Pet Food Conference

January 30, 2024 | 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET
Georgia World Congress Center | Thomas B. Murphy Ballroom | 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 2024 Friend of Pet Food Award to be announced at the AFIA Pet Food Conference on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024 at the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga. Nominations for the 2025 award will open in the summer of 2024, or email Louise Calderwood, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs. 


2023 AFIA Friend of Pet Food Award Recipient


Steve Thomas, formerly with Darling Ingredients, won the 2023 AFIA Friend of Pet Food Award.

Steve Thomas formerly with Darling Ingredients


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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 manager of membership & engagement, for any questions regarding AFIA membership opportunities. 


Contact Lynette, AFIA’s specialist, meetings and events, for any questions regarding sponsorships, registrations, travel and hotel accomodations.