“Be Exceptional!”

 

Plenary Day 1

19 September 2017 

07:00 Morning registration
07:30 Opening remarks from the MC: Nzinga Qunta, Australian-born South African, the first South African face of Garnier skin care products, TV Personality, South Africa
08:10

OPENING INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Take a close look into emerging changes in business and markets and analyse key trends to
identify opportunities for the procurement and supply profession and next generation of professionals.

  • The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply brings you next generation industry professionalisation discussion: “the future of the profession” 

Duncan Brock (FCIPS), Director, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

08:30

MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Procurement is a strategic tool in the hands of organisations. Governments have realised that procurement can be utilised to achieve social objectives

  • The South African Government Minister for DTI talks about how procurement can be utilised to achieve South African Government objectives at national, provincial and local government which include economic growth and transformation

BE EXCEPTIONAL

08:50 OPENING ADDRESS: Accountability and Governance:- the keys to exceptionality and recognition
  • You have heard me say, “From backroom to boardroom,” but in a complex global competitive landscape, procurement must have an inborn passion to drive accountability and strong governance to receive the desired levels of recognition and become trusted business advisors. It is no longer just about a seat at the table, but about the impact procurement should have on business strategy

Prof Douglas Boateng, Africa’s first ever appointed Professor Extraordinaire for supply and value chain management, Chief Executive Officer, PanAvest International and Partners

09:10 GLOBAL CPO REPORT: Discussing key findings from 2017 Global CPO Survey
CPOs continue to emphasize the importance of relationships with the CEO and CFO, yet the majority of CPOs have mixed views on the effectiveness of their procurement function as strategic business partners
  • Implementing recommendations

MUTUAL LEARNING ACROSS THE SECTORS

09:30 LIGHTNING PANEL DISCUSSION – Public sector vs private sector: Is there any foundation for comparing and learning across the sectors?
  • Inch by inch comparison, the public sector's procurement process differs significantly from private sector. Top government procurement heavyweights face off with private sector counterparts. Analyse the possibility for mutual learning and value exchange between the public and private sectors. The panel also identify both drivers and barriers for benchmarks between the two sectors including design, methodology and approach

Moderator: Nzinga Qunta, Australian-born South Africa, the first South African face of Garnier skin care products, TV Personality

 

Panelists

  • Bill Crothers, Non-Executive Director and Board Advisor, Immediate former UK Government Chief Commercial/ Procurement Officer, UK Government
  • Sibongile Shongwe, Chief Procurement Officer, Airports Company South Africa
  • Sydney Tshibubudze, former Chief Procurement Officer, SITA, Country Head of Procurement, Lafarge Holcim South Africa

EMERGING TRENDS 

10:00 INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY OF BEST PRACTICE IN STRATEGIC SOURCING: How cross -functional collaboration in the strategic sourcing process can deliver savings beyond expectation, even in a very mature category

 

Mike Machell-Cox, Director Indirect Procurement, Sappi Europe
 

10:30

PRESENTATION: Unpacking the impact of five external forces affecting procurement (economic, political, social, monetary and legal/regulatory)

  • An organisation does not exist in isolation and is influenced by external factors outside of its control. How do you successfully navigate external forces that affect business performance from a procurement perspective?
11:00 Mid–morning refreshments and networking
BUILDING AN EXCEPTIONAL TEAM: EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS
11:30

CIPS SPECIAL INSIGHT: How to develop a high-performance SCM team: The future of the profession based on cutting edge global research

 

Andre Coetzee, Managing Director, CIPS Africa

 

CPO INSIGHTS

11:45

PANEL DISCUSSION - PROCUREMENT CAPACITY STRATEGY ROADMAP: A recent CPO study indicated that 62% of CPOs believe their teams don’t have the skills to deliver the function’s strategy

  • How can CPOs develop an outcome-focused capacity strategy roadmap for their teams?

Moderator: Duncan Brock (FCIPS), Group Customer Relationship Director, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

 

Panelists

  • Ronald Flockhart, Head: Group Sourcing & Category Management, FirstRand Limited
  • Ian George, Former Chief Procurement Officer, BMW (USA), International Procurement Transformation Lead, ProPar Consulting
  • Rebecca Setino, Country Head of Procurement & Supply Chain, Bombardier Transportation South Africa
12:15

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: How can a CPO build a stronger relationship and greater understanding between procurement, the CEO and CFO?

 

Bill Crothers, Chief Procurement Officer, Executive Director and Senior Advisor, UK Government

12:50 Eye Opener Session - Procuring Employee Benefit Value for Human Capital”- ASI - Case Study
13:05 Oracle CxO Executives Luncheon (by invitation only)
13:05 LUNCH AND NETWORKING

14:00 - 16:00

TECHNICAL STREAMS

Smart Sourcing & Supply Management Conference/ Public Sector Supply Chain Summit

Smart Sourcing &

Supply Management Conference

Public Sector

Supply Chain Summit

STREAM CHAIR

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TREND WATCHER

THE UPSIDE OF LEGISLATION

14:00

 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The Trump and Brexit effect on trade, policy, commodities and procurement.

 

2016 has been a year dubbed by experts as the year of political populism following Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. What has been the realities of a Trump administration and the impact of Brexit on procurement?

  • inspired by true global events [post Trump and Brexit analysis]

Co-Presentation:

  • Prof. Jannie Rossouw, Head: School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Prof Ronald Wall, CoJ Chair, School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
     

14:00

NAVIGATING LEGISLATION PANEL DISCUSSION: Total legislation navigation and compliance options for public sector:

Discussing:
Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) and the influence on Radical Economic Transformation

  • How do I develop an effective preferential procurement policy?
  • How do we move from compliance mode to delivery mode where the are seemingly contradictions in policy?

Moderator: Kamogelo Mampane, Board Advisor and Chief Executive Officer, State Owned Enterprises Procurement Forum, TK Global Experts

 

Panelists

  • Fikile Khumalo, Director Material Governance, Risk and Compliance, Ministry of Defence
  • Edward Thomas, Acting Group Chief Supply Chain Officer, Transnet SOC
  • Dennis Mlambo, Group Supply Chain Executive, Denel SOC Ltd
  • Nadia Ebrahim, Chief Director: Provincial Government Supply Chain Management, Western Cape Provincial Government
FUTURE THINKER THE PLANNER
14:45 PRESENTATION: Procurement can play a major role in ensuring that organisations and even economies are stable and resilient to emerging threats through future proofing and social procurement plays a major role.
  • How can you make sure that your organisation is ready to meet the future head-on and achieve strategic social, economic and workforce development goals using an organisation's procurement process?

Moderator: Ndabeni Bagosi, Former Chief Procurement Officer, Head of Agility and Cost Management, Total

Panelists:

  • Shiraz Sarang, Chief Procurement Officer, Nedbank
  • Niresh Shao, Programme Head -Group Procurement, Liberty Group
  • Hugo Du Rand, Head of Group Supply Chain, Scaw South Africa (Pty) Ltd
     

14:45

PRESENTATION: The 100 day plan for a supply chain professional in public sector

  • How to you make the best of your first 100 days as a supply chain professional in public sector? These are you tips to help you become “exceptional”

Moderator: Mark Kuipers, Chief Director, Capacity Building, National Treasury

 

Panelists

  • Rodney Moolman, Director: SCM Education Training and Development, Western Cape Provincial Government
  • Clement Nhuvunga (MCIPS), Head of Supply Chain, Special Investigating Unit (SIU)
  • Abdul Mahomed, Head of Professional Body, CIPS South Africa
SUSTAINABLE ADVANTAGE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

15:15

TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION PRESENTATION: The practical inclusion of big data, cloud analytics and data modelling to increase efficiency and resilience of procurement initiatives

 

15:15

PAN AFRICAN CASE STUDY DRIVEN PANEL DISCUSSION: A Compendium of country examples and lessons learnt from when implementing initiatives to monitor and assesses compliance in public procurement systems throughout Africa

  • 5 best practice steps to help deregulate and streamline public sector workflows and motivate compliance?

Moderator: Cebisile Nyambe, National Project Coordinator, International Labor Organisation

Panelists

  • Edward Majongwe, Procurement Executive, Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Zimbabwe
  • Edward Phiri, Head of Procurement, Ministry of Home Affairs, Zambia
  • Letticia (Maja) Letsholo, Head of Procurement and Supply Chain Management (MCIPS), State Security Agency
  • Simon Annan, Head: Strategic Sourcing and Project Management (SSPM), Heritage Bank, Ghana

15:45

ON FLOOR DEBATE: Is the term “STRATEGIC” overused in procurement?

  • No other profession puts the word ‘strategic’ on their business cards, why we do so in procurement?

15:45

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: Achieving exceptional service delivery through intra-Africa collaborative learning
  • What can we learn from our African counterparts?
  • What has worked, what didn’t work?
16:15  Stream Session Ends
16:00 ESD Official Exhibition Opening and Networking Cocktail

Plenary Day 2

20 September 2017

07:00 Morning registration
07:05 Deloitte CPO Breakfast (by Invitation only)
07:30

OPENING REMARKS FROM MC: Nzinga Qunta, Australian-born South African, the first South African face of Garnier skin care products, TV Personality, South Africa

 

UNLEASHING THE POWER OF PROCUREMENT TO DRIVE RADICAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION

07:50

MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Improvements to the Preferential Public Procurement Act: Regulations of 2017: What does it mean for Emerging Black Owned Businesses in influencing service deliver in this country?

  • With increased emphasis by government for organisations to buy from emerging businesses, how should organisations both public and private embrace social procurement, practically roll out sustainable inclusive growth initiatives without interrupting service delivery?

 

GOOD ATTITUDE, GOOD STRATEGY

08:10

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Welcome to the new era of transformation (Radical Economic Transformation)! Now there will be a dramatic shift in how enterprise and supplier development (ESD) is viewed and we will see ESD forming an integral part of many organisations’ growth patterns.

  • So is your ESD strategy only as good as your attitude? How can you translate policy into action and progressively develop small businesses from a procurement perspective?

08:20

LIGHTNING PRESENTATION: Unpacking initial key research findings from the C4G beta test

  • An on-going learning agenda on the impact of BDS on SMME performance

Sifiso Ndwandwe, Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst for Growth

08:30

EXPERTS' OPINIONS ON ENTERPRISE AND SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT: 10 things to consider when you initiate and integrate a successful ESD strategy

 

Moderator: Malcolm Farrell, Director, Supply Chain Network

Panelists

  • Khanya Okumu, Enterprise and Supplier Development Specialist, Old Mutual
  • Cynthia Funde, Responsible sourcing Manager, ABInBev Africa
  • Vusi Fele, Chief Procurement Officer, Absa
  • Lerato Sebata, Sourcing and Supplier Management, MTN Group

 

SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE

09:00 INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: International best practice used to measure, analyse and manage supplier performance
  • Benchmarking the best approaches to cutting costs, alleviating risks and driving continuous improvement through exceptional supplier performance management

Andrew Downard, Certified Deal Architect, University of Tennessee, Supply Chain Relationships & Risk Management, Centre of Excellence, Vested, Asia Pacific
 

09:30 SIMPLIFYING THE PROCESS OF DOING BUSINESS WITH GOVERNMENT: The challenges that remain for Emerging Businesses to access Government Opportunities
  • Most suppliers believe doing business with government is easy. It amounts to applying for a job that has no specified minimum requirements, wherein your business can be distinguished from the rest.

Rakgadi Motseto, Chief Director: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, National Treasury

EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS

10:00 THE BIG PICTURE: CEO and CPO tough talk
  • Why c-suite need CPOs to become strategic thinkers
  • How procurement can be used by CEOs as a business up-turn lever?

Moderator: Wiso Mdalo, Group Procurement Manager, Coca Cola Peninsula Beverages

 

Panelists

  • Andrew Downard, Certified Deal Architect, University of Tennessee, Supply Chain Relationships & Supply Chain Risk Management, Centre of Excellence, Vested, Asia Pacific
  • Sese Chasakara, Chief Procurement Officer, South African Reserve Bank
  • Sanet Shepperson (MCIPS), Executive: Property & Procurement, Cell C
     
10:30

STAND OUT OF THE CROWD! Advancing analytics and visualisation

  • How can advanced visualisation of real time master data provide the predictive power to transform procurement and supply chain functions to deliver exceptional results?
     

TECHNOLOGY SELECTION

11:00 THE TECH WIZARD PANEL DISCUSSION: Five key considerations for selecting technology solution that’s future ready
11:30 Mid-Morning Refreshments and Networking

Smart Sourcing &

Supply Management Conference

AGILITY

12:00

KEYNOTE CASE STUDY: THE CPO AGENDA: In 2016, procurement was focused almost squarely on cost containment.

  • But now how do you elevate your role to that of a trusted advisor in the context of improving agility and business performance?

Ian George, Former Chief Procurement Officer, BMW (USA), International Procurement Transformation Lead, ProPar Consulting

GLOBAL SOURCING
12:30

PRESENTATION: Global sourcing digitisation – Opportunities in tracking and control

  • How digitisation make supply chain more efficient, agile, and customer-focused?
  • When is impact sourcing the right fit for your global sourcing digitisation strategy?

Sanet Shepperson (MCIPS), Executive: Property & Procurement, Cell C

NEGOTIATE EXCEPTIONALLY

13:00

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Don’t miss exceptional negotiation tips learnt from former head of state and liberation icon, Nelson Madiba Mandela


Debora Patta, Former Executive Producer & Anchor: Current Affairs- 3rd Degree, South Africa 

Public Sector

Supply Chain Summit

CONTRACTING ESSENTIALS

12:00

CONTRACTING ESSENTIALS: The application of open contracting in South African Public Sector Procurement

 

SOCIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

12:30

PAN AFRICAN PRESENTATION: Industrialization, social economic development and Procurement; the inextricable link

 

Simon Annan, Head: Strategic Sourcing and Project Management (SSPM), Heritage Bank, Ghana
 

 

 

 

ETHICS

13:00

CIPS ETHICS PRESENTATION: Responsibility at the limit: the line between ethics and politics

  • Ethical behaviour is everyone’s responsibility throughout an organisation, but when there is political and executive interference, nothing is obvious. Here is what you can do when responsibility is at the limit

Moderator: Hemant Harrielall, General Manager, CIPS Africa

 

Panelists

  • David Loxton, Partner: Ethics, Dentons South Africa
  • Colette Crichton, Director, Creative Simplicity
  • Abram Mogashoa, Former Senior Manager: Supply Chain Management, South African National Biodiversity Institute

 

 

13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH AND EXHIBITION VIEWING

Closing Plenary

Smart Procurement World

14:30

CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: Stand up and be exceptional! Practical ways that you can show value to the business from a procurement perspective Including reading and signing of procurement industry resolutions and signing

 

Moderator: Nzinga Qunta, Australian-born South Africa, the first South African face of Garnier skin care products, TV Personality

 

Panelists

  • Vaughan Zoutendyk, National Head: Training & Education Division, Commerce Edge
  • Andre Coetzee, Managing Director, CIPS Africa
  • Tracy Allen, former Global Sourcing Director, Walmart, China

15:30

CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY MR EXCEPTIONAL - South Africa’s hottest motivational speaker, Alex Granger: The last Maverick

16:00 END OF CONFERENCE AND PRIZE GIVING

 

 

 

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