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Petfood Forum Europe 2015 Sells Out in Germany

Record number of conference attendees represented 32 countries.



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Petfood Forum Europe 2015 conference, held June 10, 2015, at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, experienced sell-out attendance figures. More than 200 participants were present—a record for Petfood Forum Europe—coming from throughout Western and Eastern Europe and other locales. Among the 32 countries represented were Argentina, Canada, Israel, Korea, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, Thailand and the U.S.

The forum featured expert presentations on pet food packaging, safety, processing, emotional palatability and more.

“Europe is the epicenter for significant innovation in pet food,” said Debbie Phillips Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Petfood Industry. “One of the most progressive areas of pet food research happening in Europe is on insects as a possible protein source. Tarique Arsiwalla, co-founder of Protix in the Netherlands, presented information from this area and announced that his company is participating in the launch of the first commercial pet food product using insects as a protein ingredient. This is just one example, but several of our speakers presented compelling new research for our attendees.”

Petfood Forum Europe also offered several networking opportunities for participants, including with sponsors from leading industry suppliers. The conference will take place again in Cologne in 2017 or 2019. Watch petfoodforumevents.com for announcements.

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