ABOUT AFMA SYMPOSIUM 2021

MAIN SYMPOSIUM THEME:

Embracing the New Normal

Welcome to the official website of the AFMA Symposium 2021, which will be held on 18-19 October 2021. Given the current COVID-19 situation, AFMA will be hosting the symposium as a hybrid event giving you the option of attending in-person at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria or online. Registrations for the symposium will open in August 2021.

The Technical Programme Committee has compiled a programme focussing on providing delegates with knowledge and tools to adapt to an ever-changing environment – most recently with advanced technology connecting people worldwide and how this impacts client relationships. Delegates can also look forward to learning about various scientific developments in the continuous focus of producing feed and food as sustainably as possible, especially in light of the global shift to producing meat in an antibiotic growth promoter (AGP)-free way.

The Call for Papers is now open. The submission deadline is Friday, 21 May 2021.

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

Animal Feed & Premix Manufacturing

Digitalisation

Innovation in Animal Nutrition

Antibiotics in Animal Production

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Technical Programme Committee invites AFMA members to participate in the 2021 programme by submitting nominations for speaker(s) and topic(s). All nominations must reach the AFMA office at events@afma.co.za by Friday, 21 May 2021.

It is important to note that speakers will be pre-recorded and therefore, it is not required for speakers to travel to SA to present in-person. It will, however, be required that speakers be available during the Q & A session on the programme to answer any questions submitted by the delegates.

SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS

All nominations (and/or intent to nominate) must reach the AFMA Office by Friday, 21 May at events@afma.co.za.

Please note: The committee expects to select the first draft of the programme by Monday, 14 June 2021.

Nominations will be considered favourably by the Technical Programme Committee if:

  • the speaker(s) are internationally recognised as scientific experts (irrespective of work company)
  • the speaker(s) have done research and published results in peer-reviewed journal(s)
  • the speaker(s) are “able” and fluent in English
  • the speaker(s) can demonstrate giving an objective presentation without alluding / showing bias towards any commercial product
  • the speaker(s) agree to share their PDF presentation with the organising committee for publication on the AFMA Symposium website after the event
  • the submission was complete and submitted on time

Please include the following with your submission:

  • Name and surname of speaker
  • Designation and company of speaker
  • Speaker contact details including email, telephone number, physical work address (+ country)
  • Resumé (including other relevant presentations and publications)
  • Clearly indicate the day (day 1 or day 2), as well as the category for which you are nominating your speaker
  • Topic of presentation
  • Short motivation of what will be addressed in the presentation
  • Contact details for sponsor representative* (email and telephone number)

* Sponsor representative is the local representative of the sponsoring company responsible for ensuring that all communication and documentation from AFMA reaches the speaker and all submission deadlines are adhered to.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

DAY 1: 18 OCTOBER 2021
DAY 2: 19 OCTOBER 2021

CONTACT THE ORGANISERS

Agri-Hub Office Park, Block B,
477 Witherite Street, The Willows,
Pretoria, South Africa
GPS Coordinates: 25° 46’03.89”S 028° 18’28.69”E
PostNet Suite 221, Private Bag X04, Menlo Park, 0102
+27 (0)12 663 9097 or +27 (0)12 663 3282

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