FeedNavigator unveils inaugural Pet Food Digital Summit 2024

By Jane Byrne

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Join our new Pet Food Digital Summit 2024

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The pioneering event will feature expert sessions, dynamic presentations, and influential speakers in pet nutrition.

Exciting developments are underway at FeedNavigator; we proudly announce our inaugural Pet Food Digital Summit​. This cutting-edge event, set to broadcast on 5-6 March 2024, marks a significant milestone in the pet food industry.

The FeedNavigator Pet Food Digital Summit comprises four distinct sessions​ over two days:

  • Mining the Microbiome: Balance is Everything
  • Sustainable Sourcing: Limiting Pet Industry Impact on Ecosystems
  • Premium Categories: Does the Humanization Trend Still Have Legs?
  • Mitigating Safety: Challenges in Pet Food Manufacturing

Each session promises engaging presentations, fireside chats, and panel discussions featuring industry stakeholders. As a testament to our commitment to knowledge-sharing, the Pet Food Digital Summit 2024 is entirely FREE to attend, with pre-registration​ required.

We're delighted to announce a stellar line-up​ of speakers, including esteemed experts from renowned pet food brands and startups:

  • Dr Kay O’Donnell, VP, Science, Petcare, Waltham Petcare Science Institute, Mars Petcare
  • Judy Schnurr, Senior Director, Nutrition Innovation, Hill’s Pet Nutrition
  • Emmanuelle Apper, Senior Research Manager, Affinity Petcare
  • Tony Ottley, Co-founder of Bella & Duke, a trailblazing UK raw pet food brand

Michael Bellingham, CEO, UK Pet Food​, will be part of our panel on pet food safety, focusing on new pet food formats. Joining the discussion on sustainable ingredient sourcing are Alice Tempel Costa, Technical Director, and Deputy Secretary General of FEDIAF​, and Caitlyn Dudas, Co-founder of the US-based Pet Sustainability Coalition​.

Adding a unique perspective, veterinary surgeon John Harvey from the Global Sustainability Institute​, the University of Exeter, will deliver a keynote presentation on the environmental impacts of pet food and strategies for lowering them.  

Alex Masters, Managing Director at Lincoln International and co-head of Lincoln’s Consumer Group, along with Nick McCoy, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Whipstitch Capital, join forces with Kate Vliestra, Director at Mintel Food & Drink, to forecast the evolution of the premium pet food category.

The event will also feature a startup elevator pitch section showcasing three pet microbiome focused firms: Doderm, Biome9, and Primal Health’s Teef for Life.

Don't miss this exceptional opportunity for insight and discussion. The FeedNavigator Pet Food Summit 2024 promises to not only explore the latest trends but also set the stage for meaningful discussions on the future of pet nutrition. Secure your spot now – register to join us​ in this groundbreaking event!

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