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07:30 Morning registration, breakfast and networking 07:00 Morning registration, breakfast and networking
08:30 OPENING REMARKS FROM MC: Femi Adebanji, Service Excellence Leadership Expert, South Africa


OPENING REMARKS FROM MC: Femi Adebanji, Service Excellence Leadership Expert, South Africa
08:45 CIPS OPENING KEYNOTE: Back to the future of Procurement: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain are rapidly redefining the traditional role of Procurement Professionals. Simultaneously organisations require ever higher standards of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility. What skill set will be required of the future Procurement Professional?
  • Take a close look into emerging best-in-class people development initiatives and analyse key trends that will open up opportunities for the procurement function
Duncan Brock (FCIPS), Group Director, CIPS, United Kingdom
Procurement Leaders Forum is an exclusive breakfast gathering for senior procurement leaders only. Attendance is strictly by invitation by a fellow a procurement leader/ Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and limited to 50 procurement leaders. Discussions are strategic, futuristic and about vital issues that impact procurement leaders and their organisations.
  • Global Trends
  • Disruptive thinking
  • Politics shaping business
  • Out of industry perspectives and insights
Moderator: Debora Patta, Former Executive Producer & Anchor: Current Affairs- 3rd Degree, South Africa
  • Kumesh West, Director: Executive Education, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
  • Jonathan Hughes, Partner, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Practice Leader, Vantage Partners, USA
  • Doris Viljoen, Senior Futurist, Institute for Futures Research, University of Stellenbosch
  • Sarina Viljoen, The Global Authority on Digital Transformation, Author of Pitfalls of going Digital, South Africa
  • Louise Wiggett, Managing Director, Global Trade Solution
09:15 SA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2019: There is optimism about political change but economic challenges persist. SA's rating fortunes still maintain a negative outlook.
  • What can procurement expect from the year ahead? Are we likely to see more of the same or is change really on the way?
Miyelani Maluleke, Economist: South Africa Research, Absa
10:00 CITY OF JOHANNESBURG WELCOME ADDRESS: Corruption and unethical behaviour is an ongoing concern for major cities around the world
  • How is the City of Johannesburg working towards a world class city through clean governance?
  • How is the City ensuring that the board stays out of procurement while giving procurement its mandate to influence?

Dr Ntombi Valencia Khumalo, MMC for Corporate and Shared Services, City of Johannesburg

09:00 INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION: Making business budgets go further and improving profitability through procurement
Stephen Wills, (FCIPS MBA CIPS), International Senior Procurement & Supply Chain Expert, Former CPO in Public &Private Business Sectors, United Kingdom

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Ministry of Crime and Inside the Capture


  • Why was it so easy for South Africa to be captured?
  • What role has procurement played in this regard - innocent bystanders or active accomplices?

Karyn Maughan, an award-winning investigative journalist and SA's top legal journalist, South Africa.

09:30 CASE STUDY/ SURVEY: Top challenges of ESD Practitioners from a CPO perspective
  • Defining way forward for ESD challenges
Stuart Townshend, Director, Edge Growth
10:00 CPO CAREER PATH MOVEMENT: Career elevation for CPS and Benchmarking competencies with global procurement capabilities and building jobs that are future proof.
Thirusha Govender, Director, Titanic Success
11:00 Mid-morning refreshments and networking
Public Procurement Legal Cases Update

PRESENTATION: The procurement guide to Blockchain technology and

how it will change our world.

Bertrand Maltaverne, International procurement digitalist, Austria

HOST: Dr Allison Anthony, Department of Public Law & Jurisprudence (Public Procurement Law, Administrative Law): Faculty of Law, University of Western Cape Public Procurement Legal battles are not funny! In fact no legal battle is, but if you are not aware of the legal pitfalls, your options and how to respond, you could end up in more trouble. Now for the first time ever, Public Sector Supply Chain Summit, part of Smart Procurement World brings you an all new technical round table: Public Procurement Legal Cases Update. We look at top cases that affect procurement professionals, the judgements and examine what went wrong in hindsight. Understand the disputes, court rulings and the challenges. Intense round table not to be missed!
2018 discussing:
  • Strict compliance with tender conditions
    • ABET Inspection Engineering (Pty) Ltd v The Petroleum Oil & Gas Corporation of South Africa
    • Overstrand Municipality v Water & Sanitation Services SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Extension of tender validity period
    • Raubex Construction (Pty) Ltd Road Agency Limpopo SOC
  • Time frame for challenging tender awards
    • Amandla GCF Construction CC v Municipal Manager of Saldanha Bay Municipality


PRESENTATION: Preparing for the Revolution: Procurement and Industry 4.0
Dr Hugo Britt, Content Director, Procurious


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Bringing continued compliance throughout

Public Sector SCM before it becomes a challenge

  • How and where should compliance be addressed?

  • Who is at fault and who carries the burden of non-compliance?

Rakgadi Motseto, Chief Director: Stakeholders & Clients Management, Office of the Chief Procurement Office, National Treasury

13:00 Lunch and networking


Public Sector Supply Chain Summit

Smart Sourcing & Supply Management
(Private Sector)

Oscar Siziba, Managing Executive: Relationship
Banking Coverage - Gauteng & Limpopo, Absa

PRESENTATION: Supplier Relationship Management - A Solution to 5
Key Procurement Challenges. Discussing: Risk Management when Swapping suppliers

Zinhle Dube, Principal Director, Supply Chain Management Advisory, Smukeliso Sourcing Solutions (Former Group Sourcing Manager, Barloworld Equipment)

14:00 MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: During the State of the Nation Address, corruption crackdown and strong governance was flagged high on the agenda
  • What does this mean for procurement?
Hon. Deputy Minister Mondli Gungubele, National Treasury
14:30 PRESENTATION: The evolution of fraud and corruption in supply chain and contract management
Andries Louw, Chief Director Transversal Internal Audit Services, Risk Management and Forensic Audit, Eastern Cape Department of Provincial Treasury
14:30 PRESENTATION: Rethinking Procurement: The Dynamic Marketplace Procurement leaders are being challenged to reduce costs, increase overall business value, and keep up with increasingly rapid changes in technology. This presentation will examine a dynamic marketplace with real-time offers and visibility into enabling more cost effective, reduced contract management for unplanned spend, and higher levels of end-user adoption.
  • Opportunities for reducing internal overhead
  • The future potential of procurement platforms
Ben Van Zyl, Chief Procurement & Contracts Officer, Open Serve (Part of Telkom)
15:00 KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: Discussing the State's fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure despite efforts by most institutions to achieve a clean audit
  • What can provinces learn from each other and what recommendations can they propose in order to combat fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure in SCM?
  • How can provinces close the gap on Audit findings


Rodney Moolman, Director: SCM Education Training and Development, Western Cape Provincial Government.


  • Vukani Ndaba, Director: SCM Governance, Monitoring and Compliance, National Treasury

  • Andries Louw, Chief Director Transversal Internal Audit Services, Risk Management and Forensic Audit, Eastern Cape Department of Provincial Treasury
  • Fikile Khumalo, Director Matériel Governance, Risk and Compliance. Department of Defence
  • Skhumbuzo Mgobhozi, Deputy Manager: Municipal Finance, Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs - KwaZulu Natal
15:30 PRESENTATION: An international Public Sector Case Study: Making progress on society's biggest problems requires governments to make better use of data, involve citizens, invest in employees and collaborate with other sectors.
  • What are the top pillars to great SCM and better public sector service?
Stephen Wills, (FCIPS MBA CIPS), International Senior Procurement & Supply Chain expert, Former CPO in Public & Private Business Sectors
15:30 GOOD RFPs RESULT IN GOOD RESPONSES AND VICE VERSA! Procurement wastes time drafting substandard RFPs and then expect great responses form their suppliers.
  • What do leading suppliers think about RFPs, and where has procurement gone wrong in their opinion? Learn from a leading bid manager as to what mistakes Procurement makes when putting bids together and what a good bid looks like from a supplier perspective.

Nicholas Moses, Procurement Specialist, MMI Holdings


ATTRACT AND RETAIN SUPERIOR TALENT: How do you attract and retain great people to work in public sector procurement department?

Moderator: Prof. Intaher Ambe, Professor in the School of Public and Operations Management, UNISA, Deputy Chairman, SCM Council


  • Sinethemba Mfokazi, Deputy Director: Strategic Sourcing, Gauteng Provincial Treasury
  • Ingrid du Buisson, Executive Officer: Forwarding and Clearing, Transport Education Training Authority
  • Christa Bonnet, Advisor, Strategic ESD Consultant, Chief Executive Officer, The Difference Makers
  • Cornelia Olivier, Head of Sourcing, Corporate Services, Absa
  • Mmatshepo Rasebopye, Director: Supply Chain Management, Department of Small Business Development
16:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: ATTRACT AND RETAIN SUPERIOR TALENT The best workers do the best and the most work. But many companies battle to find and keep them.
  • What skills and experience are most in demand right now?
  • How important is behaviour and "soft skills"?
Moderator: Dr Abdul Mahomed, Head of Professional Body, CIPS South Africa
  • Blessings Mahumutsha MCIPS, Group Contracts Implementation, Anglo American
  • Pretty Ntombela, Chief Procurement Officer, Conlog
  • Mluleki Ntlemeza, e-Procurement Specialist, Group Supply Chain Management Services, Petro SA
  • Ian Hendry, Commercial Card Business Development and Business Coach, Nedbank Card Division
  • Prof Maluluke, Director, Infra Africa Holdings
16:30 ABSA ESD EXPO OPENING AND NETWORKING COCKTAIL: Cllr Leah Knott, MMC: Economic Development, City of Joburg


Common Interest

07:00 Morning registration, breakfast and networking
08:00 OPENING REMARKS FROM MC: Femi Adebanji, Service Excellence Leadership Expert, South Africa>
08:20 CASE STUDY: Procurement consequence management The Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply's far reaching mandate has been incorporated into the Country's Companies Act
  • How has the Act advocated for professionalisation?
  • How does it protect professionals that stand for what is right while bringing the rest to task?
  • What are the consequences for individuals that act unprofessionally?
  • Under what circumstances can a professional's licence to practice be revoked?
  • What are the consequences for individuals practicing procurement without a valid licence?
Chibwe Mwelwa, Procurement Director, Millennium Challenge Account, President, Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply
08:50 PRESENTATION: Making Big Data count and using it to to make more informed decisions regarding travel spend, traveller friction and travel programme efficiencies
Lloyd Barkhuizen, Director Africa, FCM Travel Solutions
09:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Department of Small Business Development
Utilising provisions in current legislation to move from talk to delivery mode and grow small businesses
09:30 PRESENTATION: Inclusion of the Black Industrialists on Supply Value Chains SHAKING UP MONOPOLY SUPPLIERS! The dti's Black Industrialist (BI) programme aims to reconfigure the South African industrial landscape, with the creation of new entrants that will shake up existing supply structures. This will open up opportunities for procurement to find new sources of supply and negotiate with companies that have monopolised the supply base.
  • How can we effectively build in the BI Programme into supply chains?
Malebo Mabitje-Thompson, Deputy Director General: Incentives Development and Administration Division (IDAD), Department of Trade and Industry
09:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW TO UNLOCK VALUE THROUGH INNOVATIVE ESD MODELS: It takes innovation to get value out of your ESD programme. This panel gives you the vital keys to unlocking innovation within your organisation, taking an innovative approach beyond just transformation obligations.
  • 5 things to consider when you initiate and integrate a successful ESD strategy.

Moderator: Malcolm Farrell, Director, Supply Chain Network

  • Jan De Kock, Head of SMME Banking, Absa
  • Alun Frost, Director, Spartan SME Finance
  • Betty Masinge, ESD Manager, Afrisam South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Amina Patterson, Head of Business Development, Edge Growth
10:40 ESD IN ACTION: The Expo Treasure hunt
11:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: How can Chief Procurement Officers and Heads of Procurement/Supply Chain build stronger relationship and greater understanding between their function and finance?
Procurement and finance both in private and public sector are all tasked with responsibilities around increasing revenue, cutting cost, enforcing compliance and controlling risk while advocating for greater transparency and value creation. Working hand in hand, procurement and finance can garner more meaningful results at a higher level. So why does this relationship continue to take a back seat?
  • From SA's to CFOs and CPOs on what procurement and finance leaders can do to work together more closely.

Moderator: Ndabeni Bagosi, Former CPO, Head of Agility and Cost Management, TOTAL


  • Manenzhe Manenzhe, Chief Financial Officer, Parliament of South Africa

  • Shiraz Sarang, Chief Procurement Officer, Nedbank

  • Thomas Majaya, Head of Group Procurement, MMI Holdings

  • Vusi Fele, Chief Procurement Officer, Absa

  • Wiso Mdlalo, Group Procurement Manager, Coca Cola Peninsula Beverages

11:30 Mid-morning refreshments and networking


Public Sector Supply Chain Summit

12:15 Presentation: The status and plans for public sector competency development

Sakhile Manyathi, Deputy Director: Supply Chain Training, National Treasury

12:15 Innovation and Value Creation in Key Supplier Partnerships
  • How to Reach True Partnership with Strategic Suppliers
  • Creating a Culture That Embraces Creativity and Increases Your Capacity to Innovate
  • Engagement, Alignment and Value Creation in Disruptive Times
  • Innovation Is the Key to Creating Competitive Advantage
Jonathan Hughes, Partner, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Practice Leader, Vantage Partners, USA
12:45 LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (LED) IN PRACTICE: When correctly implemented, LED is a bottom-up development approach that will unleash the development potential of a locality.
  • What has been some recent LED success stories and case studies? Hear from a top LED manager in the country as they explore procurement drivers to a successful LED programme and linking it to provincial economic growth.
Cheryl Phillips, Senior Manager: Economic Growth and Tourism, Drakenstein Municipality
12:45 CEO KEYNOTE ADDRESS: How to foster belief, energy and trust in your organisation's executive team that procurement will drive innovation and act as a trusted business advisor
13:15 PRESENTATION: The liabilities imposed on SCM Role Players in the public sector.
  • Discussing the Joint and Several Liability developments and the judgement in the Ethekwini court case
  • What can SCM practitioners do to protect themselves?
Prof Geo Quinot, Vice Dean, Faculty of Law Professor, Department of Public Law, Director: African Procurement Law Unit, Stellenbosch University

Negotiation is a key skill for any procurement professional. Knowing what to do and how to do it is important. But equally important is know what not to do!

Learn from top LABOUR negotiator turned business advisor:

  • Now he helps others negotiate. He helps companies, individuals and governments.

Nicholas Smythe, Top Labour Negotiator, Former President of the Gauteng Chapter, South African Society for Labour Law

13:45 Lunch and networking




POLITICAL DISCOURSE: Buying local vs global
Sometimes the most cost effective sourcing strategy might require goods to be sourced from outside our borders. But the best thing for our local economy and transformation is to buy locally. Which is best? Is there a way to innovatively transform our economy and procurement practices?


Gregory Mofokeng, Chief Executive Officer, Black Business Council in the Built Environment

Kganki Matabane, Chief Executive Officer, Black Business Council

15:15 FINAL PRESENTATION: THE FUTURE OF ROBOTS: From science fiction and Predictions to real life battle between humans and machines
  • An integrated future with robots and the real life battle between humans and machines: WHO WILL WIN?
Fredrik Langenhoven, Visionary & Futurist, Cobots (Pty) Ltd
16:00 End of conference and Prize giving



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