Petfood R&D Showcase 2018 Announces Theme, Registration Launch

Interactive workshop to focus on the hot growth segments in pet food.

May 31, 2018

 “Treats, Toppers and Inclusions” will be the theme for the interactive 2018 Petfood R&D Showcase, focusing on the fastest growing sales categories in pet food. This unique hands-on workshop is scheduled for October 9-11, 2018, at Kansas State University (KSU) in Manhattan, Kan. Registration is open with Super Early Bird savings available.
“Pet treats, foods with inclusions, and indulgence items to place on top of the pet’s food, referred to as toppers, are three market categories with huge potential,” said Greg Aldrich, KSU research associate professor and coordinator for the pet food program. “These expanding segments are marketed as ways to supplement nutrition, enhance kibble-based products and to increase interaction between pet and human.”  
Petfood R&D Showcase 2018 will explore the topic of treats and supplemental additive foods and forms for companion animals. The workshop is intended to provide attendees with interactive, engaging, and hands-on experiences focused on the science and technology behind treats, toppers, and inclusions.
In addition to the hands-on demonstrations, Petfood R&D Showcase will feature networking opportunities with leading suppliers, researchers, and pet food industry professionals, plus cutting-edge scientific presentations that complement these new food formats. “This event will create significant opportunities to network, stimulate innovative ideas and learn new approaches to creating extra-nutritional food forms,” added Aldrich.
Super Early Bird registration for Petfood R&D Showcase is now open, providing attendees with the opportunity to save $300. To ensure the quality of the workshop demonstrations, space is limited. For further details and the most up-to-date information on Petfood R&D Showcase, visit