Pet Food Processing Exchange


Planning for the first annual Pet Food Processing Exchange is underway.

Select the below dates to view a partial list of conference topics. The full schedule will be released in April 2024.

Program Overview

    Early Afternoon/Evening Registration

      Meet and Greet

        Registration and Continental Breakfast

          All About the Ingredients

          Pet food processors look to ingredient suppliers to provide the latest and greatest ingredients to include in new products. Find out what new and existing ingredients are finding their way into pet food formulations.

            Finding Partners: Co-manufacturing Opportunities

            With the increasing influx of new pet food products entering the market annually, the persistent obstacle lies in discovering suitable manufacturers to produce them. In this session, you’ll gain insight into the essential qualities to look for in a co-manufacturing partner.

              Supply Chain Challenges and Industry Economics

              Learn how to navigate ongoing supply chain challenges while maintaining profitability.

                Lunch and Networking Reception

                  Leveraging Data for Business Growth

                  From market research to consumer data, how can processors take advantage of valuable data-driven insights?

                    State of the Industry Panel Discussion

                      Cocktail Reception

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                      Registration and Continental Breakfast

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                        Continental Breakfast

                          The Plant of the Future

                          As pet food processors strategize their long-term capital investments, what would be the optimal blueprint for the plant of tomorrow?

                            Keeping Pets and Pet Food Safe through Transparency and Traceability

                            Processors are tasked with delivering safe pet food to the pet parents that rely on them. Learn about how processors are keeping their products safe, and the ways they are communicating those safety messages to the end consumer in this panel discussion.

                              Sustainability and Pet Food Packaging

                              How can pet food manufacturers make conscious choices regarding packaging that’s right for their products and that align in terms of design, functionality and branding, all while considering the environmental impacts?

                                Financing for Growth

                                When to consider investment capital and how to best secure financing that works for your business.

                                  Emerging Trends in New Product Development

                                  What factors are fueling the latest advancements in pet food, treats and supplements?

                                    Noon Adjournment

                                    *2024 Pet Food Processing Exchange conference sessions and speakers subject to change.