15 May 2018

07:00 Morning registration
07:30 OPENING REMARKS FROM MC: Nzinga Qunta - Economic Anchor, SABC
08:00 MAYORAL WELCOME ADDRESS: The City of Cape Town's economic development mandate is to create the right conditions for domestic SMMEs to start up, grow and expand
  • So what have been the challenges, opportunities and the latest development success stories?

City Of Cape Town Representative

Utilisation Of Procurement And Supply Chain Spend To Stimulate Industrialisation And Economic Growth
08:15 Provincial Minister Of Finance And Economic Development Interview: Procurement is a strategic tool in the hands of organisations. Governments around the world have realised that procurement can be utilised to achieve social, economic and strategic organisation objectives
  • How can procurement be utilised to achieve provincial objectives while ensuring economic growth, transformation and public value?
  • How do we develop provincial economies to full potential?
Dr Ivan Meyer, Provincial Minister of Finance, Western Cape Government

Director General Keynote Address: Utilising procurement as a lever for the dti's Strategic Partnership Programme - a key instrument in building capability and capacity of suppliers in the supply chain

Lionel October, Director General, Deparment of Trade and Industry

08:50 Keynote Address: : Sourcing decisions made today have a direct impact on YOU, YOUR ORGANISATION, LOCAL INDUSTRIES and the future of the AFRICAN CHILD
  • 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 Public Procurement Authority
09:20 Lightning Presentation: Unpacking initial key research findings from the Catalyst for Growth
  • An on-going learning agenda on the impact of business development support on SMME performance
Sifiso Ndwandwe, Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst for Growth
Economic Development And Transformation

EXECUTIVE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES PANEL DISCUSSION: Economic development interventions are mainly focused on support for the growth of existing organisations and the creation of new businesses

  • What is the province's collaborative value proposition that creates opportunities for private sector, government and SMMEs?

  • How is the province transforming regulation into competitiveness and cost-competitive economic inclusion strategies?

Moderator: Cebisile Nyambe, Consultant, UN Women South Africa Multi Country Office


  • Isac Smith, Chief Director Asset Management ,Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government
  • Molefe-Isaac Fani, Group Procurement Manager, African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation
  • John Peters, Chief Director IEDS, Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape Government
  • Dr Susan De Witt, Programme Coordinator - Innovative Finance: Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

10:30 Bonus Presentation: The drought in the Western Cape can affect the long-term growth of the province and South Africa as a whole, if it is not broken soon. So what strategic procurement policy apply in case of a disaster?
  • This presentation discusses the real impact of drought and water crisis on economic activities in the province

Karen Shippey, Chief Director: Environmental Sustainability, Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape Government

11:00 Mid-morning refreshments and networking


Realising Strategic Social & Economic Goals
11:45 Panel Discussion: Procurement and supply chain can play a major role in ensuring that organisations and even economies are stable and resilient against emerging threats through future proofing and social procurement.
  • How can you make sure that your organisation is ready to meet the future head-on and achieve strategic social, economic and workforce-development goals using an organisation's procurement process?

Moderator: Nadia Ebrahim, Chief Director: Provincial Government Supply Chain Management, Western Cape Government


  • Ntokozo Zondi, Group Procurement Manager (Former Group Procurement, Illovo Sugar Limited),Orion Engineered Carbons
  • Fikile Khumalo, Director Matériel Governance, Risk and Compliance, Department of Defence
  • Ndabeni Bagosi, Former CPO, Head of Agility and Cost Management, TOTAL

Economic Acumen

12:30 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

Learning Across The Sectors

13:00 Panel Discussion: Making Exceptional Impact Across The Sectors - Public sector vs private sector: Is there any foundation for comparing and learning across the sectors?
  • The public sector's procurement process differs significantly from private sector. How can the two sectors work together in a more aligned way to achieve exceptional provincial economic development goals?

Moderator: Ozias Ncube, Area Head: Management Systems, Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership


  • Dr. Nigel Chanakira, Former Chairman, Zimbabwe Investment Authority
  • Rodney Moolman, Director: SCM Education, Training and Development, Western Cape Provincial Treasury
  • Takalani Tambani, Chief Director : Black Industrialist Program, Department of Trade and Industry
  • Chibwe Mwelwa, Procurement Director, Millennium Challenge Account, President, Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply

13:30 Lunch and networking

15 May 2018

#Exceptionalimpact in ESD
14:45 Keynote Symposium: Now that there is a dramatic shift in how enterprise and supplier development (ESD) should be viewed (strategic rather than compliance), ESD is forming an integral part of many organisations' growth patterns.
  • What have been the challenges, opportunities and success stories? How can you translate policy into action and progressively develop small businesses from a procurement perspective?
    • Followed by two top, best-in-class ESD success stories you don't want to miss!

SUCCESS STORY ONE: Poobie Pillay, Chief Procurement Officer and Transformation Executive, Aveng Group
SUCCESS STORY TWO: Yogan Naidu, Head: Non Trade Procurement, Woolworths

15:30 Keynote Address: Improvements to the Preferential Public Procurement Act (Regulations of 2017): what does it mean for emerging black-owned businesses in influencing service delivery in this country?
  • With increased emphasis by government for organisations to buy from emerging businesses, how should organisations, public and private, embrace social procurement and practically roll out sustainable inclusive growth initiatives without interrupting service delivery?

Geo Quinot, Vice Dean, Faculty of Law Professor, Department of Public Law, Director: African Procurement Law Unit, Stellenbosch University

16:00 Experts' Opinions On Enterprise And Supplier Development Panel Discussion: 10 things to consider when you initiate and integrate a successful ESD strategy
Moderator: Malcolm Farrell, Director, Supply Chain Network

  • Khanya Okumu CA(SA), Enterprise and Supplier Development Specialist, Old Mutual
  • Abigail Khumalo, Executive Manager: Supply Chain Management, Gautrain
  • Cornelia Olivier, Head of Sourcing, Corporate Services, Absa
  • Freddie Swart, Group Manager Transformation, Arcelormittal

16:30 ESD Expo Opening & Cocktail

16 May 2018

#NEW - Smart Retail Direct and Indirect
Procurement Conference

07:00 Morning registration 07:00 Morning registration
07:30 Opening Remarks From MC: Nzinga Qunta, Economic Anchor, SABC 07:30 Opening Remarks From MC: Vaughan Zoutendyk, Commerce Edge
07:40 Vusi Thembekwayo: The Disruptor

Be Exceptional And Create Value!

Global Trends

08:30 International Case Study Of Best Practice In Strategic Sourcing: How cross-functional collaboration in the strategic sourcing process can deliver savings beyond expectation, even in a very mature category?

Clive Govender, Global Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Leader, CGC Consulting Services

08:30 Opening Keynote Address: Disrupting traditional retail for global growth and determining the key procurement and supply chain components essential for retail success

Tracy Allen, Former Global Sourcing Director, Walmart, China

Multichannel Supply Chain Workforce

09:00 International Keynote Case Study: The Cpo Agenda: Many procurement functions put large savings numbers 'up in lights' when contracts are signed. However, organisations focused on procurement-generated savings may miss equally important outcomes such as enabling process efficiencies, category management and risk management
  • But now how do you elevate your role to that of a trusted advisor in the context of improving business performance

Jonathan Hughes, Partner, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Practice Leader, Vantage Partners

09:00 Panel Discussion: Supply chain professionals in retail now have an unprecedented opportunity to drive a deep shift in supply chain operational performance.
  • How do you strategically attract and foster a workforce that is future ready to meet the evolving demands of the future consumers?

Moderator: Dr Abdul Mahomed, Head of Professional Body, CIPS South Africa


  • Yogan Naidu, Head: Non Trade Procurement, Woolworths

  • Niresh Shao, Head Group Procurement Strategic Sourcing, Liberty Life Group

  • Rafique Jassiem, Group Procurement Manager, Oceana Group Limited

  • Anthony Walter, Commercial Manager, Clicks Group Limited

Collaborate And Become Exceptional

Humans & Machines

09:45 Panel Discussion: Public sector supply chain policies should provide guidelines that promote professional and ethical best practice.
  • How do you make your policies exceptional to deliver on ethical and professional practices at all times?

Moderator: Mediacy Mudekwa, Head of Content, Smart Procurement World


  • Mbulelo Gingcana, Senior Manager: Supply Chain Management, Civil Aviation Authority
  • Manenzhe Manenzhe, Chief Financial Officer, Parliament
  • Steven Powell, Director: Forensics Expert, ENS Africa
09:45 Presentation: Building the 'right' capabilities and skills in your people and leading the workforce through a new realm of AI and automation

Dr Sudhakar Muniyasamy, Senior Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Client Centric

10:30 Pan African Presentation: Industrialisation, social economic development and Procurement; the inextricable link
Simon Annan, Head: Strategic Sourcing and Project Management (SSPM), Heritage Bank, Ghana
10:30 Presentation: Leading retailers have utilised their supply chain infrastructure to streamline operations, enhance the customer experience and to be more responsive to consumer demand.
  • How can your supply chain function add value to the customer experience?

Yaasier Abrahams, Head of Retail Marketing, Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Limited

11:00 Mid-morning refreshments and networking


Public Sector Supply Chain Summit

Smart Sourcing & Supply Management

#NEW - Smart Retail Direct and Indirect
Procurement Conference

Framework For Infrastructure Asset

The Future CPO

Making Commercial Sense In Retail

11:45 GUIDELINES FOR INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Municipalities are custodians of community infrastructure such as roads, waste disposal sites, water and sanitation systems and public facilities
  • How should you interpret strategic framework for infrastructure asset management in a practical way in the context of Municipalities
André S. Jordaan, Physical Asset Management, Pragma
11:45 Panel Agenda: The Cpo Agenda: The Procurement Team And CPO Of The Future - Will You Be Ready?
  • Given the rapidly changing business environment facing all industries, the role of the procurement function and specifically the CPO will need to adapt and change.
    • Has the CPO function evolved the way we thought it would have?
    • What will the future role of the CPO look like?
    • How can a CPO be a truly functional part of the C suite?
    • What can you do now to prepare

Moderator: Ian George, International Procurement Transformation Lead, Propar Consulting, United Kingdom

  • Hugo Du Rand, Chief Procurement Officer, Scaw Metals
  • Jonathan Hughes, Partner, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Practice Leader, Vantage Partners, USA
  • Shiraz Sarang, Chief Procurement Officer, Nedbank Limited
  • Nawaaz Kalick, Group Procurement and Supply Executive, Astrapak
11:45 Panel Discussion: 5 best in class practices you should be doing in retail NOW to improve innovation and make commercial sense to your organisation
  • Discussing direct and indirect procurement

Moderator: Wiso Mdlalo, Group Procurement Manager, Coca Cola Peninsula Beverages


  • Nobuhle Zulu, Group Procurement Category Manager, Oceana Group Limited

  • Zoleka Lisa, Procurement Capabilities, ABInBev Africa

LED Lights

The Internet Of Things

Value Creation


Local Economic Development: Using procurement and supply chain to move LED towards local inclusive growth and economic development

Tembeka Mhlekwa, Executive Director: Economic Development, City of Johannesburg

12:15 Presentation: Global sourcing digitisation Opportunities in tracking and control.
  • How digitisation make supply chain more efficient, agile, and customer-focused?
  • When is impact sourcing the right fit for your global sourcing digitisation strategy?

Ian George, International Procurement Transformation Lead, Propar Consulting, United Kingdom

12:15 Presentation: Value analysis and value engineering in retail: the essentials of collaboration to improve the value equation in an environment driven by competition

Beyond Our Borders

Aptitude For Technology


12:45 Pan African/ Provincial Case Studies Panel Discussion: A compendium of country/ provincial examples and lessons learnt from when implementing initiatives to monitor and assesses compliance in public procurement systems throughout Africa
  • 5 best practice steps to help deregulate and streamline public sector workflows and motivate compliance?

Moderator: Molefe-Isaac Fani, Group Procurement Manager, African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation


  • Simon Annan, Head: Strategic Sourcing and Project Management (SSPM), Heritage Bank, Ghana

  • Benard Odote, Group Managing Director
    House of Procurement, Kenya

  • Cheryl Phillips, Senior Manager: Economic Growth and Tourism, Drakenstein Municipality

12:45 Technology Panel Discussion: Leveraging the latest technology developments to increase efficiency
  • Five key considerations for selecting technology solution that's future ready


  • Tumelo Baloyi (MCIPS), Head : IT Strategic Sourcing, Contract & Assets Management, Sanlam
  • Alan Hylton, Product Representative, Synertrade
  • Thomas Majaya, Head of Group Procurement, MMI Holdings
12:45 Presentation:Procurement blueprint for accelerating inclusive growth and socio-economic development
  • Prof Marcus Ambe,Professor: Supply Chain Management, Department of Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain, Transport, Tourism & Logistics Management, UNISA

13:30 Lunch and expo viewing

16 May 2018

#NEW - Smart Retail Direct and Indirect
Procurement Conference

The Capacity Planner

Enhancing Collaboration


CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Accountability for government spend can be improved through acting in a consistent and deliberate manner against officials who intentionally fail to comply with legislation or who are guilty of fraud or misconduct

  • So, how do you professionalise and protect the professional that stands for what is right while bringing the rest to task?

Chibwe D. Mwelwa, Procurement Director, Millenium Challenge Account, President, Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply

14:45 Panel Discussion: Enhancing Collaboration Between Retailers and Suppliers
In this interactive session, industry experts will discuss how retailers can leverage technology, streamline processes and optimise organizational structures to reduce operational costs and improve sales. So how do we escape the trap of "professional jealousy" and enhance collaboration to stay competitive?
15:15 Presentation: What are the characteristics of a high performance SCM function?
Mark Kuipers, Chief Director: SCM Client Support, National Treasury
15:15 Closing Keynote Address: Realize significant cost savings From improve customer service and service quality to boost your competitive position

Executive Insights Final Keynote Presentation:
Executive decision-making: 10Ps that influence human decisions

Doris Viljoen, Senior Futurist, Institute for Futures Research, University of Stellenbosch

16:30 End of conference and prize giving



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