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





A list of convenient restaurants will be available shortly. The Hyatt Regency also has a number of restaurants onsite, more information on those is available here. We will update closer to the event to ensure all these restaurants are still open. 

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 time now using this link. Thank you for your lifesaving donation!

Orlando Facts



To hear some people tell it, Orlando's history didn't begin until Walt Disney World® Resort opened in 1971 — but the fact is, the region's rich past can be traced to the prehistoric era, with indigenous Americans, Spanish cattle ranchers, citrus growers, a historic African-American community, astronauts, visionaries and other trailblazers making their marks along the way. Even our “modern” era dates to 1838, with the then-town of Orlando officially incorporating in 1875. Want to learn more? Explore Orlando's origins and milestones at unique history centers and historical communities throughout the destination!

Source: Visit Orlando

Area Attractions 



No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find something fun and exciting to do in Orlando and Lake Buena Vista. Spend the day exploring the city’s famous theme parks, watch an exhilarating sporting event, or enjoy some world-class shopping. Orlando's attractions and activities are practically limitless and Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offers easy access to them all. If you don’t feel like leaving the resort, you’re in luck because they offer plenty of on-site activities. Rock climbing, golfing, swimming, or just relaxing—these are just a few of the ways you can spend your days at this luxury Orlando resort. More information is available here

Source:  Hyatt Regency



Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the closest airport to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and is located only 18 miles away. It provides nonstop service from more than 150 cities around the world, and Orlando airfares are among the lowest of major destinations. The airport has been awarded GBAC certification. MCO continually adds conveniences to support our growing travel market, too, earning the distinction of being J.D. Powers & Associate’s No. 1 mega airport in the southeastern U.S. for customer satisfaction. Source: Visit Orlando. 

Avis is offering a discount on car rentals for PISC registrants through Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) #G028647. Hertz is offering discounts for PISC registrants through its Customer Discount Program (CDP) #1937390.

One-way taxi-cab fares average $55.  Airport shuttles average $28 each way and are located at the airport. 

Spouse/Partner Registration 




Registered spouses/partners are invited to all meal functions, speaker presentations and the networking options.  In their free time, we suggest they explore the beautiful resort or everything else Orlando has to offer. More information is available here. 




The closest course to the hotel is the Grand Cypress Golf Course. Imagine teeing off on one of the most award-winning courses in America. With uniquely challenging Jack Nicklaus Signature Designed holes, The Grand Cypress Golf Club offers golfers a fantastic selection of truly challenging links among Orlando golf resorts and shuttle service to some. 

The 2021 Golf Tournament will take place at the Disney Palms Golf Course. This 18-hole championship course was redesigned by Arnold Palmer Design Company and features shimmering lakes, tropical sands, palm trees and sloping greens. Disney’s Palm Golf Course includes 9 holes with water hazards and 59 bunkers—providing plenty of challenges for novices and seasoned pros alike. The golf fee includes transportation to/from, protein breakfast, box lunch, 3 drinks tickets (water, beer, soda, sports drinks) and greens fees. 

Source: Hyatt Grand Cypress

Disney Tickets



Disney discounted tickets are available via AFIA's designated micrositePlease read the "before you make your purchase information" below. 

To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call (407) 566-5600 or click here.  Tickets are valid 7 days pre, during, and 7 days post meeting dates.  Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is August 16, 2021.  

Before You Make a Purchase

In order to access the parks during the pandemic, you need a park ticket AND a reservation for admission. Please check to see if your desired date and theme park is currently available for reservation before purchasing your ticket. Keep your reservation date preference in mind when selecting your ticket or package. Different types of admission—such as tickets, Annual Passes or packages—may have different reservation date availability.

Note:  Beginning July 30, face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) while indoors and in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all attractions. Face coverings remain optional for all Guests in outdoor Disney common areas. 

Source: Hyatt Grand Cypress and Walt Disney World® Resort 

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Contact Us

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

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

Jessica Morse    (703) 558-3563    jmorse@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, manager of meetings 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.