PetSmart VP to Speak at Petfood Forum 2016
Evelia Davis, vice president of dog and cat consumables for Phoenix-based PetSmart
Evelia Davis, vice president of dog and cat consumables for Phoenix-based PetSmart, will speak at Petfood Forum 2016 on April 20, the second day of the conference. Davis will discuss how recent changes in pet ownership and trends drive the industry to better understand pet owners and their pets, how it can become solution providers rather than just sellers of dog and cat food, and how this approach can add value for pet owners by increasing the relevance, credibility and trustworthiness of pet food manufacturers, retailers and products.
Kansas State Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey, who will provide insights into how pet food businesses can work with state and local governments, will follow Davis.
Victoria Stilwell, star of “It’s Me or the Dog” on Animal Planet and judge on CBS’s “Greatest American Dog,” will deliver the opening keynote on April 19, followed by Maria Lange of GfK, who will present a pet food market update: Making Sense of Pet Food Specialty Trends in 2016.
Petfood Forum 2016 will take place April 18-20 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo. Advance registration for Petfood Forum 2016 is available.