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Absa ESD Event
Absa ESD Event
SA’s largest long standing market access event and programme connecting SMMEs to corporate procurement.
Host your Enterprise and Supplier Developement beneficiaries on a tried and trusted programme giving them the support and impact they need to accelerate their business
Smart Supplier ConferenceThe first day of the event will enable SMMEs to overcome challenges and to leverage opportunities available to them. It will also focus on how they can expand their offering to a national audience.
SMME Helpdesk – meet an Expert
A one-on-one opportunity to engage a selection of business experts to gain valuable knowledge on pressing questions, challenges, and opportunities
Buy Local MarketCo-located with the Absa Networking Cocktail, this will be an opportunity for suppliers of products to showcase their goods to the delegate and buyer audiences.
Supplier MatchUpA mini-networking event in the exhibition for SMME businesses to visit buyers in the public and private sectors. SMMEs will have the opportunity to ask buyers questions about their processes or just to make themselves known. Buyers have the opportunity to build a base of reliable, tried and tested SMME suppliers.
SMME ClinicAll hosted businesses will become a part of Smart Procurement’s SMME Clinic community where they will gain access to a plethora of ongoing training and networking interventions
2022 SMME Programme Elements
13th September 2022
Annual ABSA Smart Supplier SMME Conference (12h00 - 16h00)
The Absa Smart Supplier Conference has always been a premier event co-located at Smart Procurement World.
The event prepares suppliers to be ready for business by giving them technical support while creating access to the market through buyer-meet-seller platforms.
SMMEs in South Africa still struggle to access markets and get sustainable contracts. At this conference, senior buyers talk through the various processes that are essential to access their markets. This conference aims to boost supplier performance, preparing corporate ready suppliers to be a #SMARTSUPPLIER.
A dedicated networking session geared to harness smme to smme collaboration and business opportunities between 200+ top hosted businesses.
Absa Networking Cocktail & Buy Local Market
The Absa Networking Cocktail is a much anticipated happening exclusive for hosted businesses and procurement professionals attending the Smart Procurement World Indaba. A platform that acknowledges the vital role that small business plays in driving the economy as well as the role of procurement in enabling and accelerating small business South Africa
14th September 2022
Prebooked one on one sessions with business experts
The Helpdesk Sessions will feature a selection of top local business experts who will engage one on one with businesses on their various business pain or gain points – the help desks will feature 12+ experts in the various fields such as sales, marketing, finance, tax, social media, HR and more.
Businesses can attend industry-specific MatchUp sessions, where all buyers and sellers in your specific industry will meet in one place at one time!