“Sometimes we just need to take a step back from whatever it is we're doing, and inspire ourselves to try again until we achieve exceptional results our goal”

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.

Why attend?
  • Skills-focused content: Not just a talk shop! This event focuses on developing and applying specific procurement and supply chain skills and behaviours.
  • Industry focus: Recognised industry thought leaders presenting leading edge insight
  • Position yourself as an expert: If your strategy is to be the best-kept secret in your business community, you will be missing a valuable opportunity.
  • Forge New Connections: Meet the people who could transform your business. And transform your thinking. This event represents a unique opportunity to meet some of the greatest minds in procurement.
  • Learn innovative tactics: Hear new insights for tackling the persistent ethical and integrity concerns in procurement through effective transparent monitoring systems, compliance and supplier management


 Private Sector
Smart Sourcing Supply Chain Summit

Public Sector Supply Chain Summit

Private sector

The industry's leading event topics and sessions are designed to deliver cutting edge world class topics in procurement.

Public sector supply chain

The conference provides an opportunity for SCM Public sector to review and assess their activities in delivering the constitutional mandate to deliver services and develop the economy.


ABSA Enterprise Development GROW Conference

 CxO Forum

 Enterprise Grow 

This topical technical mini workshop will discuss the top 5 ESD issues as the ED practitioner and procurement battle to encourage commitment from big business to build sustainable SMME’s through financial and non-financial support. This premier select session will examine the business case for ESD and help them to become efficient and profitable enterprises that are able to grow the economy.

 CXO Forum

Join our international guests who are thought leaders in the areas for a one-one luncheon.

This is the exclusive CxO attendee annual forum.

By invitation only.

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Women In Supply Chain


Driving economic growth, development & transformation - TK Global Experts and SOEPF are hosting all SOE’s in the continent to share their cross border experiences, best practice tools and case studies, frameworks as we reindustrialise Africa. SOE’s from other continents are also invited to share their Supply Chain and Developmental innovations. The Summit includes the SMME/ Enterprise Supplier Development Exhibition with a focus on black owned suppliers that will be showcasing the goods, services and products to buyers, other SME’s and large corporates.


The Women in Supply Chain Luncheon is part the launched initiative to

support the recognition of female procurement and supply chain professionals to reach their optimum potential.

Pre-booking essential.

Supplier Matchup

Smart Supplier

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Attend industry specific “Supplier Matchup' sessions, where all the buyers and sellers in your specific industry will meet in one place at one time! Utilize our innovative Supplier Matchup sessions to build your network and meet your preferential procurement requirements.

Plan your visit around sector speciļ¬c Supplier Matchup Sessions

  • Construction, Engineering, Facilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Services


Smart Supplier

Smart Supplier Conference is a crucial tool to inspire sustained economic growth. The outcomes achieved by the conference, amplify and revive South Africa’s renowned competitive edge and it is a powerful tool to bring together thought leaders learnt, and connect with peers.




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