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The Northern Branch of SAAFoST (South African Association for Food Science and Technology) is proud to invite you to the 20th Biennial International Congress and Exhibition that will take place in Pretoria at the CSIR International Convention Centre from 7-9 October 2013. It will be followed by a post-congress ICMSF workshop on the 10th of October 2013.

Our aim is to make this SAAFoST Congress the premium Food Science event of 2013 building on the tremendous success of IUFoST 2012 in Cape Town. Our theme is "Out of Africa: Global Food Science and Technology" and we intend to have many African and world leaders in their respective fields participating in our congress. Don't miss this unique opportunity to find out what Food Science and Technology can offer Africa and the rest of the world. Our three-day programme will include key note talks on recent developments in Food Science and Technology complimented by parallel sessions and speciality workshops on every day. You will be spoilt for choice!

Our venue is Pretoria, the Jacaranda City, located in Gauteng with easy access from the OR Tambo International Airport and Johannesburg. Pretoria has much to offer the discerning visitor - SA heritage and culture, museums, botanical gardens, nature reserves, the National Zoological Gardens and many more. Sun City, the Pilanesberg Nature and Geological Reserve, the Cradle of Mankind and the Twaing Meteorite Crater as well as the world-renowned Kruger National Park are also within easy reach.

We are committed to organise and host a world-class Food Science and Technology event and our undertaking is to make this an unforgettable experience exceeding all expectations.

Amanda Minnaar
Chair: Organising Committee

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