TEAM (tephritid workers of Europe, Africa and the Middle East) consists as an independent, professional and scientific organization that intends to provide a platform of interaction that will promote collaboration and communication among scientists of Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The activities of the organization are co-ordinated by a Steering Committee.

The Third TEAM Meeting in Stellenbosch South Africa is organized by a local Organizing Committee of dedicated scientists actively involved in fruit fly research together with the chairman of the TEAM Steering Committee.

The Scientific Committee of the 3rd TEAM meeting is composed of the members of the Steering Committee and the local Organizing Committee. The Scientific Committee will evaluate all abstract submissions and organize the scientific programme of the meeting.

The practical organisation of the meeting is handled by a professional conference convener: Retha Venter