Exhibitions at SFSA is not an additional extra; it is a vital part of the SFSA experience. The vibrant atmosphere at the exhibitions during SFSA2016 and SFSA2017 confirms this fact. The exhibition space focusses on igniting conversations about science. Refreshment stations are placed throughout the exhibition area, and a popular networking function on the first evening makes this one of the central features of the SFSA.
The primary purpose of an SFSA exhibition stand should be to ignite conversations about science and to build, strengthen and renew networks. Exhibitors at previous SFSA events testified of new networks that resulted in joint research projects. SFSA encourages exhibitors to have senior representatives at their exhibits to maximise the conversations about science and to build strong networks.