Welcome to SAAFoST’s 25th Biennial Congress 2023.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the local organizing committee, we are delighted to welcome you to the 25th Biennial SAAFOST Congress and exhibition in Cape Town, the Mother City, from 28th – 30th  August 2023. The award-winning Cape Town International convention center will host local and international delegates at the backdrop of the iconic Table mountain.

The theme for the congress, “Future Foods: Smarter and More Sustainable Solutions”, is a clarion call to explore sustainable solutions to the many issues food professionals face to provide healthy food, that is safe, affordable and delicious.

Indeed it is true that the SAAFOST biennial congress and exhibition is the premier food science and technology event in Sothern Africa. For congress 2023, sustainability and climate, innovation and technology, smarter food systems, advances in food safety, food, nutrition, diet and health, and the rise of the consumer will be unpacked to advance our understanding of food and all its manifestations.

Congress 2023 will bring together scientists, scholars, and students from the Universities and the Food Industry to present or exhibit ongoing research activities and hence foster research relations between the Universities and the Industry. This conference will provide opportunities for the delegates from all over the World to exchange new ideas and experiences face to face, establish business or research relations and to find new partners for future collaboration.

It is time that you plan to be in Cape Town, the Mother City, to meet friends and professionals in the field of Food Science and Technology. This will be a good catch-up and an opportunity to cross-ventilate with all relevant faculties in broad areas and to be enriched through this congress.

The organizing committee of Congress 2023 promises you that this will be an event to remember, and we cordially invite you to attend – you will not regret it.

Dr. Vusi Mshayisa
Chair: Local Organising Committee

Cape Town is waiting to welcome you.