Equipment Manufacturers


Nov. 6-8, 2024, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point | Bonita Springs, 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 animal food 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/Guest if you register by Oct. 6.  After that the rates go up to $780 for Members, $1,600 for Nonmembers and $300 for Spouse/Guest.

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?

To reserve your room at the Omni Tucson National Resort, click here or call (520) 297-2271 and mention the "AFIA 2023 Equipment Manufacturers Conference" to receive the room block rate of $195 per night (plus taxes) for single or double occupancy. The AFIA room block is available until the cut-off date of Oct. 6, or until the block is filled. We encourage you to reserve your room early. 

Please be aware that fraudulent companies have been calling attendees claiming to represent us and the Hyatt. The 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 Onmi Tucson National Resort.

How do I register?

To register, click on the yellow register button on the top right corner of this page to register online. A printed registration list will not be available in 2023. Instead, we invite you to view and download the current registration list here.

What is the registration cancellation policy?

A 90% refund is available if you notify AFIA of cancellation in writing by Sept. 22. A 50% refund is available when received prior to Oct. 20. No refund is available after Oct. 20. 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 Tucson, AZ have an average high of 73 degrees and 47 degrees as a low.

Is this conference approved for ARPAS credit?

The agenda has been submitted for approval. 

Who do I notify about a food allergy/dietary restrictions?

There is a space during the registration process to let AFIA know about a food allergy/dietary restrictions. You may also email 

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), there is a space during the registration process to let AFIA know or you can contact us at

How do I get a copy of AFIA's antitrust policy and Meeting and Event Code of Conduct?

By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the AFIA Antitrust Compliance and Confidentiality Policy along with a Meeting Code of Conduct. For a copy of the policy, please click here, visit the registration desk onsite or contact us at

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 and by registering are aware of AFIA's legal notice. 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 deny entry into the conference or 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 Sarah Novak, AFIA's chief operating officer at 


Photo Credits

All promotional photos and text used on this website are for marketing purposes only and were provided by the Omni Tucson National Resort


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Contact Us


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.

JESSICA MORSE    (703) 558-3563 

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

SARAH NOVAK     (703) 558-3574

Contact Sarah, chief operating officer, for any questions regarding AFIA membership opportunities.

LYNETTE TUCKER    (703) 558-3573

Contact Lynette, manager of meetings and sponsorships, for any questions regarding sponsorship opportunities.