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October 03, 2016 | AFIA

Registration Opens Early for Largest AFIA Member Event

Early-bird rates running today through Jan. 17

Registration for the American Feed Industry Association's 2017 Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference has come early this year, with early-bird rates running today through Jan. 17, 2017. PISC, coined, "Where Business Gets Done!" is located in Orlando, Florida, March 7-9, of next year. 

More than 550 buyers and sellers of feed and feed ingredients attend the annual three-day event, designed for educational and networking purposes. PISC is the event of the year for anyone interested in the current state of the animal food industry. Every year, past attendees recommend PISC as the best meeting for buyers and sellers of ingredients.
"PISC is a great conference for those in the animal food industry to attend," said Kara Cagle of Tysons. "Not only do you get to hear relevant information from the speakers, it is a perfect opportunity to network with industry professionals, build on existing relationships and create new ones."
A new format is underway for 2017, with the event beginning on Tuesday and running through Thursday afternoon. Conference favorites--golf tournament, sporting clays, networking opportunities and receptions--are still staples on the agenda. Additional details are located in the event brochure.
Event speakers include Kevin Folta, Ph.D., University of Florida, who will speak about "Failing to Feed a Hungry World," and Teri Yanovitch, former Disney Institute speaker, who will engage attendees on "The Magic of the 'Pixie Dust' Customer Service, a Way of Life for Disney."
AFIA will offer its "Buyers to Orlando" scholarship program and, for the second time, the PISC committee will host a "Suppliers Product Showcase," allowing suppliers to showcase products during meet and greet sessions. 

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