Natasha Davis with Nielsen will be the keynote speaker for the 2019 Petfood R&D Showcase, which will be held October 15-17, 2019, at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Registration is now open with early bird savings available. Davis will share a perspective on pet food growth in the U.S. through the lens of premiumization and how it is affected by marketing, science and consumer preference.”
Petfood R&D Showcase 2019, from Petfood Industry and Kansas State University Pet Food Science Program, will feature a new theme, “Leveraging Science into Product Innovation.” Attendees will learn about new scientific innovations and how they can be integrated into product development from suppliers of ingredients, equipment and technologies. Demonstration sponsors include Balchem, Chr. Hansen, Extru-Tech Inc./ Milne Fruit, FONA International, Pet Food Solutions and Tree Top Ingredients.
In addition to the keynote presentation and demonstrations, Petfood R&D Showcase will feature scientific presentations that have a direct connection to ideas pet food manufacturers and suppliers can incorporate into their product offerings. Presentation topics include behaviors as biomarkers for animal health and welfare, pathogen contamination, strategies to prevent mite infestation and factors influencing starch digestibility.
Early bird registration for Petfood R&D Showcase is open, providing attendees with the opportunity to save $200. To ensure the quality of the demonstrations, space is limited. For more details and the most up-to-date information on Petfood R&D Showcase, visit www.petfoodforumevents.com/Petfood-Research-Showcase.