Welcome to Petfood Forum 2021!

All times are Central Time (CMT-05:00) Chicago

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7:00 AM - 8:00 AMBreakfast 
7:00 AM - 5:30 PMRegistration 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AMWelcome and opening keynote: Using innovation to be a pet food ‘David’ within a Goliath—Tom Fishburne, Marketoonist 
8:50 AM - 9:30 AMGeneral session: Connecting with pet food consumers in a changing landscape—Michael Johnson, Finn Cady 
9:30 AM - 6:00 PMExhibit Hall Open 
9:30 AM - 11:30 AMPaws for a Break (visiting pet charities) 
9:45 AM - 10:30 AMCoffee Break 
9:45 AM - 12:00 PMPetfood Forum Student Program Presentations 
10:05 AM - 10:20 AMTech Talk: Applying Total Cost of Ownership to packaging format change implementationTech Talk: Applying Total Cost of Ownership to packaging format change implementation
10:25 AM - 12:00 PMPetfood Forum Tech Talks 
10:25 AM - 10:40 AMTech Talk: Top 10 Reasons to Use Postbiotics for PetsTech Talk: Top 10 Reasons to Use Postbiotics for Pets
10:45 AM - 11:00 AMTech Talk: Hygienic Design for the handling of wet extrudateTech Talk: Hygienic Design for the handling of wet extrudate
11:05 AM - 11:20 AMTech Talk: Nutrition You Can See in Senior DogsTech Talk: Nutrition You Can See in Senior Dogs
11:25 AMTech Talk: PET FOOD COMPETENCY NETWORK: Technology + industry experience + application knowledge = competency  
11:45 AM - 12:00 PMTech Talk: Maximizing your Leadership Culture to Increase Production Capacity: Performing “Cultural C.P.R”Tech Talk: Maximizing your Leadership Culture to Increase Production Capacity: Performing “Cultural C.P.R”
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLunch 
1:30 PM - 2:00 PMInnovation and alternative pet food proteins 
1:30 PM - 2:00 PMPartnering with consumers to meet your sustainability goals via upcycling 
1:30 PM - 2:00 PMRegulating popular pet food market trends 
2:05 PM - 2:35 PMBlack soldier fly larvae: Results of new adult maintenance feeding trial in dogs 
2:05 PM - 2:35 PMFuture crises warrant proactive and elevated preparation by pet food 
2:05 PM - 2:35 PMInnovative and sustainable pet food processing solutions 
2:35 PM - 3:05 PMCoffee Break 
3:10 PM - 4:15 PMNew ingredient research roundup 
3:10 PM - 4:15 PMSafety and technology roundup 
3:10 PM - 4:15 PMSustainability roundup 
4:15 PM - 6:00 PMNetworking Reception 
4:30 PM - 5:15 PMStudent and Industry Research Poster Meet-and-Greet 
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7:00 AM - 8:00 AMBreakfast 
7:00 AM - 2:00 PMRegistration 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PMExhibit Hall Open 
8:00 AM - 8:30 AMGeneral session: Consumer conceptions about pet food formats: Kibble, canned, alternative—David Sprinkle, Packaged Facts 
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMGeneral session: Intellectual property update: Turn your pet food IP rights into a competitive advantage—Douglas Robinson and Leanne Rakers, Harness, Dickey & Pierce 
9:15 AM - 10:30 AMPanel session: Cats are unique creatures: New nutrition research 
9:15 AM - 10:30 AMPanel session: Fresh/human-grade pet food research and executive panel: Why digestibility, the microbiome and other factors differ 
9:15 AM - 10:30 AMPanel session: Optimizing the e-commerce boom for your pet food business 
10:05 AM - 10:20 AMTech Talk: L-carnitine inclusion in treats can prevent weight gain by increasing satietyTech Talk: L-carnitine inclusion in treats can prevent weight gain by increasing satiety
10:25 AM - 10:40 AMTech Talk: Front Line Teams in Petfood Manufacturing Realize Miraculous Results with Redzone’s Digital Production SystemTech Talk: Front Line Teams in Petfood Manufacturing Realize Miraculous Results with Redzone’s Digital Production System
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMCoffee Break 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMPetfood Forum Student Program Presentations 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMPetfood Forum Tech Talks 
11:05 AM - 11:20 AMTech Talk: Citrus Fiber, A Natural Emulsifier Used in Pet Food and Treats 
11:25 AM - 11:40 AMTech Talk: Food Safety and Fido: Managing FSMA Requirements and Pet Product Recalls 
12:00 PM - 1:15 PMLunch 
1:15 PM - 2:00 PMClosing session: Exclusive consumer research: Pet ownership and consumer engagement post-pandemic