Precious Conferences

Previous Conferences

The IAIAsa Annual National Conference is the associations flagship event. Once a year at least a third of the membership and associated professional body gathers to network, exchange knowledge, discuss sectoral challenges & collaborate with friends and colleagues. A great opportunity for students, researcher and professionals to present their work and advance their skills and presentation abilities in a welcoming space. The conference rotates throughout the provinces as far as possible with planning always striving to make attendance as affordable as possible. Members have gathered annually for the last three decades and attending one these events for the very first time is a fascinating and exciting learning experience especially for those entering the field of Integrated Environmental Management. We hope to see you at one these prestigous events soon. #EvenMe

2023 Conference

Conference 2023 - IEM in the Roaring 2020’s

2023 saw Members & Friends going to Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga for the largest annual national conference in a few years post COVID 19. The Program under the theme ‘IEM in the Roaring 2020’s’ was rich with an abundance of accomplished speakers. The Keynote address delivered by Prof Nick King, as well as a further 50+ presentations were intently absorbed by 330 delegates over 2 and half days, many of whom were visiting KNP for the first time in their lives.The evening events did not disappoint with an action-packed Meet ‘n Greet Cocktail where Gugu Mbamba & ‘The House’ provided an Mpumalanga welcome, a Bush Braai under the stars in the African bushveld, and an outstanding Gala Dinner closed the entertainment package for the year.

2022 Conference

Conference 2022 - International Climate Change Symposium

In 2022 IAIAsa showcased South Africa’s Mother City to the international IA community when the International Climate Change Symposium was hosted by IAIAsa at the CTICC. 222 delegates now brave enough to travel post COVID gathered to share knowledge and find solutions on Celsius 1.5: Impact Assessment and Climate Change. Of course our international guests were entertained with fine cuisine at a Gala Dinner celebrating 30 years of IAIAsa and pre-dinner entertainment by traditional dancers.

2021 Conference

Conference 2021 - Re-thinking IEM in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals

By 2021 everyone was on form with digital tactics and the IAIAsa team was right there delivering a full virtual event with a plenary and three breakaways no less, as well as evening entertainment in the form of online bingo. What fun, what anxiety, and what a learning experience it was as presentations and discussions around “Re-thinking IEM in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals” in the three pillars of Biophysical, Economics and Social ensued. The numbers were up to 237.

Conference 2020

Conference 2020 - IEM Symposium: Opportunities for Progress

February 2020 and COVID 19 waltzed into the world, taking it by storm and changing the face of in-person networking for the foreseeable future. The shock wore off slowly as associations, and the rest of the world regrouped, and accelerated their digital skills, software and equipment to cope with the new normal. With the support of the EWT IAIAsa forged ahead, pulling together all its resources to prepare and host an outstanding digital program over three mornings attracting 135 delegates who were ready for the online sessions.

2019 Conference

Conference 2019 - Role of IEM in the Economic Revival

Off we went to Klein Kariba, Bela Bela, Limpopo Province for a National Conference in 2019. After the enormously successful 900 delegate strong International Conference held at the Durban ICC in 2018 it was going to be a tough act to follow. IAIAsa conferences rarely disappoint and IAIAsa 2019 saw 270+ delegates eagerly arrive in Limpopo ready to engage with the speakers and their colleagues about the ‘Role of IEM in the Economic Revival’. The conference was opened by Keynote speaker Ms Fumani Mthembi, Managing Director, Pele Energy Group speaking on “Can The Environment Go By Any Other Name? “

Previous Conferences

2018 – International Convention Centre, Durban - Robyn Luyt
2017 – ATKV Goudini Spa, Western Cape - Robyn Luyt
2016 – Boardwalk, PE, Eastern Cape  – Janice Tooley
2015 – Drakensberg Sun, KZN – Ntasko Baloyi
2014 – Gallagher Estate, Gauteng  – Sue George
2013 – Thaba’Nchu Sun, Bloemfontein – Patrick Sithole
2012 – Somerset West – Terry Calmeyer (Baker)
2011 – Wild Coast – Steve Stead
2010 – CSIR, Gauteng – Mark Freeman
2009 – Wilderness, Western Cape – Gerrie van Schalkwyk
2008 – Bela-Bela, Limpopo – Diane Erasmus
2007 – Somerset West, Western Cape – Jenny Mitchell
2006 – Kwa Maritane, Pilansberg – Brett Lawson
2005 – Thaba’Nchu Sun, Free State – Nigel Coni
2004 – Champagne Sport Resort, Drakensberg – Nigel Rossouw
2003 – Protea Hotel, Wilderness – Marlene Laros
2002 – Dikhololo, Brits – Sean O’Beirne
2001 – Greenways, White River – Karen Shippey
2000 – Goudini Spa, Goudini – Andrew Duthie
1999 – UOVS, Bloemfontein – Benita Olen
1998 – Cathedral Peak, Drakensberg – Jonathan Crowther
1997 – Kwa Maritane, Pilansberg – Sue Posnik
1996 – Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town – Alex Weaver
1995 – Dikhololo, Brits – John Raimondo
1994 – Boston, USA – John Raimondo