Frequently Asked Questions

AFFI-CON is all about getting business done. Typically we see the following titles in attendance: Sales and Marketing, Procurement, Category Buyer, Export Manager, Sourcing, Operations, Supply Chain, Trader, President and Owners . Many of our attendees will tell you they plan their entire year in business at AFFI-CON, so if you have a role in buying and/or selling products and services for your company this is the show to attend.

AFFI-CON is where business gets done in the frozen food industry. By leveraging the latest in event technology, AFFI-CON 2021 with still be THE best place to do a whole year’s worth of business at once. The suite of tools available from our technology partner will translate into more meetings, new connections and more business getting done.

Dedicated days for business meetings
  • You know that everyone in the industry has set aside these dates and times for the purpose of these important yearly business meetings.
Making new connections
  • You will still be able to work the room in our virtual ballroom and there are ample networking opportunities planned.
  • The platform will make it easy to connect with other attendees and it’s matchmaking feature will allow you to discover new industry connections to do business with.
Education
  • Each year we curate frozen food specific education with timely insights focused on growing your business. 

AFFI prioritizes the health and safety of our members and attendees at our gatherings and are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to host the next AFFI-CON as a hybrid event that offers in-person and virtual attendance options. You can subscribe to receive AFFI-CON news and updates in the footer of the website. 

Dallas, TX will host the in-person attendees from February 19-22, 2022. Virtual attendees can join from anywhere!

We have a short promotional video up on the homepage that will give you a general sense of the event, but we encourage you to reach out to our events team to schedule a one-on-one conversation to learn more about everything AFFI-CON has to offer. 

Attendees typically begin scheduling their meetings shortly after registration opens in October all the way up to the start of the event. We encourage attendees to register early for maximum savings and to allow themselves the most time to build out their meetings schedule. 

Meetings can be held in various locations. If you are conducting meetings onsite, companies can secure private meeting rooms or suites using our priority point system or utilize space throughout the hotel or Hub on a first come first serve basis. If you are conducting meetings virtually, all attendees will receive a private secure virtual meeting room. More details to come!

 

Typically, over 1500 attendees from 600 different companies participate in AFFI-CON each year.

Registration for AFFI-CON 2022 will open in October 2021. To receive updates as event details become available, please subscribe to AFFI-CON news via the form at the bottom of this page. 

Sponsoring at AFFI-CON is a great way to promote your company’s products and services and is a great way to maximize brand awareness/recognition. If you’re interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities contact AFFI’s Director of Member Engagement, Derek Saunders, at dsaunders@affi.com.

AFFI-CON is all about getting business done. Typically we see the following titles in attendance: Sales and Marketing, Procurement, Category Buyer, Export Manager, Sourcing, Operations, Supply Chain, Trader, President and Owners . Many of our attendees will tell you they plan their entire year in business at AFFI-CON, so if you have a role in buying and/or selling products and services for your company this is the show to attend.

AFFI-CON is where business gets done in the frozen food industry. By leveraging the latest in event technology, AFFI-CON 2021 with still be THE best place to do a whole year’s worth of business at once. The suite of tools available from our technology partner will translate into more meetings, new connections and more business getting done.

Dedicated days for business meetings
  • You know that everyone in the industry has set aside these dates and times for the purpose of these important yearly business meetings.
Making new connections
  • You will still be able to work the room in our virtual ballroom and there are ample networking opportunities planned.
  • The platform will make it easy to connect with other attendees and it’s matchmaking feature will allow you to discover new industry connections to do business with.
Education
  • We have an exciting slate of industry specific education planned for AFFI-CON. Check out the Schedule page for more information. 

Learn more about the experience on our virtual event technology page, which includes a short video and a step-by-step guide on how to conduct virtual business meetings.

Upon login to the platform (which will open on January 4, 2021) you’ll go to the attendees tab. There you can search by an assortment of filters to find who you want to meet with. Simply click the request a meeting button, fill out some additional information and they will be sent a notice to confirm the meeting. Once confirmed it will show up on your calendar.

Meetings can be held in various locations. All attendees will receive a private secure virtual meeting room. You can enhance your presence at the event by securing a branded private meeting room that can host up to 50 attendees. Additionally, there are virtual tables located in The Hub virtual ballroom that are on a first come first serve basis.

No. Every attendee will receive their own secure, private virtual meeting room in which they can host up to five other attendees for a business meeting.  

There are so many great ways to connect with AFFI-CON attendees. Once you are granted access to the platform in early January 2021, you can connect with attendees by clicking “attendee search.” Here is where you will see everyone who is registered. You will be able to search by different filters and start requesting meetings. Over the conference dates (February 17-26, 2021) you will be able to mix and mingle in The Hub virtual ballroom over video or chat. You will also be able to connect with companies featured in our Product Showcase. Finally, there are daily scheduled networking events that you won’t want to miss. Check them out here

All education sessions will be held in The Hub virtual ballroom. Make sure to add education sessions to your calendar so you don’t double book yourself. 

When you are in the event platform click schedule and on the right-hand side click the attend button for each session to add it to your calendar. Inside the appointment you’ll find the link to join the session. If you are already in The Hub Virtual Ballroom, you don’t have to do anything. The education will simply start up. 

All sessions will show up in your local time zone within the event platform. Times are listed on this website in Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

Typically, over 1500 from 600 different companies participate in AFFI-CON in-person each year. Since this is the first virtual AFFI-CON, the attendance price-point is lower, and there are no travel expenses we hope to host a larger than normal event. 

To register to attend AFFI-CON, click here.

The registration rate will be based on membership status as well as the number of current attendees already registered.  For registration rates, click here.

Sponsoring at AFFI-CON is a great way to promote your company’s products and services. In a virtual world sponsoring maximizes brand awareness/recognition, and companies can be creative about how they sponsor with our customizable opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities contact AFFI’s Director of Member Engagement, Derek Saunders, at dsaunders@affi.com.

The Product Showcase provides an exclusive group of AFFI-CON attendees to have their own branded landing page where they can post videos, provide handouts and hold business meetings in a private branded room. To learn more about the opportunity please email Cassy Dafin at cdafin@affi.com.

No, the system being used to host AFFI-CON 2021 is web-based so there is no need to download or install anything on your computer.

The platform works best with Google Chrome web browser. We highly recommend high-speed internet for the best viewing experience. Make sure to close any applications on your computer that could interfere with your business meetings or education and networking participation. 

If you are registered for the conference you will receive an email with log in information. 

The virtual platform is web based so you will need good Wi-Fi for the best experience. If you don’t have Wi-Fi at your office/plant consider logging in from home.

Business Meeting Concierge Service

To help get you started building your meetings schedule, we connect first-timers already registered for AFFI-CON 2020 with companies they could do business with based on what they are looking to buy or sell at AFFI-CON. Please fill out the form below and once the early registration deadline passes on November 8, we will begin replying with a few suggestions for attendees you can connect with through the conference app.

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