Smart Procurement World Indaba    CIPS Pan African Conference 


Event name: Smart Procurement World Indaba / CIPS Pan African Conference

Event date: 19 - 21 September 2017

Event location: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand

Venue address: 19 Richards Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg

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Keynote speakers:

  • Bill Crothers, Non-Executive Director and Board Advisor, Immediate former UK Government Chief Commercial/ Procurement Officer, UK Government
  • Ian George, International Procurement Transformation Lead, ProPar Consulting, UK
  • Mike Machell-Cox, Director Indirect Procurement, SAPPI Europe
  • Andrew Downard, Certified Deal Architect, University of Tennessee, Supply Chain Relationships & Risk Management, Centre of Excellence for Vested, Asia Pacific
  • Prof Douglas Boateng, Africa’s first ever appointed Professor Extraordinaire for supply and value chain management, Chief Executive Officer, PanAvest International and Partners
  • Sydney Tshibubudze, former Chief Procurement Officer, SITA, Country Head of Procurement, Lafarge Holcim South Africa
  • Vusi Fele, Chief Procurement Officer, Barclays Africa Group Limited
  • Wiso Mdalo, Group Procurement Manager, Coca Cola Peninsula Beverages
  • Debora Patta, Former Executive Producer & Anchor: Current Affairs- 3rd Degree South Africa 

The challenges of procurement and supply chain are unique. Organisations are now putting pressure on procurement to assist in realising growth ambitions in an uncertain market. The pace of change and increased uncertainty requires superior levels of thinking and someone “exceptional” to provide strategic direction to organisation.

Defensive strategies being implemented by Chief Financial Officers are demanding rapid, sustained cost reduction in parallel to a greater focus on risk from procurement.

This 11th Annual Smart Procurement World Indaba will launch a very practical yet personalised agenda that will show you the “how” part of rolling out every concept discussed, and thus remaining relevant and exceptional.





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