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The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its 2021 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), happening in-person on Aug. 17-19 in Orlando, Fla. This three-day “must attend” program includes education and networking events for hundreds of feed ingredient buyers and sellers across the animal food manufacturing industry.
“We are thrilled to once again offer the feed industry the opportunity to make new connections and learn strategies that drive business,” said Veronica Rovelli, AFIA’s senior director of meetings and events. “PISC provides a perfect venue for industry members to foster and deepen relationships with their suppliers and clients, many of whom have been unable to travel over the past year due to COVID-19. We look forward to safely being back on the road seeing our members and making new acquaintances.”
In addition to the networking events, conference attendees will hear presentations on myriad topics, including: navigating the plant-based product trend, communicating with consumers using “agvocacy,” managing the threat of foreign animal diseases, such as African swine fever, understanding the current trade and political landscape, forecasting the grain and economic outlooks and more.
The conference will also host a Suppliers Showcase where AFIA member suppliers will have the opportunity to highlight their products and services. Those interested in being a part of the showcase or sponsoring PISC can learn more about those opportunities on AFIA’s conference website.
PISC will take place in-person at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, but may look different than in years past due to the the AFIA’s commitment to providing a safe environment for attendees in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Attendees can learn about the AFIA’s safety protocols on the PISC website. For those who are unable to travel, there may be an option to participate virtually by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early-bird registration is available until June 15 for $599 for AFIA members and $2,050 for non-members. Following that date, the fee will increase to $699 and $2,150, respectively. Learn more about the conference at afia.org/events/pisc-2021.