Register now for Petfood Forum Asia and Petfood Forum 2010 and enjoy the benefits!
Early-bird registration is now available online. Register today and save up to 20% on the upcoming and dynamic Petfood Forum Asia (March 3) in Bangkok, Thailand, and Petfood Forum 2010 (April 12-14) in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Please read below for extended information on these exclusive events for petfood professionals.

Focus: Petfood Forum Asia
Sponsored by Petfood Industry magazine and in conjunction with Victam Asia , Petfood Forum Asia connects key professionals from around the world in one of the fastest-growing markets to learn about trends affecting industry growth. Attendees will learn valuable information from industry experts to help them grow their businesses.

George Fahey PhD, of the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois is a noted expert in companion animal nutrition. During Petfood Forum Asia, he'll present research on the importance of fiber (in the form of fermentable carbohydrates) to feline health.

Other experts presenting the latest information and research include:

  • Anton Beynen - All-breed versus breed specific diets for dogs;
  • David Thomas, PhD-Effect of nutraceutical ingredients on the immune function of cats.
  • Enzhi (Michael) Cheng, PhD, and Will Henry-Critical processing issues in today's production environment; and
  • Jim Mann-Ensuring freshness: managing biogenic amines in petfood ingredients.

Petfood professionals can register now to receive an early bird discount . Register before January 18, 2010, and receive the early bird rate, only US$245-a 20% savings from the US$295 registration fee.

Focus: Petfood Forum 2010
Join keynote speaker Joel Silverman for Petfood Forum 2010 , to learn why relationships are what make dog training work. Register by February 15, 2010, to save up to 15%!

Owner-pet relationships are what makes the petfood market continue to grow, even during tough economic times. And Petfood Forum will be full of sessions on how that bond between owners and pets is driving market growth. Topics and speakers for this upcoming event include:

  • State of the industry report-David Lummis, Packaged Facts
  • Update on nutrigenomics-Kelly Swanson, PhD, University of Illinois
  • Impact of process hardware on petfood safety-Galen J. Rokey, process technology manager, Wenger Manufacturing
  • Survey: state of the animal supplement, functional ingredient and treats market-Patrick Rea, publisher and editorial director, Nutrition Business Journal
  • HACCP: where did we go wrong?-David Rosenblatt, DVM, director, Sher Consulting and Training
  • Controlling contaminants using high pressure processing-James Marsden, PhD, and Harshvardhan Thippareddi, Kansas State University
  • Marketing petfood with a higher purpose: harnessing the niche nation -Bob Wheatley, CEO, Wheatley & Timmons

Check out the complete list of speakers and the Petfood Forum 2010 schedule .

Registration includes access to all conference sessions, the exhibit hall and all meals (except dinner) and receptions.

Focus: Petfood Workshop 2010

Immediately following Petfood Forum, stay for Petfood Workshop: Hands-on Nutrition. This interactive symposium focuses on the foundation of the petfood industry: nutrition. Find out the basics of feline and canine nutrition, the important ingredient categories and their benefits, how processing affects ingredients and an overview of formulation.

Plus, take advantage of our Ask the Nutrition Experts panel to find out what you need to know about companion animal nutrition.

Register for Petfood Workshop by February 15, 2010, and receive a 15% discount. If you also register for Petfood Forum 2010, you'll save an additional 20%!