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.

The Impacts Of Mergers & Acquisitions On The Supply Chain

Worth Turner, CEO, Custom Veterinary Supplies

9 - 9:50 a.m.

Approaches To Aflatoxin Sampling

Scott Hawks, Senior Consultant, ToxStrategies

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

The Flavor World Of 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 students

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.

What's Next For The Global Pet Food Market? Trends and Outlook

Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, Editor-in-Chief, Petfood Industry/Petfood Forum

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.