AFIA 2015 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC)

AFIA 2015 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC)

March 11, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress - Orlando - Florida - United States
General Info
Information About the Event
Mark your calendars for March 11-13, 2015, to attend the American Feed Industry Association’s annual Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress hotel in Orlando, Fla. More than 500 buyers and sellers of feed and pet food ingredients attend this annual event; it’s truly where business gets done! PISC offers industry experts the chance to exchange knowledge and learn about issues affecting the industry.
 
When and Where
- March 11-13, 2015 in Orlando, Fla.
- Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
One Grand Cypress Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32836
- Tel: (407) 239-1234
- Fax: (407) 239-3800 
 
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in the current state of the animal feed industry should attend, as the program is designed to benefit all feed, ingredient and pet food professionals. Every year, past attendees recommend PISC as the best meeting for buyers and sellers of ingredients.
 
Important Dates for planning Your Trip
  • Hotel cut-off: Feb. 6, 2015
  • Early-bird registration cut-off: Feb. 6, 2015
  • Regular registration cut-off: Feb. 27, 2015
  • Golf pairing request cut-off: Feb. 27, 2015
 
What to Expect
PISC’s goal is twofold: First, PISC offers timely information by providing tools to help you conduct your business better. Second, PISC brings together the buyers and sellers of feed and pet food
ingredients for face-to-face opportunities.
 
Dress Code
Business casual. In March, the average high in Orlando is 79 degrees and the low is 56.
 
Why You Should Attend
To help identify the tools to drive your business! 
PISC provides market analysis, perspectives on the animal feed industry, hot topics and a host of other valuable information you will find useful in running your business.
 
 
Nutrition Symposium 2015
The AFIA Nutrition Committee will be hosting its annual nutrition symposium on Tuesday, March 10, from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. on “The Effect of Consumer Preference on Feed and Nutrition.” This seminar is open to all PISC attendees and Spring Committee meeting attendees. An extra registration fee is required. The early-bird registration fee is $100, the regular registration rate is $125 and the on-site rate is $150.
This Nutrition Symposium will include experts from several fields. Michael Formica, Esq., Chief Environmental Counsel at the National Pork Producers Council, will discuss the regulatory environment in Washington D.C. and how certain regulations could impact agriculture. Dr. Brad Johnson of Texas Tech University will speak about growth and development research in meat animals and what it means for the global food supply. Dr. Adam Lock from Michigan State University will talk about the impact of milk on human health. Finally, Stan Erwine of Dairy Management Inc. will discuss our role in communicating with consumers.