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Join us for the Pet Age Food and Treat Festival for Pets!

This inaugural event is for anyone supplying or buying food and treats for Pets. The event will feature two morning keynote speakers and breakout sessions followed by a food and treat trade show for pets.

Date: Tuesday, February 6

Location: New Jersey Convention & Expo Conference Center, 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837

The morning sessions are for pet industry professionals only and are free to attend.

If you are a pet industry professional, click HERE to pre-register.

The trade show is open to the public starting at 2pm. A $10 walk-in fee to attend the trade show will be charged to all non-pet industry professionals. No advance ticket sales.

All attendees will receive a complimentary ticket to attend Super Pet Expo on April 13-15, 2018 at the NJ Convention & Expo Center. Click on the Super Pet Expo logo below for more information.

Agenda:

8:30am – 9:15am

Cathleen Enright, PhD, President and CEO of the Pet Food Institute

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Food Safety is Serious Business – Are You Ready?

Pet food and treats are among the most highly regulated food products in the United States at both the federal and state levels, from safety requirements to label claims. What do pet food and treat makers need to know about their obligations? Cathleen Enright, PhD, president and CEO of the Pet Food Institute (PFI), will provide an overview of pet food’s regulatory landscape to help ensure companies are aware of new requirements in place to make safe pet food products for all of America’s pets. PFI is the national trade association of U.S. pet food and treat makers, and its members account for 98 percent of all pet food and treats produced in the United States.

9:30am – 10:15am

Todd Maute, Partner at CBX, a brand and design agency

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Technology companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are increasingly changing how we all interact with and shop brands. While the retail industry has been one of the most visibly and dramatically disrupted industries, there is no more opportune of a time for brands to evolve how they produce, merchandise and market. One of the most crucial and obvious ways for brands to address this new landscape? Private label.
Todd Maute, partner at brand and design agency CBX and a veteran of the private label products industry, believes that our current digitally-inclined, rapidly changing shopping landscape is allowing private label to go beyond its traditionally ‘product-first’ approach. As brands come to terms with the new purpose and values-driven mindset of the consumer, Todd proposes that if private label is approached as a marketing and media tool, pet product specialty and mass retailers can differentiate from their competitors and develop richer connections with their consumers. In his presentation, Todd will identify the different ways all brands can survive and thrive through a private label lens, and discuss how retailers and private label manufacturers can work together to make their brands succeed

10:30am – 11:30am

Breakout Sessions

1:00pm – 2:00pm 

Trade Show Preview for pet industry professionals

2:00pm – 6:00pm

Trade Show open to the public.  A $10 walk-in fee to attend the trade show will be charged to all non-pet industry professionals.

Hotel Information: The below hotels are located close to the convention center.

Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center

Hilton Garden Inn Edison Raritan Center

Courtyard Edison Woodbridge

 

For Sponsorship and Table Top Exhibits Contact:

Sponsorships
West                                      East
Juliana Hefford                  Tara Preston
310-326-4155                      917-331-8904
jhefford@petage.com        tpreston@petage.com
Tabletop Exhibits:
Damon Riccio
732-246-5715
driccio@njbiz.com
Sponsored by:
SPE-Logo-Stacked-final   Dr. B's

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