2019 Equipment Manufacturers


Nov. 6-8
Hilton Beach Resort & Spa
Marco Island, FL


Who plans this event?

AFIA's Equipment Manufacturers Committee oversees the planning of the conference. We want to thank them for all their hard work and dedication to providing a fanstastic program. 

What can I expect at EMC?    

This event focuses on updating the equipment sector of the feed industry on current issues and trends, providing an environment for learning from educational speakers and industry leaders, and brings the industry together to network. Conference attendees include equipment manufacturers, equipment installers, contractors and users of the equipment from the feed manufacturing sector. All proceeds after expenses from the conference support the Equipment Manufacturers Scholarship Fund. 

What are the registration costs? 

The early-bird fees are $720 for Members, $1,415 for Nonmembers and $275 for Spouse if you register by Oct. 4, 2019.  After that the rates go up to $770 for Members, $1,515 for Nonmembers.  Registration closes on Oct. 24, 2019, and only onsite rates are available at that point.  Registration includes admittance to all the education sessions, meals and the networking opportunities.  Badges are required for admittance. 

Where can I book a hotel room?

A block of rooms has been reserved for Nov. 2, 2019 - Nov. 11, 2019, at the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa. The special room rate will be available until October 5th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Booking a reservation from the Hilton site is simple. To begin the process, click here

How do I register?

To register, click here for online or here complete the writable registration form (type directly on the document) and mail, email or fax it to the AFIA office, or visit afia.org to register online. For your convenience, a list of registrants will be shared with attendees prior to the event. A printed registration list will not be available in 2019. Instead we invite you to take advantage of viewing it via our event app. 

What is the registration cancellation policy?

A 90% refund is available if you notify AFIA of cancellation in writing by Sept. 20. A 50% refund is available when received prior to Oct. 25. No refund is available after Oct. 27. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the event. AFIA reserves the right to cancel any conference it deems necessary. AFIA will not be responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants.

Is there a 1-day registration option?

We do not offer a 1-day registration option. Instead, we urge you to participate in all general sessions and reception at the event to maximize the benefits. 

What is the dress code?

The dress code for this event is resort casual. November temperatures in Marco Island have an average high of 86 degrees and 65 degrees as a low.

Who do I notify about a food allergy?

There is a space during the registration process to let AFIA know about a food allergy.  You may also email register@afia.org

What if I need a special accommodation for a disability?

This meeting is open to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age or disability. If you are a person with a special dietary need, or who requires reasonable accommodations due to a disability, and/or who requires alternative means of communication (such as Braille, large print, sign language or language interpretation), please contact Veronica Rovelli at vrovelli@afia.org

How do I get a copy of AFIA's Antitrust policy?

By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the AFIA Antitrust Compliance and Confidentiality Policy. For a copy of the policy, please click here, visit the registration desk onsite or contact us at register@afia.org.

What are the terms and conditions of registering?

By registering for AFIA’s conference, you are agreeing that any photos or videos taken throughout the conference or at any networking events may be used for AFIA’s communications and marketing purposes. You agree to abide by the AFIA Antitrust Compliance and Confidentiality Policy. Registrants will receive a name badge that must be worn for entry into all speaking sessions, exhibit halls, meals and social functions. AFIA reserves the right to cancel any conference it deems necessary. AFIA will not be responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants. Should you have any concerns about these terms, please contact AFIA’s senior director of meetings and events at vrovelli@afia.org.

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Contact Us


Veronica Rovelli     (703) 558-3563     vrovelli@afia.org

Contact Veronica, senior director of meeting and events, for any questions regarding registrations, travel, hotel accomodations and event expectations.

Gary Huddleston   (703) 666-8854     ghuddleston@afia.org

Contact Gary, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, for any questions regarding conference agenda, committee questions and event expectations.