Petfood Industry - February 2018 - 38
Petfood Forum Asia 2018
offers latest pet food research
Pet food professionals can learn the newest research and tips on pet food
nutrition, ingredients, marketing and production.
Asia is among the
for pet food, with almost
6 percent annual sales
growth. In 2016, pet food
sales in Asia reached
Petfood Forum Asia updates
US$6.5 billion, said
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tional. That makes this
market ripe for expansion and innovation, which pet food professionals
can learn about at Petfood Forum Asia 2018 on
March 28 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Held again in conjunction with Victam Asia,
Petfood Forum Asia brings expert insights and tips
from industry leaders on pet food nutrition, ingredients, marketing and production. The conference,
now in its sixth edition, also provides the opportunity to network with other pet food professionals
from throughout the world, as well as with representatives of leading industry suppliers.
Following is the schedule and lineup of topics
and speakers as of press time:
8:30-9:30 Registration and check-in
9:30-10:15 Welcome and opening session: Recipe
for success: Why the human-animal bond is the
No. 1 ingredient in pet food - Sandy Robins, pet
lifestyle expert and author, explains the role of the
human-animal bond in changing how pets are fed
and how pet food companies can take advantage
of this bond to improve sales, including how to
reach and educate consumers via various retail
channels and social media.
10:15-10:45 Process solutions for current pet
food trends - Brian Streit, director of pet food
and aquatic technology for Wenger Manufac-
turing Inc., provides a review of pet food and
treat product trends - ecommerce, humanization
and premiumization, natural and special diets,
superfoods and transparency - from an equipment
and process supplier perspective, addressing the
processing challenges these new products create.
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 Creating value with alternative
protein sourcing while ensuring palatable pet
foods - Aurélie de Ratuld, PhD, R&D cat platform manager for Diana Pet Food, uses her new
research to answer this question: Can the pet
food industry continue to please pets and meet
the challenges of a global growing planet in terms
of animal protein availability, food safety crises,
sustainability and custom barriers?
11:45-12:15 Health benefits of nutritional lipids
beyond regulatory recommendations - Shiguang
Yu, PhD, global technical manager for DSM
Nutritional Products, presents new guidance
for improving pet food quality and new product
development via the health benefits of nutritional lipids. Research shows benefits can best
be achieved when the lipids are used beyond the
recommendations of AAFCO and FEDIAF.
During Petfood Forum Asia, pet food professionals
can learn the latest research and information from
industry experts. Debbie Phillips-Donaldson