Call for papers: SARPA 21st annual convention

March 8th, 2017, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Energize

 

The Southern Africa Revenue Protection Association (SARPA) will be holding its 21st annual convention from 24 to 25 August 2017 at the Eskom Convention Centre in Midrand.

Revenue protection service providers have always played a significant role in equipping our members. This convention aims to share information and knowledge between role-players in the revenue protection environment and to equip our members’ utilities to minimise revenue losses.

Every year more and more municipal managers, chief financial officers, councillors, electrical, civil and water engineers, representatives from the South African Police Service, international utilities and quasi state utilities attend the SARPA Convention on the basis that it is the one and only forum in South Africa that focuses on a holistic approach to securing the income of your council or utility for services provided to the public.

The theme for this year’s convention is “Twenty years of sharing revenue protection knowledge”.

Some of the areas to be addressed during the convention include:

  • Case studies
  • New technologies
  • Legal briefs
  • Intelligent data management systems
  • Eliminating risks
  • Technology strategy
  • Overcoming the challenges

Presentation of papers should be no more than 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes reserved for questions and comments from the floor. Papers based on significant research or practical case study material will be given preference.

Commercial content is not permitted, except where a new technology, system or an innovation is introduced. Commercial papers should indicate that the subject is a new innovation or technology. Legal issues are always popular and case studies detailing successful litigation and enforcement strategies will be welcomed.

Feedback on papers presented at previous SARPA Conventions is also welcome. You may also propose a paper by someone else whom you believe has a valuable contribution.

Proposals for papers to be presented at the SARPA Convention must be submitted to the secretariat at by no later than 1 May 2017.

Papers can be submitted by clicking here

Contact SARPA, Tel 011 061-5000, sarpaservices@vdw.co.za

 

 

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