Equipment Manufacturers


Nov. 9-11, 2022, Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront | St. Petersburg, FL

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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's (AFIA) Equipment Manufacturers Committee hosts this annual event specifically focused on current issues affecting the food equipment industry. The Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC) provides educational topics relevant to both animal food equipment manufacturers as well as animal food manufacturers. It provides a great networking opportunity for equipment manufacturers to meet with each other as well as their customers. Net proceeds from the conference are used to support the AFIA Equipment Manufacturers Committee Scholarship Fund which provides college scholarships to students at seven different universities who are pursuing a career in the animal food industry.

 Hotel Information

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st St. SE
Saint Petersburg, Florida
(727) 894-5000


To book a room, please contact Rebecca Kane, CMP.

AFIA has a limited number of rooms blocked. The reservations deadline is Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 or until the room block is full. After this date, the hotel will accept reservations on a space-available basis. 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 AFIA and The Vinoy Renaissance. 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 Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club.

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


KIM ATKINS     (703) 558-3566

Contact Kim, manager of membership & engagement, for more information on becoming an AFIA member.

Gary Huddleston   (703) 666-8854

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

Rebecca Kane, CMP     (703) 558-3563

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