The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) and the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) have announce that South Africa has been selected as the host for the FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2022.

The FIP world congress is the largest global gathering of pharmacy professionals. The congress will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on September 25 to 29, 2022, with around 2000 delegates expected to attend.

South Africa’s Minster of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize said the country and the health sector is overjoyed at the opportunity to host this prestigious congress. “Hosting the FIP world congress is a huge boost to the body of knowledge which is necessary to tackle some of the healthcare challenges which are currently facing the sector,” said Dr Mkhize. 

Ivan Kotzé, Executive Director of the PSSA echoed Minister Mkhize’s sentiments saying that hosting the FIP world congress in Cape Town will be a huge win for the pharmacy profession in the country and the region.

Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief Convention Bureau Officer of the SANCB said winning the bid to host the congress is a major achievement for the country and will be beneficial in advancing pharmacists and healthcare professionals on the continent.

“This congress will go a long way in showcasing what South Africa has to offer as a business events destination. While leisure is an important component of the tourism mix, business events has potential to make an even greater contribution to economic development, which is why the SANCB is particularly proud of this achievement,” said Kotze-Nhlapho.