Petfood Forum 2018 will live-stream its opening and closing keynotes and make a limited number of videotaped technical sessions available on demand after the conference. Pet food professionals can also access information via the Petfood Forum app, now available.
The opening keynote by Jack Hanna on Tuesday, April 24, at 8:30 am central time US, will be live-streamed on the Petfood Industry Facebook page, as will the closing keynote by Brian Hare, PhD, on Wednesday, April 25, at 3:15 pm. Both videos will also be available for download on demand after Petfood Forum, for people who could not attend Petfood Forum or were not able to catch the keynotes live.
Also for non-Petfood Forum attendees, or attendees who were not able to attend every session during the show, a few sessions on pet food ingredients, processing, regulations and reaching consumers will be videotaped and paired with the speaker’s PowerPoint presentation. These videos will be available on demand for a fee within a few weeks after Petfood Forum.
The Petfood Forum app is already available on iTunes and Google Play (search for Petfood Forum 2018, or visit http://chirpe.com/PFF18). It allows you to view the agenda and lists and descriptions of speakers, topics and exhibitors. People attending the conference can create a custom schedule, see maps of the Kansas City Convention Center and Petfood Forum exhibit hall and, by logging into the app, find and contact other Petfood Forum participants. Also available via the app will be links to secure websites for registered participants to access the conference proceedings and drafts of the PowerPoint presentations. (Final versions of the presentations will be available within a few weeks after Petfood Forum.)
Petfood Forum 2018 takes place April 23-25 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. On April 23, Petfood Innovation Workshop takes participants on the new product development journey for pet food. Discounts are available if you register for both events.
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