A call for papers is now open for Petfood Forum China 2013, scheduled for August 23 in Shanghai. The content advisory board is seeking noncommercial oral presentations on topics including the petfood market in China, Asia and around the world; nutrition and ingredients; packaging; safety and regulatory issues specific to China or export countries; processing; company profiles and case studies; and new product development.
The deadline for submission is March 31, 2013. Abstracts should be submitted in English by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include enough information for reviewers to adequately understand the speaker’s approach to and expertise on the topic and how the paper’s focus would be unique from others on the same topic. For more information, click here.
Petfood Forum China debuted successfully in October 2012. The second edition in August 2013 will again take place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center in conjunction with Pet Fair Asia.
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