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About Conferences

Conferences play an essential role in the advancement of local and international responses to challenges faced by local,regional and global societies. They serve as a catalyst for education and professional development, motivation, behavioural changes and the conceptualisation and implementation of concrete actions. This is achieved through the establishment of numerous platforms, such as, information sharing, training initiatives and development of business relationships to further the promotion of products as well as planning projects.

FPD is the largest organizer of health related conferences in South Africa dating to 2000 when FPD provided the project management capacity to organize the XIII International AIDS Conference in South Africa. With 13,000 delegates, this conference remains, to date, one of the largest scientific event held in Africa. This conference was a watershed event and catalysed the global movement to make AIDS treatment affordable. Today, millions of people in developing countries are able to access this life-saving treatment.

FPD annually organizes a number of national and international conferences including the bi annual SA AIDS, SA Violence and SA TB Conferences.

Core Capabilities

Our comprehensive range of local and international professional conference planning and management services include:

  • Strategic Support Services
  • Strategic Conference Business Development
  • Conference Risk Analysis
  • International Conference Bid Production
  • Conference Secretariat Functions
  • Abstract-and-Speaker-Management Services
  • Conference Project Planning and Management Services
  • Delegate Administration Service (including registration)
  • Exhibition Management Services
  • Financial Management
  • Conference IT Support Services and Equipment
  • Event Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Protocol Services
  • Scholarship Management Services
  • Destination and Tour Management
  • Sponsorships Recruitment and Exhibition Sales