Petfood Forum China 2014 focuses on nutrition, ingredients and formulation—the foundation for all petfood products and for new product development. In this conference, leading industry experts will provide in-depth information on the petfood product and ingredients market and the key ingredient categories for meeting companion animals’ nutritional needs—plus, how to formulate products to satisfy varied and sometimes conflicting requirements (marketing, nutritional and regulatory) as well as how to process your petfoods to best deliver nutrient and product benefits.
Flores, head of pet care research for Euromonitor International, will provide an update on the
petfood market worldwide, with a China focus, plus ingredient trends, usage and
projections. The presentation will include:
Euromonitor in June 2008 as a research analyst. In her current post, she has
direct responsibility over the content and quality of Euromonitor’s pet care
research, which provides strategic analysis and industry insights for 54
countries around the world. Flores has a degree in law from the University of
Lisbon and a master degree in market research from Westminster University. She
has published articles in magazines such as Petfood Industry, Pets International and Campaign Asia,
and participated in
the BBC Fast Track program.
J. Delaney, DVM, MS, DACVN, founder of DVM Consulting Inc., will explain unique
benefits of the major categories of petfood macronutrients and micronutrients
and key points to consider—including challenges—when formulating with these
ingredients. He will cover lifestage nutrition (protein and fat for
growth, reproduction and senior petfoods), condition-specific nutrition
(protein in urinary tract health and fat in weight management) and categories
(protein, fat and carbohydrate in premium and natural petfoods), as well as
essential micronutrients for lifestages, conditions and specific petfood
Delaney received a bachelor of science in zoology from
University of California-Santa Barbara, a master of science in nutrition from
University of California-Davis (UCD), a doctor of veterinary medicine degree
from UCD and completed the first full-time clinical nutrition residency at UCD.
He is also a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (DACVN).
Delaney was a clinical faculty member at UCD between 2003-2013, training
numerous DACVNs now in industry and academia. He also ran R&D and was
the senior executive VP of Natura Pet Products through its acquisition by
Procter & Gamble. He founded DVM Consulting Inc. in 2003, which has consulted
with numerous global petfood brands, and is the co-inventor of Balance IT
online formulation software and nutritional products. Delaney co-edited a
textbook, Applied Veterinary Clinical
Nutrition (Wiley Blackwell, 2012), is the former chair of the ACVN
executive board, has hosted his own radio show on petfood and speaks nationally
and internationally on veterinary nutrition both at the academic and industry
Anton Beynen, PhD, head of research and development for
Vobra Special Petfoods, will present the latest research on formulation and use
of functional ingredients in economic, premium and veterinary petfood diets. Ingredient mixtures should not only meet
the nutrients requirements of dogs and cats, but also meet the preferences and
aversions of different owner categories. To make health claims for functional ingredients, you must
also meet regulatory requirements; Beynen will explain the degree of
substantiation necessary to make such claims.
also a part-time professor of animal nutrition at Rajamangala University of
Technology-Isan, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, and at King Saud University, Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia. An award-winning professor, he previously served on the faculties
of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, University of Indonesia, Jakarta,
and Utrecht University in the Netherlands, teaching basic and applied animal
nutrition to students of veterinary and biomedical sciences. He has also
developed training courses for veterinary students and veterinarians on dog and
cat nutrition and dietetics. Beynen earned a master of science in human
nutrition, wrote his doctoral thesis on the regulation of fat metabolism and
still carries out research, mainly on the role of diet in health and disease in
dogs and cats. He has served on the editorial board of 12 international
journals, is supervisor of 51 completed PhD theses and is (co)author of more
than 700 publications.
Will Henry, director of technology and research and
development for Extru-Tech Inc., will review
major petfood ingredients and how they affect (and are affected by) the
extrusion process, focusing on processing parameters and their impact on
ingredient properties and nutritional contributions to the final product. In
addition to raw materials, he will discuss the latest research on how system
configurations (the equipment) and processing conditions affect how closely you
are able to meet your final product specifications.
In his role at Extru-Tech, Henry addresses petfood
manufacturers and audiences around the globe about extrusion, processing and
food safety systems. He joined Extru-Tech in 2006 after serving as senior
project engineer with Bachelor Controls. Henry holds a bachelor of science in
electrical engineering from Kansas State University and is certified in HACCP,
BSL-2 and as an SQF practitioner.
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