SAFA SYMPOSIUM 2021:  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

This event will be CPD accredited.

The South African Flameproof Association (SAFA) is excited to announce that the 2021 annual symposium will be held on Wednesday, 26 May 2021 at Riverside Sun in Vanderbijlpark.  SAFA has also arranged a boat cruise with a liquid lounge, as well as a braai on an Island Area for Tuesday, 25 May 2021, for the delegates that are arriving the day before.

The theme of the symposium is ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’ and the aim is to share knowledge and information on explosion prevention.  We invite persons and organisations that wish to present papers to submit a short synopsis for consideration. 

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

    • Industry 4.0 Ex
    • Practical Examples:  Mines
    • Practical Examples:  Surface and Manufacturing
    • Test Methods
    • Initial Inspections
    • Maintenance
    • Area Classifications
    • Protection Concepts & EPL’s
    • Ex Marking
    • Installation Design
    • SABS Work Groups Functionality
    • Regulators:  DOL and DMR

We have set out the above subthemes and would like to invite SAFA members to have a look at what we have outlined and advise whether there are any items that we should add to the list of subthemes that are important to address at the symposium.

Please note that papers should be 30 minutes in duration with 10 minutes reserved for questions and answers.
 

Please click HERE to submit your online paper proposal

Closing date for submissions is Friday, 12 March 2021

EXHIBITION

Informal exhibition stands will again be available at the 2021 symposium.  Each exhibitor will be provided with a trestle table, table cloth and two chairs. A  power point can be arranged on request for your stand – 3 phase power will be available.

Exhibition stands will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, with the best positions allocated first.  Note that space is limited so don’t miss out, book your stand today!

Exhibition rates:

Members:  R4000.00

Non-members:  R6000.00

Exhibitors:  R1300.00

Note:  At least one delegate must register and pay to attend the symposium, further staff members manning the stands only will be charged R1300.00, staff members will not be allowed access to the symposium hall.

Please click HERE to the exhibition registration form

REGISTRATION

Early Bird Registration (booked and paid by 26 March 2021):

Members:  R3400.00

Non-members: R3600.00
 

After 26 March 2021:

Members:  R3600.00

Non-members:  R3800.00
 

Team Special (10 delegates):

Members:  R22 000.00

Non-members:  R27 000.00

Exhibitors:  R1300.00


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

CANCELLATION FEE: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FULL CONVENTION FEE WILL BE CHARGED TO MEMBERS AND NONE MEMBERS IF REGISTRATION IS NOT CANCELLED 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CONVENTION OR IF THE DELEGATE IS A NO-SHOW AT THE SYMPOSIUM.


TEAM SPECIAL


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

CANCELLATION FEE: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FULL CONVENTION FEE WILL BE CHARGED TO MEMBERS AND NONE MEMBERS IF REGISTRATION IS NOT CANCELLED 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CONVENTION OR IF THE DELEGATE IS A NO-SHOW AT THE SYMPOSIUM.

SPONSORSHIP

You will appreciate that arranging a symposium such as this involves substantial costs, therefore SAFA will again be calling on its members and supporters to sponsor items at the symposium to assist in making the 2021 symposium an unforgettable experience. 

There are a variety of opportunities that can be sponsored or partially sponsored and effective coverage will be given to all sponsors at the symposium.

Please click HERE for the sponsorship opportunities list

SAFA SYMPOSIUM 2021:  AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

SAFA invites members to submit nominations for the 2021 Awards of Excellence.  All nominations received will be evaluated and the awards will be presented during the symposium on Wednesday, 26 May 2021.

The submission categories are:

CONTRIBUTION TO SAFETY

A product system or service which has made a significant contribution to safety in hazardous area environments

Please click here to submit your nomination

TECHNICAL INNOVATION

An innovative product or system for use in hazardous area environments

Please click here to submit your nomination

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

A company or corporate division that has provided excellent customer service in the sector over the last two years

 

Please click here to submit your nomination

THE DELEGATE AWARD / PRESIDENT’S AWARD

Closing date for submissions is Friday, 9 April 2021, submit your nomination today!

We will continue to monitor developments of the pandemic and keep you updated on conference related activities and decisions.

We will be posting updates as and when we have them, and you can catch these via our social media pages below: 

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