AFIA Pet Food Conference

January 24, 2023
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Ga.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

7 - 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 - 8:10 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions
8:10 - 9 a.m.

Mergers And Acquistions

Worth Turner, CEO, Custom Veterinary Supplies

9 - 9:50 a.m.

Approached To Aflatoxin Sampling


9:50 - 10:10 a.m Break
10:10 - 11 a.m.

Sensory Responses In Companion Animals

Nancy Rawson, Acting Director and President, Monell Chemical Senses Center

11 a.m. - Noon

Emerging Issues In The Pet Industry 

Invited papers from three graduate student

12 - 12:05 p.m.

Friend Of Pet Food Award And Video

12:05 - 1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch And Explore The Student Poster Session
1:15 - 2 p.m.

Global Trends Impact On Pet Food Market

Jon Copeland, Research Strategist, Marketplace

2 - 3 p.m.

Sustainability Panel

Lara Moody, Executive Director, Institute for Feed Education and Research, moderator

3 - 3:30 p.m.

FDA Update


3:30 p.m. Wrap up and Adjourn
*Times and speakers are subject to change (times in EST)
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Contact Us


Contact Louise, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs, for any questions regarding conference agenda, committee questions and event expectations. 

SARAH NOVAK     (703) 558-3574       SNOVAK@AFIA.ORG

Contact Sarah, AFIA’s vice president of membership and public relations, for any questions regarding AFIA membership opportunities. 

REBECCA KANE, CMP   (703) 558-3563    RKANE@AFIA.ORG

Contact Rebecca, AFIA’s director of meetings and events, for any questions regarding registrations, travel, hotel accomodations and event expectations.


Contact Lynette, AFIA’s specialist of meetings and events, for any questions regarding sponsorships.