Sponsorship Information


Turners Conferences & Conventions (Pty) Ltd
Catherine Taylor
Telephone: +27 (0) 31 368 8000
Email: catherinet@turnersconferences.co.za



Nicola Brook info@foodpath.co.za 

Lorraine Geel lorraine@consumersinfocus.co.za

Congress Chair

David Watson david.watson@sunspray.co.za



The South African Association for Food Science & Technology (SAAFoST) will be holding its 23rd Biennial International Congress and Exhibition from 1 – 4 September 2019 at the conveniently located Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Venue, Gauteng.

The theme of the congress “Food Science and Technology for the 21st Century” will set the scene to explore evolving solutions to the many issues food professionals face to provide a sustainable supply of healthy food that is safe, affordable and delicious.

The programme is designed to cover current and futuristic issues affecting our profession and will provide a space in which young and established researchers will present their work. In addition to plenary sessions, themed parallel sessions and a product theatre will ensure a broad programme that will appeal to both marketing and technical personnel. Speakers will include pioneers of industry and recognized invited international food scientists.

The congress aims to attract over 500 delegates, not only from SAAFoST membership but also from the wider food industry locally, regionally and internationally. A trade exhibition will run concurrently.

We invite you to participate in this, the most significant food event of 2019. Your contribution will assist us to keep the registration fees affordable which, in turn, will encourage attendance from the maximum possible number of delegates. Also, as students are the lifeblood of our industry, their registration fees will be heavily subsidized.

In return we offer you a dynamic platform to showcase your brand and expose your products to a highly significant audience. You will be recognised as a sponsor and champion of the development of food science and technology in Africa.

Sponsorship opportunities set out in this Prospectus are not exhaustive and we would be delighted to discuss alternative ideas that will make the 23rd Biennial an even greater success.

In addition to being a showcase for sponsorship partners, there is no doubt that this Congress will provide a unique opportunity to promote interaction between industry, academic think-tanks and professionals. SAAFoST relies on your participation and we look forward to working with you to make a real difference to our industry.

David Watson

Chair: SAAFoST 2019 Congress Organising Committee