Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers


March 12-13, 2024 | Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk | San Antonio, TX


Who plans this event?

AFIA's Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Committee oversees the planning of the conference. We want to thank them for all their hard work and dedication to providing a fantastic program. 

What are the registration costs? 

The early-bird fees are $250 for Members, $500 for Nonmembers if you register by Jul. 6, 2020.  After that the rates go up to $300 for Members, $700 for Nonmembers.  Registration closes on Jul. 17, 2020.  Registration will include login information for each of the webinars and a recorded version after the event.

What are the technical requirements?

To participate you will need:

  • Internet: A high-speed connection
  • Audio: Computer speakers and a phone in case of audio difficulties
  • Updated operating systems 
    • Windows 10, 8.1, 7

    • Google Chrome (recommended), Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari

    • Adobe Flash Player – most current

    • Mac OS X 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9

Who and why should I attend? 

WHO: The program is designed to benefit all feed, ingredient and pet food professionals so anyone interested in the current state of the animal feed industry should attend.  Every year, past attendees recommend PISC as the best meeting for buyers and sellers of ingredients. WHY: PISC will help identify the tools to drive your business! PISC provides market analysis, perspectives on the animal feed industry, hot topics and a host of other valuable information you will find useful in running your business.

What can you expect from the PISC webinar? 

PISC’s virtual goal: Offer timely information by providing tools to help you conduct your business better.

Is this event always going to be virtual? 

No, we fully plan on hosting PISC next year as a face to face event in Orlando, March 9-11, 2021. We look forward to seeing all of you again next year in sunny Florida! More information on PISC 2021 available here

How do I register?

To register, click here or visit afia.org to register online. 

What is the registration cancellation policy?

Since this event is virtual, cancellation is not necessary. If you cannot attend on the day of the webinar, you will receive a recorded version the next week. AFIA reserves the right to cancel any conference it deems necessary. AFIA will not be responsible for costs incurred by registrants.

Is the conference approved for ARPAS credits?

Yes, this event is approved for 3 ARPAS continuing education credits.  

What is the dress code?

You decide, we can't see you! 

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), please contact the meetings department at register@afia.org

How do I get a copy of AFIA's Antitrust policy?

By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the AFIA Antitrust Compliance and Confidentiality Policy. For a copy of the policy, please click here or contact us at register@afia.org.

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. 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 AFIA’s senior director of meetings and events at vrovelli@afia.org.

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Contact Us

Daisy Rodriguez     (703) 650-0144    drodriguez@afia.org

Contact Daisy, specialist of registrations and events, for any questions regarding registration, payment and invoicing.

Veronica Rovelli     (703) 558-3563     vrovelli@afia.org

Contact Veronica, senior director of meetings and events, for any questions regarding agenda or event expectations.

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

Contact Sarah, vice president of membership and public relations, for any questions regarding AFIA membership opportunities. 

Lynette Tucker   (703) 558-3573    ltucker@afia.org

Contact Lynette, specialist of meetings and events, for any questions regarding sponsorships.