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SPECIAL EVENT

BRINGING THE INDUSTRY

TOGETHER
The online AFIA Pet Food Conference is set to
offer a diverse range of topics to kick off the year.

By Louise Calderwood, director of regulatory affairs, American Feed Industry Association | LCalderwood@afia.org

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As more Americans adopt pets into their homes for companionship during the coronavirus pandemic, the opportunity has never been greater for the US pet food industry
to educate new customers about the importance of good
nutrition for pets and for industry officials to shape the
future outlook for this burgeoning sector. In 2021, the
American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will offer its
14th annual Pet Food Conference, where industry leaders
can tackle the changing landscape for the pet food and
treat industry and engage in a dialogue on even more diverse issues than have been offered in years past.
Offered as part of the International Production &
Processing Expo's (IPPE) Digital Week, on Jan. 26, this
year's AFIA Pet Food Conference will highlight what
pet food manufacturers can expect with a new administration's trade agenda, how they can meet consumers'
sustainability demands, and regulatory changes that will
impact their businesses. The one-day conference will
also feature new topics, such as how dogs can be used for
disease detection.
The virtual conference provides an exciting opportunity for those who have never participated in the conference before to learn about the latest industry trends, hear

from regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration
and the Association of American Feed Control Officials,
and interact with their peers on issues such as global pet
food trends, bio-economics and sourcing sustainable ingredients. In addition to the live conference, several topics
will be offered as pre-recorded sessions and available for
attendees to view at their convenience ahead of the event.
As the pet food and treat industry faces both ageold and more timely challenges, especially during the
COVID-19 pandemic, this annual conference is designed to increase the awareness and understanding of
the opportunities, threats and best practices available for
mitigating pet food formulation and marketing issues.
Continuing on the success of 2020, several graduate
students will present their research during the conference, sharing with the industry new, groundbreaking
findings that may impact their future business. In addition, the AFIA Pet Food Committee will recognize two
industry professionals with the AFIA Friend of Pet Food
Award for going above and beyond to further the global
pet food industry.
For more details and registration information, visit
www.petfoodconference.com.
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