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The Smart Supplier Conference has grown into a premier entrepreneurship event on the annual South African Entrepreneur Calendar. Created to support and promote SMMEs and facilitate collaboration among multi-helix actors.


SMMEs in South Africa still struggle to access markets and get sustainable contracts. In this conference, senior buyers talk through the various processes that are essential to access their organisations (markets). This is where SMMEs meet sourcing, procurement, purchasing and buying professionals from government and the private sector, to learn more about their requirements and meet their needs. This conference aims to boost supplier performance, preparing corporate ready suppliers to be a #SMARTSUPPLIER.


SMME's / QSE's currently supplying and operating. SMME's are not limited to a particular product or service, however businesses that have been in operation for more than a year will benefit from attending this event.

  • Suppliers are provided with a practical and relevant overview as to how corporate companies build long term strategic supplier relationships.
  • Supplier will learn how to significantly increase their chances of competing successfully in the corporate supply chain
  • Awareness is given of the regulations around corporate supply chains
  • Helping SMME's and suppliers to develop a performance improvement culture within the supplying organisation.



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