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SAAFoST Congress 2017: Save the date!

The SA food-drinks industries’ most significant event of 2017: the 22nd SAAFoST Biennial International Congress and Exhibition, will be taking place next September in Cape Town.

To be held from 3-6 September 2017 at the brand new Century City Convention Centre, the theme, “A hunger for change: innovations, solutions and emerging technologies”, will explore solutions to the many challenges faced by food professionals when providing a sustainable supply of safe, satisfying and healthy food.


A number of packages are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact Rosie Maguire at [email protected] (chair of the organising committee) or Paul Vet at [email protected]

Trade exhibition:

A trade exhibition will also be held, allowing exhibitors to showcase new products and services.

A product theatre will give exhibitors the opportunity to make advertorial / educational presentations.  

Abstract submissions open!

The Scientific Programme Committee is pleased to invite delegates to submit their contribution to the congress.
The Congress theme, “A hunger for change: innovations, solutions and emerging technologies” highlights some of the global food science related challenges and the need for different approaches to solving them.

Two main themes, to some extent linked, will form the focus to tie together all the supporting and crucial aspects of food science.

These two core themes are, firstly around food, nutrition and health and a consumer focus (marketing, information, education, trends, the role of media and pseudoscience) and secondly, the fact that all these demands have to be met while ensuring sustainability of the food supply, the environment, resources and a growing world population that needs to be fed nutritiously.

Find abstract information about:
• Topics
• Guidelines
• Commercial appeal submissions
• How to submit
• Acceptance/rejection
on the Congress website ( at the following link:  

For further information:

Jacques van den Berg at [email protected]

Catherine Taylor (Turners Conferences & Conventions) T: +27 (0) 31 368 8000, [email protected].

For the latest information, or to register your interest, go to

SAAFoST2017 Congress