Dear SAAFoST member,

SAAFoST's KwaZulu-Natal Branch is proud to host the 24th Biennial Congress and, in line with the COVID-19 regulations, we are excited to bring you the first-ever Virtual SAAFoST Congress. The theme "Paradigm Shifts - Food in the 21st Century" represents the continuous dynamic changes with which the food industry is faced and challenged.

SAAFoST 2021 Virtual Congress will be live from 20 to 22 September. The three-day scientific programme will attract over four hundred delegates and thirty-five speakers from across the world. The 2021 Congress will be hosted on the 6Connex virtual platform.

6Connex is the most innovative virtual platform technology available today. It is attractive, interactive, and smoothly operates on popular internet search engines. The lobby is the typical entrance into a virtual event, through a link on SAAFoST's website, each delegate, exhibitor or sponsor is asked to register to receive his/her "badge". The delegate, exhibitor or sponsor can then visit all of the areas within the site as often as they want. It is through the lobby that you then go to the auditorium, meeting rooms, exhibition hall and lounge.

The virtual exhibition hall offers exhibiting companies several stand design options, each supporting multiple screens for videos, group chats, private chats, broadcasting, PDF documents and presentations. In addition, lead generation is captured and shared with each company so that you can follow up immediately with interested customers and prospects. All these materials can be saved to the attendees' virtual briefcases.

See the exhibition and sponsorship presentation guide here.