Petfood Forum Europe showcases new pet food research

Pet food professionals can learn the latest information on pet food nutrition, ingredients, processing and trends in the European pet food market.

Petfood Forum Europe 2017, featured the latest pet food research and be part of a new networking event. | Koelnmesse
Petfood Forum Europe 2017, featured the latest pet food research and be part of a new networking event. | Koelnmesse

Pet food experts will present their latest research on pet food trends, nutrition, novel ingredients and processing during Petfood Forum Europe 2017, scheduled for June 13 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. The conference will be part of the new FVG Select, a networking event organized and hosted by Victam.

While Western Europe is a developed, mature pet food market, it saw growth of 2.1 percent and value sales of US$21.16 billion, according to Euromonitor, whose global head of pet care research, Paula Flores, will lead off the Petfood Forum Europe conference program. The Eastern European market experienced strong growth of 7.4 percent, reaching US$4 billion in pet food sales.

Network with pet food peers

The new FVG Select event will include a series of industry-specific conferences and matchmaking with colleagues and clients from throughout these important industry sectors, plus a small industry expo for a select group of companies. The matchmaking program features an online tool that allows participants to plan appointments efficiently and focus on the meetings during FVG Select 2017. Besides Petfood Forum Europe, other conferences will include FIAAP Animal Nutrition.

For more information on registration and the full program of speakers and topic descriptions, visit

Petfood Forum Europe schedule

As of press time, the following was scheduled for June 13 in Cologne:

8:00-9:00              Registration and check-in, coffee available at 8:30

9:00-9:10              Welcome

9:10-10:00           Opening session: Update on sales, trends and innovations for the global and European pet food markets – Paula Flores, global head of pet care research for Euromonitor International

10:00-10:30         Understanding pet owners and their nutritional knowledge – Sarah-Jane Godfrey, technical marketing manager for DSM Nutritional Products

10:30-11:00         Coffee break, FVG Select expo floor

11:00-11:30         Tackling dogs’ age-related cognitive decline with polyphenols – Anne LePoudere, R&D manager for Vivae-Diana Pet Food

11:30-12:00         Are you ready for the next pet food trend? – Galen Rokey, director of process technology, Companion Animal Division of Wenger Manufacturing

12:00-13:00         Buffet lunch, FVG Select expo floor

13:00-13:30         Protein in pet food: high, low – which way should you go? – Jennifer Adolphe, PhD, senior nutritionist for Petcurean

13:30-14:00         The freeze-dried phenomenon: next stop Europe – Calvin Smith, director of Pet Nutrition NZ

14:00-14:30         Effects of prebiotic, inulin-type fructans in overweight dogs – Franka Neumer, PhD, manager of nutrition science for Beneo

14:30-15:00         Increasing pet food process energy efficiency with dryer automation – Anders Haubjerg, PhD, senior engineer, technology and business development, for Graintec A/S

15:00-15:30         Coffee break, FVG Select expo floor

15:45-16:15         Novel ingredient to treat hip dysplasia in dogs – Erena Gil-Quintana, PhD, quality and R&D technician for Eggnovo SL

16:15-16:45         Tracing the mineral profile of dry dog food to support formulation decisions – Ana Margarida Pereira, PhD student at University of Porto

17:15-19:00         Reception, FVG Select expo floor


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