The Speakers

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Francisco Cardoso Sales Manager- Schenck Process

Francisco Cardoso is graduated in Mechanical Engineer and Commercial Management. currently He is the Sales Manager at Schenck Process Group and responsible for Pet Food

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Caio Schlickmann Commercial Manager - Soulpack

Caio Schlickmann, Managing Director of Soulpack count with vast experience in Flexible Packaging through Product Development

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Emerson SIlva R&D Coordinator - Soulpack

Emerson Silva is an Engineer and Specialist in both rigid and flexible packaging, as well as an expert in the Pet Food segment

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Raúl Morales Dávila Sales Manager Aeroglide - Buhler Group

Raúl  has been working for Bühler México during 15 years as project engineer for the different business units of the organization.

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Mariano Weller Commercial technical advisor

Industrial Engineer, postgraduate in Strategic Business Administration with extensive experience in the industry

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Ludmila Barbi Trindade

Veterinarian with a Master's Degree in Animal Science from UFMG in the field of monogastric animal nutrition

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Alfonso Lira Sales Manager for the Southern Cone - JBT Corporation

Business Executive with a degree in Business Management. Lira has a high degree of specialization in the food, beverage and packaging industries, 

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José Luiz Ferraz Managing Director - Ferraz Máquinas

Mechanical Engineer from Mackenzie University / SP: managing Director of Ferraz since the 80s

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Luis-Miguel Gomez-Osorio Veterinarian

Veterinarian, MSc in Immunology and PhD in Animal Nutrition. Phd (student) in Epidemiology.

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Kenneth Astorga General Manager - NorthWind Latin America

He was born in San José, Costa Rica's capital City on November 20, 1963. He studied Systems Engineering at the Catholic University of Costa Rica.

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Gabriel Mallo Veterinarian and Associate Professor at the National University of Luján

Gabriel holds a Master's Degree in Animal Health from the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences - U.B.A

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Erika Stasieniuk Founding partner of SFA Consultoría

Erika Stasieniuk is a Zootechnician and Doctor in Nutrition and Feeding of Dogs and Cats at UFMG

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Benny Simonsen Agricultural Engineer - Jesma Weighing Solution

Benny Simonsen has more than 35 years of experience in the international Feed, Pet Food and Food industry, working with projects in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa.

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Ezequiel Villar Regional Manager at CPM

Industrial Engineer with solid experience in Business Development, Operations and Product Line management

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Marco Prati Chief Executive Officer - PLP Systems

Marco Prati is the CEO of PLP Systems an International company based in Italy specializing in the development and production of machinery for liquid and powder handling

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Jose M. Coelho Business Director for the Americas - Clextral

He has worked for more than 30 years with the Clextral Company in various positions and countries (France, USA and Chile). Expert in twin screw extrusion technologies and processes

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Armando Enriquez de la Fuente Blanquet Manager of Feed Additives & Key Accounts - Trouw Nutrition México

Armando Enríquez is originally from México and he's currently working at Trouw Nutrition Mexico

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Juan Manuel Peralta Director & Co Funder

Juan Manuel worked during18 years in multinational pet food companies in Argentina, US and Colombia.

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Gonzalo Girelli Responsible for Latin America - PLP Systems

Administration Degree and currently PLP SYSTEMS S.R.L. Area Manager for South America 

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Juliana Werneck Regional Manager of Panelis - Diana Pet Food

Juliana is a Zootechnician graduated from the Paulista University UNESP-Jaboticabal (2004 to 2008) with a specialization in dog and cat nutrition 

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Richard Biessen Technical Consultant - KSE

Senior technical consultant with over 25 years of experience in process automation, mainly for animal nutrition production (feed, premix & concentrates, petfood).

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José Fernando Raizer Managing Director of Raizer Consultoría

Since April 2002 -he's Director of Raizer Consultoria, Proyetos e Formación ltda. Member of the Technical Committee of the Brazilian College of Animal Nutrition

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Miquel Parramona Senior Director - Latin América - Premier Tech

51 years old, Born in Catalunia, Spain. He was PAYPER's Sales Director for LATAM, and currently he´s PREMIER TECH Senior Director for the LATAM Region

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Waldemar Siniscalco General Manager, South LATAM - Premier Tech

58 Years old, born in Buenos Aires. Mechanical engineer and former Southern Cone Sales Manager at PAYPER. Currently he´s PREMIER TECH´s General Manager for South LATAM 

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Marcello Sanchez Commercial Director l - PAYPER Brazil

Bachelor Degree on Business Administration. Marcelo counts on 17 years of experience as a service contract manager in the solids handling equipment sector.

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Lars Tuijtelaars Area Sales Manager Spain & Portugal - KSE

Experienced in sales of consumable, bulk good as well as complex, long sales cycles of mechanical and industrial equipment. He´s now expanding the horizon for KSE in Spain, Portugal and LATAM.

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Oscar Canalis Sales Engineer - Schenck Process

Engineer and MBA. Proven experience on Manufacturing and Project Management in the food industry

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David Pernia Grillo Sales Area Manager, Centro y Norte América - PAYPER S.A.

An industrial engineer with extensive international experience in the packaging sector

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Ed de Souza Extrusion Systems Process Director - Wenger Manufacturing

Graduated in Agribusiness from Fort Hays University KS, USA, in 1995. Master's degree in business administration

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Nicolas Swiderski Managing Director - Clextral Chile

Electromechanical engineer of French nationality. He has worked at Clextral for over 11 years.

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Diego Clivio Sales Director - Jesma Vejeteknik

 Industrial engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the international Pet Food and Aquaculture industries.Based in his expertise he wants to tell you about Jesma solutions and what we can offer to our clients.

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Cesar Fernandez Garrasino Technical Service Manager - AFB International

Cesar joined AFB in 2007. As a technical service manager, he supports AFB customers throughout the Latin American Region 

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Osvaldo Muñoz Extru-Tech Latin America Sales Director

Extru-Tech Latin America Sales Director for 19 years. He is a Food Engineer by profession with more than 29 years of experience

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Emilie Tarbagayre Technical Support and Development Manager- Diana Pet Food

Emilie has been working with Diana Pet Food during14 years. She started as a Quality Manager and currently is a Technical Support and Development Manager

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Michele Fraccaro Sales Manager for LATAM - GEA Group

Food extrusion expert for 20 years. He's an industry expert with great knowledge of the Latin American food industry

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Matías Martínez Sales Engineer

Matías Martínez is a young professional who currently works in Germany. He has six years of technical sales and export experience in the Latin American and European markets.

All Pet Food Day 2021

Training the Leaders of the Future

All Pet Food Day provides professionals of the Pet Food industry the opportunity to get the latest updates on nutrition and processing from experts of leading companies.

The Agenda

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Grinding solutions for Pet Food

A good grind is the first step to produce high quality pet food. It improves nutritional value, the application of coatings and vitamins, as well as the appearance of the final product.

09:00 (UTC-3) Matías Martínez Tietjen
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Flexible Extrusion - Managing a variety of products and recipes in Dry Pet Food Extrusion

Many Dry Pet Food Producers have a diverse customer base, and they need to produce different types of both premium and super premium products made with different recipes and ingredients.

09:30 (UTC-3) Michele Fraccaro Gea Group
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What is palatability?

Diana Pet Food introduces us to the world of palatability covering definitions, impacts and components of palatability

10:00 (UTC-3) Emilie Tarbagayre Diana Pet Food
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Maximum Flexibility with a Single Screw Extruder

Nowadays, more than ever, the humanization of our pets together with the millennials, are generating great changes and greater demands when choosing food in any of the categories. This facts has forced manufacturers to improve quality and nutrition

10:30 (UTC-3) Osvaldo Muñoz Extru-Tech
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Measuring cat food enjoyment: Beyond ingestion ratio

Typical cat food palatability assessment methods, such as two or one, are a valuable way to assess food preference and acceptance.

11:00 (UTC-3) Cesar Fernandez Garrasino AFB International
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Jesma Weighing Solutions

Precise weighing and dosing of low-flow ingredients in pet food production

11:30 (UTC-3) Diego Clivio Jesma
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The different extrusion parameters

This presentation is a brief reminder of how extrusion works after the different extrusion parameters (temperatures, humidity, speed ...).

12:00 (UTC-3) Nicolas Swiderski Clextral
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State of the Art Technology in the Extrusion Process for Pet Foods

When it comes to processing pet food from economical to the highest standards, Wenger process engineering has developed the ultimate extruder.

12:30 (UTC-3) Ed de Souza Wenger
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Efficient packaging technologies applied to Dry-Pet Food

Discover the keys for implementing versatile, efficient and precise packaging technology for Dry-Pet food: from precision weighing systems, flexible bagging with different types of closure, palletizing, to load protection

13:00 (UTC-3) David Pernia Grillo Payper
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Advantages of Pneumatic Conveying in the Pet Food Industry

Review of the latest trends used in the production processes of the Petfood industry and the advantages of pneumatic conveying brings to shift from one process equipment to the next one, until reaching the packaging

13:30 (UTC-3) Oscar Canalis Schenck Process
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Innovative solutions for flexible kibble handling and blending

Todays pet food market demands a flexible, gentle and clean handling of kibbles. Where conventional conveyor systems can cause a lot of issues in this area, KSE provides an innovative system that has proved his value at several world leading pet food suppliers.

14:00 (UTC-3) Lars Tuijtelaars KSE
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Bagging and palletizing technology and its challenges

This talk is focused on presenting what the challenges of packaging and palletizing PETFOOD bags, which must be taken into account when sizing an end of line and what are the care, difficulties and challenges that an important part of the process presents pet food production

14:30 (UTC-3) Miquel Parramona Premier Tech
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Bagging and palletizing technology and its challenges

This talk is focused on presenting the challenges of packaging and palletizing PETFOOD bags, which must be taken into account when sizing an end of line and what are the care, difficulties and challenges that an important part of the process presents of pet food production.

14:30 (UTC-3) Waldemar Siniscalco Premier Tech
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Pet Food Coating, comparison between the different applications (batch, vacuum and continuous).

Introduction of the PLP Systems' MT system for continuous double axis coating of paddle

15:00 (UTC-3) Gonzalo Girelli PLP Systems
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How can I grind more efficiently and with a smaller particle size standard deviation?

Being one of the most recurrent queries in this industry, we explain one of the best ways to obtain a more efficient grinding with a smaller particle size standard deviation, which is Step or Series grinding.

15:30 (UTC-3) Ezequiel Villar CPM
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Your Automation System is not perfect without an Integration with your ERP

In the industrial world it is common to have an automated system. These systems are controlled by a PLC and feature high-performance human-machine interfaces (HMI). The ability to remotely access the plant via PC, Tablet or Cell Phone is also common.

16:00 (UTC-3) Kenneth Astorga Northwind
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Maverick, A New Concept in Extrusion!

Do you want to challenge your pet food production, be more profitable in terms of production costs, run longer with one set of parts and create a better product for longer?

16:30 (UTC-3) Maverick
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Fully automatic bagging and palletizing of animal feed

With more than 40 years of experience, STATEC BINDER is today one of the main suppliers in the field of packaging technology

17:00 (UTC-3) Mariano Weller Statec Binder
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Features of Convection Dryer in Pet Food

In this presentation you will learn the basics of the theory of convection drying in pet food, giving you an overview of the different configurations of belt dryers

17:30 (UTC-3) Raúl Morales Dávila Bühler Group
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Cross Feeding: A Growing Trend

The dogs and cats feeding doesn´t have to be exclusively with wet or dry food, we can combine them and get the best of each one.

15:00 (UTC-3) Juan Manuel Peralta WMG
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Trace Minerals - an ally in pet nutrition

It is said that water is the most important nutrient in our diet, however the water that circulates between the different body compartments carrie out electrolytes, which are mineral particles in solution.

15:30 (UTC-3) Armando Enriquez Trouw Nutrition
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Optimizing Pet Food diets by adjusting the nutritional value of ingredients

To keep the composition of food stable, it is necessary to know our raw materials, adjust their variability and adapt them to our manufacturing plant.

16:00 (UTC-3) Gabriel Mallo BioAromas LatinoAmericana
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Building Strong Immunity through Pet Nutrition

Our pets constantly face challenges such as infections, tumor diseases, autoimmune diseases, stress, fears, among others, that challenge the immune system and cause deterioration in their quality of life and in some cases even death. Therefore, it is essential to have a trained immune system with the ability to respond.

16:30 (UTC-3) Luis-Miguel Gomez-Osorio
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Consumer trends and their impact on wet food processing technology

For dogs and cats alike, the wet pet food industry has been booming over recent years, with increasing consumer demand for both premium products and more convenient packaging options. Greater focus on pet health and wellness has resulted in explosion of new formats that impact the technologies for wet food processing.

17:00 (UTC-3) Alfonso Lira JBT Corporation
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Consumer trends and their impact on technology for wet food processing

For dogs and cats alike, the wet pet food industry has been booming over recent years, with increasing consumer demand for both premium products and more convenient packaging options

14:30 (UTC-3) JBT Corporation
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Innovative solutions for flexible kibble handling and blending

Todays pet food market demands a flexible, gentle and clean handling of kibbles. Where conventional conveyor systems can cause a lot of issues in this area, KSE provides an innovative system that has proved his value at several world leading pet food suppliers.

15:00 (UTC-3) Richard Biessen KSE
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Pet Food Coating, comparison between the different applications (batch, vacuum and continuous)

Introduction of the PLP Systems' MT system for continuous double axis coating of paddle

15:30 (UTC-3) Marco Prati PLP Systems
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Precise weighing and dosing of difficult-to-flow ingredients in pet food production

Weight loss, weight gain and continuous weighing

16:00 (UTC-3) Benny Simonsen Jesma Weighing Solution
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How can I grind more efficiently and with a smaller particle size standard deviation?

Being one of the most recurrent queries in this industry, we explain one of the best ways to obtain a more efficient grinding with a smaller particle size standard deviation, which is Step or Series grinding.

16:30 (UTC-3) Ezequiel Villar CPM
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Efficient packaging technologies applied to Dry-Petfood

Discover the keys to implementing versatile, efficient and precise packaging technology for Dry-Petfood: from precision weighing systems, flexible bagging with different types of closure, palletizing, to load protection

14:00 (UTC-3) Marcello Sanchez Payper
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Twin Screw Extruders

Twin Screw Extruder Features, Benefits and Functionality.

14:30 (UTC-3) José Fernando Raizer Raizer Consultoria
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Pet Food Performance Measurement: Panelis Methods for Today and Tomorrow

This presentation introduces all participants to the world of Panelis, Diana Pet Food's expert measurement center that provides insight into current and tomorrow's ways of measurement

15:00 (UTC-3) Juliana Werneck Diana Pet Food
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Flexibility of Double Screw Extruder for Pet Food

Clextral will present the fundamental differences between single screw and twin screw extrusion technology, the great operating flexibility of its Evolum + twin screw technology with the new patented pre-conditioning design with automatic fill rate adjustment and new trends for products.

15:30 (UTC-3) Jose M. Coelho Clextral
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Basic principles for the formulation of extruded feeds

The aim of this presentation is to discuss the main points involved in the formulation of extruded feeds, such as: the nutritional needs and the main ingredients used, their limitations according to the type of market classification of the food that is formulated.

16:00 (UTC-3) Erika Stasieniuk SFA Consultoría
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Adition of liquids post pelletizing and post extrusion

Why cover up? What are the advantages of the process, forms of application, types of coaters, use of vacuum – effects, advantages, disadvantages and application time.

16:30 (UTC-3) José Luiz Ferraz Ferraz Maquinaria
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Zeolite: A Multifunctional additive for Pet Food

The use of zeolite in dogs and cats' food can have several functions in the development of products that achieve optimal nutrition.

17:00 (UTC-3) Ludmila Barbi Trindade Bem Nutrir Veterinaria
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Innovation in flexible packaging for the pet food segment

Main trends and innovations in flexible packaging for the pet food market and the sustainable actions carried out by Soulpack to reduce the impact on the environment

17:30 (UTC-3) Caio Schlickmann Soulpack
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Innovation in flexible packaging for the pet food segment

Main trends and innovations in flexible packaging for the pet food market and the sustainable actions carried out by Soulpack to reduce the impact on the environment

17:30 (UTC-3) Emerson SIlva Soulpack
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Pneumatic convey systems post extrusion

Benefits of pneumatic convey systems after the extrusion on the pet food process.

18:00 (UTC-3) Francisco Cardoso Schenck Process

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