Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers


Aug. 17-19, 2021, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress | Orlando, Florida

Important Update on AFIA's Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference - Aug. 12

We've received several inquiries on the status of our Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference, scheduled to take place next week in Orlando, and wanted to let you know that it will proceed as scheduled. Our team stands ready to serve attendees that are registered. We've made some real-time adjustments to our safety protocols to account for changing guidance from public health authorities, which we have communicated to our registered attendees, and are doing everything possible to provide a safe meeting environment. We are doing our best to communicate our safety policies and procedures, but should you have any further questions, please direct them to register@afia.org


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Who Attends?

The American Feed Industry Association's Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference is designed specifically for buyers and sellers of feed and pet food ingredients. 

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Why Attend?

Highly regarded speakers in the industry will discuss changes taking place in the feed ingredient industry, in animal agriculture as a whole and consumer driven impacts on the industry.

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How to Sponsor?

Display your company’s commitment to the feed ingredient industry by becoming a PISC sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities offer an additional way to connect with customers and give back to the industry.

About the Event

Mark your calendars for August 17-19, 2021 to attend the American Feed Industry Association’s annual Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla. Buyers and sellers of feed and pet food ingredients attend this annual event; it’s truly where business gets done! PISC offers industry experts the chance to exchange ideas and learn about issues affecting the industry. If you plan on joining us in Orlando, we are also thrilled to announce that the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress has earned a GBAC star facility accreditation and continues to have the commitment to care that we have experienced in the past. Learn more here on what Hyatt is doing to provide a safe environment for us to meet. If your circumstances do not allow you to travel in 2021, you might be able to participate virtually in the educational and networking components of this event. Please email us a register@afia.org and let us know you are interested. 

Hotel & Travel Information

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
1 Grand Cypress Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32836 USA

AFIA is pleased to offer registrants a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferred rate of $159 per night (plus tax). The block rate guarantees complimentary internet access in your guest room. Please contact the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress directly using this link or call (888) 421-1442 to reserve under the group name “American Feed Industry Association.” AFIA has a limited number of rooms blocked. The block is available through July 16, 2021, or until it fills up. To secure your room within the block, be sure to book before July 16, 2021. 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 us and the Hyatt. 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 Grand Cypress.

We are thrilled to announce that the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress has earned a GBAC star facility accreditation and continues to have the commitment to care that we have experienced in the past. Learn more here on what Hyatt is doing to provide a safe environment for us to meet. 

Blood Drive

New in 2021, AFIA will be hosting a blood drive at PISC. The country is facing a SEVERE BLOOD BANK SHORTAGE. Donors like you are urged to give now to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients across the country. Hospital demand continues to outpace donations, and your help is vital. Please help AFIA as we try to give back to Florida and the country.  The blood drive will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the networking room, Windsong 1-6.  Book your reservation time now using this link. Thank you for your lifesaving donation!

Conference Sponsors

Interested in being a sponsor? Click here to view the options or contact Lynette Tucker for additional information. 




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Contact Us

Kim Atkins   (703) 558-3566    katkins@afia.org

Contact Kim, manager of membership & engagement for any questions regarding AFIA membership opportunities. 

Rebecca Kane, CMP     (703) 558-3563    rkane@afia.org

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

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

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

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

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