration of his training philosophy and how that translates to other areas. Pet market expert David Lummis of Packaged Facts provides an outlook on the industry, and a panel of industry executives offer their strategic perspective on petfood safety and some of the new legislation on the horizon.

You'll also learn from experts on nutrition, safety, marketing, processing and packaging, plus find further information via a poster reception featuring research on spray-dried plasma, biogenic amines, liquid direct fed microbials and more.

If you have questions, please contact Ginny Stadel, gstadel@wattnet.net or +1.815.966.5591.