South Africa Automation Show Renovates World Sugar Market

Thursday, January 24, 2008



Brazilian delegation and visitors
Brazilian delegation and visitors

SMAR has been in attendance at each International Society Sugar Cane Technologist Conference since the initial conference in 1987. This year’s event was held July 30 through August 2 in Durban, South Africa.

The ISSCT conference takes place every three years and attendees represent a significant number of the world’s finest sugar technicians. This year welcomed 70 participants from Brazil and with 28 Brazilian exhibitors, the significant influence of Brazil as one of the industry’s top providers for international sugar & ethanol companies was clearly evident.

Eduardo Munhoz (SMAR), Kevin Barnfather (SMAR South Africa representative) and Paulo Lorenzato (SMAR)
Eduardo Munhoz (SMAR), Kevin Barnfather (SMAR South Africa representative) and Paulo Lorenzato (SMAR)

The conference was attended by close to 1000 people from 64 different countries. SMAR representatives included directors Paulo Saturnino Lorenzato and Eduardo Munhoz, who presented the most advanced sugar and ethanol process automation and control technology. “The ISSCT, founded in 1924, is a world sugar technical association that has played a relevant role for this sector’s development, one that accentuates the importance of SMAR´s presence at the event”, says Munhoz.