2021 Equipment Manufacturers


Nov. 3-5, 2021
Omni Royal Orleans 
New Orleans, LA

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Who Attends?

Conference attendees include equipment manufacturers, equipment installers, contractors and users of the equipment from the feed manufacturing sector. 

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Why Attend?

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.

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How to Sponsor?

Display your company’s commitment to the industry by becoming an EMC sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities offer an additional way to connect with customers and give back to the industry.

About the Event

The American Feed Industry Association and the Equipment Manufacturers Committee are proud to be back in-person for the 2021 Equipment Manufacturers Conference. This educational event is designed to address many issues pertinent to today’s equipment designers, builders and installers who serve the feed, pet food and ingredient industries. The program has been developed by industry representatives with the goal of benefiting your organization. Proceeds from this event help fund the EMC scholarship fund.

Hotel Information

Omni Royal Orleans

621 St. Louis Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

AFIA is pleased to offer registrants a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferred rate of $219 per night (plus tax). Please contact the Omni Royal Orleans directly using this link or call (800-843-6664) to reserve under the group name “AFIA or American Feed Industry Association.” AFIA has a limited number of rooms blocked. The block is available through October 11, or until it fills up. To secure your room within the block, be sure to book before Oct. 11. The AFIA room block entitles you to a 48 hour cancellation policy.  Please be aware that fraudulent companies have been calling attendees claiming to represent us and the Omni. AFIA does not work with a housing bureau for this event and we do not endorse any of these companies. Reservations should only be made directly with the Omni Royal Orleans.

Conference Sponsors

Interested in being a sponsor? Please click here for all options. Contact Lynette Tucker for additional information. 



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Contact Us


Sarah Novak     (703) 558-3574     snovak@afia.org

Contact Sarah, vice president of membership and public relations, for more information on becoming an AFIA member.

Rebecca Kane, CMP     (703) 558-3563     rkane@afia.org

Contact Rebecca, 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.