The 2022 SAAMA Conference will be held at The Maslow Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg on 22 & 23 June. In-person attendance space is limited due to Covid protocols of the hotel and we would love for you to join us in person where you can network with colleagues, visit exhibition stands and interact with speakers in-person.

The SAAMA Awards will only be held in person and will take place after the conference proceedings on day 1 of the conference (22 June) as a cocktail celebration.

A Virtual option is available for delegates who are from out of town or are unable to travel.


TWO DAY PACKAGE: SAAMA Member: R5 000 | Non-Member: R7 000 | Speaker: R2 500 | Student: R1 000
ONE DAY PACKAGE: SAAMA Member: R3 000 | Non-Member: R4 200 | Speaker: R1 500

VIRTUAL TWO DAY PACKAGE: SAAMA Member: R2 800 | Non-Member: R3 800 | Speaker: R1 800 | Student: R750    


  • To get member discount you must use the email address associated with your regular SAAMA account.
  • If you use a new email address a new account will be opened for you, unless you ask the secretariat to update your old account details.
  • Member discount is only offered to paid-up members.
  • You and the billing contact of your organisation will receive invoices a few minutes after you have registered.
  • If you see a red notice on the screen about unpaid invoices please contact the secretariat on to resolve.
  • Please cancel your registration in writing to by no later than 13 June 2022. The full registration is payable for members, non-members, speakers and students who do not cancel in time or are a no-show at the physical conference or on the virtual platform.

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

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Special rates have been negotiated with The Maslow Hotel, Sandton for SAAMA delegates. All accommodation is to be booked and paid for directly with the hotel. Cancellation terms and conditions apply.


Single Luxury Queen Room    R1 617 per room per night
Luxury Twin Room R1 902 per room per night

To book simply contact / 011 780 7800 using the reference SAAMAPB.

The accommodation booking form can be found here 

Other hotels in the area:

  • Hilton Sandton
  • Courtyard Hotel Sandton
  • Villa Sandton
  • Protea Hotel by Marriott, Balalaika
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton
  • Road Lodge Sandton

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SAAMA 2021 Conference


The first ever SAAMA Virtual Conference was held on 23 – 24 June 2021.