Programme

CONFERENCE DAY 1 - TUESDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2020

08:00

Morning registration, breakfast and networking

08:30

OPENING | Remarks from Master of Ceremonies

09:00

WELCOME

09:30

OPENING KEYNOTE | Leadership Challenges in Procurement Today                                                                                                                            What leadership role can business and government play in championing ethics and strong governance at provincial level? Understanding the value of strong ethical business practices in economic development.

10:00

PANEL DISCUSSION | Driving a Procurement Mandate and the Professionalisation of the Function                                                                  The need to rebuild, professionalise and license the procurement role in South Africa.                                                                                              What is the current state of professionalisation in South Africa?                                                                                                                                  Where are we going? What is the economic benefits of professionalising procurement?

10:45

PANEL DISCUSSION | People Are Not the Best Assets to an Organisation, the Right People Are                                                                          Why having an adaptable and flexible talent pool can provide a competitive edge.

11:30

Mid-Morning Refreshments and Networking

12:15

PRESENTATION | Building Accountability and Transparency                                                                                                                                          Using fintech and blockchain as means to advance accountability and austerity and improve on audit findings in public procurement.

12:45

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION ZONE | Autonomous Procurement                                                                                                                        Increasing procurement digital literacy.

13:15

PRESENTATION | Asset Management and Disposal                                                                                                                                                          Solving four key challenges facing Asset Managers at local government level.                                                                                                           1) Dealing with depreciating and movable assets                                                                                                                                                               2) Post lease asset management                                                                                                                                                                                         3) Solving the transformation dilemma in asset management                                                                                                                                     4) Developing and effective asset register

14:00

Lunch and Networking

15:00

PRESENTATION | Harnessing Strategic Thinking                                                                                                                                                        How do you practically get your team to think beyond cost savings and improve efficiencies?                                                                                How can procurement support business strategy, revenue creation and customer choices? (becoming client centric)

15:30

PRESENTATION: Unpacking Administrative Justice (PAJA) for SCM Practitioners                                                                                            How far is a Supply Chain Manager protected in their working environment by legislation.

16:00

PRESENTATION | Irregular Expenditure                                                                                                                                                                      Dealing effectively with the ever widening audit expectation gap and findings.

17:00
ESD EXPO AND NETWORKING COCKTAIL​
CONFERENCE DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2020

08:00

Morning registration, breakfast and networking

08:30

OPENING | Remarks from Master of Ceremonies

09:00

OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION | Building sustainable local industries and accelerating SMMEs to become mainstream economic players                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What capacity and contractor development initiatives work for Free State small businesses?

09:30

CASE STUDY | Transforming SCM to Become a Service Delivery Enabler                                                                                                          Lessons from the organisational and individual capacity development for public procurement projects (GIZ Governance Support Programme).

10:00

PRESENTATION: Increasing the Impact of Procuring From Women                                                                                                                            Ways to improve your procurement process to benefit women owned businesses

10:30

PANEL DISCUSSION | Reducing the SMME Mortality Rate                                                                                                                                        Developing an effective exit strategy for SMMEs after a corporate ESD programme. Developing EMEs to become QSEs

11:30

Mid-Morning Refreshments and Networking

12:00

Free State Sourcing Hub and Supplier Day

13:30
Lunch and Networking

14:45

PRESENTATION | Supplier Performance – Are You Guilty of Supplier Bullying?                                                                                                        How do you get suppliers to perform optimally while avoiding bullying tactics? What is the true cost to an organisation when squeezing suppliers?

15:15

PRESENTATION | Public vs. Private sector perspectives on supply chain management                                                                                          How does winning private sector procurement practices (strategic sourcing) fare in public sector?

15:45

CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Healing a nation post-apartheid                                                                                                                                  Lessons from “Healing a campus post-apartheid” by an educator who fostered new era for universities in South Africa

16:30

End of Conference