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?

Cllr Zandile Gumede, Mayor, eThekwini Municipality

08:45 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?
Takalani Tambani, Chief Director : Black Industrialist Program, Department of Trade and Industry
09:15 PRESENTATION: Sourcing decisions made today have a direct impact on You, Your Orgnaisation, Local Industries and thefuture 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?
Prof Douglas Boateng (FCIPS), Africa's first ever appointed Professor Extraordinaire for supply and value chain management, Chairman: Ghana Procurement Authority
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

Moderator: Malcolm Farrell, Director, Supply Chain Network


  • Nombuso Msomi, Senior Manager: Supplier Management & Development, Airports Company South Africa
  • Andre Petersen, Head of Supply Chain Management, eThekwini Municipality
  • Alison Eckstein (MCIPS), Regional Procurement Manager - Southern & East Africa and Indian Ocean islands, CMA CGM
  • Thandi Sabelo, Head: Supply Chain Management, Transnet Port Terminal

11:00 Mid-morning refreshments and networking

11:45 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.

Ozias Ncube, MSc, BSc(Hon), AREA HEAD: Supply Chain Management, Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership

12:15 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?

Bernd Schulz, International Partner: Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Practice Leader, Vantage Partner

12:45 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
Sizwe Mbele, Director of Strategy, Business Leadership South Africa

13:30 Lunch and networking

14:30 PRESENTATION: WHAT WILL THE 4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION MEAN FOR THE PROCUREMENT FUNCTION? The future is mobile, automated and digital: Separating fact from fiction
  • How Industry 4.0 is shaping Procurement, Contracting, Supply Chain
  • Leading Procurement innovation by adopting a Procurement 4.0 mindset
  • How the digital ecosystem is transforming operational procurement
  • How to drive superior value through digital procurement

Sarina Viljoen, The Global Authority on Digital Transformation, Author of Pitfalls of going Digital, South Africa

15:00 WESTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL TREASURY CASE STUDY: Sustainable Local Government from a Supply Chain Management perspective
Rodney Moolman, Director: SCM Education Training and Development, Western Cape Provincial Government
15:45 PRESENTATION: The evolution of fraud and corruption in supply chain and contract management
Andries Louw, Chief Director Transversal Internal Audit Services, Risk Management and Forensic Audit, Eastern Cape Department of Provincial Treasury

16:30 ESD EXPO OPENING AND NETWORKING COCKTAIL: Andre Petersen, Head of Supply Chain Management, eThekwini Municipality


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 PRESENTATION: Great leaders drive transformation and economies out of recession: the economy is dangerously weak, making it difficult and more risky for shareholders to accept additional risk.
  • How do we build a strong local supply capability that is globally competitive and delivers a return on our ESD investment?
Vusi Fele, Chief Procurement Officer, Barclays Africa Group Limited
09:00 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
Moderator: Sandile Ngcobo, Deputy Head: Supply Chain Operations, eThekwini Municipality Panelists:
  • Lynda Samson, Regional Procurement Manager, South African Revenue Services
  • Dr Abdul Mahomed, Head of Professional Body, CIPS South Africa
  • Mbulelo Gingcana, Senior Manager: Supply Chain Management, Civil Aviation Authority
  • Ronald Mlalazi (FCIPS), Head of Academy, Commerce Edge
09:45 EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS: The status and plans for public sector competency development
Mark Kuipers, Chief Director: SCM Client Support, National Treasury
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

Moderator: Ndabeni Bagosi, Former CPO, Head of Agility and Cost Management, TOTAL


  • Pretty Ntombela, Chief Procurement Officer, Conlog
  • Thomas Majaya, Head of Group Procurement, MMI Holdings
  • Lingiwe Nyamande, Chief Financial Officer, Trade & Investment Kwazulu-Natal
  • Nawaaz Kalick, Group Procurement & Supply Chain Executive, Astrapak Limited
  • Ian Hendry, Commercial Card Business Development and Business Coach, Nedbank Card Division

11:00 Mid-morning refreshments and networking


Public Sector Supply Chain Summit

Smart Sourcing and Supply Management
(Private sector)

11:45 Keynote Panel Discussion: Discussing the State's fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure despite efforts by most institutions to achieve a clean audit.
  • What can provinces learn from each other and what recommendations can they propose in order to combat fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure in SCM?
  • How can provinces close the gap on Audit findings

Moderator: Rodney Moolman, Director: SCM Education Training and Development, Western Cape Provincial Government.

  • Andries Louw, Chief Director Transversal Internal Audit Services, Risk Management and Forensic Audit, Eastern Cape Department of Provincial Treasury
  • Skhumbuzo Mgobhozi, Deputy Manager: Municipal Finance, Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs - KwaZulu-Natal
  • Ntando Sangweni, Deputy Director Policy Management, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury

Presentation: Supplier Relationship Management - A Solution to 5 Key Procurement Challenges.

Discussing: Risk Management when Swapping suppliers.

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?
Dr Allison Anthony, Department of Public Law & Jurisprudence (Public Procurement Law, Administrative Law): Faculty of Law, University of Western Cape
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
Nkosinathi Nkwanyana, Marketing & Supply Chain: Graduate School of Business & Leadership, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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
Cheryl Phillips, Senior Manager: Economic Growth and Tourism, Drakenstein Municipality
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.

Thomas Majaya, Head of Group Procurement, MMI Holdings

13:30 Lunch and networking



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.


EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS: Transformational corporate laughter and improving employee wellness, happiness and productivity

Heinrich Visser, Professional laughter professor and an avid explorer of the" intentional joyful human experience, South Africa


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