Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the AOACI-SSA Section, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 2nd Annual Meeting of the AOACI-Sub-Saharan Section in South Africa.

The AOACI-SSA Section Annual Meeting will be held from 4-8 November 2019, in the southernmost tip of the African continent in sunny South Africa. Known for its long sunny days throughout the year, South Africa is also the home of the Big 5 (African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Black Rhino & Leopard).

The meeting will be held at The NH Cape Town, The Lord Charles Hotel. Set among the spectacular scenery of the world-famous Cape Winelands, the Helderberg Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel is in a perfect location to explore the Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek wine routes and is set within 9 hectares of perfectly maintained grounds. Cape Town's center is 30 minutes away and you can reach the airport in 20 minutes.

Your support and participation will be greatly valued and will ensure that this Section advances to become the analytical sciences platform in our region. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us at our Annual Meeting.


Registration is open!

  • Full registration fees include attendance to all social events - RSVP is however required.
  • Day registration fees do not include attendance to the social event on that day, and should be booked for separately under the accompanying persons tab.
  • Attendance to the workshop is free but on a first-come first-serve basis - only available to full meeting attendees and limited to 50 participants. Attendance must be indicated on the registration site.

Full Attendance

- Early Registration - R3,500 (ends 18 October)
- Regular Registration - R3,950 (from 19 October)
- Student Registration - R1,500

Day Attendance (fees per day, does not include social functions or workshop)

- Early Day - R1,250 p/d
- Regular Day - R1,500 p/d
- Student Day - R950 p/d

Accompanying Persons (for social functions only) - as well as for day attendance

- Welcome Reception (6 Nov.) - R250 p/p
- Gala Dinner (7 Nov.) - R450 p/p

Early registration - for both registration and payment of early fees - are closing at midnight on Friday 18 October 2019. To register - click here. Payments can be done via credit card or EFT.


Accommodation Rates
Accommodation rates have been negotiated with the venue. Single standard accommodation @ R1,600 pp (bed & breakfast).

Accommodation needs to be booked directly with the hotel. To reserve your room, please contact Cherelle Economon at the Lord Charles on

Clearly state that you are booking for the AOAC Meeting to qualify for this rate.

This meeting will offer the opportunity to meet and interact with an audience of more than 150 attendees from across Africa, Europe and the Middle East with special interests in the analytical sciences, testing, laboratory management, standards and performance.

For more information on the programme etc., please visit our website at and click on the 2019 Annual Meeting tab.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2nd Annual Meeting in Cape Town.

Best regards,

Meeting Organising Committee

Important Dates

18 October 2019
Early registration & payment closes

3 November 2019
Regular registration & payment closes

For more information about the congress, or sponsorship/exhibition opportunities, contact the Congress Secretariat.

SAVETCON Event Management

Tel: +27(0)71 587 2950