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About SATiBA

SATiBA is a not-for-profit organization that aims to support all South African tissue banks in terms of

  • regulatory and legal matters
  • data collection
  • training
  • accreditation
  • quality assurance
  • communication and collaboration

SATiBA caters for all South African tissue banks and disciplines and includes donation, storage and distribution of blood, embryo, sperm & egg, stem cells, umbilical cord, cornea, bone & tendon, aortic valves and skin.

About the Event

The South African Tissue Bank Association (SATiBA) will host its second bi-annual international conference on 5 & 6 October 2017 in the beautiful city of Pretoria, at the Leriba Hotel & Spa.

Top Speakers

The event will feature outstanding international and local speakers, including Keynote Speaker:
Kurt B. Shutterly, Chief Operations Officer for Centre for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE).


Topics will include donor evaluation; consent & conversion rates; cultural diversity; and hospital development.

Benefits of Attending

This conference presents an opportunity for professionals involved in tissue and cell banking for transplantation both in Africa and internationally, to collaborate and exchange information. The information and data presented will provide all participants with guidance and insight into technological advances internationally.

The conference promises to attract a diverse group of industry partners, including government officials and members of transplant centres, health care facilities and private entities.

About the Venue

The Leriba Hotel Group offers unequalled hospitality and an in depth understanding of every guest's needs, providing a haven of natural elegance with luxury accommodation, prompt service and superior facilities. The hotel is walking distance to Centurion City and Centurion Gautrain station, 35 minutes from Johannesburg, 45 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and 10 minutes to Pretoria, capital city of South Africa.

Who Will Be Attending?

Approximately 80 - 120 delegates, including both local and international speakers, partners and exhibitors are expected to attend the 2017 SATiBA Bi-annual International Conference.

The delegates will include global representatives from various international tissue banking organizations and associations.

Invitees will encompass both SATiBA and non-SATiBA members including:

  • Tissue Bankers, Technologists, Coordinators and Students
  • Procurement officers
  • Medical and Healthcare Professionals
  • National and Provincial Departments of Health
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Emergency Care Professionals
  • Forensic Pathology Service Managers
  • Organ Procurement Coordinators
  • Quality Management Representatives and QC Staff

Due to the fact that the majority of tissue banks are supported by academic institutions and medical facilities and partners, the following entities are also represented:-

  • Universities of Pretoria and Free State
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • Netcare Hospital Group; and other private hospital groups
  • Organ Donor Foundation
  • SANBS (SA National Blood Services)
  • South African Transplant Society

Why Should You Partner With Us?

Do you need to promote and profile your services, products or capabilities to tissue banking and laboratory professionals?

Do you represent a corporation, institution or non-profit organisation within this sector?

  • Pathology Services; Medical Technology
    • ICT
    • Equipment
    • Devices
  • Biotechnology; Pharmaceutical Companies
    • Ethical
    • Generic
    • Research
  • Medical Funding Institutions
    • Medical Schemes
    • Administrators
    • Life Insurers
  • Wellness Companies
  • Hospital Groups
  • Leisure and lifestyle Groups

Why Collaborate with SATiBA?

The 2017 SATiBA International Conference will provide you with a platform that:

  • Is easy to participate in
  • Facilitates interactions between your team and prospective clients
  • Delivers a cost-effective marketing campaign
  • Is attended by decision-makers
  • Offers partnership/sponsorship packages that create bottom-line advantage
  • Is supported by a targeted marketing campaign
  • Works hand-in-hand with industry role-players

Marketing Campaign

The following media platforms will be used to promote the SATiBA Conference:

  • The Conference will be advertised by all SATiBA members
  • Email campaign to Hospital CEO's, requesting them to encourage relevant staff members attend
  • Advertisements/announcements on SATiBA and all member Websites
  • Public Relations - our academic & professional partnerships and a series of media releases will ensure exposure across relevant media channels
  • Online - our event website is frequently updated and facilitates enquiries. We would recommend displaying the SATiBA event website URL link on your company website for maximum impact

Partnership Opportunities

Depending on the investment by partners, varying levels of appropriate visibility before, at the conference and thereafter will be offered.

Partner Benefits

  • Gaining extensive brand exposure by marketing directly to your target audience
  • Creating brand awareness and promoting product knowledge by distributing promotional material to your target audience
  • An opportunity to include your organisation's literature in delegate packs
  • Showcasing new products and services at your exhibition stand
  • Receiving exposure prior to, during and after the conference
  • Cultivate brand loyalty through extensive acknowledgement of your investment

Partnership Packages

Pre Conference
Acknowledgement on Conference websiteXXX
Feature as partner via your logo on all pre-conference correspondenceX
During the conference
Conference speaker slot of 10 minutes
T&C's apply(approval by program committee)
Branding at conference entranceX
Exhibition standXXX
Listing and acknowledgement in final conference programXXX
Advertise in conference programXX
Inclusion of promotional articles in goody bagXX
Complimentary conference access X2XXX
Complimentary cocktail function access X2X
Post Conference
E-mail to attendees with acknowledgement as partner and contact detailsX
VALUE:ZAR 25,000ZAR 15,000ZAR 10,000

Additional Partnership Packages

Exhibition StandZAR5,000Acknowledgement on conference website
Listing and acknowledgement in final conference programZAR1,000Acknowledgement on conference website
Advertise in conference programZAR3,000Acknowledgement on conference website
Exclusive sponsorships
Lunch & tea breaks sponsorship per dayZAR3,000Acknowledgement on conference website and banner display
Cocktail function sponsorshipZAR20,000Acknowledgement on conference website banner display, Branding at the cocktail function and full page advertisement in conference program
Branded items: NOTE Products to be supplied by sponsor. Fee covers e only.
Mints & sweetsZAR1,000Branded items supplied by sponsor - payment for brand exposure only
Note pads or A5 notebooksZAR1,500Branded items supplied by sponsor - payment for brand exposure only
PensZAR1,000Branded items supplied by sponsor - payment for brand exposure only
Delegate conference bagZAR3,000Branded items supplied by sponsor - payment for brand exposure only
Lanyard and name tagsZAR2,000Branded items supplied by sponsor - payment for brand exposure only
USB / Memory sticksZAR2,000Branded items supplied by sponsor - payment for brand exposure only

Contract to Partner

To reserve and confirm your participation at the 2017 SATiBA Conference, please fill in the required details on page 3 of the Sponsorship Packages document and fax or submit to Email: info@satiba.org.za

Terms & Conditions

  1. Partnership packages are available on a first-come first-served basis and the organisers reserve the right to decline partnership bookings at their sole discretion
  2. The Partnership Contract form constitutes a binding agreement between the Partner and the organiser
  3. Partnership will only be confirmed on receipt of the completed and signed partnership contract as well as receipt of payment of the 50% deposit
  4. The law of South Africa governs this contract
  5. Logos to be provided in jpeg format and emailed to info@satiba.org.za within 24 hours of commitment to ensure that the organisers are able to offer maximum exposure
  6. All exhibitors are to comply with the Exhibition Rules and Regulations as determined by the venue, as well as the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  7. Any deposits paid to the Organiser are non-refundable
  8. Any cancellations received from the Partner 45 days prior to the start of the conference will attract a 100% cancellation fee of the total value of Partnership. The Partner is obliged to make payment of all outstanding amounts not yet paid to SATiBA within 10 days of such cancellation by the Partner.

The Partner's Obligation

The partner agrees:

  1. To pay to the Organiser:
    1. 50% deposit on confirmation to secure booking (non-refundable);
    2. Remaining 50% payable 30 days prior to the start of the Conference
  2. That in the event of cancellation by the Partner 45 days prior to the start of the Conference; the Partner shall forfeit all amounts paid to the Organiser and remain liable for any unpaid amounts owing to the Organizer whatsoever the reason for the withdrawal or cancellation;
  3. The Partner acknowledges that the decision to or not to continue with the event shall be the absolute discretion of the Organiser
  4. In the event of cancellation of the conference by the Organizer, for whatever reason, all monies paid by the Partner to the Organizer shall be refunded to the Partner within 30 days of the date of cancellation by the Organizer

The Organiser's Obligation

The Organiser shall be responsible for the following:

  1. Academic programme
  2. To ensure that all invitations to the participants of the SATiBA Conference are sent in a timely fashion

The Organiser shall not be liable for:

  1. Any damage or injury to any person or goods whatsoever during the staging of SATiBA Conference;
  2. The Partner's losses should the event be cancelled due to acts beyond its control including war, riots, coup d'etat, armed resistance, overthrowing of the government or weather-related disasters

Contact Us


Contact personContact numberEmail address
Registration, Sponsorships & Partnerships
Yvonne Holt(011) 697 2914yvonne.holt@netcells.co.za
Sandra Venter082 325 3448venters@tut.ac.za
Cleo Ndhlovu(012) 349 3504ndhlovucm@tut.ac.za
Michael Pepper(012) 319 2190michael.pepper@up.ac.za
Charlotte Ingram(011) 761 9223charlotte.ingram@sanbs.org.za
Yvonne Cordneryvonne@burncare.co.za