“Be Exceptional!”

 

Plenary Day 1

19 September 2017 

07:00 Morning registration
08:00 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
08:30

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” 
08:50

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

09:10 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
09:30 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

10:00 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

EMERGING TRENDS 

10:30

STAND OUT OF THE CROWD! Advancing analytics and visualisation

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

 

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?
12:15

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

12:50 Eye Opener Session - Procuring Employee Benefit Value for Human Capital”- ASI - Case Study
13:00 LUNCH AND NETWORKING

14:00 - 16:00

TECHNICAL STREAMS

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

Smart Sourcing &

Supply Management Conference

STREAM CHAIR

TREND WATCHER

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]
FUTURE THINKER
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?
SUSTAINABLE ADVANTAGE

15:15

 

 

 

15:45

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

 

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?

 

Public Sector

Supply Chain Summit

STREAM CHAIR

THE UPSIDE OF LEGISLATION

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?

 

THE PLANNER

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”

 

 

 

 

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

15:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15:45

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?

 

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
07:45

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: Changes to South Africa’s preferential procurement regulations opened a R150-billion opportunity for small businesses.

  • With increased emphasis by government for organisations to buy from small businesses, how should organisations both public and private embrace social procurement and practically roll out sustainable inclusive growth initiatives?

 

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

08:30

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

 

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
09:30 GOVERNMENT 30 DAY PAYMENT COMPLIANCE TO SERVICE PROVIDERS: Payment is the lifeblood of a small business, quite literally
  • Late payments damages supply sources in the value chain and strains relationships with suppliers and late payments weakens the economy, both at a macro level as it does too at a micro level, and this impact on growth opportunities. What can both government and private sector do to improve payments especially for SMMEs

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?
10:30

PRESENTATION: Unpacking the impact of four external forces affecting procurement (economic, 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?

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?
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?
NEGOTIATE EXCEPTIONALLY

13:00

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

Public Sector

Supply Chain Summit

CONTRACTING ESSENTIALS

12:00

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

 

DEBATE

12:30

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?

 

 

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

 

 

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

15:30

CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY MR EXCEPTIONAL - South Africa’s hottest motivational speaker, Alex Granger: Championship Thinking & Doing

16:00 END OF CONFERENCE AND PRIZE GIVING

 

 

 

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