Equipment Manufacturers


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


Hotel Information

To book a hotel 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.

Ground Transportation




The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront is approximately 25 minutes from the Tampa International Airport (airport code: TPA).

Transportation to the hotel via taxi will cost approximately $59 one-way. 

Uber/Lyft are available at an estimated cost of $30-$35 one-way.


Thing To Do




From museum-hopping and an exciting culinary scene to fun family attractions to visiting America's Best Beaches, here are the "can't-miss" things to do in St. Pete, Florida! With so many exciting things going on, it's no wonder that St. Pete was recently named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top U.S. Cities for 2020!

Click here to view the top 10 best things to do in St. Pete!

Source: Visit St. Pete/Clearwater CVB




The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg golf club sits in a residential area 1.7 miles from The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club on the beautiful Snell Isle, approximately 15 minutes from The Hilton. Opened in 1992 and redesigned by famed architect Ron Garl, the course presents 6,626 yards of golf for a par 71, offering private lessons, practice facilities and more. An ornate, Mediterranean-inspired clubhouse overlooking the golf course houses a restaurant, bar, pool, and fully stocked pro shop.

Source: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Offsite Group Dinner


Parkshore Grill is the site for EMC's optional group dinner.

Feast outside overlooking the St. Petersburg waterfront or inside surrounded by mahogany, plants and waterfalls on World Famous Beach Drive in Downtown St. Petersburg.

Source: Parkshore Grill

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.