NGFA-PFI Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference

Joint Feed/Pet Food Conference

logo2016 NGFA-PFI FEED AND PET FOOD JOINT CONFERENCE

More than 300 industry members are expected to attend the seventh annual NGFA-PFI Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference, hosted by NGFA and the Pet Food Institute (PFI). The 2016 Joint Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown in Des Moines, IA from October 10 – 12, 2016. Please browse this page for details about the event. For questions, be sure to contact Rebecca Grubbs, NGFA Director of Meetings and Event Marketing, at 202-289-0873.

 

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agendaMEETING AGENDA

The Joint Conference will kick-off on Oct. 10 with a welcome reception from 5-7 p.m. in the conference’s exhibit hall. The educational business agenda begins the next morning; the program will open Oct.11 and focus on the top regulatory, customer, and market issues facing the animal feed and pet food sectors in the coming year. On Wednesday morning, Oct. 12, the conference program will take a detailed look at FDA’s new feed and pet food safety requirements associated with supply chain programs and sanitary transportation of food. For a detailed agenda, please CLICK HERE.

 

icon-exhibitorsFEED/PET FOOD TRADE SHOW

The Joint Conference Trade show offers suppliers an invaluable opportunity to display their innovation and helps those in the feed and pet food industries stay abreast of industry developments. This very focused event is an invaluable opportunity to have many top decision-makers in one room. Skip the sales visits and instead make plans to reach approx. 300 of your potential customers at the Joint Conference Trade show. To view a trade show schedule and a detailed list of terms & conditions, please click here (coming soon). To view a copy of the trade show floor plan, please click here (coming soon). Trade show booths are available on a first come, first served basis.

 

cutcaster-photo-100151483-Clipart-sketch-of-business-deal-handshake-in-black-and-whiteUNIQUE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We’ve developed a host of unique and creative sponsorship opportunities, allowing you to support the convention and receive a high level of recognition in front of your customers and peers. Don’t miss this opportunity to raise your company’s profile. To view a detailed sponsorship prospectus, please CLICK HERE. 2016 sponsors listed below.

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2015 CONFERENCE DETAILS

2015 Attendee List

2015 Joint Conference Attendee List

2015 Agenda

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Noon – 4 pm              NGFA/PFI Committee Meetings

 5:00 – 7:00 pm           Joint Conference Evening Reception
Wednesday, Sept. 30

 8:30 – 8:45 am           Conference Welcome RemarksRandall Gordon, President, NGFA (confirmed) and Cathy Enright, President, PFI

8:45 – 9:30 am           FSMA: The Move from Rulemaking to Implementation – Dr. Dan McChesney, Director, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Office of Surveillance and Compliance

9:30 – 10:15 am         FSMA: Preparing for Compliance – Scott MacIntire, Director, FDA Division of Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and Import Operations

10:15 – 10:45 am       Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45 – 11:05 am       AAFCO Priorities for 2016 – Richard TenEyck, President, AAFCO

11:05 – 11:30 am       Role of the States in FSMA Implementation – Bob Ehart, Senior Policy & Science Advisor, NASDA

 11:30 am – 1:00 pm   Lunch

 1:00 – 2:30 pm           Product Safety from Varied Perspectives: A Culture, Systems and Legal Approach – Michele Evans, Executive Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Diamond Pet; Ryan Brown, Global Supplier Process Manager, Cargill Animal Nutrition; Brian Waldman, Partner, Arent Fox

2:30 – 3:30 pm           Evaluating Food/Feed Ingredient Suppliers – How We Do Business in the Supply Chain – Rosalind Zils, Director, External Supply Chain Quality, Land O Lakes

3:30 – 4:00 pm           Break in Exhibit Hall

4:00 – 5:00 pm         Concurrent Breakout Sessions

(2 presentations per session – 30 minutes each):

Track A                        Consumer Confusion on Pet Food Labels and How We Can Fix It – Jim Barritt, Government and Regulatory Manager, Mars Pet Care US;

 Track A                        Emerging Techniques for Pathogen ControlSiobhan Reilly, Owner and Food Microbiologist, Log10

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Track B                        Antimicrobial Resistance and the Veterinary Feed DirectiveDr. Dan McChesney, Director, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Office of Surveillance and Compliance

Track B                        OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard – Impacts on the Feed and Pet Food Industries David Fairfield, Vice President, Feed Services, National Grain and Feed Association

5:00 – 6:30 pm           Reception in Trade Show

 

Thursday, Oct. 1

 8:30 – 11:30 am         CGMPs and Preventive Controls Workshop: Understanding the New Animal Food Requirements and How to Demonstrate Compliance Matt Frederking, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Ralco Animal Nutrition (confirmed); Greg Aldrich, Research Associate Professor and Pet Food Program Coordinator, Kansas State University (confirmed)

11:30 – 11:45 am       Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns

2015 Presentations

FSMA: The Move from Rulemaking to Implementation – Dr. Dan McChesney, Director, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Office of Surveillance and Compliance

FSMA: Preparing for Compliance – Scott MacIntire, Director, FDA Division of Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and Import Operations

AAFCO Priorities for 2016 – Richard TenEyck, President, AAFCO

Role of the States in FSMA Implementation – Bob Ehart, Senior Policy & Science Advisor, NASDA

Product Safety from Varied Perspectives: A Culture, Systems and Legal Approach – Michele Evans, Executive Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Diamond Pet; Ryan Brown, Global Supplier Process Manager, Cargill Animal Nutrition; Brian Waldman, Partner, Arent Fox

Evaluating Food/Feed Ingredient Suppliers – How We Do Business in the Supply Chain – Rosalind Zils, Director, External Supply Chain Quality, Land O Lakes

Consumer Confusion on Pet Food Labels and How We Can Fix It – Jim Barritt, Government and Regulatory Manager, Mars Pet Care US

Emerging Techniques for Pathogen ControlSiobhan Reilly, Owner and Food Microbiologist, Log10

Antimicrobial Resistance and the Veterinary Feed DirectiveDr. Dan McChesney, Director, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Office of Surveillance and Compliance

OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard – Impacts on the Feed and Pet Food Industries David Fairfield, Vice President, Feed Services, National Grain and Feed Association

REGISTER NOW!
  • To REGISTER for the 2016 Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference, as well as reserve a trade show booth and sponsorship opportunity, CLICK HERE
  • To MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATION, CLICK HERE
  • To view a detailed CONFERENCE AGENDA, CLICK HERE
  • To view the TRADE SHOW TIMES, TERMS & CONDITIONS, CLICK HERE
  • To view the SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS, CLICK HERE