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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AFIA's Friend of Pet Food Award


Launched in 2019, the American Feed Industry Association’s Friend of Pet Food Award recognizes individuals who have made recent significant contributions to support the growth of the pet food industry.

Nominations are closed for the 2023 Friend of Pet Food Award to be announced at the AFIA Pet Food Conference on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 at the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga. Nominations for the 2024 award will open in the summer of 2023, or email Louise Calderwood, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs. 


2022 AFIA Friend of Pet Food Award Recipients


                               George Fahey, Ph.D                                        Dennis Jewel, Ph.D 

                  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain (UI)          formerly of Hill's Pet Nutrition


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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.