April 2-4, 2012                  April 4-5, 2012



Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

1551 Thoreau Drive North

Schaumburg, IL 60173, USA







 Join 1,200+ industry colleagues and peers in intensive learning, networking and celebrating the successes of our industry. As the petfood industry has continued to grow over the past 10-15 years, so have Petfood Forum and Petfood Workshop. So for 2012, the events will return to the beautiful Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel with an even larger exhibit hall and more space for conference sessions, receptions and other networking opportunities.


This year Petfood Workshop focuses on new product development. New products have been a driving force behind the petfood industry's continual growth, but new product development requires much more than a good idea. In this interactive seminar, you will learn from experts on how to successfully bring a new petfood product to market.


Register for both events and save even more on your Petfood Workshop: New Product Development registration!


Group discount available to five or more attendees. For more information email OutreachRegistration@niu.edu or call 815-753-7922

Full registration includes all refreshment breaks, receptions and meals except dinner, plus access to all conference sessions and exhibit hall.


How to Register:


ONLINE: Attendees click here.  Exhibitors click here.  All major credit cards accepted.

Attendee Group Registration is also available online by clicking here

There is a 5% discount (up to 15%) for every 5 attendees registering together from the same organization/company.


By MAIL: please send completed registration form along with payment to:

Outreach Registration

Northern Illinois University

Swen Parson 140

Dekalb, IL. 60115, USA


By FAX: please send completed registration form along with valid payment information to 815.753.6900.


By P.O. or INVOICE: please MAIL or FAX completed registration form along with the organization/company's

FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number). 

We will not be able to process P.O. or invoice one's company without the FEIN.


Download attendee Registration Form here   Download Exhibitor Registration Form here


Please note: NIU Outreach is doing the registration for these events.

If paying by credit card, the charge will appear on your statement as 'NIU Outreach, Dekalb, IL'.


Map/Directions: Click here or copy/paste the following link into your internet browser: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/chirs-renaissance-schaumburg-convention-center-hotel/


HOTEL RESERVATIONS AT THE RENAISSANCE SCHAUMBURG:  All hotel rooms at the Renaissance Schaumburg and Embassy Suites are sold out.




Rooms are also available at a special rate for Petfood Forum or Workshop participants at the Springhill Suites by Marriott,

1550 McConnor Parkway Schaumburg, IL. 60173

Dates Valid: Saturday March 31-  Saturday April 7, 2012

To reserve your room at the Springhill Suites, call +1847.995.1500  or 1.800.581.3498  or visit www.marriott.com/chisg.


1. Add your appropriate arrival and departure date, and enter GROUP CODE: PETPETA to book a King Suite or PETPETB to book a room with a Double Bed Suite.

2. Have a credit card available.  Giving a credit card is required to guarantee your reservation.

3. Requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

4. Please make your reservations by March 15, 2012.

5. Rates for a King Suite or Double bed Suite are 125.00 per night includes Complimentary Breakfast.




Petfood Forum/Workshop 2012 has arranged discounts or special pricing with specific transportation companies. For further information, please visit www.petfoodindustry.com/PFF2012.aspx, e-mail OutreachRegistration@niu.edu or call +1.815.753.7922.


Attention:  If you need to make changes to your registration order you will need to contact NIU Outreach Registration to make changes.  You are unable to edit your order online.  To request changes to your registration order, please email OutreachRegistration@niu.edu.


Attendee Cancellation Policy:  No refunds are available.  Substitution of registered personnel is available at no charge.  Email cancellation requests to OutreachRegistration@niu.edu.


Exhibitor Cancellation Policy:  Exhibit fees are nonrefunable.   Fees are nonrefundable.  Substitution of registered personnel is available at no charge.  Email cancellation requests to OutreachRegistration@niu.edu.



QUESTIONS?  Please contact NIU Outreach Registration at:

Email: OutreachRegistration@niu.edu

Phone: +1.815.753.0277

FAX: +1.815.753.6900

Mailing Address:  Outreach Registration, Northern Illinois University, Swen Parson 140, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States


PLEASE NOTE: NIU Outreach is doing the registration for these events.  If paying by credit card, the charge will appear on your statement as 'NIU Outreach, DeKalb, IL'.