Petfood Forum 2021 Attracts Top Pet Food Companies

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Oct. 4, 2021 — For the first time in over two years, the global pet food industry gathered for important educational sessions along with many networking opportunities in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 22-24, 2021, for Petfood Forum.

The conference and exhibition were well-attended by professionals representing hundreds of companies including Blue Buffalo, BrightPet, Cargill, Champion Petfoods, Elmira Pet Products, Freshpet, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Mars Petcare, Nature’s Variety, Nestlé Purina, Phelps Pet Products, Royal Canin, Stella and Chewy’s, Targeted Pet Treats, Three Dog Bakery, Tuffy’s Pet Foods and WellPet.

“This year’s Petfood Forum provided a valuable opportunity for the entire pet food supply chain to reconnect and build new relationships face-to-face, once again,” said Steve Akins, executive vice president, global petfood and events with WATT Global Media. “The strategies and knowledge shared at Petfood Forum will help advance the pet food marketplace during the next year.”

The 2021 edition featured a sold-out exhibit hall floor where attendees engaged with over 300 of the pet food industry’s top supplier companies. The interactive show floor also included the Pet Food Tech Talk stage and Student Career Center presenting the latest companion animal research and innovations.

A lineup of over 40 globally recognized presenters from the pet food industry shared new research and insights on a variety of topics. Sessions covered the benefits and challenges of the latest pet food trends, tips for pet food e-commercepostbiotics in pet food, key aspects of Food Safety Modernization (FSMA) for pet food facilities, and much more. For professionals unable to travel in 2021, video recordings are available for purchase on-demand until Dec. 31, 2021.

Event organizers have announced that Petfood Forum 2022 will once again be held in Kansas City at the Kansas City Convention Center on May 2-4, with a call for papers open now. For more information visit,

About Petfood Forum & Petfood Industry
Petfood Forum is organized and hosted by Petfood Industry. Both are owned by WATT Global Media. WATT Global Media grows agrifood and pet food businesses with proven results for over 100 years. Access the market expertise, engaged audiences and targeted solutions that lead to successful connections in the poultry, feed and pet food markets. With WATT Global Media, gain a global advantage in implementing dynamic marketing solutions through innovative technology and delivery channels.

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