Petfood Forum China 2013, scheduled for August 23 in Shanghai, will feature industry experts covering the latest research on functional ingredients, protein sources and palatability; information and insights on the Chinese and global petfood markets; a new study on how pet owners choose petfoods; systems to control pathogens and other contaminants in a petfood factory; ways to save energy and ensure safety in drying extruded petfood; and more. Full descriptions and speakers are available here.

The conference, held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, will also include tabletop exhibits from leading industry suppliers and several networking opportunities, including lunch. It will again be co-located with Pet Fair Asia, one of the leading pet trade shows in China, scheduled for August 22-25.

Participants who register for Petfood Forum China 2013 by June 15 will save 15% or more.