ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, US — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is set to host its  2021 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) in-person Aug. 17-19, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Grain Cypress in Orlando, Florida, US.

Registration is now open for the three-day event.

The 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, senior director of meetings and events for AFIA. “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 also will host a Suppliers Showcase where AFIA member suppliers will have the opportunity to highlight their products and services.

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.

To register or for more information about the event, please visit the conference website.

For those who are unable to travel the AFIA said there may be an option to participate virtually, please email [email protected] for more information.