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The 2nd Annual Smart Procurement World (SPW) Regional Summit KwaZulu-Natal will provide insight into the role procurement and supply chain can play to achieve radical economic transformation and the strategic value the function can add to organisational targets and bottom line.

The summit will unpack the nuts and bolts of radical economic transformation and pull out practical mechanisms of how a collaborative approach between public entities and private entities can facilitate this agenda

Major Themes

PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN LEVERS TO DRIVE RADICAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
Creating public value service delivery and achieving radical economic transformation should take center stage and be a priority for all organisations. The event shows how procurement and supply chain be used as a lever to drive provincial strategic value and develop the economy.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, LOCAL VALUE
The call to benchmark local trends with global trends is always about learning from other counterparts who are doing it better and aligning their practices with international standards.
When international best practice are well applied, they can help to measure, analyse and manage supplier performance, ultimately unleashing the best approach to cutting costs, alleviating risks and driving continuous improvement

THE PROFESSIONAL
Where is procurement heading as a profession? In this session, a group of elite procurement and supply chain professionals will share insight on this important question and consider the road to professionalising procurement.to the discussions the industry professional body CIPS sharing practical steps that every procurement should take and the possible outcomes.

EVENT STRUCTURE - SHOW ME THE HOW!

Practical Workshops
Smart Procurement World KwaZulu Natal will run exciting interactive and technical Learning Labs. Our Learning Labs will enhance your ability to plan and engage in more constructive conversations that shape, make or break your profession.

Keynote Sessions
Typically presented by high profile industry leaders, ranging from Ministers or Ministry representatives, CEOs, Chief Directors, these plenary sessions are designed to be entertaining and thought-provoking.

Solution provider sessions
These sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions.

Streams/ Break Away Sessions

To allow for specialisation and discussion of topics that apply to specific sectors, the conference will break into two sessions: Public Sector Supply Chain Summit and Smart Sourcing & Supply Management Conference

 

PRIVATE SECTOR
SMART SOURCING SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT
PUBLIC SECTOR
PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT

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The Procurement Perspectives stream is designed to appeal to those seeking cutting edge topics in procurement and supply chain. The stream examines best practices and explores opportunities for players in order to provide practical solutions to real life challenges

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Public sector supply chain

Effective change often involves talking about the hard topics! This stream considers some of the legislative big features that have come under fire from critics. This promises to be a serious group interaction, engagement and deliberative session.

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