Welcome to the 91st Annual SASTA Congress. SASTA has been hosting successful congresses for the past 91 years and this success is due to the continued support and participation of the SASTA members, as well as the support we receive from the industry, sponsors and exhibitors.
We would thus like to take this opportunity to thank all delegates, exhibitors and sponsors for their continued support of the SASTA Congress. The sale of the exhibition stands and sponsorship for the event helps SASTA to keep the registration fee at a reduced rate, thus making the SASTA Congress an affordable premier event in the sugar industry’s calendar.
The SASTA Council strives to host a congress of a high standard that delegates, sponsors and exhibitors are proud to be associated with. Support for the SASTA Congress, through sponsorship and sale of an exhibition stand, has a direct impact on the quality of the congress. SASTA Council values the support received and will acknowledge this at every opportunity throughout the duration of congress.
All members of the SASTA Council are acknowledged and thanked for their continuing support of SASTA. These individuals share their time and expertise with SASTA and ensure good governance. Thanks are also due to the Congress Organising Committee, all volunteers from SASTA Council, who generously give of their time all year round in order to ensure a high quality congress. The SASTA Congress would not be the successful event it is without their dedication and commitment.
SASTA is pleased to welcome Bronwyn Williams to this years’ congress. Bronwyn will take SASTA delegates on a journey to the future and show how changing technologies will shape future businesses and jobs. Although this time the journey to the future does not take us to another planet, it sure promises to disrupt our thinking on the subject. We look forward to hearing Bronwyn’s thoughts on what jobs in the sugar industry will look like in the next 10 years.
We trust that you will all enjoy your time at the congress this year. Please feel free to provide us with any constructive feedback to enable us to keep improving.