CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Conference Day 1

14 September 2021

PLENARY

08h45

MC Opening Remarks

Gia Nicolaides, Journalist and Editor, Newsroom Africa

08h50

WELCOME

Bernie Van Niekerk, Chief Executive Officer, Commerce Edge, Editor, Smart Procurement

Debbie Tagg, Chief Operating Officer, Smart Procurement

Larissa Cornelius, Director, Association of Proposal Management Professionals

09h05

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Global Economy and Procurement

Is the age of globalisation coming to an end? This question has been top of mind for business leaders in recent years as Brexit and the US-China trade war has fueled the emergence of a more segmented global economy. Then COVID-19 hit, impeding the flow of critical parts and essential goods and exposing the vulnerabilities built into long-distance supply chains.

Amid this uncertainty, how can procurement redefine itself to lead and stabilise countries in this fractured global economy?

Prof. Karsten Machholz, International Professor for SCM & Procurement, Strategic Consultant and Post COVID-19 Supply Chains Activist, University of Göttingen, Germany

09h35

Q & A

09h45

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Business and Procurement Redefined

Real-world experience from a leading global CPO influencer. Unpacking innovation, business strategies and even expansion and revenue strategies in the middle of the current crisis. Understand how the procurement function has been redefined and repurposed to help organisations make sense of the “now”.

Michael Pleuger, Internationally Renowned Business Transformation, Strategy & Growth Specialist, akirolabs

10h10

Q & A

10h20

THE CEO PANEL DISCUSSION | Procurement Leading in a Crisis or Found Wanting?

CEOs faced the daunting task of saving their organisations from the ripple effects of the pandemic and associated disruptions in the global economy. What was the most challenging curve to negotiate and how did procurement fare?

Moderator: Gia Nicolaides, Journalist and Editor, Newsroom Africa

Parmi Natesan, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Directors – Southern Africa
Sisa Ntshona, Former Chief Executive Officer, SA Tourism
Johny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, TransNamib
Leabetswe Bomvana, Executive Head: Strategy, Metropolitan

11h05

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION | Redefining Buyer vs. Bidder

Exploring the differences and synergies from both sides of the table. This fun session will explore the changes needed to ensure a more sustainable supply chain. Attendees will gain some best practice tips and food for thought.

Nigel Dennis (CPP.APMP Fellow), Co-Founder and Director, BidWrite – Australia
David Lunn (CP.APMP), Co-Founder and Director, BidWrite – Australia

11h20

Q & A

11h25

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | So, for The Record: Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture Paperback

For two years he conducted dozens of interviews with politicians, journalists, policemen, state security agents, before piecing together two remarkable tales. This story is both a disquieting exposé of how easily the media can be duped by a conniving cabal for its own selfish ends and a celebration of brilliant investigative reporting by brave and ethical journalists.

Here is the other story of state capture that nobody ever told you!

Prof Anton Harber, Investigative Journalist, South Africa

12h00

Q & A

12h10

COMFORT BREAK

12h30

PRESENTATION | Implementing Restructuring and Business Rescue Plans from a Procurement Perspective

Restructuring initiatives are inevitable! What should procurement know when asked to contribute to restructuring and business consolidation.

Haroon Laher, Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer, Advisor: Business Rescue and Turnaround Practitioners, Vice Chairman, The South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association

12h50

Q & A

12h55

KEYNOTE SYMPOSIUM | Cross-Sector Procurement Trends as revealed by COVID-19

What are some top private sector global trends that the public sector should adopt now?

TREND 1: Digitalisation
COVID-19 has meant two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months. Was government prepared for the stay-home economy? How big is the need for digitalisation in the public sector and what capabilities will the right implementation bring?

Mary Jo Kochendorfer, Director, Policy and Research, Digital Impact Alliance

TREND 2: Strategic Sourcing
Is it possible to implement strategic sourcing in the public sector? What is preventing effective strategies in this space?

Dustin Lanier, CPPO, Public Procurement Change Agent, Certified Public Procurement Officer, USA

TREND 3: Outsourcing
Does outsourcing work in the public sector? What is the future of public sector procurement and public sector outsourcing?

Jon Butler, Founder, and Principal, StrategyShore, USA – World-renowned IT Sourcing Specialist and Author.

13h30

LUNCH BREAK

TRANSPARENT VIP

14h00 – 15h00

Round Table – How can Procurement leverage digital tools and business partnerships to maximise savings? (Limited to 15 CPOs)

Now more than ever, it’s vital for Finance & Procurement to strengthen third risk management, implement robust contingency plans and leverage data intelligence to mitigate supply risk. And while the Finance function has the pressure of propelling finance transformation, the procurement profile can act as a strategic advisor to the business as opposed to the “fee negotiator” and define successful roadmaps with Suppliers.

In these last 2 years, Transparent has been part of a massive process disruption that led organizations to establish partner relationships with their key suppliers, in order to ensure the best end-to-end process.

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:
How can you challenge the status quo and be a constructive disrupter both internally and externally?
How to provide stability to the company through spend cost reduction and supplier assurance?
Learn how to strengthen third party risk management, build robust contingency plans, and leverage marketing intelligence to mitigate risk?
How to drive ownership, protection and deriving value from data for both Finance and Procurement?

Moderator 1: Lourens van Zyl, Director: Business Development, South Africa & USA, Transparent
Moderator 2: Robert Smith, Finance Director, Fujitsu UK

PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT

14h30

INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY | COVID-19: Lessons Learnt in Public Procurement

This case study reviews the most important elements of the so-called “procurement covid crisis,” specifically the key disruptive forces which stand in stark contrast to traditional approaches to public procurement.

  • Prof Christopher R. Yukins, Lynn David Research Professor – Government Procurement Law, The George Washington University Law School

 

14h50

Q & A

 

15h00

THE HOT POTATO PANEL | Is the PPPFA Still Relevant?

In a judgment delivered by the Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) on 2 November 2020, the 2017 regulations (“Regulations”) to the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (“PPPFA”), were declared invalid, with the invalidity suspended for a period of 12 months to enable the Minister of Finance to correct them.

Now the question on everyone’s mind is – are the regulations still relevant? What are the motivating reasons behind the judgement? And is this a setback to SA’s efforts to address inequalities?

Moderator: Adv. Helen Venter, Director, Brasika Consulting

Panelists:

  • Piet le Roux, Chief Executive Officer, Sakeliga
  • Adv Thulani L Mtshwene, MCIPS, Executive Manager: Governance, Transnet
  • Xolani Mpahlwa, Public Sector Governance and Leadership Quality Strategic Advisor, South Africa
  • Kganki Matabane, Chief Executive Officer, The Black Business Council

 

15h20

Q & A

 

15h30

PRESENTATION | Understanding the Consequence and Accountability Framework for Local Government in South Africa

What are the pitfalls leading to a lack of accountability and how to fix them? How should the Consequence and Accountability Framework be implemented?

Lungile Penxa, Sociology Department, Rhodes University

 

15h50

Q & A

 

16h00

VISION 2030 | Public Infrastructure Procurement, Delivery and Construction Sector Dynamism in the South African Economy

This talk is based on a policy paper that was submitted to the National Planning Commission to review progress made towards the Vision 2030 with regard to public infrastructure delivery. It identifies the primary causes of underspending and other problems relating to public infrastructure procurement and delivery management and what should be done to address them.

Dr Ron Watermeyer, Director, Infrastructure Options

 

16h20

Q & A

 

16h30

ESD Expo / Expo time

CORPORATE SOURCING AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

14h30

REDEFINE HYBRID INSIGHTS: The Operating Structure Of Procurement

  • SESSION 1 – TALK: The Operating Structure Of Procurement – Why It Matters For CPOs
    When it comes to defining the most efficient and effective operating model for procurement functions there are, unfortunately, no easy answers.
    Should your organisation be centralised or more locally managed?

       Nkosinathi Nkwanyana, Supply Chain Business Redesign & Leadership Expert, UKZN Graduate School of Business & Leadership. University KwaZulu-Natal 

  • SESSION 2 – CASE STUDY: Building Procurement During the Downturn
    To navigate the global downturn, CPOs must take a step back and consider how best to implement long-lasting and effective initiatives aimed at fundamentally improving the way their companies operate. Where do you start? How do you do it? And what are the fundamental structural improvements in your current operating model should you look at for enhanced efficiency and effectiveness?

           Sanet Shepperson (FCIPS), Executive Head: Property & Procurement, Cell C

  • SESSION 3 – PANEL: Breaking the Mold – Reshaping Your Procurement Operating Model
    This panel provides the general process of thinking when designing the procurement function that can support the business goals. Whether you are an experienced CPO or just been handed over this function, you will benefit from practical ways to use procurement as a strategic lever to reduce cost and drive innovation through an adjusted operating model.

          Moderator: Nawaaz Kalick (FCIPS), Chief Operating Officer, Astrapak

          Panelists

  • Anne-Emmanuelle Grené, Head, Oxalys South Africa
  • Susanna Kwon, Executive: Indirect Spend Management (ISM) Procurement Operations Centre, Massmart
  • Pretty Ntombela, Chief Procurement Officer, African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC)

15h20

Q & A

 

15h30

PRESENTATION | Integrated Business Planning – Why Is It Crucial for Procurement to Master?

Understand how IBP can help you through cross-functional scenario analysis, to make informed decisions around more profitable supplier collaboration, demand shaping, marketing, product growth/development, and more.

Josh Nelson, Principal, Strategy & Transformation, The Hackett Group

 

15h50

Q & A

 

16h00

DEMO | Emerging Technologies Enabling Smart Procure to Pay

The greater the number of emerging technologies in use, the better the organisation’s performance. How can organisations take advantage of emerging technologies enabling smart procure to pay to operate more effectively and optimally?

  • Dr. Ibrahim Abduba, ERPM Strategy and Business Development Leader- Africa, ORACLE Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Performance Management (Hyperion)
  • Celicia Jansen van Rensburg, SCM Solution Engineer – South-Africa & SADC, Oracle

 

16h20

Q & A

 

16h30

ESD Expo / Expo time

APMP CONFERENCE

14h30

PRESENTATION | A redefining journey

Learn how to redefine yourself. Neil will share his personal journey from, bids to business development in South Africa, to UK and how COVID is changing the landscape. Neil has experience in redefining his role over the years and helping his team win business.

Neil Philipson (CPP APMP Fellow), WIN Team Lead, Mott MacDonald

 

14h50

BidX Sessions (10 minutes)

 

15h00

PRESENTATION | Ubuntu: The bedrock of sales enablement: People don’t buy goods and services, humans do.

Well, if you are puzzled by this it’s probably because you haven’t made the connection between ubuntu and sales enablement. Interestingly, companies that have made that connection are the ones that have been successful in their sales in these tough times.

Sibusiso Msomi, Managing Director, The Sales Enablement Company

 

15h20

BidX Sessions (10 minutes) l How To Live & Lead In times of Crisis 

Steven Dossou, Owner, Steven Dossou

 

15h30

PRESENTATION | Skilling or Killing – Ingenuity for Future Survival

Ingenuity is essential across the Business Ecosystem as we balance digital transformation and the personalised offerings per client. With a lot of technology-related trends aimed at further automating and digitalising sales. There are also requirements to optimise customer relationship management, ensuring personalisation. This is where the members of the Bid teams can make a massive difference, taking the generic and making it personal. What unites the two extremes is meaningful customer-centricity and this requires relevant bid team member skills to increase the probability of winning.

Peter Davies, Chairman, ICDL SA (International Certification in Digital Literacy South Africa), Chief Exective Officer, PL Davies and Associates

 

15h50

BidX Session | To bid or Not to Bid? That is the question.

Some companies win more bids, tenders, and proposals than others. Have you wondered what their secret is? What if there was no secret? What if the reason your competitors are more successful is that they make better bid decisions, respond to fewer bids, and win more?

Izane Cloete-Hamilton (CPP APMP), Master of Inspiration, nFold

BidX Session | The Psychology of Bidding.

Psychology plays a vital role in the science of winning business. The art is in mastering the skills, tools, and techniques to effectively trigger the right elements that influence decision making. This session explores concept of persuasion in proposals.

Larissa Cornelius (CPP APMP), Chief Win Strategist, nFold

 

16h00

PRESENTATION | Demystifying the thud factor – Where bidders go wrong?

The proposal that hits the table the hardest is the one that wins? True or not? Working with Procurement Teams within the publics sector common issues where bidders (both large and small business) lose out on winning. This session will share procurements perspective on common issues that bidders should look at resolving.

Shaun Scott, Director, WiL

 

16h20

Q & A

 

16h30

ESD Expo / Expo time

Conference Day 2

15 September 2021

CPO FORUM

CPO Breakfast Host

Coupa
Platinum Sponsor

07h00

WELCOME | Opening Remarks

Debbie Tagg, Chief Operating Officer, Smart Procurement                                                                                           Kavitha Prag, Enterprise Technology & Performance: Digital Supply Network and Operations Lead, Deloitte Africa

07h10

OPENING KEYNOTE | The Economy and the Shape of Things to Come

Understanding the recovery curves, to ensure informed Supply Chain decisions and equipping executives with strategic insights.

Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist, Econometrix

07h30

KEYNOTE | Prof Mervyn King on Becoming a Good Corporate Citizen

In the context of the King IV Report that will be having far-reaching implications for Corporate Procurement: What external forces threaten good corporate citizenship and what are the remedies? Get insights from the man who was tasked by the former statesman, Nelson Mandela to develop an inclusive stakeholder model, that has since been adopted globally for its best practice and taking into consideration:

1. Economic recovery and social demands,

2. Financial accountability and reporting and,

3. Good governance.

Judge Professor Mervyn King, Chairman of the Council, International Integrated Reporting Council

08h00

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE 2021 GLOBAL CPO SURVEY | Getting Technology Adoption Right

Technology should be an enabler to meeting broader objectives. This session unpacks Deloitte’s 2021 global CPO survey and identifies how CPO’s have evolved over the last 10 years, and what their key focus areas will be for the next decade going forward. We will deep dive into technology adoption as an enabler to meeting strategic priorities, and how to navigate and lead the complexity involved in a wider digital transformation that touches multiple stakeholders across the business.

CO-PRESENTATION
Yash Singh, Associate Director: Procurement Sourcing – Enterprise Technology and Performance, Deloitte Africa
Suzaan Coetzee, Digital Sourcing and Procurement Leader, Deloitte Southern Africa

08h30

Digital Proof of Concept Labs

09h30

CPO’s please to join the Plenary below

PLENARY

08h30

WELCOME | MC Opening Remarks

Gia Nicolaides, Journalist and Editor, Newsroom Africa

08h35

GLOBAL ADDRESS | The Role of Public Procurement in Crisis

Despite some remarkable examples of determination, cooperation and innovation, most countries struggled with at least some aspects of crisis management. While it is too early to draw definitive lessons, what do early reflections and responses show about the resilience of national policies to deal with sudden global shocks?

Erica Bosio, Sr. Public Sector Specialist – Development Economics, The World Bank

08h55

Q & A

09h00

REDEFINE LIGHTNING TALKS | Enterprise and Supplier Development 2.0

  • TALK 1 | Business Case Study – How To Implement Circular Economy In Your Company

         Clem Ugorji, Founder & Lead Advisor, Circularium Africa Advisory

  • TALK 2 | Keeping Inclusive Supply Chains Going in the Age of COVID-19
    How can organisations readjust their ESD models and make them pandemic proof?   

      Dr. Talent Muzambi, Enterprise Development Manager, Royal Bafokeng Platinum

  • TALKS 3 | Mixed Messages: what’s going wrong when buyers and suppliers collaborate.

        Caitlyn Lewis, Founder & Managing Director, Supplier Day, United Kingdom

  • TALK 4 | Measuring Impact and Support of Enterprise And Supplier Development Beneficiaries During COVID-19
    Elmarie Goosen, Founder, Clinic With Purpose – SME Support Specialist

Q & A

09h50

THE HOT POTATO PANEL | Politics in Procurement and Sourcing in The Age Of A Disruptive Administrations

Revelations from the State Capture Commission have left many stunned. Procurement policy has been used to address the past discriminatory practices. However, this panel debates whether, in the process of implementing the good intentions of the government, a conducive environment for corruption to thrive has been created, with devastating consequences to the economy.

Moderator: Gia Nicolaides, Journalist and Editor, Newsroom Africa

Panelists:

  • Steven Powell, Director, ENSafrica
  • René Kling FCIPS FIML FCILT, Fellow – Applied Business, Program Manager, Supply Chain Management, Tasmania University College, Australia
  • Mollen Atieno, Supply Chain Manager, Nexgen Fuel Works, Kenya
  • Xolani Mpahlwa, Public Sector Governance and Leadership Quality Strategic Advisor, South Africa

10h20

Q & A

10h30

INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS | Driving Procurement in a Fast World and Disruptive Future

  • INSIGHT 1 – Procurement Benchmarks Since Covid-19 Pandemic Five strategies that can help procurement shape recovery in the next normal.

Michael van Keulen, Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa Software

  • INSIGHT 2 – Sourcing of Research and Development (R&D) Achieving the desired outcomes of Research and Development (R&D) sourcing remains the most critical but yet elusive agenda for practically all organisations. What are the latest R&D sourcing strategies? And what are the determinants and consequences as exposed by the pandemic?

Prof. Marcus Ambe, President, African Institute for Supply Chain Research, Department of Applied Management, University of South Africa (Unisa), Deputy Chair, SCM Interim Council

  • INSIGHT 3 – Define, Differentiate or Adapt
    Don’t offer value – help your stakeholders to see value instead. When you can do that seamlessly, you are the CPO of the future.

Iain Campbell McKenna, Managing Director, Sourcing Solved Talent Advisory Consulting and Host – Procurement in 5-Minutes podcast, United Kingdom

11h00

COMFORT BREAK

PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT

11h30

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION | Shared Services in Government – Understanding the Procurement Opportunities

Shared services provide an opportunity to reduce waste and increase efficiency through reorganising resources and sharing investments between business units. What are the challenges faced by SCM practitioners in the public sector trying to implement an exemplary shared services model?

Achieving high performance with procurement shared services centres divisions and setting expectations by communicating the procurement capabilities within an organisation.

Patrice Tiolet CPSM, Chief Procurement Officer – Shared Services, Consultancy and Transition Management, France

 

11h50

Q & A

 

12h00

PANEL DISCUSSION | Digitalisation in Public Sector – How to Achieve it.
Discussing:

  • Ways to develop a clear digital transformation strategy for the public sector.
  • What technology investments should the public sector look into now – as revealed by COVID-19?
  • Who should spearhead the digital transformation in the public sector?

Moderator:

  • Mediacy Mudekwa, Head of Content, Smart Procurement

Panelists

  • Thembi Tabata, Chief Financial Officer and Global Chatered Accountant – Public Sector, South Africa
  • Siyasanga Qupe, Supply Chain Leader (Private Sector); S&OP/IBP, CS & Logistics and Digital Transformation, GSK South Africa
  • Simon Annan, Procurement Consultant, Public Financial Management Reform Project (World Bank Funded Project), Ministry of Finance Ghana

 

12h20

Q & A

 

12h30

PAPER PRESENTATION | Control and Accountability in Supply Chain Management – Evidence from a South African Metropolitan Municipality

How can local government institutions effectively control and exercise oversight measures to reduce waste, eradicates ethical malfeasance and promotes integrity, transparency and accountability? This presentation will determine the SCM, risk factors that threaten accountability and how they can be mitigated in a typical South African Metropolitan Municipality.

Dr Tafadzwa Clementine Maramura, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management and Commerce, University of Fort Hare

 

12h50

Q & A

 

13h00

PRESENTATION | Continuously Improving Ethical Supplier Relationships to Increase Public Procurement Value
The concept of extracting value through supplier relationships is widely disputed – with some quarters saying it a recipe for widespread corruption and unethical behavior. This panel seeks to determine the strategies of managing supplier relationships that engender value for money in public procurement, in an ethical way.
Discussing:

  • Policy implications on the management of suppliers in the public sector.
  • Recommendations for ethical supplier relationships in the public sector
  • Identifying and avoiding situations that may provide an opportunity for unethical practices

René Kling FCIPS FIML FCILT, Fellow – Applied Business, Program Manager, Supply Chain Management, Tasmania University College

 

13h30

LUNCH BREAK

CORPORATE SOURCING AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

11h30

REDEFINE HYBRID INSIGHTS: Maximising Data, Financial Acumen and Aptitude for Technology

  • SESSION 1 – TALK: Developing a Procurement Data and Analytics Strategy
    How can you use analytics to form meaningful insights and aid effective business decision making? How do you build a data and analytics strategy that enables digital acceleration and agility while driving significant business value?

Simon Thompson, Analytics & Contract Strategist, Acquire Procurement Services – Australia

  • SESSION 2 – CASE STUDY: How to Unlock Technology Savings
    Companies that do not actively manage or monitor their technology expenses spend 20% more than firms that do. So do you want to unlock savings in your technology environment? Do you want to reduce technology spending and free up employee resources?
    This case study will outline steps and suggestions for improving technology expense management processes and realising savings. The case study demonstrates how changes to select processes can make a huge difference in managing your technology expenses.
  • SESSION 3 – PANEL: Using Data to Improve Spend And Cash Flow Management
    Over the last few months, many organisations have seen a major disruption to their supply chain which has seen a need to focus on cash flow in order to mitigate damages to the business. How can procurement improve the financial health of their organisation, generate more working capital and use strategic alliances to unlock new models of managing risks?

Moderator: Ndabeni Bagosi (MBA), Head of Projects: Cost and Agility Programme (CAP), South Africa

Panelists:

Vusani Garrine, Regional Procurement Manager, BP Southern Africa
Hugo du Rand – FCIPS, Head Of Procurement, Afrimat

Nobuhle Sibiya, Head Of Procurement, Capita SA     

Ben Van Zyl, Group Executive: Procurement and Contract Management, Telkom SA

12h50

Q & A

 

13h00

PRESENTATION | Out With The Old (Cost Savings), In With Value Engineering

With short-term business targets under increasing prolonged cost pressures, most procurement professionals are now focusing on the savings realised through negotiations with incumbent suppliers and Value Engineering.

What is the best way to approach Value Engineering in order to unlock sustainable cost savings and benefits across the scope of the business?

Zinhle Dube, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Smukeliso Sourcing Solutions

 

13h30

LUNCH BREAK

APMP CONFERENCE

11h30

PANEL DISCUSSION | Balancing the Salt and Pepper – Ethical Bids

In the context of the SA environment where fraud and corruption are at the forefront and big organisations are finding it themselves in the news, what actually is the bid offices role within curbing fraud and corruption. This panel explores the governance, risks and controls needed to win business ethically.

Moderator: Larissa Cornelius, Director and Chief Win Stratgist, Association of Proposal Management Professionals and nFold

Panelists:

Joy Suiker, Business Excellence Manager, Digital Industries (Pty) Ltd
Deon Rossouw,
Chief Executive Officer, The Ethics Institute
Steven Powell,
Director, ENSafrica

12h00

PRESENTATION | An intentional career path

COVID and digitation has changed everything. Less time in front of decision makers – means more reliance on proposals and bids. The result is the increase in demand for proposal professionals. This session looks at the exciting career path from school leavers to those in business of bids for years.

Gary Tintinger (CF APMP), Sales & Marketing Professional, Keynote Speaker

 

12h20

Q & A

 

12h30

PRESENTATION | Redefining the link between sales and bids

Exponential changes taking place and changing the way we win business. The businesses that win more understand the vital role proposal people play in the overall business development process. The primary role of bidding is to enable buyers to select your proposal.

Carl Schults, Consulting Coach and keynote speaker, World Class Coach

 

12h50

BidX Session (10 minutes) – Relaunch of our APMP Competition and the draw of the BG Sponsorship. 

 

13h00

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE | The big bid quiz?

Attendees will join in a live quiz on bid/proposal/sales best practices. Have fun testing your knowledge and learning at the same time.

Belinda Engelbrecht (CF APMP), Bid Studio Lead, AECOM

 

13h30

LUNCH BREAK

CLOSING PLENARY

14h30

REDEFINE LEADERSHIP PRESENTATION | The 3 Key Things Great Leaders Do During Turbulence

You are a leader, and now more than ever, it’s time to stand up and lead. In this session, Stacey will share with you practical ideas and strategies for leading the people around you during times of turbulence, crisis and emergency.

Stacey Ashley, High Performance Leadership & Coaching Expert, Australia

14h55

PANEL DISCUSSION | Who the Procurement Function Will Not Need in 2022!

Looking back over procurement trends of 2020, there has been much talk about the digitisation of the procurement function and the possibility that machine learning, robotics and AI will gradually take over much of the operational side of procurement. This panel debates whether this is just hype or reality, and what skills the procurement executives of the future will need. Each panellist will give evidence-based reasons why some roles will become redundant even as early as a year from now, and what you can do to ensure that you stay relevant.

What skills will procurement need in the future? Five experts predict how procurement is changing and how this will affect career development.

Moderator:

  • Alejandra Garcia MCIPS, VP Procurement – DSM, Basel, Switzerland

Panelists

  • Iain Campbell McKenna, Managing Director, Sourcing Solved Talent Advisory Consulting & Executive Search & Host at Procurement in 5-Minutes podcast, United Kingdom
  • Jon Butler, Founder and Principal, StrategyShore, USA – World-renowned IT Sourcing Specialist and Author.
  • Sarie Homan, Head of South Africa Professional Body, The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
  • Susanna Kwon, Executive: Indirect Spend Management (ISM) Procurement Operations Centre, Massmart
  • Lucky Manyasa, Contracts and Procurement, Vivo Energy Kenya

15h25

HUMAN ANGLE | Captured by Al Qaeda: A Tale of Courage in the Face of Terror

Stephen McGown was pursuing his dream of motorcycling through Africa when things took a tragic turn. He shares his harrowing and inspirational tale of being the Al Quaeda’s longest-held surviving captive. “It’s the small things that he did every day that saved his life!”

Stephen McGown, International Motivational Speaker, Best Selling Author – Six years with Al Qaeda

16h00

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