Events

May 26, 2016

AFB International will be at Interzoo 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany

AFB is coming to Nuremberg, Germany for Interzoo 2016! Come by hall 6, booth number 321 for a one-on-one discussion of market and industry trends and discover all the ways we can help you achieve your pet food palatability goals. For more information or to set up a meeting with AFB, please contact your account manager or Jeroen Vaessen at jvaessen@afbinternational.com. Hope to see you there!

Apr 23, 2016

Join AFB at AChemS 38th Annual Meeting

Join AFB at the 38th Association for Chemoreception Sciences Annual meeting April 20 – April 23 at Hyatt Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. AFB’s analytical chemistry manager, Punyatoya Mohapatra, will be one of three featured moderators at the AChemS Industry Workshop “Chemosensory Module Systems” on Saturday, April 23, 2p.m. - 4p.m. For more information about the symposiums, programs and sponsorship opportunities please visit the AChemS webpage: http://www.achems.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3962. To set up a meeting while at AChemS please contact Dr. Punyatoya Mohapatra at pmohapatra@afbinternational.com. For a personalized presentation of AFB’s research on the role chemical senses play in food selection of dogs and cats, contact your account manager. We look forward to seeing you at AChemS 2016!

Apr 19, 2016

Petfood Forum 2016!

We are back and bigger than ever! Join AFB International at the 2016 Petfood Forum on April 19-20 at the Kansas City Convention center in the heart of America, Kansas City, Missouri. AFB’s very own Dr. Susan Jojola will be presenting her cutting-edge research on “Does flavor variety stimulate food intake in kittens?” from 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in Room 2502. AFB Analytical chemistry manager Punyatoya will share “Ensuring costing consistency of petfood: challenges and approaches” at the Petfood Forum poster reception from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, in Exhibit Hall E. Come by booth #505 and put your senses to the test with the Play For Pets Bet Your Senses game. Join in the fun to help raise money for the Lawrence Humane Society. To set up a meeting with AFB, contact your account manager or Sarah Gershenson at sgershenson@afbinternational.com. Can’t wait to see you there!

Apr 13, 2016

Expo Pet Brasil 2016!

Join AFB International at the 15th Congress of the Colegio Brasileiro de Nutricao Animal (CBNA) and Expo Pet Food 2016 on April 13-14, 2016, in Campinas, São Paulo. The exposition, to be held at the Events Center Expo Dom Pedro, will showcase suppliers of raw materials for feed, packaging, materials and equipment. The adjacent congress will feature respected technical experts speaking on pet nutrition, pet food processing and pet-related market trends. Be sure to join Kris Figge, technical sales manager, at 4:30 p.m. local time on April 13 for his CBNA presentation, “Powder and liquid application after extrusion: risks and benefits in nutrition, processing and cost." To schedule a meeting with an AFB palatability performance expert or for a tour of the AFB Brasil plant, contact Brasil country manager Marcelo Beraldo at mberaldo@afbinternational.com. We look forward to connecting with you!

Oct 26, 2015

3° Alltech Pet Food Fórum para América Latina

Join AFB International at 3° Alltech Pet Food Fórum para América Latina on October 26 at Novotel São Paulo Centre Notre in São Paulo, Brasil. Marcelo Beraldo, Director of AFB Brasil, will be presenting on the Inter transfer of Palatability Ingredients at 10:30am. To get more information on the show and to see how the palatability performance people can help you, please contact Marcelo at mberaldo@afbinternational.com.br. We hope to see you there!

Oct 28, 2015

Petfood Innovation Workshop at Kansas State University

AFB is excited to be returning to the second Petfood Innovation Workshop focusing on the treats. The sold-out April event was such a success that AFB is back to again present our insights on the palatability of treats. AFB’s Technical Sales Manager Kristopher Figge and other members of the AFB team will be working with attendees to demonstrate how palatants can improve the aroma and taste of treats. Visit with AFB at this exciting, hands-on learning event on Wednesday, October 28 - Friday, October 30, 2015 at Kansas State University in Manhattan Kansas. For more information please contact Sarah Gershenson at sgershenson@afbinternational.com.

Aug 28, 2015

Petfood Forum China 2015

Join AFB International at Petfood Forum China 2015 on August 28 at the World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China. We will be sharing our cutting-edge research so be sure to stop by booth number D3618 located in Hall #2 and see how the palatability performance people can help you. For more information or to schedule a meeting with the AFB team, please contact khall@afbinternational.com.

Jun 28, 2015

AFB Presents at ISOEN 2015

Join AFB International at the 16th annual International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN) meeting on June 28-July 1 in Dijon, France. ISOEN is a worldwide event covering topics on cutting-edge technology developed using E-nose and E-tongue. Researchers from all over the world will come to Dijon to share their technical findings. Dr. Punyatoya Mohapatra, AFB’s Analytical Chemistry Manager, will be presenting “The Development of Flavor Profile of Pet food Palatants Using Electronic Nose and Electronic Tongue” on Monday, June 29 at 2:40 pm. This research focuses on the unique flavor profiles of dry cat palatants and AFB’s work to further understand the compounds that drive palatability. For more information on the symposiums offered, visit https://colloque6.inra.fr/isoen2015. To set up a meeting while at ISOEN please contact Dr. Punyatoya Mohapatra at pmohapatra@afbinternational.com. We look forward to seeing you at ISOEN 2015!

Apr 27, 2015

Pet Food Forum 2015!

Join AFB International at the 2015 Petfood Forum on April 27-29 at the Kansas City Convention center in the heart of America, Kansas City, Missouri. AFB’s very own Dr. Nancy Rawson will be presenting her research on Feline bitter receptors: a journey from DNA to electronic tongue. Nancy will discuss cats’ bitter taste receptors and what makes a cat a “super taster”. Come by booth #507 to experience the super taster challenge for yourself and join in the fun to help raise money for the Lawrence Humane Society. To set up a meeting with AFB, contact your account manager or Sarah Gershenson at sgershenson@afbinternational.com.

Apr 27, 2015

Petfood Innovation Workshop: Next Generation Treats

AFB is excited to be participating in the first ever hands on Petfood Innovation Workshop focusing on the next generation of treats. AFB’s Technical Sales Manager, Kristopher Figge, will be working with attendees to demonstrate how palatants can improve the aroma and taste of treats. For more information on this exciting day of hands-on learning on Monday, April 27 at the Kansas State-Olathe Food Innovation Accelerator lab contact sgershenson@afbinternational.com.

Apr 22, 2015

Join AFB at AChems 37th Annual Meeting

Chemical senses help indicate to animals which foods are healthy and suitable for consumption, making chemical sensory a key factor in our work at AFB International. Join AFB at the 37th Association for Chemoreception Sciences Annual meeting on April 22-April 25 at Hyatt Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. Dr. Nancy Rawson will be attending on behalf of her Basic Research team including Mikaela Hanson’s abstract on Nose Licking Good? - A Study on Taste Reactivity in Domestic Cats and Dr. Michelle Sandau’s abstract on Feline bitter receptors TAS2R38 and TAS2R43 have response profiles distinct from their human homologues. For more information about the meeting, programs and sponsorship opportunities please visit the AChems webpage: http://www.achems.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1. To set up a meeting while at AChems please contact Dr. Nancy Rawson at nrawson@afbinternational.com. For a personalized presentation of AFB’s research on the role chemical senses play in food selection of dogs and cats, contact your account manager. We look forward to seeing you at AChemS!

May 29, 2014

AFB International will be at Interzoo 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany

Come discover all the ways we can help you achieve your pet food palatability goals. Visit us at stand 321 in hall 6 to connect with our experts and get up-to-speed on all things palatability.

Mar 31, 2014

AFB International will be at Petfood Forum 2014 in Schaumburg, Illinois

We’re eager to share our latest insights and introduce you to some of your new communication tools–the redesigned AFBInternational.com and our brand new blog, PalatantsPlus.com. Visit us at booth #501 to connect with our experts and get up-to-speed on all things palatability.

Apr 10, 2014

Join AFB at the AChemS 36th Annual Meeting

Chemical senses serve an extremely important role for animals. In addition to providing an early warning system about the bad stuff - like predators and fires - chemical senses also help animals discern the good stuff—like what is healthy and suitable to eat. At the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) 36th Annual Meeting, AFB scientists Nancy Rawson and Susan Jojola will chair a symposium on this topic. Join us on Thursday April 10th to explore "Behavioral insights into food selection and flavor preference in domestic and wild animals." The symposium will include the following presentations: • Fred Provenza, Utah State University: The origins of food preference and how it shapes the environment • Matthias Laska, Linköping University: Behavioral responses in large carnivores to mammalian blood odor and a blood odor component • Bruce Kimball, USDA National Wildlife Research Center: Using insights into flavor perception to manage wildlife–agriculture interactions The AChemS Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 9-12, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL, USA. For more information about the meeting, the preliminary program and sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.achems.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3962. For a personalized presentation of AFB’s research on the role chemical senses play in food selection of dogs and cats, contact your account manager, visit AFB’s Palatants Plus blog at www.PalatantsPlus.com, or contact Director of Marketing Brooke Eiler at beiler@afbinternational.com. We look forward to seeing you at AChemS!

Apr 15, 2013

Petfood Forum 2013

Join AFB International at the 2013 Petfood Forum on April 15-17 at the Renaissance Schaumburg near Chicago, Illinois, USA. AFB will be exhibiting as well as presenting the latest palatability research. The Forum will feature an oral presentation of “Performance-Driving Parameters in Dog Palatants” by Bola Oladipupo, DA. The Forum will also feature poster presentations of “Eating patterns in cats during extended exposure to fixed diets: implications for studies of palatability” by Nancy Rawson, PhD, and “Kibble Size & Its Effect on Canine Palatability” by Kris Figge.