The SAAFoST Custodian Breakfast

The annual Custodian Member get-together and breakfast - an ideal opportunity to commemorate another successful year of Custodian Membership and the transformation of SAAFoST that it continues to bring about.
It is an opportunity to network with SAAFoST Council, Committee Members, other Custodians and invited guests, in the interests of promoting the effectiveness of the Association and the development of its Members.
Let's hear and share ideas and opinions over an English Breakfast Buffet, one of the most popular breakfasts at the Woodmead Country Club, and then hear what our highly respected and extremely well-informed and experienced guest speaker, Dr John Purchase, as CEO of Agbiz, has to tell us about our life-blood, agribusiness!

Presentation Title: South African Agriculture and Agribusiness: prospects and challenges

The Speaker: Dr John Purchase

John Purchase is the CEO Agbiz, the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa.
Prior to being appointed to his present position in 2007, he was the CEO of Grain SA.
He has served on the board of the Land and Agricultural Bank of SA, on the DAFF CEO Forum and Reference Group, the Presidential Business Working Group, the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and is a council member of the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), a trustee of the Maize Trust and Chairman of the Board of SA Grain Information Services (SAGIS). Awards include Alumnus of the Year from the University of the Free State and South African Agriculturalist of the Year (2012) from the SA Agricultural Writers Association. John Purchase is an Honorary Member of FERTASA, the highest Award for service excellence to South African Agriculture.

Date: Thursday 10 November 2016

Venue: The Starling , Johannesburg Country Club. Woodmead


Cost: Free of charge for guests receiving this notice, R275-00 (incl VAT) each for partners or colleagues.

Reservations: by midday, Monday, 7 November at the latest. Essential in order to gain access to the Club

Cancellations: by midday, Monday 7 November at the latest please.

Dress: Smart - see club rules and by-laws below.

Dietary Requirements: State your needs in your response to me.

No Shows: Will regrettably have to be charged the full cost of the breakfast


06:30 for 07:00: Arrival
07:00: Welcome, Breakfast and Announcements
08:20: Presentation by Dr John Purchase. Questions & Discussion
09:20: hanks, Formal Closure, Networking.

Thank You

The SAAFoST Council is very grateful for the support received from Custodian Members in 2016 and looks forward to their continued participation in maintaining SAAFoST as a national asset in an ever changing and challenging environment. Speaker breakfasts and dinners, symposia, Congresses, Exhibitions, Custodian get-togethers, a food science membership magazine, an active and healthy education foundation and endless networking opportunities will prepare food science and technology professionals well for the skills and knowledge needed in anticipating, sensing and successfully addressing change in whatever guise it may present itself.