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March 9-11, 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 $249 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 February 5, 2020, or until it fills up. To secure your room within the block, be sure to book before February 5, 2020. 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.





A list of convenient restaurants can be found here. 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. 

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. 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. Take the stress out of travel and allow the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress to book your transportation. Call (407) 239-1234 to book. 

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 everuthing else Orlando has to offer. More information is available here. 




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. 

Source: Hyatt Grand Cypress

Disney Tickets



Disney discounted tickets will be available via AFIA's designated microsite. We will post more information here once it is made available by Disney. 

In addition, discover the magic of Walt Disney World® Resort from Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. The resort offers an exclusive shuttle service to Walt Disney World® Resort. Stop by the lobby to reserve your shuttle boarding pass and purchase other park tickets from the concierge desk.

Source: Hyatt Grand Cypress

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Contact Us

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

Contact Daisy, coordinator of meetings and events, for any questions regarding registration, golf/sporting clay pairings, payment and invoicing.

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

Contact Veronica, senior director of meetings and events, for any questions regarding agenda, hotel accomodations 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.