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The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA), Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH

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info@pfma.org.uk

PFMA Pet Food and Nutrition Course

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, Please Check This Page Regularly For Further Notice Regarding Future Dates and Locations of the Course. 

The 2020 PFMA Pet Food and Nutrition Course dates are now open for registration. The two-day residential course is aimed at pet professionals, with a dedicated number of tickets for PFMA members and limited tickets for non-members. 

The PFMA launched a Pet Food and Nutrition Course for its members in 2019, to provide an all-round introduction to nutrition, pet food production and marketing. The first two rounds of the course, in June and October 2019, were sold out 

quicly and were highly successful among those who attended.

Course content and timetable

The aim is to present an overview of the pet food world, including;

  • Market trends
  • Pet nutrition (dogs, cats, small animals, pet birds and fish)
  • Introduction to manufacturering safe pet food
  • Quality assessment and measurement (subjective vs objective) 
  • Legislation on raw materials, finished goods and manufacturing
  • Product labelling and marketing regulations

Target Audience

The course is aimed at pet professionals, including pet food manufacturers, retailers, veterinary professionals and those who work in relation to pet food and pet nutrition. The course is suitable for those pet professionals with a technical or scientific backgrounds. It is also relevant for those in customer service, sales, and marketing teams of pet food manufacturers, retailers, veterinary professionals, etc. 

Capacity of the course                      

In order to provide a high-quality course, which can engage the audience in discussions and workshop activities, each round of the course has a limited capacity of 30 attendees. To allow a diverse range of participants we encaurage a maximum of two participants from each company/organisation in each round of the course. 

Practical information

This is a classrom-based residential course which is held over two days, with a diverse range of lectures and workshops, as well as networking opporunities. The course is held in different locations such as Birmingham NEC and Nottingham. Please find out more under each date. 

Ticket price 2020

PFMA Members £400.00 + £17.95 Booking fee and £83.59 VAT

Non-members £800.00 +£17.95 Booking fee and £163.59 VAT

The ticket price includes the following:

  • Two full days of lectures and workshops
  • Lunch and refreshments on both days
  • A networking dinner on the first day of the course
  • Certificate of attendance at the completion of the course (emailed digitally)
  • CPD certified by 'CPD UK'
  • Onsite parking

Registration 

To guarantee a place on this course, the full attendance fee must be paid at the time of registration. This is non-refundable. Please note a maximum of two tickets per company can be purchased for each round of the course. Please register via the Eventbrite links provided for each date.

 

28-29 April - IS NOW POSTPONED


DUE TO PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE DATE OF THIS COURSE IS NOW POSTPONED

 

 

 

23-24 June - DATE & LOCATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Location of June course (subject to change)

Crowne Plaza Birmingham
NEC National Exhibition Centre
Pendigo Way
Birmingham
B40 1PS

 

Future dates

The next date of the course will likely be 20 and 21 October 2020 in Nottingham. 

Once tickets are sold out, and based on the demand, PFMA will open new dates.

 

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