Equipment Manufacturers


Nov. 6-8, 2024, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point | Bonita Springs, 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 offers 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

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134


The AFIA is pleased to offer registrants a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferred rate of $279 per night (plus tax) + a discounted resort fee of $20 per night. Please contact the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point directly using this link or call (239) 444-1234 to reserve under the group name "AFIA 2024 Equipment Manufacturers Conference".  The block is available through Monday, Oct. 7, 2024, or until it fills up.  We encourage you to reserve early. 

Please be aware that fraudulent companies have been calling and emailing attendees claiming to represent AFIA and the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point as well as other local hotels. 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 Hyatt Regency Coconut Point.

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


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.