PLENARY: CONFERENCE DAY ONE - 7 MARCH 2017

07:00 Morning registration
07:30 OPENING REMARKS FROM MC: Regardt Laubscher - International Artist/ illusionist and Comedian
07:40 MAYORAL WELCOME ADDRESS: Alderman Ian Neilson, Executive Deputy Mayor, City of Cape Town 

GROWING SMALL BUSINESS THROUGH PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN


07:45 CAPE TOWN PROVINCIAL TREASURY KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Measuring the impact of procurement projects on social progress 


What has METACOG achieved in managing civic engagement and social accountability in the context of procurement and supply chain management?


Nadia Ebrahim,
Senior Manager: Provincial Government Supply Chain Management, Western Cape Provincial Government

 

  

08:05 COLLATERAL VISION: CITY OF CAPE TOWN/PROVINCIAL TREASURY DISCUSSION: Increasing economic empowerment and reducing poverty by creating opportunities for all through procurement and supply chain initiatives.

Moderator: Nadia Ebrahim, Senior Manager: Provincial Government Supply Chain Management, Western Cape Provincial Government

Panellists:

  • Isac Smith, Chief Director Asset Management, Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Provincial Government
  • Gwynne Borcherds, Deputy Director:Empowerment, Western Cape Provincial Government
  • Joshua Wolmerans, Director:Enterprise Development, Western Cape Provincial Government
    Mark Giger, Manager: Procurement, City of Cape Town

 

08:25 MINISTERIAL WELCOME ADDRESS:  David T Mparutsa, Principal: Head: Enterprise & Supply Chain Development (Africa exc. SA), Barclays Africa

 

 

08:25 MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The the dti’s approach to Enterprise and Supplier Development - Formal Launch of the Strategic Partnership Programme - a key instrument in building capability and capacity of suppliers in the supply chain

 

 

Dr Rob Davies, Minister, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa

 

08:45 MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Understanding procurement and supply chain imperatives to grow small businesses in Africa

  • Growing trade and partnership via procurement and supply chain
  • Can Africa trade with Africa?

Hon. Lindiwe Zulu, Minister, Department of Small Business Development

 

09:15 MINISTERIAL FAREWELL AND SPECIAL THANKS:  David T Mparutsa, Principal: Head: Enterprise & Supply Chain Development (Africa exc. SA), Barclays Africa
 

 

 

ECONOMIC TRAJECTORY vs COST CONTAINMENT & VALUE CREATION


09:20 ECONOMIST’S TOUGH TALK: The impact that local government election results has had on SA economy

 

Chris Hart, Global Economist and Financial Market Strategist, South Africa

 

09:55 PRESENTATION: Procurement as a dialogue link - how can procurement facilitate and drive an improved and aligned dialogue between internal and external stakeholders?

 

Deon Basson, Your Communication Go-to Guy, The Psychology of Communication, South Africa

 

10:15 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Revenue generator vs cost saving- conflicting or complementary?

  • How can procurement and SCM become both?

 

Sydney Tshibubudze, Country Head of Procurement, Lafarge Holcim South Africa



10:45 OUTSOURCING MUST RISE SPECIAL INSIGHT: The Truth About ‘Outsourcing’ and the real fix for our economy

 

 Lerato Sithole, Director: Integrated Operations Delivery (IOD), Deloitte, Business-Process-as-a-Service

 

11:00 MID-MORNING REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING

2nd ANNUAL AFRICA TRADE SUMMIT & EXPO

Chairman: Mohan Kaul, Executive Chairman, Commonwealth, Investment Corporation
ECONOMICS DYNAMICS IN AFRICA

11:30 PRESENTATION: Growing Sustainable SMEs to do business in Africa

 

Catherine Wijnberg, Chief Executive Officer, Fetola

 

 

LOCAL CONTENT

12:15 GLOBAL SOURCING: Unlocking value and driving sustainability

 

 

Tracy Allen, Former Global Sourcing - Director, China, Walmart

 

BEYOND OUR BORDERS
12:45 LEGAL FRAMEWORKS PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding various policies and acts shaping out SMME development in Africa
  • Are they working?

Moderator: Catherine Wijnberg, Chief Executive Officer, Fetola

 

Panelists:

  • Olive Kigongo, President, Uganda National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Uganda
  • Tsepo Monaledi, Head: Enterprise Development, De Beers Zimele South Africa
  • Hank Van Rensburg, Principal-Head: Supplier Development, Africa Sourcing- Sourcing, Absa Bank

13:30 LUNCH AND NETWORKING

14:30 AFRICA FRONTIERS COUNTRY BRANDING PANEL DISCUSSION: 5 Best viable SMME destinations in Africa

 

Moderator: Cebisile Nyambe, National Project Coordinator: PPPSE Project, International Labour Organisation

 

Panelists:

  • Edward Phiri, Head of procurement, Ministry of Home Affairs, Zambia
  • Denan Kuni, Head: International Trade and Development, Wesgro
  • Dr Nigel MK Chanakira, Chairman, Zimbabwe Investment Authority
  • Gilbert Sebik, Trade Attache, Ghana High Commission
15:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: What should SMME's do to trade globally?
  • A supply chain perspective

Edward Phiri, Head of Procurement, Ministry of Home Affairs, Zambia

 

16:00 SESSIONS ENDS
16:15 ESD Official Exhibition Opening
16:30 END OF DAY / Official networking cocktail

 

CONFERENCE DAY 2: 8 MARCH  2017

2nd ANNUAL AFRICA TRADE SUMMIT & EXPO

07:00 Morning registration

07:30 OPENING REMARKS FROM MC: Mohan Kaul, Executive Chairman, Commonwealth, Investment Corporation

09:00 THE GREAT DEBATE- Africa: Continent of Opportunities and Challenges

  • What it takes to do business in Africa

Moderator: Lana Lovasic, Director, Simanye Group

 

Panelists:

  • Fordie Konneh, Acting Director of Procurement, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Sierra Leone
  • Prince Dapo Adelegan, President and Chairman, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Nigeria
  • Thomas Fofie, Head of Business Advisory Centre, National Board for Small Scale Industry: Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana

LOCAL CONTENT


10:00 PRESENTATION: Understanding the African changing role of local content practices:

  • What have we learnt?

Dr Nigel MK Chanakira, Chairman, Zimbabwe Investment Authority

 

10:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: BLACK INDUSTRIALIST-South Africa’s life jacket

 

Takalani Tambani, Chief Director: Chief Director: Black Industrialist Program, Department of Trade and Industry

 

11:00 MID-MORNING REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
TRADE CORRIDORS

11:45 WELCOME ADDRESS BY DELOITTE: USA - United States of Africa

 

11:55 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: WINNING SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES FOR AFRICAN MARKETS: Effective local strategies to boost job creation, employment and participation by Social enterprise

  • How can we use procurement to stimulate job creation in South Africa

Cebisile Nyambe, National Project Coordinator: PPPSE Project, International Labour Organisation

 

THINK GLOBALLY BUT ACT LOCALLY

12:15 PRESENTATION: Benchmarking procurement and supply chain with ESD and economic growth: Where does procurement and SCM fit in?

  

Andre Coetzee, Managing Director, CIPS Africa 


12:45 PRESENTATION: Leveraging supply chains to support entrepreneurship


Keaobaka Mahuma, Head: Enterprise & Supply Chain Development, Barclays Africa Group 

13:15 LUNCH AND NETWORKING

INCUBATION


14:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: How should African SMMEs prepare to tackle the world and explore in the global markets?

  

Vuyo T. Dunjwa, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce

 

SPEED NETWORKING


15:15 YOU CAN'T BUY A NETWORK: Join high level networking discussions with African delegates

16:00 END OF CONFERENCE AND PRIZE GIVING

 

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