Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers

Conference

Mar. 8-10, 2022 | Hyatt Regency | San Francisco, California
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Last updated January 13, 2022

Safety

Duty of Care

 

At the American Feed Industry Association, we are eager and looking forward to getting back on the road to see all of our members in-person. Over the past year, the AFIA has been closely monitoring guidance from state and federal health authorities regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Protecting the health and safety of our attendees and staff has always been of utmost importance and will continue to be. The AFIA meetings staff have received their Pandemic Compliance Advisor certifications and look forward to carefully reducing any on-site COVID-19 risks and providing a safe environment for our members. We have a duty of care and we are committed to abiding by it. 

What to Expect On-site 

 

 

This year’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) will need to be different as we all work together to end this pandemic. As the situation with COVID-19 is regularly evolving, we are monitoring guidance on a daily basis from local, state and federal health authorities on measures to keep people safe. This means, we will be making real-time adjustments, as necessary, to provide a safe meeting environment. Based on City of San Francisco regulations starting Feb. 1, we anticipate we will be required to check vaccination status in order to conduct a large indoor meeting with food and beverage. We will communicate our on-site policies to registered attendees prior to travel and will post signage throughout the event space to keep you informed of any changes. Please contact snovak@afia.org with any questions or concerns. 

Code of Conduct

 

The AFIA staff will be working closely with the Hyatt Regency San Francisco to provide a safe and clean environment to hold PISC. We are all in this together and that will require that we all agree to abide by a code of conduct -- a simple collection of rules and regulations that include what is and is not acceptable or expected behavior for our event. As stakeholders, we all have a role to play in the mitigation of COVID-19 risks. If we can collectively adhere to the code of conduct, we are showing a sign of respect to our fellow industry colleagues and advocating for the well-being of our fellow global citizens.  Please click here to view the Code of Conduct that you will need to agree to at the time of registration. 

Hotel  

 

 

We are thrilled to announce that the Hyatt Regency San Francisco has earned a GBAC Star Facility Accreditation and continues to have the commitment to care that we have experienced in the past from this hotel brand. Click here to learn more on what the Hyatt is doing to provide a safe meeting environment. Click here to access their most recent COVID-19 updates. 

San Francisco 

 

The City of San Francisco requires vaccinations and masks for people entering restaurants, bars and gyms. In addition, the City of San Francisco requires masks in public places, including taxis/ubers, restaurants and large indoor events

Airport

 

The hotel is located within close proximity of two major airports, San Francisco Int’l Airport (SFO)– 14 miles/25 mins and Oakland Int’l Airport (OAK) – 20 miles/30 mins. Both airports are committed to the safety and well-being of all travelers and employees and continues to use enhanced cleaning schedule at their facilities and updated security procedures from the TSA. Click on the links above to learn all the measures being taken to provide a safe environment for your arrival and departure from San Francisco. 

Local Resources 

 

As a top travel destination in the United States, San Francisco takes safety extremely seriously. Refer to the following information to learn more about healthy business travel in San Fran and safety resources for you:

Zuckerberg San Francisco General - closest major hospital to the hotel 

Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care - closest urgent care to the hotel 

Visitors Center Resources

San Francisco Coronavirus Resources

San Francisco Health Department 

California Coronavuris Resources

What To Do if You Are Sick 

If you require a Covid Test to return home, you can easily schedule that near the hotel or at the SFO airport. More information available below:  

Scheduling map for centers near the hotel - various test options

Scheduling link for centers at SFO airport - results available in 30 minutes

List of COVID-19 Testing Centers from the hotel 

Liability Waiver 

 

The AFIA is holding this meeting in accordance with state and local regulations and is implementing precautions based on CDC recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The AFIA expects that its attendees will also adhere to its instructions on avoiding the spread of COVID-19 and reserves the right to remove attendees who do not comply. However, the AFIA cannot guarantee that you, as an attendee, will not become infected with COVID-19. Furthermore, participation in this AFIA event could increase your chances of contracting COVID-19. Should you still choose to attend, you will need to agree to the liability waiver.  Please click here or contact register@afia.org for a copy of this waiver. 

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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 or payment and invoicing.

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

Contact Sarah, vice president of membership and public relations, for any questions regarding AFIA membership opportunities, agenda, hotel accomodations or event expectations. 

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

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