17 CPD Hours

#New - Black Supplier Readiness Conference: Smart Procurement World Expo is built around one simple commitment - to create access to markets for SMMEs and support them in their journey from ED to SD. For the first time ever, we introduce the #New - SMME Supplier Readiness Conference. This conference offers SMMEs real opportunity to meet the buyers from South Africa's top corporates and government and is conveniently structured to help SMMEs understand how they can do business with specific organisations in SA.


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.


08:30 Morning registration
09:00 Opening remarks from MC: Pearl Maphumulo, Managing Director, The Business Development Agency
09:15 Welcome by the City: Lance Greyling, Director for Enterprise and Investment, City of Cape Town
09:30 Opening Keynote: Growing Sustainable EME's and QSE's and equipping them to do business using fit for purpose ESD models >>
Thabo Makama, Chief Executive Officer, Talent Centric
10:00 PRESENTATION: What are winning supply chain strategies designed to facilitate access to markets for SMMEs? What opportunities exist for EME's and QSE's whom are 51% black owned and managed in Cape Town
Elizabeth Sonnekus, Finance: Financial Manager, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World
10:30 Co-Presentation: Simplifying The Process Of Doing Business With Government and Private Sector: The challenges that remain for EME's and QSE's to access government and private sector opportunities
  • What are the barriers to access Government and Private sector markets?
  • Is legislation constraining small businesses?
  • How is the Preferential Public Procurement Act: Regulations of 2017 enabling EME's and QSE's? (With increased emphasis by government for organisations to buy from emerging businesses, how should organisations both public and private practically roll out sustainable inclusive growth initiatives without being overwhelmed with compliance baggage?)
Nhlanhla Vilakazi, Director: SCM Clients Management, National Treasury- Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Tumelo Ntlaba, Director: SCM ICT, National Treasury- Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
11:30 Contract Management For Small Business: Running a business is hard work enough, especially now when small businesses are generally considered a risk. One of the fundamentals of keeping yourself in business is to effectively deliver on that contract.
  • So then how do you ensure that you are contract ready and what are the basic principle of contract management that you must be aware of?
  • Identifying Fraudulent Tenders and RFQs!
Kamogelo Mapane, Chief Executive Officer, TK Global Experts
12:00 A Proper Understanding of the Requirements and Process of Doing Business the City Of Cape Town - (City SCM representatives): An overview of City policy and processes and general guidance to ensure a proper understanding of the business environment and processes with some Q & A time allowed.
Francois Dekker, Contracts Administration, City of Cape Town
12:30 On Floor and Audience Participation: Q&A with EME'S and QSE'S to Formulate Recommendations on Enabling Ease of Doing Business: EME's and QSE's share their experiences, challenges and suggestions as to how business processes can be improved to enable ease of doing business.

  • Hosted Suppliers of the Enterprise Supplier Development Expo
  • Entrepreneurs

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