Future Pet Food Conference 2024 focuses on future topics

2024 Future Pet food Conference LogoHandtmann and MULTIVAC host industry summit

What developments are the European pet food markets taking? What exactly are the current challenges in pet food production? The Future Pet Food Conference 2024, taking place in Biberach from 5th to 6th November, will address these and many further questions relating to the growing pet food market.

Experts from research, science, business and the field will provide in-depth insights into new findings and solutions relating to key future topics in the industry. The conference is hosted by the processing and packaging experts Handtmann and MULTIVAC.

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Future Pet Food Conference 2024: technology, expertise and networking

Trends such as pet humanisation not only double-digit growth rates for the pet food market, but also a dynamic shift in the diet of pets. No-grain, raw or purely plant-based products or BARF and PMR raw diet models are just some of the many new trends in the pet food sector. At the same time, more and more importance is being placed on functional ingredients, new forms of presentation and sustainable production.

Focus on markets, trends and sustainable production

The conference therefore puts its focus on three key areas: markets and trends, ingredients and sustainable processing and packaging of pet food. Harald Suchanka, CEO of Handtmann F&P: “As the hosts of this conference, Handtmann and MULTIVAC invite you to explore the world of pet food with us. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and platform to gain valuable insights from recognised speakers from the field, to exchange ideas with experts and experience state-of-the-art solutions up close. The conference is a place for new ideas and their successful implementation.” As strategic partners in the area of automated and economical line solutions from a single source, the two companies offer medium-scale and industrial pet food producers from across Europe an industry hub with a perfect mix of know-how, technology and networking. “Bringing together stakeholders, broadening our horizons through discussion and developing solutions collectively to address issues for the future, have always been ingrained in the philosophies of the MULTIVAC and Handtmann companies,” emphasises Christian Traumann, Group President (CEO) of the MULTIVAC Group, the event’s ambitions.

Congress combines the latest from science and business with experience and practical application

Renowned guest speakers will present the most recent findings from research and science in formats such as “It’s all about the hydrocolloids” or “New protein sources”. Business experts will discuss the key question of “Pet food: What’s next?” just as well as the topic of “Exploring emerging trends” and the most important growth factors. Last but not least, the event will also showcase best-practice solutions for the economical and at the same time sustainable production and packaging of innovative pet food products in live demonstrations.

Registration for the Future Pet Food Conference 2024, taking place in the Conference and Technology Centre at the Handtmann headquarters in Biberach, Upper Swabia, is now open at