Conference Day 1

Tuesday,  13 September 2022

08h45

Welcome From MC

Govan Whittles, Journalist, eNCA

08h55

WELCOME

Bernie van Niekerk, Editor, Smart Procurement

09h00

OPENING | Absa

Vusi Fele, Chief Procurement Officer, Absa

09h10

OPENING KEYNOTE | Glocalised Procurement – What it Means!

The formula to get Globalisation and Localisation right – Economic growth and business success which are intricately linked with global events suffer periodic seismic aftershocks. How should procurement strategies in Africa be designed and managed glocally to protect local interests while integrating with worldwide supply flow lines?

Dr. Jones Mathew, Professor, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon, India

10h00

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION| The Equation of Success

The Journey From Global to Glocal – What it Really Takes to Implement a Glocal Strategy

Dr. Marcell Vollmer, Global Procurement Futurist, Chief Executive Officer, Prospitalia Group – Germany

 

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

10h40

CASE STUDY | Procurement Stories From Glocalised Industries

How do you determine the right balance between global and local sourcing?
What are the pros and cons of implementing a glocalised economy for developing countries?
What factors should be used as determinants in allocating global?
What lessons can we learn from glocalised industries about the importance of a glocal economy?

Anouar Ali Ammara, Supply Chain Country Head, Siemens, Algeria

11h20 | MID MORNING-BREAK

12h00

PANEL DISCUSSION | Sourcing in a VUCA World

All businesses are operating in a VUCA world – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. In all this, procurement remains key to ensuring supply and continued business operations. How do you do Strategic Sourcing when the supplier base is continuously changing? How do volatile commodity prices impact sourcing strategies? How can procurement build better lines of defence in anticipation of VUCA? It’s not paranoia if the threat is real.

Moderator:

Chantalle Wilson, VUCA Specialist, Clarity from Chaos

Panelists:

  • Kervin Ali, Procurement Director, Lafarge Industries South Africa
  • Deon Mocke, Chief Procurement Officer, AVI Limited
  • Melita Ntsane, Head of Procurement, CBRE

13h00

PRESENTATION | 2022 Oxalys Procurement Survey: Findings Presentation

13h30 | LUNCH BREAK
17h00

Cocktail

Conference Day 2

Wednesday,  14 September 2022

09h00

Welcome From MC

Govan Whittles, Journalist, eNCA

09h10

AFRO-OPTIMISM | The Glocalisation of Africa – Just What Africa Needs to Bounce Back!

Can Artificial Intelligence be an unexpected ally for procurement and supply chain?
Johan, an Artificial Intelligence enthusiast and global speaker on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Emerging Technologies, will answer that question.

One of the key players and innovators in AI and Robotics, a nominee of the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Awards and Chair of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), Johan will also provide insight into emerging machine learning technologies and their inevitable impact in transforming Africa.

Prof Johan Steyn, Global AI Ambassador, SwissCognitive, World-Leading AI Network

10h00

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION | Procurement’s Big Reset

A B2B marketplace for Africa – how African companies are leading the world in reimagining indirect procurement

10h40

DEVELOPING RESILIENT SMMEs | How Do Small Businesses and BIG Businesses Collaborate and Ensure Resilient and Successful Businesses

How should SMMEs be positioned and developed to contribute meaningfully in building a resilient economy?

Vusi Fele, Chief Procurement Officer, Absa

11h10 | COMFORT BREAK
13h30 | LUNCH BREAK

14h20

ACTION PANEL | Glocalised Procurement – How Are We Going To Change Our World Now?

– People
– Process
– Technology
– Supplier inclusion

Moderator:
Kamalasen Chetty, Head of procurement – Emerging Markets, Visa

Panelists:

  • Zoleka Mamani (MCIPS), Former Procurement Executive, Transnet, Director, Okuhle Mamani Holdings
  • Tonya Lamb, Executive Manager – Professional Designations, SAPICS
  • CIPS Representative
  • Jon Harris, International Education Strategy and Business Development Lead, CILT
  • Reserved for Sponsor

15h30

THE IMPROMPTU | Power To Truth – The Future of Procurement and Negotiations

Mark Raffan, President, Negotiations Ninja, Canada

16h00

END OF CONFERENCE

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