Petfood Forum Europe, held June 10, 2015, in Cologne, Germany, enjoyed record attendance. More than 200 pet food professionals from throughout Europe and the world participated in the exclusive conference, a 25% increase over the previous edition of Petfood Forum Europe, held in 2011.
Held in conjunction with Victam International 2015, Petfood Forum Europe featured expert presentations on pet food packaging, safety, processing, emotional palatability and novel ingredients, such as microalgae as a source of omega-3s for dogs, specific medium chain triglycerides as potential weight loss agents for cats and insects as protein sources for dog and cat diets. During his presentation, Tarique Arsiwalla, co-founder of Protix in the Netherlands, announced that the first commercial pet food featuring insect protein, a therapeutic, hypoallergenic diet for dogs, will be launched by TroVet in September.
Petfood Forum Europe also offered several networking opportunities for participants, including with sponsors from leading industry suppliers.
The conference will take place again in Cologne in 2017 or 2019. Watch www.petfoodforumevents.com for announcements.