DAY 1 - TUESDAY 17 JULY 2018

COMMON INTEREST

07:00 Morning registration, breakfast and networking
08:00 OPENING REMARKS FROM THE MC: Billy Selekane, CSP, SASHoF, Speaker Expy recipient, South Africa
08:30 MAYORAL WELCOME ADDRESS: Creating the right conditions for provincial SMMEs to prosper and succeed is a major priority for all major cities in South Africa
  • What have been the challenges, opportunities and latest success stories when developing Small Businesses in the province?
  • What is short and long term provincial economic development plans that will create real tripartite opportunities: for business, for SMMEs and for government?
09:00 DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Utilising provisions in current legislation to move from talk to delivery mode and grow small businesses
09:30 SHAKING UP MONOPOLY SUPPLIERS! The DTI's Black Industrialist (BI) programme is aimed at reconfiguring the South African industrial landscape, with the creation of new entrants that will shake up existing supply structures. This will open up opportunities for procurement in finding new sources of supply or being able to negotiate with companies that have monopolised the supply base.
  • How is the BI programme being implemented and which industries are soon to be affected?
10:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW TO UNLOCK VALUE THROUGH INNOVATIVE ESD MODELS: It takes innovation to get value out of your ESD programme. This panel gives you the vital keys to unlocking innovation within your organisation, taking an innovative approach beyond just transformation obligations
  • 5 things to consider when you initiate and integrate a successful ESD strategy

11:00 Mid-morning refreshments and networking

11:45 CIPS KEYNOTE: Back to the future of Procurement: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain are rapidly redefining the traditional role of Procurement Professionals. Simultaneously organisations require ever higher standards of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility. What skills set will be required of the future Procurement Professional?
  • Take a close look into emerging best in class people development initiatives and analyse key trends that will open up opportunities for the procurement function.
12:30 PRESENTATION: WHAT WILL THE 4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION MEAN FOR THE PROCUREMENT FUNCTION? The future is mobile, automated and digital: Separating fact from fiction
  • How Artificial Intelligence will (and won't) change procurement and contracting
  • Leading Procurement innovation through advances in emerging technology
  • How digital labour is transforming operational procurement: removing transactional work
  • How do you drive superior value through digital procurement?
13:00 PRESENTATION: The procurement guide to blockchain technology and how it will change our world
  • Early applications of blockchain in supply chain: Automotive, freight and logistics
13:30 BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SOUTH AFRICA KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Protecting and strengthening core institutions from a procurement perspective
  • Six-pack for eliminating state capture and building state integrity through world class procurement mechanisms

13:30 Lunch and networking

14:45 PROCUREMENT CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY: The Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply's far reaching mandate has been has been incorporated in the country's Companies Act:
  • How has the act advocate for professionalisation?
  • How does it protect the professional that stands for what is right while bringing the rest to task?
  • What consequences are there for individuals that act unprofessionally?
  • Under what circumstances can a professional's license to practice be revoked and
  • What are the consequences for individuals practicing procurement without a valid license to practice?
15:15 PRESENTATION: Sourcing decisions made today have a direct impact on YOU, YOUR ORGANISATION, LOCAL INDUSTRIES and the future of the AFRICAN CHILD (social impact)
  • How do we move from buying to strategic sourcing? What is the role of accountability and governance in achieving full potential of the African Child?
15:45 PROCUREMENT! Focus Leads To Big Wins
Consider this: During the last Olympics, Jamaica took all pole positions in the 200m to achieve an astounding single-nation flag raising celebration.
  • How does a small country of 2.8 million people outperform the US (with a population of 400 million people, a far larger population pool from which to pull talent)? Learn unique procurement lessons about KEEPING FOCUS and making big wins from Vusi Thembekwayo, SA's top futurist and Venture Capitalist

16:00 ESD EXPO OPENING AND NETWORKING COCKTAIL

DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY 18 JULY 2018

COMMON INTEREST

07:00 Morning registration, breakfast and networking
07:30 OPENING REMARKS FROM THE MC: Billy Selekane, CSP, SASHoF, Speaker Expy recipient, South Africa
08:30 SA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2019: There is optimism about political change but economic challenges persist. SA's ratings fortunes still maintain a negative outlook
  • What can procurement expect from the year ahead? Are we likely to see more of the same or change is really on the way?
09:00 INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION: Reinventing and transforming the procurement function to meet organisational goals and deliver value
  • To overcome the limitations of desktop procurement, seasoned professionals need to grab a coffee (Advance supplier relationships) and a screwdriver (Hands on approach). So, how do you radically introduce new approaches and thinking to procurement and choose competence over culture?
09:45 PRESENTATION: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE! What does good look like on your journey to enhancing innovation and performance of procurement function in the context of cutting costs, value creation and improvement?
  • Get the inside story on best practice used to measure success of procurement and finally escape the trap of cutting costs while alleviating risks and driving continuous improvement through top talent
10:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: How can Chief Procurement Officers and Heads of Procurement/Supply Chain build stronger relationship and greater understanding between their function and finance?
  • Procurement and finance both in private and public sector are all tasked with responsibilities around increasing revenue, cutting cost, enforcing compliance and controlling risk while advocating for greater transparency and value creation. Working hand in hand, procurement and finance can garner more meaningful results at a higher level. So why does this relationship continue to take a back seat?
    • Learn from SA's to CFOs and CPOs on what procurement and finance leaders can do to work together more closely

11:00 Mid-morning refreshments and networking

SELECT YOUR SECTOR TRACK/STREAM

Public Sector Supply Chain Summit

Smart Sourcing and Supply Management
(private sector)

11:45 AUDITOR GENERAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The State's fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure climbed despite intensified efforts by most institutions to achieve a clean audit
  • So what are the AG recommendations to combat fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure in SCM?
  • How will the proposed Public Audit Amendment act 2017 finally give the AG teeth to bite?
11:45 SUPPLIER CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCT RECALLS
  • How Woolworths handled recalls from the listeria outbreak
  • How recalls are managed successfully
  • Communications challenges
  • Lessons learnt
12:15 PRESENTATION: The liabilities imposed on SCM Role Players in the public sector.
  • Discussing Joint and Several Liability developments and the judgement in the Ethekwini court case
  • What can SCM practitioners do to protect themselves?
12:15 SWITCHING SUPPLIERS INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: A fast food chain endured an embarrassing shortage of chicken. As a result, at one point only 266 of its 900 stores were open as a result of swapping a logistics supplier.
  • What went wrong with the new supplier?
  • How do you deal with risks associated with swapping suppliers?
  • Lessons learnt from KFC UK
13:00 LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (LED) IN PRACTICE: When correctly implemented, LED is a bottom-up development approach that will unleash the development potential of a locality.
  • What has been some recent LED success stories and case studies? Hear from a top LED manager in the country as they explore procurement drivers to a successful LED programme and linking it to provincial economic growth
13:00 GOOD RFPs RESULT IN GOOD RESPONSES AND VICE VERSA! Procurement wastes time drafting substandard RFPs and then expect great responses form their suppliers.
  • What do leading suppliers think about RFPs, and where has procurement gone wrong in their opinion? Learn from a leading bid manager what mistakes Procurement makes when putting bids together and what the best bids look like from a supplier perspective.

13:30 Lunch and networking

DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY 18 JULY 2018

COMMON INTEREST

14:45 POLITICAL DEBATE: BUYING LOCAL vs GLOBAL: Sometimes the most cost effective sourcing strategy might require goods to be sourced from outside our borders. But the best thing for our local economy and transformation is to buy from locally. Which is best? Is there a way to innovatively transform our economy and procurement practices.
16:00 CHESTER MISSING COMEDY SHOWDOWN: Chester Missing South Africa's toughest yet funniest political analyst

16:30 END OF CONFERENCE AND PRIZE GIVING

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